The Pony Bar

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Hell's Kitchen, New York
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  • Brad E.
    Brad EmoSeptember 9, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Still one of the best beer bars you could hope to find. Coast to coast coverage of Americas great beer scene. Friendly HK staff, great comfort food to match your brew. Believe the hype, NEW BEER!!!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupDecember 3, 2011
    This beautiful bar serves up hard to find American craft beer – they pour sample-sized servings for $5 each, so you can try them all. The food is solidly good too.
  • Michelle Wendy
    Michelle WendyOctober 10, 2012
    It's October so a pumpkin beer is a must and their Ithaca country pumpkin fits the bill. Rich and malty with the perfect blend of spices. The Stone Cali- Belgique IPA is a MUST try if on tap!
  • ben m.
    ben mAugust 20, 2014
    Ever changing American craft beer list. Can take a minute to get a table, but grab a beer stand at a barrel. One will open just be patient. I like that the tv is only on if someone requests a game.
  • Christophe L.
    Christophe LauerNovember 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    This is a really good bar if you enjoy beer, especially crafts beers. They offer a selection of constantly rotating american crafts beers, twenty beers on tap plus two casks. All $5 a Pint. Go there!
  • Ingrid S.
    Ingrid StenquistMarch 9, 2013
    Rotating craft menu. I find it funny that its gone digital now. Food is pretty great. I had their thai chili calimari and tried the fried pickles & grilled cheese that comes on incredibly fluffy bread
  • Brew York
    Brew YorkAugust 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    A fantastic, constantly-rotating beer selection that runs 20 taps deep. Two casks, too. Keep track of your beer choices to become a member of the "Pony All-American" club. 100 beers gets you a shirt!
  • Felipe B.
    Felipe BarrientosOctober 1, 2013
    The Pony Bar features 20 American crafted beers on tap. The selection changes every so often and is displayed on 50 inch TVs. If you want the best deal, make sure to get the best alcohol volume / oz
  • Fernando F.
    Fernando FigueroaMarch 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Loved this place! The amount and selection of crafts beers is just amazing. And the original burger is pretty good too for a normal burger.
  • Ian R.
    Ian RodriguezApril 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Excellent craft beer for $5? This is the place to go in NYC if you're on a budget and want a good brew. The earlier you go, the better, since it does get pretty packed during the week.
  • Lena H.
    Lena HMay 25, 2011
    Excellent selection of beers - be sure to check the board when the bell rings to see what's new. As for food, it's a small bar-style menu, can't go wrong with any of the sandwiches + side of pretzels.
  • Jim_Mc
    Jim_McFebruary 22, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're ever visiting NY and like craft beer make sure you stop at this bar. Great beer selection and only $5 (most are 14oz pours). These prices are a steal for NYC. Good food too
  • Stephanie P.
    Stephanie P.March 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food here, interesting rotating beer selections and normal people clientele-wise. Great gastropub in the sea of mediocrity that is Hells Kitchen :).
  • Charles D.
    Charles DornbushMay 1, 2013
    Awesome beer selection, laid back vibe, not very crowded! This and rattle n hum were my two favorite bars during my recent trip to nyc. Not an endless stream of hipsters like in san francisco.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatNovember 18, 2011
    Lots of rare microbrews from all over the U.S, and only 5 bucks each! Their massive beer list is constantly changing so talk to one of the knowledgeable bartenders if you're unsure what to get.
  • Untappd
    UntappdAugust 15, 2011
    If you venture out the West side of the island, you have to check this beauty out. Helpful staff and rotating cask and tap lines. However, you might want to get there early to get a seat!
  • kevin
    kevinJune 7, 2012
    Amazing selection! Just had the short rib sandy... Very good! first meal here so that's all I can say! Had 6 different brews so far. Sly fox and victory are my top 2!!! All american everyday all day!
  • The Brew Noob
    The Brew NoobJuly 24, 2013
    Pony Bar regularly hosts rotating tap-takeovers by some of the best craft brewers, including a memorable visit from Schlafly's co-founders who introduced the beer to the NYC market Read more
  • Liam O.
    Liam OliverFebruary 19, 2016
    Top notch beer American craft beer selection at good prices. 20 taps plus 2 casks. Always worth poking your head in.
  • Max
    MaxOctober 15, 2015
    Fantastic, rotating craft beer selection on tap, including a number of quite rare ones. One of the best beer places you will find in Manhattan.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MasefieldMay 24, 2015
    Though I find the digital beer board a bit odd in terms of decor, they have great beers & a cool vibe. The calamari are sweet-spicy perfection.
  • Dana H.
    Dana HumphreyDecember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Check the board for the alcohol content - I'm a big fan of any local IPA or Belgian style brew. The best part about Pony Bar are the $4 beers and the growlers.
  • Brad E.
    Brad EmoFebruary 3, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    A+++ for the Pony Bar! Your not gonna find better american craft beer Anywhere. Period in NYC. And same for the grilled cheese. Those who know go. Ding ding ding ! New Beer!!
  • Bill M.
    Bill McBainMarch 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    20 rotating american craft beer taps, 2 casks, and delish bar grub keeps it crowded. Check their twitter feed to see latest new beers. Order the pretzels. Gf likes fried pickles.
  • Thomas E.
    Thomas EdwardsMarch 24, 2011
    Let's talk about the important things here. Amazing beer menu. 4:20-5:20PM $1 off craft beer. $20 card minimum but has ATM with only a 50-cent surcharge. Who doesn't like ponies?
  • Shawn T.
    Shawn ThorntonJanuary 6, 2016
    Amazing craft beer selection at a great price! Friendly service. The one bad thing is that it is not that big and spots fill up fast.
  • Andy L.
    Andy ListerDecember 15, 2012
    Great beers, but a little busy these days. It calms down after the post-work crowd head home. Check out what time the clock is stuck on. We wrote half a beer rating app in this bar :)
  • Greg G.
    Greg GSeptember 27, 2014
    Great selection of rotating craft beers. Reasonably priced for NYC. Calamari, skillet sausage, and buffalo chicken pierogi all very good.
  • Deejay F.
    Deejay ForteSeptember 25, 2012
    The Spicy Gumbo's amazing. Also, order a side of pickles- just do it. DO IT. THIS SECOND, ORDER THEM. STOP READING THIS AND ORDER THEM. Okay? Okay.
  • Ben G.
    Ben GaspariniSeptember 29, 2016
    Awesome beer selection with the virtual pour system setup. Also for fans of the untapped app this is one of the founders hangout spots.
  • Victoria W.
    Lots of different beers each time I go. The sandwiches, the fried calamaris, the pretzels... everything excellent. Good bar for groups! 🤗
  • Kunal K.
    Kunal KundajeMarch 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Fav beer place in the city! Unique selection of delicious, constantly changing local craft brews for five bucks a pop. Check theponybar.com to see what's on tap right now.
  • Wyngspan
    WyngspanJanuary 16, 2014
    One of the best places to try multiple craft beers in the city! Enjoy your visit? Make sure to let people know on Wyngspan! Read more
  • Alex C.
    Alex CamaraAugust 10, 2014
    The beer list is awesome. Wasn't crowded when I went. Only downside is they pour 14oz drafts. Lame. Shrimp torts and fried pickles are A+
  • Xavier
    XavierJune 12, 2016
    Chill, small and good beer! Nice place to start your night ;)
  • Tim R.
    Tim RecchionMarch 6, 2014
    My favorite bar in NYC. $6 for craft beers, and the selection changes daily. Can get crowded on a weekend night
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan C.August 28, 2014
    Great craft beer and very nice atmosphere. Must stop for beer drinkers in HK.
  • Derrick S.
    Derrick SzarmachJune 9, 2011
    Great bar! From outta town, great atmosphere on a weeknight. Quiet. Good service. And great beer selection. TRY IT OUT if its late and you need a drink!
  • Rob P.
    Rob PrattAugust 21, 2014
    Can't recommend the buffalo chicken dumplings. Too little chicken in the dumplings and overall isn't a good value.
  • Jen G.
    Jen GutierrezJanuary 22, 2012
    Love this place! But the tonight bartender chick with the flash dance cut tshirt and light brown slightly curly hair is a bit of a snob... But I'll still love this place
  • Leon
    LeonJuly 24, 2012
    Rotating killer Kraft beer list. Great tunes, great vibes. Chicken sandwich is awesome.
  • Liz W.
    Liz WickershamJuly 20, 2011
    Beyond the beer, the food is great as well; try the pretzels and the spicy pickles are excellent too. Oh and the beer is spectacular as well!
  • Mark A.
    Mark AJuly 16, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Possibly the best beer bar in the city. $5 all the time for world class beer. Excellent staff and simple yet quality menu make this a must visit if you like great beer.
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron BehrNovember 13, 2011
    Well curated craft beer selection that runs the style and region gamut. More expected in Williamsburg than Hells Kitchen. Love beer and are near, go here.
  • Jane K.
    Jane KimJanuary 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    one of my favorite bars! great vibe, not fussy. I try not to get the same beer twice since they have so many to try
  • Paddy
    PaddyApril 26, 2016
    Craft beer paradise in HK. Great food, great beer, great staff. It's usually busy but it's worth it.
  • Paul G.
    Paul GuerzonJune 2, 2013
    Like Blade Runner meets The Shining...Indian Pale Ale you say, I have always been the brewmaster...I've done questionable things...
  • Karthik R.
    Karthik RamanOctober 24, 2014
    Great beer selection, reasonable prices, good for groups, music at just the right level to be present but not prevent conversations
  • New Dramatists
    New DramatistsJuly 18, 2011
    The best beer selection in Hell's Kitchen. Get the short rib sandwich - easily the best bar meal within 20 blocks...and the best deal.
  • David
    DavidFebruary 17, 2013
    During prime time, super noisy. But the lamb sliders are amazing and the beers I've tried are really good.
  • Jason
    JasonOctober 16, 2014
    The best beer selection, maybe in all of NYC. If you come here, download the Untapd app on your phone to keep track of which ones you tried and which ones you liked!
  • Cesar R.
    Cesar RazuriNovember 30, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Great local bar with rotating beer menu that changes daily. Staff is great, food is delicious.
  • Jen G.
    Jen GutierrezJanuary 22, 2012
    Love this place! But tonight the chick with light brown hair with curly hair is a bit snotty.... Otherwise still love it :)
  • Sea T.
    Sea ThinksJanuary 4, 2015
    was there last night, beer selection is ok, good balance between price and quality.. but still no comparison with my fav Armsby Abbey in Worcester. Little too loud but mostly cause of many people..
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TantaleanApril 5, 2014
    Beer is awesome! Try the clam chowder! You won't regret it.
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler MurphyFebruary 25, 2015
    Rotating craft beer selection is awesome. Make sure to participate when they ring the bell!
  • Rob P.
    Rob PrattAugust 21, 2014
    The soft pretzel dish is solid - they serve two with spicy mustard.
  • Rich G.
    Rich GallagherJuly 12, 2011
    Start your quest to become an All-American by drinking 100 different craft beers, but don't forget to try the food too. Everything on the menu is delicious.
  • Eric T.
    Eric TashAugust 20, 2014
    Kickin craft beer selection!New beers added to the tap every hour. Beer aficionados - flock!
  • Compass
    CompassMay 15, 2014
    If you try 100 domestic craft beers at Pony Bar, you get a free T-Shirt. With the amazing selections, that won’t be a hard feat for regulars to accomplish.
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PorterOctober 6, 2014
    A great local. If you can get a seat at the bar, you are set for the night. Great beers and friendly staff.
  • Sergio L.
    Sergio LopezOctober 12, 2015
    If you love craft beer, this is the place to get it! Go during New York Comic Con for The Defender!
  • Eric V.
    Eric VenkerSeptember 26, 2014
    Not as great a beer bar as many claim, including the folks behind Untappd. Too many Brooklyn drafts and not enough variability from the big classics like stone.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BirchMarch 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Greatest spot in the city to try the newest and tastiest American craft beers.
  • Jen S.
    Jen ShinJuly 10, 2016
    huuuuge selection of craft beers! great place for catching up with friends.
  • Victoria U.
    Victoria UgarteFebruary 26, 2015
    So many beers on tap! Not always seasonal but great variety and great value.
  • Devin S.
    Devin SpainMay 3, 2015
    The beer selection is excellent, lots of local choices
  • simple s.
    simple shoesMarch 15, 2013
    8oz beer glasses are very nice. Beers served in them are usually strong and flavoury.
  • 💎T
    💎TOctober 13, 2015
    Fantastic beer selection and if you're hungry, just go next door for some pizza!
  • Alex F.
    Alex FishMay 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Happy hour is awesome..some of Americas best beers for a really good price
  • Ishmael V.
    Ishmael VasquezMarch 9, 2015
    Pretty small bar with lots of cheap beers costing a total of 6 bucks each. Gets packed on Fridays--sausage fest most nights.
  • Sean S.
    Sean SmithNovember 13, 2014
    Lots of good craft beer here. All beers are $6, with glasses changing size accordingly.
  • Chelsea L.
    Chelsea LaytonOctober 12, 2012
    Super crowded, but an awesome list of beers on draft and great pumpkin beer selections!
  • Joe R.
    Joe ReynoldsOctober 16, 2014
    Craft beer original. Gets crowded but it's worth the visit for sure.
  • Morgan A.
    Morgan AllenJune 20, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Forget Times Square $ traps and run here for the best food and beer choices in the city.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SoperNovember 27, 2014
    Beer selection is nice but candied pork belly meat sticks "bacon" are awe inspiring! Word.
  • preston n.
    preston noonJuly 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Worth stopping in, ever changing set list. All good. Small tens.
  • Sean C.
    Sean CurryJune 29, 2015
    Always interesting beers on tap. Great wooden interior and the snacks aren't half bad.
  • Michael Y.
    Michael YakuelDecember 23, 2012
    A Hell's Kitchen delight, $5 for a great beer is hard to beat!
  • Leanne Z.
    Leanne ZickFebruary 14, 2016
    Above average bar food and this craft beer is cheaper then most places, always something new.
  • Hunter T.
    Hunter ThomasMarch 22, 2015
    Large beer selection. Bartender' happy to help you find something new you'll like.
  • Mike E.
    Mike EpsteinMarch 26, 2011
    Not only its it one of the best beer bars in the city, but the food is great too. Get the burger!
  • Chris R.
    Chris RyanOctober 4, 2014
    Wide selection of beer at reasonable prices. Not too crowded on a Friday night.
  • Valerie I.
    Valerie IdehenApril 11, 2011
    the thai calamari is to die for! so are the potato chips! love them with the 312 wheat beer
  • Nikki P.
    Nikki PamaniJuly 26, 2011
    Everytime they change one of the beers on the menu, they ring a bell and everyone screams NEW BEER! Read more
  • Ricky M.
    Ricky MasonJuly 8, 2012
    If you think this beer is a good selection... Go to Philly and get your mind blown. Though great start for NYC
  • Benny W.
    Benny WongAugust 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're remotely close to this bar, go. $5 Craft American Beers? Doesn't get any better. Short rib sandwich is also fantastic!Love,Once a Mayor
  • TheBeer F.
    TheBeer FriendsSeptember 25, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    If you can, come for a brewery night. One of the best ways to find beers on tap you probably won't find anywhere else.
  • Jacob C.
    Jacob CassAugust 24, 2014
    Get here early to get a seat. Oh and make sure you get a Bud Light. 😉
  • Shannon E.
    Shannon ElizabethJuly 24, 2013
    Constantly changing menu of local craft beers... great lil place!
  • Monti B.
    Monti BrayApril 7, 2015
    Their beer selection is ever changing. Ask for a sample if you can't decide!
  • James D.
    James DeLayoSeptember 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    What's not to love about a 4:20 Happy Hour? The pulled pork sandwich is delicious.
  • Thelocaltripper
    ThelocaltripperMay 22, 2016
    Laid Back, great beer selection, good location, friendly staff and $7 beers.
  • Tom B.
    Tom BurkaJanuary 12, 2014
    Must try one of the cask ales. They have two every night.
  • Sara Y.
    Sara YFebruary 17, 2016
    Rotating tap list, and surprise - the bar food is delicious.
  • Steve P.
    Steve PipengerMarch 16, 2015
    Excellent. Went here after leaving the dud Alfie's. Great New York beer selection.
  • Giulio d.
    Giulio del BufaloMarch 19, 2015
    One of the most daunting and exciting lists of beers in the city
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MeekerDecember 20, 2014
    Great place for a beer. Popular place that fills up quickly.
  • Jamey B.
    Jamey BarlowApril 3, 2014
    Nice craft beer selection. Always try the cask beers first.
  • Alex
    AlexAugust 6, 2016
    Staff was not as friendly as the UES location. Still, great selection on brews.
  • Germán S.
    Germán SanchezOctober 20, 2015
    Cervezas 100% estadounidenses, tiradas. Nada en botella. Gran ambiente y muy buena música. Ideal para llevar a una cita a la que le guste la cerveza.
  • Natalia C.
    Natalia CruzMay 1, 2015
    Amazing crafted beers, really friendly place and really cozy/ deliciosas cervezas artesanales, buen precio, un lugar muy cómodo y ameno.
  • Guillaume S.
    Guillaume SellierAugust 13, 2016
    Choix de bonne bière et ambiance américaine
  • Josep Z.
    Josep ZabulonJuly 26, 2012
    Apesar do local ser pequeno, o menu de cervejas e variadissimo...dificil e escolher por onde comecar...
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