The Pony Bar - Hell's Kitchen
Taps: 22 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 62 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Gratefullawyer:
4.65/5 rDev +7.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Was in NY City to wander about about soak up atmosphere , eat and find beer. Read about Pony bar on beer advocate and took a walk to find it on 4.9.12 . Well worth the journey. Maybe 15 or 20 minute walk from times square.
When you walk in the electronic score board of beer on tap, the clock set at 4:20 and the old picture of Neil Young set the atmosphere. Sparse on seating, old wooden kegs for tables.
But here is where you come to sample beer & meet the neighbors.
The menu is sparse but the turkey chile and pretzels are tasty
But here is beer . Belly up to the bar ck scoreboard and order.
All beer is $5 yep every beer. The size of your glass changes but the beer is there.
The scoreboard flashes and bells ring when the beer changes
Night I was there there was Oskar blues pilsner, hills Edward a pale ale, a mix of new York beers. Overall a very good selection of beer and a knowledge staff
04-15-2012 02:17:09 | More by Gratefullawyer
More User Reviews:
4.56/5 rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4 | $$
I've been to The Pony Bar atleast once or twice a year so its probably about time I give it a review. I went yesterday for the Hudson Valley tap take over during NYC Beer Week and they had a solid lineup from Newburgh, Peekskill, Keegan Ales, Rushing Duck and Sloop. They had a great tap selection with good variation of styles and 2 casks. We grabbed some appetizers which were really good and the bar was definitely getting busier as the night went on.
Overall this is one of the better craft beers in Manhattan. They one price point which is very reasonable for NYC and they always serve in the proper glassware. Their been menu is constantly changing and is updated almost instantly on their digital board and website. I love the fact that they keep these updated because it definitely keeps them on my radar. Its always one of the first menus I check when I am heading to the city for some quality beers. The atmosphere is always casual and relaxed. Usually a good amount of beer heads with a wealth of knowledge hanging around discussing beer. They have a nice food menu and I usually grab something light. I would definitely recommend this bar when you are in the area.
Great beer lineup, great staff and always a good time. Cheers!
02-26-2014 16:53:11 | More by BeerTwigs
4.51/5 rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | $
The Pony Bar HK (Hells Kitchen) is one of the best 'we take a lot of pride in our beer' bars in NYC I think. It's always on point with their constantly changing selection, and they focus on serving American (only) craft beers on tap.
It's a small cozy spot, a few communal picnic tables, a small amount of bar seating and a couple cask/barrel two/three tops to sit at. They are quite popular, they have a "real" happy hour (that actually lasts an hour only) which is cool. Plus its from 4:20PM to 5:20PM so go figure :P
08-30-2013 21:47:07 | More by BODOBEERS
4.39/5 rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Been here twice in the past two weeks.
Nice bar with a good feel to it. The place is pretty small. Both of my visits were in the earl evening hours, so it was busy but not crazy cramped. I can see this being an issue on weekends, etc.
No table service. All drinks are ordered at the bar which is a bit of a pain. Staff was friendly and helpful.
Beer is all draft only, but the selection is nice. Them seem to rotate taps fairly frequently, and the current list of on electronic board above the bar.
Pricing reasonable especially for walking distance from Times Square. I had three 8 oz and one 14 oz pours for $20 including tip.
This is a place I would frequent any time I'm in the New York area.
07-05-2013 18:37:16 | More by richj1970
The Pony Bar - Hell's Kitchen in New York, NY
95 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.