The Pony Bar - Hell's Kitchen
Taps: 22 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 69 | Reviews: 62 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by KBrennan1000:
3.88/5 rDev -10%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I have to admit being pretty disappointed with the Pony Bar. I wasn't really sure what to expect but I rather thought there would be a wider selection. Don't get me wrong, the beers they had were good beers but their list was made up almost entirely of year-round beers from Abita, Weyerbacher and Long Trail. All fine beers but nothing that special. It's possible that we came on an off day for them but I found it to be pretty unremarkable. If I was nearby I might stop in but I won't seek it out again. Friendly bartender and good prices though.
02-05-2012 16:27:29 | More by KBrennan1000
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4.56/5 rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4 | $$
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
The Pony Bar - Hell's Kitchen in New York, NY
95 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.