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The 6 Best ‘Beer & Shot’ Bars In The Bronx

January 11, 2012 2:18 PM

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Sometimes, all you’re in the mood for is a beer and a shot. This, the first in a series of weekly posts on “Beer & Shot” bars across NYC, will introduce you to those bars that specialize in just that. To begin, let’s head to the Bronx, shall we? – By Jonathan Pogash

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Bronx Ale House

216 W. 238th St.
Bronx, NY 10463

The Bronx Ale House has more special beer nights than we can count on two hands. Join their Beer Club for various member incentives, or stop by during Can Night, every Monday night, where a can of beer and burger is $10. Fancy a brew to go – The Bronx Ale House now does growlers.

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Bronx Havana Cafe

3151 E. Tremont Ave.
Bronx, NY 10461

Bronx Havana Cafe is our choice for local beer and far from local spirits. Order a bottle of Bronx Beer (from The Bronx Brewery), and a glass of any one of their aged rums (like Zacapa 23 yr old or Brugal 1888). Although they look like a shot when served, please, do us a favor and savor the liquid.

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Bruckner Bar & Grill

1 Bruckner Blvd.
Bronx, NY 10454

With a happy hour consisting of $2 off all beer from 4-7pm, Bruckner Bar & Grill can’t be beat. Order a pint of Lion’s Head (from Pennsylvania) or Sixpoint (from neighboring borough, Brooklyn), or a bottle of O’Hara’s Irish Red or Sam Adams Honey Porter. Step out of the box and order a $5 “Bartender’s Special” shooter…if you dare.
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Park Billiards Cafe & Sports Bar

2020 White Plains Rd
Bronx, NY 10462

Brush up on your pool skills and watch the NFL playoffs at Park Billiard Cafe on White Plains Rd. Tuesdays and Thursdays are ladies night, with half price martinis and free pool. And they have beer and shots, too. Order one of each, along with a Philly Cheesesteak, and shoot the breeze with your pals.

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Stan's Sports Bar (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Stan's Sports Bar

836 River Ave.
Bronx, NY 10451

We couldn’t write a piece on bars in the Bronx without giving a shout out to a Yankee Stadium staple. Stan Martucci founded Stan’s Sports Bar in the 1970s, and the place is still going strong today. Whether it’s baseball season or not, you can take our word Stan’s will be a safe bet for good times and good drinks.

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The Bronx Brewery

Bruckner Blvd.
Bronx, NY 10454

Although they don’t serve shots, we’re listing the Bronx Brewery as an Honorable Mention. They do produce Bronx Pale Ale, the borough’s only locally-produced beer. The Bronx was once home to nearly a dozen breweries. The Bronx Brewery was founded in 2011 with the hopes of producing traditional, high-quality beer. (Side note: They plan on offering tours and tastings in the next year or so).

Jonathan Pogash, aka The Cocktail Guru, is a beverage consultant, author, and educator.

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  • Mike

    Bronx Brewery might as well be called Boston Brewery! Jonas Broncks Beer Co. is the only beer company owned by a Bronx Native. Keep it in the Bronx family people!

  • T. Smith

    The Bronx Brewery isn’t a brewery, don’t think their beer is brewed in the Bronx either. They are posers.

  • John

    The Bronx Brewery is run by a couple of out-of-towners trying to cash in on the Bronx name. Disgusting.

  • P Clark

    The bronx brewery IS NOT a locally-produced beer. It is produced in Connecticut not far from Boston (red sox nation). Get your facts straight CBS!

    • P Clark

      JONAS BRONCKS BEER IS BETTER AND THE FOUNDER IS A BRONX RESIDENT AND NATIVE! Oh and where on brucnkner blvd? no mans land?

      • P Clark Sux

        The Bronx Brewery is right next door to the Bruckner Bar & Grill. I wouldn’t call that no mans land. Get your Bx facts straight moron.

        • Bryan

          The Bruckner is actually a cool place (although, I admit, not too much else is around there.)

          Why doesnt the bronx brewery serve their beer there? Seems to me like it would be a perfect fit and since their warehouse is right next door.

          • P Clark

            Bryan couldnt agree more. really good food there! Next time Im down there I will look for the Bronx “Brewery” sign P Clar Sux. Keep it classy!

        • P Clark

          Really? and there is actually brewing going on there and the beer brewed next to bruckner bar makes it to bars? and for your info there are about 10-15 legal spots on that corner. I know full well where bruckner bar is.

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