Visited late night on a Thursday. Cool looking bar on a corner in Hellís Kitchen. Dominant feature inside is the tap list, which is beamed out of two LCD tvís 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.
Fast turn around and great selection. Prices hurt a bit since they raised them to a flat $6. All the good stuff you want to drink is $6/8oz, which is quite expensive, especially when you add in the relative value of a $1, which is more on smaller pours. Gets really, really crowded; youíve been warned.
liked the atmosphere, decent draft selection, little suprised about the saranac & mckenzies cider on tap. Food sounded good, calamari was ok. draft glasses were 13 or 8oz. Maine Beer MO was great & Perennial Peach Berliner Weiss was nice. Sublimely self righteous on cask. $9 for a shot of baileys seemed quite steep for our non beer drinkers. I did like it here and will definately be back
And then thereís The Pony. My NYC local. Thatís exactly what it feels like; cramped, sweaty, impractically minute, all about The Beer. Not the kind of place youíd take your Mother-in-law after midnight on a Saturday night. And yet thatís what happened. Chalkboard of obscurities on my visit(s). Gutted I didnít make it back last time in NYC. Wetherspoons prices. But a somewhat funkier/geekier clientele. Proper beer place without pretensions. Highly recommended.
Nice small corner bar with tons of wood and few tables and barrels for patrons to socialize. Nice tap selection which is all $5 whether it be 16 or 8 oz servings. Had an oyster sandwich which was solid. All of their beers are listed on 2 television screens which I initially thought was a little out of place, but in hind sight it makes the tap list very easy to read versus trying to decipher someones handwriting on a chalk board. Really liked this place.
This place is pretty chill. They have relatively obscure American craft beers. Any place in which I havenít had more than half the beers is worthy of some commendation. The ambiance was good, except that there were really stupid flat panels that had the beer lists on them. Basically, it looked terrible. I think they should go back to chalk boards. I guess there might have been music, but if there was I donít remember it. Beer is all five dollars; it just depends on what size pour you will get. Unfortunately, they also sell bottles of Bud Light to idiots. The bar tender was nice, but I didnít talk to him much.
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 ambiance...in other words very comfortable and familiar. Itís very small and gets crowded in waves so drinks can be hard to get though the bartenders are pretty fast. The vibe is kind of well, collegiate and Manhattan midtown.. 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.
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.
Quite small pub with tv-screens showing you what beers are available. 20 taps and 2 casks. Very good prices, I paid 4 dollars for a pint on a late Saturday afternoon. Cozy place that I will visit again.