These liquor stores minored in the wrong business. Read More
At least locals upset about all the hipster trustfunders taking over Williamsburg may get some new places to drown their sorrows. More than 100 businesses applied for liquor licenses at this month’s Brooklyn Community Board 1 meeting and 37 of them are brand new locales.
Among the applicants was local rum distiller Read More
A mysterious prank caller has been terrorizing trendy Williamsburg watering holes and posting the calls online.
“How many single girls are there?” he inquires, the questions only escalating from there. “How many whiskies is one drink?” “How cheap is your beer?” “Do you have Buckhunter?”
When ringing Roberta’s Pizza in Bushwick, he asked whether Beyoncé Read More
Weights and measures
There’s a scandalous new measurement controversy sweeping the NYC beverage world, and this time, we can’t even blame Bloomberg.
According to the weights and measures sticklers over at The New York Post, a number of city bars are shortchanging customers by serving pints in twelve to fourteen ounce glasses, Read More
Those pesky hipsters are at it again, with their subversive non-weekday work schedules and socially destructive late night PBR-drinking, according to an article in the Daily News.
Bushwick’s Community Board 4 has taken a stand against Sunday sipping, according to the paper, by requesting that bar and restaurant owners stop selling alcohol Read More
Back in July, the website Brokelyn threw a party at Williamsburg’s Crown Victoria that it dubbed “Salute Your Jorts.” The theme of the evening was summer camp. A “bug juice cocktail” was just $4. In addition to Ping-Pong and bocce, the planned activities included spin the bottle and making friendship bracelets and macaroni art. Attendees were told, “don’t forget clean undies, just in case they get strung up the flagpole.” It sounded horrible, the low-water mark of a trend in recent years of turning bars into amusement parks for adults.
We like to think that because most New Yorkers live above the shop, we are the restaurant capital of the world. Yet even with the heralded arrival of Danny Bowien, it turns out San Francisco kicks our (pork) butt when it comes to restaurants per capita. Even worse, so does Fairfield County in Connecticut and–gulp–Long Island.
Update: Official press release after the jump.
Update 2: Melanie Lemieux, is the owner of The Cash Bar. Read more below.
Crif Dogs is passe. The queue outside the empty gallery that serves as a front to Fig19 is a dead giveaway on the weekends. Both Milk and Honey and Little Branch have become way too high-profile. Employees Only should just rename itself to “Please Review Us On Yelp.”
So where in the city can you go to find a good secret bar? How about 58 3/4th East 34th Street?
24 hour party people
Even as the city has gotten squeaky clean over the past decade, in some ways, it is still as nasty as the Bowery at its worst. Case in point: Booze hounds. According to The Times, drinking-related problems are at modern highs.
For the last two years, the Holiday Cocktail Lounge, hailed by some to be New York’s grimiest, sloppiest and most dastardly dive bar — i.e. New York’s best dive bar — has soldiered forward with its captain, Stefan Lutek, gone. He died at the age of 89 after decades of tending bar at the joint, Read More