New York City

Coney Island, Freaks, the 4th of July and the World’s Smallest Brewery

July 6, 2010
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Coney Island, Freaks, the 4th of July and the World’s Smallest Brewery

While you and your friends were enjoying a backyard barbecue, chilling on a rooftop bar, or just hanging out inside to beat the heat on America’s birthday, the intrepid duo here at Beer Goggins was doing something much, much dumber: braving the searing-hot sun and sometimes searingly nasty skin of near-naked New Yorkers at Coney…

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Amity Hall, A True Beer Hall In Manhattan’s West Village

May 27, 2010
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Amity Hall, A True Beer Hall In Manhattan’s West Village

No one’s ever said that the NYU student-heavy area below Washington Square park needed another bar. However, if something in the nightlife family was needed there, it was definitely a beer hall. And that’s just what the neighborhood got when Amity Hall opened on West 3rd Street inside of an historic old warehouse. Having just…

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The New York City Spelling Bee Serves Beer

May 23, 2010
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The New York City Spelling Bee Serves Beer

Since 2004, the Williamsburg Spelling Bee has been rewarding grammatically correct adults with prizes. They’ve even started holding quarterly events at the Housing Works Cafe in Manhattan, kicking off the New York City Spelling Bee with proceeds funding life-saving services and research for AIDS and HIV victims. Even the profits from the Brooklyn brews you…

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Beer Goggins’ Beer Garden Series: Mission Dolores

May 9, 2010
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Beer Goggins’ Beer Garden Series: Mission Dolores

Even when building a beer garden from the ground up, you have to start somewhere. That’s possibly why the two brothers who brought us Bar Great Harry in Cobble Hill, started with a vacated auto shop in Park Slope when they created Mission Dolores, a beer garden with an old soul and a modern twist.…

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Beer Goggins’ Beer Garden Series: Studio Square

April 15, 2010
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Beer Goggins’ Beer Garden Series: Studio Square

Until probably about last year, when any New Yorker referred to “The Beer Garden,” all other New Yorkers within earshot knew that meant Bohemian Hall in Astoria. But Bohemian Hall’s got some competition from a few newbies. One of these is Studio Square which is also located in Astoria but rests a little closer to…

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Exclusive Bavarian Import Brews Found At NYC Indoor BierGarten

April 7, 2010
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Exclusive Bavarian Import Brews Found At NYC Indoor BierGarten

It seems fitting that on the 77th anniversary of the day when beer was sold legally for the first time in this country since the beginning of Prohibition, I get to discuss an obscure beer now available only in one of our very own New York bars. Zum Schneider, the indoor biergarten in the East…

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Beerithmetic: Happy Hour + NYC Craft Brews + Beer Garden = WIN

March 12, 2010
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Beerithmetic: Happy Hour + NYC Craft Brews + Beer Garden = WIN

If you live in New York City and you love beer, chances are you know about any of the various beer gardens dotting the boroughed landscape. For purists, however, there’s only one: the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden in Astoria. A friend of mine had just moved into the neighborhood on Tuesday, and he took…

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New Brewery To Open In The Bronx

February 20, 2010
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New Brewery To Open In The Bronx

New York has a long way to go before we reach the brew expectations of say Portland, Ore., or San Diego. But the city is slowly getting there with baby steps. One pretty big step: The Boogie Down is getting a brewery. Aptly named, The Bronx Brewery is still in the early planning stages but…

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Beer Goggins’ New Digs

December 10, 2009
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Hey all — I’ve got a new address and some shiny new decor. Excuse my dust while I renovate and move in but keep an eye out because exciting things to come in 2010!! Until then, be good to your neighbors. Support your neighborhood brew pub or brewery … or any craft brewery.

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