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The Pony Bar - Upper East Side

Not Rated.
The Pony Bar - Upper East SideThe Pony Bar - Upper East Side
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

27 Ratings
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Taps: 20
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar ]

1444 1st Ave
New York, New York, 10021-3003
United States
phone: (212) 288-0090

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(Place added by: cosmicevan on 08-01-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

phishdaly, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

NJBeer265, Jun 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Bwagner1122, May 26, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +6.8%

Go to Upper East Side spot. Awesome selection of craft beers that rotate whenever what is on tap runs out. Food is great as well. Prices are reasonable for NYC, with any beer being $6, as well as a Happy Hour daily that isn't advertised (4:20-5:20) where all beers are $4. Larger than the Hell's Kitchen location.

CRTinNYC, May 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

richj1970, May 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

hopsolutely, May 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

tainohawk, May 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

sbangs, May 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Matt_Felix, Apr 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

KHarz, Jan 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

banger7, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

WheelsPSU, Nov 22, 2013
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3.66/5  rDev -14.3%

One of the other joints I checked out while we were in NY. Place was surprisingly crowded for a Wednesday night and was just as loud as the other gastropubs/brewpubs we hit up during our vacation, which is why I'm giving this place a 3.5 for atmosphere.

Beer: I've seen better selections at other places (Rattle-N-Hum, The Ginger Man, Good Beer, etc.) but there was a vast variety of beer styles to choose from, just not many of each style.

Service: Ordered at the bar, so no comment on service.

Food: Didn't order food, so no comment on food.

Price: Price was average for a pint, nothing ridiculously overpriced.

A place worth hitting up for different beers, especially if you're from out of town.

9uns, Nov 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

djrn2, Oct 18, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +2.6%

I have visited Pony Bar HK a few times and unfortunately haven't reviewed it yet so I will take the time to do so now for Pony Bar UES. I love the step up and the atmosphere. The bar is easy to get to and right on the corner. Once you get inside you will see a lot of similarities. Digital beer menu which is updated every time a new beer is tapped. I stopped in before Savor NYC and had the pleasure of Stone doing a take over wit Greg himself. They do a great job of doing regular beer events with full tap takeovers.

I had some of the appetizers and the BBQ pulled pork sandwich which was awesome. A good, solid food menu for a great beer joint.

Overall this place is great, reasonably priced and a must stop when you are looking for good craft beer in the UES. Cheers!

BeerTwigs, Jun 26, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev -5.6%

Alot of similarities (if it aint broke-dont fix it) with its west side sister bar. This is a fine addition to the limited upper east side, NYC craft beer bar scene. They typically have a high quality tap list of BA worthy options as well as getting "hot" beers like Stone Enjoy By IPA, which was super nice to find and enjoy on tap.

Quality drafts in a relaxed and pleasant setting. We paired a few pints here with dinner at one of several close by Thai food restaurants.

Obvious choice if you find yourself in this part of town. Well worth a visit.

Billolick, May 23, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +1.4%

The new Pony Bar! Deep in the heart of the Upper East Side, of all places. Who would have thought?

Inside and out, Pony UES looks exactly like the original Pony in Hell's Kitchen: the old-school storefront (reminds me of Fells' Point in Baltimore), wood a-plenty inside, breweriana on the walls and that unique Adirondacks-hunting-lodge-style ambience where you feel like you could just pull up a stool, drink a beer, make some friends and possibly live there happily ever after.

The new Pony is just as cozy as the original one, only now we get a lot more space: ten tables with seating for 4-6 people each, plus four barrels and a bigger bar as well. I imagine the crowd could get a little iffy (this is UES after all), but also more interesting in terms of eye candy. I like to stop by before the after-work rush and enjoy the quietness.

Great tap list, with a lot of variety and some occasional jewels like Hill Farmstead, Southern Tier Creme Brulee, Sam Adams Cinderbock, Ballast Point Barmy Ale...

Service is as remarkable as in Hell's Kitchen- visit four or five times and you'll soon be a regular. Pony bartenders remember names and can kick ass!

Tasty food, well-made sandwiches with imaginative fillings (oyster-and-bacon to die for) and the fairest prices in New York. In these times of eight-dollar pints, the Pony's $5 pours are truly a godsend.

Hopefully this Pony won't get insanely busy and overrun with Bud Light-drinking douchebags like it happened to the original Pony. Cheers!

DoubleSimcoe, Aug 21, 2012
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The Pony Bar - Upper East Side in New York, NY
94 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.