A Nobler Hang: Keg No. 229

The Seaport area of Manhattan has been one of my favorite new places to wander on a lazy weekend afternoon for the past two years. Hurricane Sandy brought the area to a screeching halt, but in NYC style, the neighborhood rebounded  in a big way.

A place you have to check out is Keg No. 229. It’s a fairly non-descript bar on the outside, and on the inside the vibe is mellow, partially because the space is quite large for Manhattan bar standards. This is the place you want to come watch the World Cup: there are several TVs and there’s no need to elbow your way to the bar, since there is also a wall of computerized DIY beer dispensers.  Since it’s a little off the beaten path, the bar draws a great, diverse, low-key crowd of young professionals—amen!

Besides the ambiance, go for the beer: Keg offers a great selection of mainstream and small-scale beers: 18 on tap, 30 in bottles, and 18 in cans. It also offers your typical selection of booze, and really great shot-beer combo specials.

What’s that? You’re feeling the effects of too many 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelons because you just can’t help yourself?? You need some food! Good thing they have a great selection of comfort food—definitely get the homemade potato chips and the Spiked Cheeseburger.

Keg is a perfect place to start your Sunday Funday—or just a place to cozy on up to the bar and watch what’s left of this incredible World Cup! Pura Vida Costa Rica!

Keg No. 229 – 229 Front Street, (Beekman and Peck Slip), Subway: 4/5/6 Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall

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