HAPPY PINA COLADA DAY
NEGRIL VILLAGE 70 W 3rd St. between Thompson St. and LaGuardia Place
Monday - Thursday 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday Noon to 1:30 a.m. Sunday Noon to 11 p.m.
July 10 is National Pina Colada Day, and this family-run Caribbean bar and restaurant is one great place to enjoy it. They serve a variety of Pina Coladas, including strawberry, mango, banana, or any combination, in their Rum Lounge on the street level. There's a spacious dining area upstairs serving what some say is the best jerk chicken in town, along with jerk steak, curry goat stew and oxtail stew, just to mention a few.
HALLO BERLIN 626 Tenth Ave. (between 44th and 45th Sts.
Sunday – Thursday Noon – 11p.m.
Friday – Saturday Noon – 1 a.m.
A great German beer hall, where beer runs from about $7.50 a mug to $31 a boot, and schnaaps flows freely. The menu offers a real taste of Berlin with items like red cabbage and sauerkraut, sptazle, a dazzling array of really good sandwiches – and, of course, apple strudel with vanilla ice cream to top it off. Call for daily specials.
AMBROSE HALL 18 Fulton St. , at the South Street Seaport
Daily 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.
This rustic beer hall on the cobblestone corner of Fulton and Front Streets is a popular gathering spot for downtown professionals for lunch and after work. It features artisanal beers, as well as select whiskies, scotch and bourbon and craft red and white wines. Hungry drinkers can enjoy deviled eggs, beer cheese potato chips and a wide variety of baguette sliders, bratwurst and sausage platters or sandwiches.
GALLOW GREEN 542 W. 27th St.
Monday – Thursday 5 p.m – 11 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Nice, garden-like feel atop the McKittrick Hotel near the Highline in Chelsea, this cozy spot is mostly for drinking, with bowls of punch starting at $60 and a dazzling array of cocktails and wines. They serve nice food – including a Sunday brunch – but booze with a view is this place's forte.
AG KITCHEN 269 Columbus Ave., between 72nd and 73rd Sts.
Monday – Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 11p.m.
Friday 11:30 to Midnight. Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. to Midnight
Cuban-born chef Alex Garcia whips up Latin favorites at this popular West Side restaurant and watering hole. The drink menu features the 1940 Sparkling Mojito, Mango Mayhem, the Upper Westie and the Thai Me Down. Latin food favorites include Brazilian-style roasted chicken, Manhattan Latin burgers and a variety of surf and turf specials guaranteed to add a kick to your meal.
PONY BAR 637 Tenth Ave.
Monday – Friday 3 p.m.– 4 a.m.
Weekends Noon – 4 a.m.
Forget the horses, what's running at the bar and it's sister tavern on the Upper East Side is a rotating selection of about two dozen fine craft beers, all brewed in the U.S.A., and mostly served in 14-ounce glasses. The only bottled brews they serve are Bud and Bud Light. There's also a full bar and wines by the glass. The food menu includes turkey and black bean chili, grilled cheese, sloppy duck sliders, pulled pork sandwiches and sirloin burgers.
GUTHRIE'S 1259 Park, Ave.
Sunday and Monday 5 p.m --12 a.m.
Tuesday – Saturday 5 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Small, cozy, charming hole-in-the-wall that's so tiny you'll miss it if you blink. Look for the bright door, which lets you in to a place to go when you're looking for good company, fine drinks and great music. Usually packed on weekends with a hipster-Spanish Harlem crowd, its shelves are packed with great rums and whiskies and the drinks have names like the Martinez, the Last Word and Sharpie Moustache. Salud!