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.
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 Copperfield’s 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 aren’t really that many different sizes available but there are a few. Pretty much if it’s not in a “pint” glass it’s 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 I’m 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, we’ve 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 didn’t 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.
Finally made it in here as I don’t 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.