The Pony Bar: Midtown’s Beer Hero

Every so often-usually after a long day when the office drank all but half a mug’s worth of the coffee and I’m just too tired to fight–someone will convince me to go to a bar in Midtown. I will often offer to buy brown bag booze for all involved to drink on a cozy corner instead before giving in, but recently I was glad I did because I was introduced to the wonderful ways of The Pony Bar.

A beer snob in Midtown is not normally a happy beer snob. In fact, a beer snob in any NYC-area bar is not normally a happy beer snob, but The Pony Bar wants to reward you for having good taste and throw some increased alcoholic content in there as well for good measure. You don’t even have the option of a cheap PBR and you don’t want one – almost all of the 20 American craft beers on draft are only $5 a pour and include hard-to-find brews from Victory, Harpoon and more… unless it’s between 4:20PM-5:20PM, and then they’re $1 off. Quality boozing FTW! And if you try 100, you qualify to be A Pony “All-American”, rewarded with your own special embroidered t-shirt as a tangible, proud token of your dedication to near-alcoholism.

The bar’s food has a reputation for quality all its own, which could prove useful in keeping strength up just in case anyone tries to convince your exhausted (and now drunk) ass to leave to go somewhere else. Like – shudder – Terminal 5.

The Pony Bar
637 10th Avenue (at 45th Street)
[Midtown West]

Photo Credit: NYC Meet Ups

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Jill Strominger - Budget Baller

Jill is an Ohio native and Boston University graduate who refuses to stop saying "pop" and wearing her Red Sox gear despite being heckled for doing so since moving to Brooklyn. She's been honing her thrifty ways since doing that silly thing people talk about when they ignore reason to follow their hearts and chose a career in the fulfilling but faltering music industry. She earns her beer money as a publicist and writer, and spends her spare time cooking, biking, and trying to decide if she's ready to get a cat.