Visited with MaxxDaddy and his lovely wife and jredmond aka Dad. Largeish place, lots of tables, small central bar. Comfortably crowded, we had no problem finding a seat on a Saturday night. Beer list was OK, with a range of local stuff. Food was tasty and creative, sort like large snacks. Decent place.
I think the most memorably aspect of this place is the fact that all the beers cost exactly the same amount ($5) but they adjust the serving size accordingly. Pretty neat idea. I like how they have a large selection and many of the taps are from semi-local breweries. I had a glass of the Industrial IPA from Kelso Brewing and a few other randoms selections.
The service was friendly but they don’t come to the tables. You have to go to the bar to order, which was a novel concept I suppose. Maybe that’s how they keep costs down, by hiring less people. Over all the place is pretty cool and I’d stop in again, if for no other reason than to try all the stuff that I haven’t tried before.
Last visit on 29/02/12. a few previous to this since it opened.
Smallish single roomed bar.
20 beers on tap, good stuff, no crap. Have never looked at the bottle menu tbh as have tended to pop by for an hour at a time and always enough to interest me on tap! Always pretty busy and if you want to sit down you often end up sharing with others. Bit of a DFH thang going down on my last visit, WWS and others on the go.
Cheap for Manhattan but smaller pours than other venues.
Happy hour $5 beers is 4.20pm - 5.20pm.
Always a place I go back to on NYC visits if only for an hour or so.
Great little bar that was nice and quiet during the afternoon at least. Good taplist, but no flights or small pours on offer, which is a letdown. Prices are high, but standard for Manhattan. Service was rather rude and bitchy. Worth checking out for the taplist, but lacks in the other aforementioned areas.
Visited late night on a Thursday. Cool looking bar on a corner in Hell’s Kitchen. Dominant feature inside is the tap list, which is beamed out of two LCD tv’s above the bar. 21 beers on, one of which was cask. Hard rock was playing, crowd seemed pretty local, everyone having a good time drinking good beers. I did like the $6 per beer concept, with either shaker pint or 8 oz glass depending on what you ordered. Service was attentive. I would hit this spot again if I am ever nearby.
A nice corner pub with simple interior and a great tap list. I enjoyed beers from Other Half and Grimm Artisanal Ales and listened to great rock music including Cracker, an American alternative rock band. The only downside: no flights or smaller pours than 8 oz. (Visited June 22nd 2016)
A real bar atmosphere, for all of its fancy electronic and lighted beer board. Generally pretty good selection with a focus mostly on local breweries. I cannot say the beer list has always been killer on my 3 visits, but the location is sometimes convenient and stopping by makes sense when in the area, since little else is worth it in the Upper East.
Visited the Pony Bar recently under unusual circumstances...staying in a hotel a few blocks away...unusual because I live 30 mins away in north Jersey. I was in NYC for a training course though and luckily my hotel was in walking distance. I hadn’t been there in years and never reviewed it. I stopped in after my class on a Mon or Tue night and hung out for a few hours. I thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and the bartenders. I was able to sample a variety of IPA’s which are my favorite. The bartender serving me was very helpful and provided numerous samples. I would view this place as a classic NYC craftbar...and I highly recommend a visit if in the area. In fact if you’re a craft beer fan...make a special trip.