Beirhaus Bar (New York)

 

In keeping tradition with two of the best new yorkers I know, we attended our second global “Beerhouse” this time in New York and in true New York style this medium sized bar is located one storey up, above some other shops. The Beirhaus is very loud, a live rock band are playing away to a room which is not even half filled with people and actually the music drowns out our conversation, much to my disappointment. The bar staff are friendly but take a long time to notice us when we had a query. The beer menu was very limited as they were out of stock of the seasons haul and the food was nothing particuarlly nice (as seems common in all the Beerhouses I have ever visited.

Overall certainly a lively venue with a good atmosphere – perhaps not suited for midweek drinking – 6/10

San Pino Bar and Restaurant (Dusseldorf Flughafen – Germany)

A big part of me wishes this restaurant bar combo didn’t serve alcohol at all. After a thirsty day I was eager to sink my teeth into a cold soft drink and landed on a cider by mistake. The restaurant itself does seem to serve up some culinary oddities which perhaps don’t really belong together such as multi-cultural pizzas but I get in line (it is quite canteen like) and get served very quickly which is always a must when travelling.

Overall a fairly pleasent place, the chairs were a little awkwardly crammed together (which doesn’t bode will when carrying large hand luggage) – 5/10