Friday, May 30, 2008

Hitting up the NYC Beer Bars

So Munsie and myself made it down to NYC a couple weekends ago for one of our friends grad parties. It just so happens that we made it to some damn good beer bars for the one night we were there: one for dinner, one for the actual party, and one late night which happened to be right beneath our hotel (more like hostel actually).

Village Pourhouse - Corner of 3rd and E 11th St.

The Village Pourhouse is a sweet little bar where we had dinner and the first drinks of the night, which ended up including some free shots as a result of a girlfriend being a bartender...always a good start. The food was great and although I didn't try any other beers besides pitchers of Bud, they had a pretty nice beer selection. They also had beer flights which is something you don't see nearly enough of. If I am down in the Greenwich Village area again I will definitely make a point of swinging by this place.

Brass Monkey - Little W 12th St.

Later on in the evening we made our way to the Brass Monkey, an Irish bar with tall ceilings and wood everywhere you look. The atmosphere was real interesting here; it was pretty dark, candles, not too busy (we got there around 10 maybe?). Then around 1130-12 it was like it turned into a dancehall and was jam packed. The Brass Monkey also had a good selection of brews (mostly European brews and mainstream Domestics).

Westside Brewing Co.- Corner of Amsterdam and W 76th St.

This was the last stop on our parade of drinking...and it was just as dangerous as any other bar we could have chosen. A selection of craft beers, ranging from some delicious California Pale Ales to Belgian beers. The Westside Brewing Co. was a nice cozy spot during the day, with a deck for people to sit outside and take in the busy NYC streets. The great thing about the Westside Brewing Co. was that we literally had to walk 10 feet from their door to our hotel door. Couldn't ask for anything better than that.

Overall an awesome trip which just happened to include some equally awesome beer bars.


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