The Pony Bar - 1st Ave | New York, New York
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The Pony Bar - 1st Ave
Excellent based on 11 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 (3) | 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)
Otter Creek Citra Mantra 95, Flying Dog Mango Habanero IPA 78, 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 81, Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Belgian Black IPA 96, Carton Monkey Chased The Weasel 92, Widmer Brothers / Cigar City Gentlemenís Club (New Oak Spirals) 91, Widmer Brothers Rotator IPA Series - Hopside Down IPL (India Pale Lager) 80, Newburgh Aces Wild , Flying Dog Big Black Wit 90, Barrier Bumble Wheat 49, Widmer Brothers / Cigar City Gentlemenís Club (Rye Whiskey Barrel) 91
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11 reviews for The Pony Bar - 1st Ave
 Ambiance  74%
 Service  82%
 Selection  81%
 Food  78%
 Value  88%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  87%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
dinkle50  (73) 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 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  (119) 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 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond  (171) Manhattan, New York | January 8, 2013
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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
troubles  (137) Tel Aviv, Israel | October 5, 2012
2nd location for pony bar. Very crowded and very noisy place, design is woody and basic except for 2 lcd screens displaying the tap list. Not too many sitting places. Selection is quite nice - 20 taps, 4 casks but nothing too exicting.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton  (559) London, England | August 21, 2012
All the beauty of the original, HK Pony Bar: only American beers, $5 a pop, good music, good bartenders, fantastic selection, wonderful ambiance, good bar food menu. There are really no other bars on the UES that can compete with this place.

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