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Visiting New York

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MagicDave6
beers 1 º places 1 º 06:37 Mon 7/22/2013

Alrighty,

Im looking to make a trip across to New York in September and am just looking for any helpful advice. Iíll be with my other half and weíd be looking to do a mix of beery things/winey things/must do things over 9-10 days.

Any tips on where is good to stay would be good.

Also we were hoping to not have to drive while visiting. Would this make the trip a difficult thing to do or is there enough transport that you can get around without driving?

Cheers

 
zdk
beers 1833 º places 95 º 08:25 Mon 7/22/2013

Do you just want to stay in the city? Definitely no car required if so [in fact its not even advisable to have one, since thereís much congestion and guaranteed parking is expensive]. The subways will get you to pretty much to every beer destination in the city and run 24hrs, 7 days/ week.

Even many of the beer destination around the NY-metro area are accessible via commuter rail.

 
MannyGoldberg
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beers 168 º places 12 º 08:50 Mon 7/22/2013

Iíd suggest Lower East Side as itís well positioned between mid-town tourist stuff and getting into Brooklyn on the L train. Itís a nice part of the city. Relatively relaxed. Also close to places like Proletariat, Good Beer, Wholefoods Bowery, Momofuko and good cocktail bars (Death & Co, PDT).

Stuff to do- Balthazar for brunch. Take a walk on the High Line. Staten Island Ferry to get a nice view of the skyline. Donít bother with the Empire State Building- go up the Rockefeller instead. If you want to spend a day out of the city you can get a train from Penn Station out to the Hamptons, takes about 2 hours.

Craft Beer New York is a handy app, basically the same as the London one. Torst and Blind Tiger are my faves but thereís loads of good boozers.

You donít need a car unless youíre planning on heading upstate. Public transport is pretty good.

Thereís an outrageous amount of stuff to see and do in New York. It pisses all over London frankly.

 
jredmond
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beers 6384 º places 264 º 08:57 Mon 7/22/2013

If in NYC..
Brewpub: 508 Gastropub; which also has solid food.
Beer Bars: Blind Tiger, Pony Bar (Hells Kitchen & UES), Proletariat, and Gingerman.

If youíre willing to take the metro north an hour you can go to Peekskill Brewery which is like a 2 min walk from the Peekskill train station stop. Their beers and food are great.

If on Long Island and near Mineola, Black Sheep Tavern is a great new beer bar.

 
jredmond
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beers 6384 º places 264 º 08:58 Mon 7/22/2013

oh yea, and Torst in Brooklyn.

 
zdk
beers 1833 º places 95 º 09:25 Mon 7/22/2013

Originally posted by MannyGoldberg If you want to spend a day out of the city you can get a train from Penn Station out to the Hamptons, takes about 2 hours.



Hamptons are a good place for winery tours, by the way. Southampton Publick house is usually worth a visit as well.

 
puzzl
beers 3257 º places 138 º 09:40 Mon 7/22/2013

Originally posted by zdk
Originally posted by MannyGoldberg If you want to spend a day out of the city you can get a train from Penn Station out to the Hamptons, takes about 2 hours.



Hamptons are a good place for winery tours, by the way. Southampton Publick house is usually worth a visit as well.

Eh, Iím not sure about Southampton anymore, food has always been pretty crap and the beer has suffered a lot since the ouster. It is not the Southampton we used to know.

Tom, you gonna have some time to meet up for some beers?

 
Jeppe
beers 2631 º places 84 º 09:59 Mon 7/22/2013

Stay in Brooklyn. Visit Red Hook winery, they have some pretty amazing orange wines! Come say hi at TÝrst/Luksus!