Yesterday afternoon we went up to The Pony Bar‘s new location in the Upper East Side (1444 1st Ave. at 75th St.), which opened Tuesday. When we were there (about 3 p.m.) it wasn’t too crowded, with a steady stream of customers filtering in and out. The bartenders told us that at the grand opening the day before it was filled to the brim. We love The Pony Bar’s mission to only offer American beer, and while we were there we enjoyed a Brooklyn Brewery Gold Standard, Stoudt’s Karnival Kolsch, Flying Dog Sour Cherry and Kelso Cabernet Barrel Aged Sour Quad Bock.
All beers are $5, except from 4:20 to 5:20, when they’re $4. We’ve heard and read on Brew York, New York that pretty much everything at this incarnation of The Pony Bar is the same as the first one in Hell’s Kitchen: decor, menu, “new beer” bell (we have to confess, we haven’t been to that location).
We’re loving what’s going on with craft beer in the Upper East Side!