Meade’s Bar and The South Street Seaport

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22 Peck Slip – South Street Seaport Bar/Restaurant, Local Hangout, Outdoor Drinking Jen did a prior write up on Meade’s, but this article has more to do with what happened during and after hurricane Sandy.  The Seaport was one of, if not the worst hit areas of Manhattan.  We moved to the Seaport from the Chelsea area in the Winter of 2006.  It was around the same time that Meade’s opened.  When we moved to the Seaport … Continue reading

Dumbo Arts Festival – Brooklyn, NY

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Dumbo, Brooklyn http://www.dumboartsfestival.com We’ve been attending the Dumbo Arts Festival for a few years and generally enjoy a full day there.  But for the past two years we’ve noticed a steep decline in the quality of the ‘Open Studio’ art.  There are plenty of other things to check out, but isn’t the artist kind of the point of this whole thing?   Perhaps not anymore, with the rise of the corporate sponsor.  There were signs … Continue reading

Mad Dog & Beans Mexican Cantina

Mad Dog & Beans

83 Pearl St – Financial District Mexican, Bar/Restaurant http://www.maddogandbeans.com While I’d never recommend Mad Dog & Beans for a meal, it is a nice bar on Stone Street. This time I had something I’d reorder – Mexican Grilled Corn on the Cob 2/$5. The pinto beans and refried blk beans are good. Fish tacos, meh. It has been a while since we tried the margaritas, but they certainly have options. We had Caronas and called … Continue reading

Blind Pig

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Pub, Sports Bar,  Local Hangout, Sidewalk Seating http://blindpignyc.com/home.html 233 East 14th Street – Union Square/Grammercy Blind Pig got its name from the slang used for a bar during prohibition.  Its decor mimics that speakeasy vibe with worn wood booths and exposed brick, but the similarities end there.  This bar has about 12 TV’s!  It’s a great spot for watching sporting events; especially soccer for any fans out there.  Chris & Heather, the bartenders we’ve met … Continue reading

Eight Mile Creek

Eight Mile Creek

We first heard of Eight Mile Creek because we lived above the only New Zealand bar in NYC.  This is one of a handful  of Australian bars.  Mostly, we’ve only had drinks there.  I’ve even dug up some old shots which I’ve included. For sure the interior space is very awkward with a narrow bar in the front and narrow seating to the rear.  There is a downstairs bar called ‘The Creek Bar Downstairs’.  Steve … Continue reading

Stanton Public

Stanton Public

Pub, local hangout, dive bar, outdoor drinking http://www.stantonpublic.com/ 17 Stanton St. bet Bowery & Chrystie – Lower East Side Stanton Public is a great dive hangout with outdoor seating.  This is the kind of spot where you get a PBR and a shot or a good draft beer.  It is inexpensive and friendly.  They carry a library of games which the locals seem to enjoy playing like Jenga, Uno and Checkers. The outdoor space is … Continue reading