The Pony Bar - 1st Ave

1444 1st Ave
New York, New York United States 10036
bar  4.5/5.0 18 reviews
Mon - Fri 3:00 PM - 4:00 AM; Sat - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 AM

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Mayor: rlgk (1) | Taps: 21 | Bottles: 0
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  • 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
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
ctnyc12  (9) , | April 11, 2016
My favorite beer bar in NYC
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
olanenok  (16) Moscow, Russia | November 22, 2015
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
berniebing  (37) , | July 10, 2015
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
starny  (16) New York | September 12, 2014
80
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
trapped  (101) New York, Turkey | August 11, 2014
Large bar with 24 beers on tap, wooden tables and barrels, interesting albeit sparse food menu, sports bar atmosphere with large screen monitors on the corners. It was quite empty at 7 pm on a Monday night, mostly younger crowd. The selection is from exclusively American and largely local or nearby breweries. Liked the place.
80
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
jtclockwork  (463) , 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.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1516) 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.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
bob_w  (52) 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.
84
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Jow  (228) 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.
82
  • 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.

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