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Saturday, December 4th, 2010—Bar 328

Day 328—Friday, December 3rd, 2010
The Pizza Pub

I’ve spent almost an entire year now whining about Friday nights and how I’m burned out by the end of the week, don’t feel like dealing with the drunken Friday night happy hour crowds and I just would rather not do this. Well, tonight is no exception to the rule. I had to work late last night, so I didn’t get much sleep due to the fact I had to go to last night’s bar extra late. And yes, I'd like more ice with my whine please. Anyway, I’ve found a place called The Pizza Pub which is a combination pizza parlor and bar all in one. I’m figuring their big crowds happen around dinner time and it’s now after 11pm, so this may be a good choice. Let’s go see.

Here we are, The Pizza Pub, let's check it out.

I spy a seat at the end of the bar, let's snag it.

Bartender Yam was pretty, friendly, fun and nice, but didn't want her picture taken, as this shot proves.

I thought this place would just have beer and wine, but as you can see, it's a full bar with lots of selections.

There's booths and tables in the front of the bar.

Smaller tables line the wall opposite the bar.

And there's Coney Island Lager here.

Along with these other draft beers.

And they have their own house Pizza Pub Lager.

The original art on the walls is by fine artist, Ryan McCarthy.

His art is done by a cigarette lighter.




Wow, the bar is filling up, better get back to my seat.

Cynthia and Sarah were down at the end of the bar ordering pizza and beer and looking lovely. Cheers, ladies!

Michael was seated to the left of me. He's an actor and a member of Dark Luna Productions which is a Theatre Company here in New York. Their next show is "Miracle On 34th Street" on December 18th. You can check out the details here:  Dark Luna Productions.

And here's Michael with his friend, Philippe. Philippe is an actor and performance artist and is on the board of directors of Unity For Progress, a non-profit organization. Check it out here: Unity For Progress.

Some of the liquor on the shelf. See that bottle of Jameson? You think it's a bottle of Jameson...

But armed with a black sharpie marker, Yam has turned Jameson into Yameson, her signature drink at the bar.

And she's even invented her own brand of a "Yameson shot."

It's not one, but two shots of "Yameson" and then you clink the shot glasses together and toast to yourself.

Cheers to Yam and Yameson and to ourselves! Goodnight, everybody!

What’s better than pizza and beer? Nothing, that’s what, and that’s what makes The Pizza Pub a genius joint. From the outside you see the red leather booths and assume it’s your run of the mill pizza parlor, but if you step inside you’ll find a full bar awaiting you and if Yam is bartending, her hand-picked music will be playing and the joint will be rocking. Don’t forget to order the Yam shots!

There’s a good selection of bottled and draft beers available and mixed drinks and wine are available as well. Staying true to their name the Pizza Pub offers up 8 different styles of pizza including a classic cheese only, white pizza, five cheeses and The Pub which is topped with sun-dried tomatoes, plum tomatoes goat cheese, mozzarella and pesto sauce. In addition to the pies you can also snack on: Jumbo Chicken Wings; the Burger Deluxe; Mozzarella Sticks and the house special, Pizza Fries which are crispy fries with melted mozzarella served with their classic tomato sauce. Mangia!

The Pizza Pub
294 Third Ave. (Near 23rd St.)


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Yam gets my vote for the best "flipping the bird" finger so far. The long finger, rather curved with mauve nail polish,,,you go girl! Yameson irish whiskey is one drink I cannot handle,,,,don't like the taste,,,prefer scotch. But,,,in a bar,,with a crowd and shots around,,,I will down it,,,two shots,,,for Yam,,,with the pretty long finger.

December 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAl


That one guy looking at the pizza looked like Gene. I had to take a second look.

Al, your are right about that finger.....damn that was one long finger.

December 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerry

@Al: I agree, Yam wins the flip the bird contest so far!

@Terry: It does look like Gene! Has he relocated? I wonder if Smoopy is back there too?

December 4, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

Damn them if they snuck back to NYC without telling me.

December 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerry

I love your blog and the inclusion of that Nick Lowe song makes me love it all the more! Truly a man with good taste in not only pizza pubs, but music as well! Cheers to you for the smiles you bring!

December 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJT

When-a da moon hits-a your eye like-a a big pizza pie dat's amorrrreeee...I'd love to visit this place some time!

December 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

@JT: Thanks for the nice words and cheers to you!

@Jaws: Thanks for the Dino moment!

December 4, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

I disagree with everyone ... the best middle finger of the 365 CRAWL this year ... is ... the bartender at Hickey's (with the stub for the middle digit) ...

December 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGENE

@GENE: Ha ha ha! Right you are, sir! I forgot about him, must be all all the beer on my brain. TO HICKEY'S AND THE STUB FINGER!

December 4, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

I am so there.. Pizza and Beer.. PIZZA
oh and a cute guy called Michael..
yea Gidget is happy:)
well for now...
ok gidget going back into her corner now to drool on at least two of those things....

I dont see no Gene guy.. but remember I am blonde and have big tits so things randomly go over my head.

December 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGidget

@Gidget: It's a look-a-like in the pizza photo.

December 4, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

Sorta maybe.. :( still a blonde..
can I get a pass on this one?

December 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGidget

Hickey's was my drunkest night on that last trip ... but that old school bartender flashing that stub is burned into my memory ... :)

December 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGENE

Pizza Pub is a great bar. Yam the bartender is super sweet...but those Yam shots are killer. Agree with Gidget...Michael is a hottie. And Phillipe is a philanthropist. Seems like a good place to pick up guys.

December 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArmando

@Gidget: You've got a permanent pass here at 365!

@Armando: Yam was one of the coolest bartenders on the crawl so far!

December 4, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

@Gene: Was the bartender at Hickey's bending that middle finger or was he really shortchanged? Yam has extra long in case Hickey needs finger extension surgery.

December 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAl

It looks like it was chopped off with a cigar clipper ? I was standing right there looking at Marty when he took the picture .... and I'm thinking ... "Holy F ! ... I wonder what the F happened to him" ???

December 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGENE

@Gene and Al: That was one of the greatest moments on the bar crawl when he put up that stub of a finger!

December 4, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

@Terry: Ahoy!!! There's no way that could be Gene making those pies. He wouldn't be able to stay in one bar for a night, let alone a career. I'll be watching Steelers/Ravens at the pub at lunch time tomorrow...live of course.
@ Gene and 365: We'd go past Pizza Pub every day on our travels upwards through Man's Hat Land.
I wanted to stop by each time because it seemed so....practical. A PIe, A Pint, A Slice and a Shot! Talk about taking the guess work out.
Also, I wish I was there at Hickeys to see the Half bird stub. That was probably the night after Shannon got drunk and needed a night off so was wise to stay away.

December 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClacky

Hey Marty! Oh my gosh, it's been forever! I can't believe you're at day 328. You're liver must be ready to call it quits.

That cigarette lighter art was pretty cool. I love unique creative shit like that.

You must be famous in New York by now. And hey! Here we are again, having another winter! Doesn't it seem like yesterday that we were complaining about how freaking cold it was, and the plastic on the windows and shit?

It's good to be here again, I'll *talk* to you soon.

December 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGina

a little late to this party...another neat concept...clacky beat me posting the motto...would like to add "Order a shot and you get a free slice."...and the"Yameson shot." looks like a winner...KOC


December 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterraginrr

Man, I fucking love Nick Lowe. Pure pop for now people, indeed.


December 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFat Al

@Clacky: We'll go to Hickey's next time you're here!

@Gina: Holy shitballs, I thought you had quit the internet, I'll stop by your blog after I put up today's post. Good to hear from you!

@raginrr: Thanks for adding the free slice with a shot, I forgot to put that in.

@Fal Al: Nick Lowe rules! See you soon.

December 5, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

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