The Pony Bar - 1st Ave | New York, New York
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The Pony Bar - 1st Ave
Excellent based on 13 ratings
Type: Bar

1444 1st Ave
New York, New York United States 10036 [ print map ]
212 288 0090 | facebook | food menu

Hours: Mon - Fri 3:00 PM - 4:00 AM; Sat - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 AM

Mayor: jredmond (4) | Taps: 21 | Bottles: 0

The Pony Bar - 1st Ave

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Beer Available At The Pony Bar - 1st Ave (arranged by most recent)
Left Hand Haystack Wheat 50, Greenport Harbor Summer Ale 46, Finback Replicator Rye , TrŲegs Scratch 148 , TrŲegs Scratch 150 , Newburgh Doppio , Galaxy Andromeda IPA 60, Singlecut Rory Pale Ale , Otter Creek Citra Mantra 95, Flying Dog Mango Habanero IPA 77, Keegan Ales Super Kitty 95, St. Lawrence Ruby Canoe North Country Bock , Barrier Red Button Imperial Red , Adirondack Black Watch IPA 69, Crescent City Black Forest 42, Elysian / Ninkasi Hopsquash Pumpkin IPA , Elysian Plumpkin , Victory 4 Hop Bock 79, Avery The Reverend 94, Mad River Humboldt Haze 73
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13 reviews for The Pony Bar - 1st Ave
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  81%
 Selection  80%
 Food  80%
 Value  86%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  87%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
jtclockwork  (156) , New Jersey | July 5, 2014
Best place in beer desert in Upper East Side. Quality bar food and taps with lots of locals like Empire, Barrier and Singlecut. Decor is a bit tacky but who cares. No bottles.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1305) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 6, 2014
Visited May 28, 2014.

After a quick and surprisingly cheap cab ride across town Pony Bar was as it turns out the last stop of the night. I already changed it to closed but know that the David Copperfieldís is gone, literally. The building has been demolished and all that remains is a hole in the ground. Pony Bay on the other hand has an interesting setup where they charge a flat rate for everything. They just change the size of the pour to match the price. There arenít really that many different sizes available but there are a few. Pretty much if itís not in a ďpintĒ glass itís in a tulip glass. Everything is $6. Neat idea. When I was at the other location a couple years ago it was $5 but that may have been during happy hour so Iím not sure if the price has actually gone up. The selection is pretty good providing an interesting mix of locals and nationally distributed taps. The bartender was in the process of throwing one group out for indulging in a few too many Green Flash imperial IPA glasses. Hey, weíve all been there before. As usual I ordered a glass of something that I hoped would be decent and got some tasters of the other stuff I wanted to try. Admittedly didnít spend a whole lot of time here as it was getting late and it was a work night but this could be a fun stop if I had some other business in this part of town.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
bob_w  (51) new york, New York | July 4, 2013
great for american and local craft breweries. good range of styles on offer, though usually dominated by hoppy beers.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Jow  (137) New York | May 17, 2013
Finally made it in here as I donít find myself on ues much despite living close but it was nice out so walked up. Some decent brews on tap and nice space. Servers friendly and helpful. Some sort of happy hour so very reasonable prices.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
podey  (57) New York, New York | March 1, 2013
Pretty nice selection with helpful staff. Friendly patrons and a good vibe; very laid back. Itís a nice place to have on the UES, thereís really not much else like it there. Worth a visit.
puzzl  (138) New York, New York | February 19, 2013
Twice the size of the West Side location so it gets less crowded but otherwise a clone. Beer is too expensive now that itís at $6 per pour, at least for the 8oz stuff, which is what youíre going to want to drink.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
dinkle50  (77) Chicago, Illinois | January 24, 2013
Stopped in here while visiting NYC. Great selection and the prices are pretty reasonable. The bar tenders were attentive and friendly. We didnít eat, but saw lots of people grazing. If I lived in NYC, this would be a regular spot I hit up.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond  (195) Manhattan, New York | January 8, 2013| Updated May 4, 2014
Much like the HK location with a bit more space. Dark lit, woody, vague Americana feel to it. Attentive bartenders. They get some nice tasty treats from time to time (BA Ten Fidy, hill farmstead, etc). Probably one of the stronger craft beer places in the UES.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
tcane7  (45) Pennsylvania | January 6, 2013
Fairly douchey crowd, but it is the Upper East Side. Pretty solid beer selection of American only beers with a lot of local and PA beers on draft. They had an East End Beer which, other than Capones, Iíve never seen outside Pittsburgh. Bartenders were nice enough. Iíll certainly go back
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 16/20
bmerz  (121) Brooklyn, New York | October 9, 2012
Much like the original this is a great pure American beer bar with no bottles and ~20 all American tap with 14 oz or 8 oz pours for $5, a fantastic deal in NYC. Itís classic simple American in style and other words very comfortable. Itís notably bigger than the original Pony which I imagine is a good thing at busy hours. The bar tenders were super friendly, fast, and knowledgable (about the 10+ Barrier brews they had from an event the night or two before). Other than the annoyingly garrish giant flat panels they use for their tap list this is about as good a combo of quality, comfort, and value you will find in a beer bar as you will find in Manhattan.

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