When I visited: Late September 2013.
What I had: Southampton Publick House Keller Pils, Brooklyn Blast DIPA, and Cricket Hill American Brown Ale on tap, Flying Dog Dogtoberfest on cask, sample of The Bruery Trade Winds Tripel, Spicy Gumbo, several white wines and a Roast Chicken Sandwich for my girlfriend, Soft Pretzel and Potato Chips to split.
What I liked: Comfy bar, clearly visible and constantly changing draught list with many beers I hadn’t tried before, efficient and engaging servers, tasty pub grub, music is kept to a reasonable volume, had a great chat with one of the patrons, bartender gave me a souvenir bottle opener as we left.
What I disliked: Nothing that I can recall.
Would I go back? Yes. Pony is an exemplary American beer bar and we had an outstanding experience here.
Overall Rating: 96
A wonderful beer bar in Midtown West that offers ambiance, efficiency and an explemary listing of craft taps. And that a pint is only $5.00 is the feather in the cap. The one caveat: Pony Bar is small and can get very tight (along with the patrons, no doubt.) Get here early - they open at 3pm on weekdays and sit back.
Excellent beer bar. A bit off the beaten path, which is great because the crowd is mostly local, with very few tourists stumbling in. Amazing constantly revolving beer selection with very knowledgeable bar tenders. Highly recommend.