I'll be visiting New York for a few days in late May, based in Battery Park, and am hoping to cram in as much bar hopping as humanly possible (for a thirty-something male). I'm leaning towards hiring a pushbike to help me get around and stoke my appetite for good beer and fine food. At this stage I'm massively psyched about Torst, but am having serious difficulties assessing the pros, cons, quirks and nuances amongst the zillion other venues. I like pretty much all styles, but favor sours, barleywines and well-made, non-gratuitous hoppy offerings. I've cobbled together a provisional list including: - Rattle and Hum - The Cannibal - Ginger Man - Pony Bar (Hells Kitchen) - Brickyard. Would really appreciate people's thoughts and advice. Many thanks.