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The Pony Bar - Hell's Kitchen

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The Pony Bar - Hell's KitchenThe Pony Bar - Hell's Kitchen
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68 Reviews
Reviews: 68
Visits: 108
Avg: 4.23
pDev: n/a
Taps: 22
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

637 10th Ave
New York, New York, 10036-2904
United States
phone: (212) 586-2707

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Place added by: dudecandle on 05-06-2009

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Reviews: 68 | Visits: 108
Reviews by Buebie:
Photo of Buebie
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

I visited this establishment on 9/27/09 around 11pm for happy hour. Walked here for many blocks just to soak up the neighborhood. There are several subway locations that are more befitting near by.
Located in the restaurant distrit of Hell's Kitchen, its a great area.

Walked in to find nice shiney hard wood floors, wood panelling and wood booths.Bar stools lined up along the bar. Many tap and several cask offerings. On this pirticular night though there were no cask beers available.

Service is different here. Anything you want you pay for and order through the bartender. There are no wait staff here. There also is not a place at the bar to do the ordering, so you have to elbow your way through the crowd already seated or standing to place your order. This could really be improved by haveing a dedicated open spot to walk up and place your order.
This is why I gave an average rateing for service.

There was one high def flat screen tv over the bar too, which was nice if you want to follow a football game and sip on brews. I got to watch the Cardinals get pumled.
Atmosphere is good though. I didnt order any food, but did order 2 great beers and a coke for the wife. The bill came to $12, not bad priceing at all.

The bartender was friendly and seemed to want to chat. He said he was on BA too, even better.

I had a good time here, good priceing, nice quality and great atmosphere/ I recommend it if you are in the neighborhood.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of AgentMunky
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

The bar I spent the most time at in Manhattan. Twenty taps, two casks, and they do a fantastic job of diversifying the offerings while maintaining quality. Good food is not too expensive -- get the short rib sandwich with housemade chips.

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Photo of Lare453
3.4/5  rDev -19.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Vibe is nothing special... Very ordinary. Quality is fair. Beer seems good. Lines clean. Service was the most impressive thing. I just wished the male hairy armpit bartenders wore shirts with sleeves. Selection is around 20 drafts. Not bottles or cans. Food was fair.

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Photo of Kappakoosh
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Phigg1102
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of bcgeiman
3.61/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Was there for the Packers Giants game in December 2011 and when the Pack won in the final minutes / seconds , decided to quell my enthusiasm greatly as I was surrounded by GMEN fans. :-)
Great place with a great vibe, walking distance from the hotel where my wife had a conference.

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Photo of DavidHume
3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Figoeric710
4.4/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Nmelione
4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of StoutBoi
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of MtnSoup
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Heard I had to visit this place. Overall, pretty good. They have some decent beers on tap, all constantly rotating. Service and knowledge of staff is great - super friendly. Nothing crazy on tap, and the vibe is sort of unmemorable, but a great spot to grab decent beers.

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Photo of almostjay
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Jlabs
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of HugeBulge
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of MichaelLamb
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of James_A
4/5  rDev -5.4%

I really like the crowd at the Pony Bar HK. Nice folks, local, neighborhood. Not too touristy. Every time I've been there it has been moderately busy, but I've never had to wait long for a seat at a table or a bar stool.

The draught line up is good, but I've seen better. I was actually surprised (and somewhat disappointed) to see a bunch of Harpoon beers and the like being poured.

The food was just okay. I guess you wouldn't expect to grab a great meal in this size/type place, and I was thankful to be able to grab a little nosh at the bar, but my pulled pork was no better or worse than store-bought.

The atmosphere is warm and inviting, albeit your average beer pub look - lots of wood, beer signs, etc.

The service was friendly. I don't know how knowledgeable they are as to what they're serving, as I did not have any questions about the beers on tap that night.

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Photo of AlexM
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of dexterk1
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of mmmbeerNY
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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The Pony Bar - Hell's Kitchen in New York, NY
94 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.