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Monday, October 4th, 2010—Bar 267

Day 267—Sunday, October 3rd, 2010
Reade Street Pub & Kitchen

Okay, time to go out for the Sunday dinner at a bar. I found a bar in Tribeca called The Reade Street Pub & Kitchen. It’s been on the block for over 100 years and the menu looks good, so it’s tonight’s destination. There’s also going to be a guest crawler tonight. Ken Lombardo has been following the 365 blog since he read about it in the Daily News. He and his wife Sue are in town and wanted to join the crawl, so I said what I always say: “Fuckin’ A-OK with me!”

Here we are at the Reade St. Pub & Kitchen.

It's got a nice neighborhood vibe from the minute you walk in. The bar is full at this end...

But the end of the bar is empty, so this is where I'll camp out for the day.

And the super-cute bartender Megen serves up a beer and a smile.

There's a globe next to me and I immediately looked at Australia. Cheers to all our Oz mates out there following the 365 blog! And of course, Canada's there on top, hi Lex!

Nice neon inside the pub.

Here's Lenny who lives in the neighborhood. He told me his sister is a bartender here and would be coming in soon.

And sure enough, here she is along with the owner of the place. From left: Marcia, Brian and Lenny.

There's booths and tables opposite the bar for dining and drinking.

A Greenwich St. street sign marks the back room of the bar.

The wall in the back room is loaded with photos from days gone by in the bar, Frank Sinatras mugshot and a photo of Bob Marley.

Here's a photo of a tribute to some Irish writers.

A painting of the bar hangs on the brick wall opposite the bar.

Meanwhile back at the bar, Megen gets ready to hand it over to Marcia for the evening.

And of course this place has a tin ceiling, what else would you expect from a place that's been on the block for over 100 years?

Here's Ryan who was enjoying a pint of Guinness at the bar.

A long shot of the wooden bar.

And here she is behind the bar, the lovely Marcia is now on duty!

And here are the guest stars of the evening, Ken and Sue Lombardo. Cheers and beers! They're in town to celebrate Sue's birthday. Happy birthday, Sue!

Ken and Sue were going to eat later, but I had my Sunday dinner at the bar and here's Marcia, serving it up.

I got the roast beef sandwich with fries. It looks great.

It was delicious. (Award winning photo by Ken Lombardo.)

A parting shot of myself and Ken. Thanks to Ken and Sue for taking time to join me on the bar crawl and buy a couple of rounds. Goodnight, everybody!

Okay, I have an early morning appointment before work and I overslept, so I don’t have time to write a revew, so I’ll post New York magazine’s review, and it’s their critics pick by the way:

In a neighborhood where $9 barely buys a short pour of tannic Napa red, it's a rare treat to find this comfy pub still thriving. Reade Street isn't spectacular, but it's affordable, dependable, and for the right mood, just right. Darkly intimate, stuffed with a homey assemblage of baseball caps and model trains, and boasting a mellow, spot-on jukebox mixing Sinatra, the Pogues and Prince, Reade Street warms without a whiff of pretension. Twelve quality taps (featuring a sunny Reade Street Ale) combine with 25 bottled options to sate every hoppy taste. There's also an extensive pub-food roster (tackle the 10-oz burger if you're feeling up for it, or the fresher-than-Michael-Musto salads if you're feeling too much). The affable barkeeps keep important local games on the telly and ensure that you that you taste every draft before committing to a pint. When you emerge into the austere caverns of lower Tribeca, you'll have a new favorite pub—and you'll wonder why you ever spent all that money on Opus One anyway.

Reade Street Pub & Kitchen
135 Reade St. (near Hudson St.)

Bonus Photos!

Okay, last week we met Claire and Mick on the bar crawl at the Pig ‘n’ Whistle They’re on a two-month travleing destination and promised to send in photos from their destinations. And true to their word, here’s some shots takein in Germany, (Munich I believe) of an Oktoberfest morning and afternoon. Take it way Claire and Mick!

Bavarian Heavan!

The Bavarian beer tent at 9am.

And the same beer tent two hours later at 11am.


Claire and her German friend, Alessia.


Bavarian Heaven at 12pm!

A pretzel to soak up the beer.

The oompa oompa band.

Try going on this ride after you've had a few!

Woo hoo, I made it!

Great job, thanks for the photos, Claire and Mick!

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Reader Comments (30)

@anyone.... tell me thats not Woody Harrilson with the pretzel & beer?

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfitzy

woops! I MUST BE EARLY....well while i'm here i just like to say FUCK U MARTY!....

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfitzy

@fitzy: Fuck You, Shitzylips! P.S. It's too early for this shit! And check out yesterday's post for Jaw's rendering of Barry, ya fuckwit!

October 4, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

Wow, an early morning edition of the bar crawl! Nice neighborhood bar and cool to see you met more fans of the crawl! Happy birthday, Sue and great photos from Germany, Mick and Claire! Live I've said before, this crawl is going international!

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarfly

@marty, ok.....

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfitzy

@jaws...Barry is on extra formula not cheese burgers, but i rekon he'd have a chop at one.....he's me mate, as you know....we are gunna have to put him down next month he's scolliosis has him fuked....& Jaws i honestly dunno what i'm gunna do?????? its fuked!!!!....!

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfitzy

@fitzy: he does look like Woody. Happy Birthday Sue and I hope you and Ken enjoy NYC. @365: first time ive seen you eat a sandwich on white bread, looks good. Nice bar here with wooden floors and tin ceilings and a super long bar. Those German beer tents really pack them in.

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAl

Sorry to hear about Barry, Fitzy. Sounds like he's had a good horny life, though. TO BARRY!

Hey, Germany looks fun (with the exception of that giant twirly ride, which would most certainly make me hurl). Someday I'm going to hoist up my boobs and visit Oktoberfest!

As for NYC, Reade Street looks great! Nice long wooden bar (and excellent floors, too), plus the tin ceilings rock. I dig the ceiling lights, the patron pics, and leftover newspapers on the bar. And you can't go wrong with a bar that offers actual 3-D reference points. Screw the internet! Give me a six pack and a globe, and I'll be good to go for a couple of hours. Tunisia? Right here. Luxembourg? There. Mauritania? Oh, the stories I could tell you about Mauritania. Not to mention the fact that you can turn it and spin it and stop it on a dime (or your finger, whichever comes first). And don't even get me started on longitudinal jokes! Yes, the globe was good enough for Pee-Wee's Playhouse and it's good enough for a bar. To globes! Heh heh...I said globes.

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

@Fitzy: Sorry to hear about Barry. I know you'll help him have a great last month. TO BARRY!


October 4, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers


October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

thanks guys for Baz, if he could 'claw touch' on the puter i'm sure he'd tell you all to go get fuked, he'll be rite in his own grunts..more just a dickhead human who loves him is worried.....so i thank u guys....

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfitzy

i like this bar, looks like a friendly place and the sandwich looks delicious! cool that more 365 followers are meeting you in person! happy birthday sue! and great octoberfest photos from mick and claire. love the international bonus photos! and sorry to hear the news about barry, fitzy, rub his tummy for all of us!

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrita r.

So sorry to hear about Barry, Fitzy...he must have been quite a buddy to you in spite of the occasional love bites. I'll e-mail you the cartoon in case you want to have it printed up in his memory. TO BARRY!

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

@jaws, thanks mate.....he's not dead yet....& i've made it quiet clear to the powers to be at work that i'm the one to give him the "green lizard" (a needle to put him to sleep, ) when its time.....but i will be the one, he trusts me & we are mates....he'd do the same for me if in reverse, ...mates....

"what if god was one of us"..........

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfitzy

sorry people,

"what if god was one of us...lada dadadda..ladada" was part of an old song i heard at the pub today & made me think of that fukin koala...

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfitzy

Marcia lovely bartender!! shit!! I'm not lesbian yet! I mean I'm a theoretical lesbian only... I only kissed women and pawed tits when i was teen! anyway it makes me think of the song Marcia, and it makes me think of my sister's rat whose name Marcia too. Ok all of this as nothing to do with the fact that I slept in the same bed for 6 mounth with the hottest woman ever created, and I never did anything... I should have done! But I can oblige Jason to dress up in Female when he's my husband, so everything's ok!! (oh! did I say that aloud?)

I like that painting on the wall, and the old clock behing Ryan!! Very good bar! and Happy Birthday Sue!!!!

Cool Bonus photo! German are like french... Always drunk!

@Fitzy: Here a song for Barry ;) cover by my friends Cyril, Boris and Eric Forrest (whose ex-Voivod singer/bass) The band is "Rock n' roll Rebel" and they also are the metal band E-Force A great metal band with a well drunk singer HAHA I saw him a few times passing out on the stage, crashing down his bass on the floor...! TO Rock N Roll and Barry !!!!

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZioum Zioum The Chainsaw

@Zioum Zioum: Don't forget to take pictures of the female Jason, those will be great bonus photos!

October 4, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

@Fitzy: Sorry to hear about Bazza's poor health. Maybe you could chuck him in with the lady Koalas to give him a right send off. Maybe he could leave some offspring. Send him of with a smile on his face...

To Baz. To Fitzy.

@365: What's that ball shaped thing on the bar? Is that the earth? I was always told that it was flat!
Reade street is very cool. I want to drink there right now. Fitzy thinks that Mick looks like Woody...I'm thinking Ken is channeling the late, great Dennis Hopper...

GO BROWNS!! Seems all the underdogs got up this week...Browns, Ravens and Redskins...

@Zioum Zioum: I remember Voivod!!!

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTim Clack Downunder

@Tim Clack: You need to channel Chris Columbus and have a chat, mate!

October 4, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

@365: I'll get onto that straight away. I've been misinformed.

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTim Clack Downunder

Cool Bar

Germany Pic's are Great !!

WTF , Maybe I need to speak with ZioumZioum about her Fantasy before I marry Her , but also maybe I am confused & can it be that I am the woman & she the man in our relationship , since she one night was drunk & called me to proposed to Me for Marriage & I accepted , but complained wheres my ring , so where is my Ring ?

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJHwang Love's ZioumZioum

@Jason: Is it in your bathtub? That's where my ring is!

October 4, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

I wish I could go to Octoberfest on my way home :(

October 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGENE

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