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Saturday, February 27th, 2010—Bar 48

Day 48—Friday, February 26th

First off I want to thank Jason Hwang for contributing 20 bucks to the 365 cause!
Jason’s a friend, a co-worker, a commentator here and has been part of the crawl here when his girlfriend/commentator Zioum Zioum the Chainsaw was in town. Thanks, Jason, tonight’s beers are one you!
Jason display's his 20 dollar contribution and hides his unshaven face.

Okay, it’s a real fucking mess in New York tonight. It started snowing yesterday and continued all day and into the night and I believe we got close to twenty inches. So I’m not going to venture far away to a bar tonight, it’s too sloppy outside. In fact there’s a bar I pass by every night called Markt. And for once, that’s not a typo, the name is Markt. Tonight I went online and found out it’s got a huge selection of bottled Belgian beer. I’m not really in the mood to talk to people and do the usual 365 meet, greet and take a photo thingy tonight. Instead, I’ll take some shots of the bar and then introduce a show I’m going to call “My Three Beers.”

“What’s that?” You ask. I don’t know, if you haven’t guessed yet, I kind of make this shit up as I go along.

Okay, it finally stopped snowing, but look what a mess it is outside.

Bicycles are buried on the sidwwalk.

And on every corner there's a sea of glop to step through.

We're here, Markt Cafe-Restaurant.

In spite of the snow, there's a big Friday night crowd at the bar.

This is my view from my perch at the bar.

And here's the view from the other end of the bar.

There are tables and booths on the opposite side of the bar and in the back room.

And now it's time to begin this week's episode of, "My Three Beers." Do doo do do, do doo do doo.

Bartender Steve pours the first beer of the evening.

It's a Troubadour Blond and it's delicious and loaded with alcohol. Hooray!

Beer number two is a bottle of Kwak. Every beer here comes with its own unique glass. And what can I say about Kwak? Kwak is wack!

We now pause for this commercial break, starring a young Sam Wong.

Bartender Frankie pours the third and final beer of the evening.

It's called Palm and here I am with it in the palm of my hand. It was delicious. I hope you enjoyed this edition of "My Three Beers."

And this is just my opinion, but I always thought Uncle Charlie was a pedophile. What gave it away was that apron he wore while staring longinly at Ernie. Yikes! Goodnight everybody!


Markt restaurant and bar has a casual elegance from the long and winding antique bar to the friendly bartenders and waitstaff who work there.
If you want rowdiness you should go somewhere else, but if you’re looking for huge selection of great Belgian beer and cuisine Markt is your spot.

They offer a selction of over 40 draft and bottled Belgian beers. Some of them include: Duchesse De Bourgogne, Troubadour Obscura, St. Bernardus Abt 12 and Grimbergen Dubbel. Yeah, I’ve never heard of them either, I’m a guy who drained six cans of Pabst last night at the Trailer Park Lounge, but the ones I had were delicious. Plan on coming here on payday, because it’s not cheap. Beers run from 8 to 15 dollars per beer, but they are imported and uniqely tasty. Markt also offers 10 unique cocktails at twelve bucks a pop and they have an extensive wine list.

Markt also has a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Some of the entrees include six different variations of mussels, grilled lobster, red snapper and shrimp poached in a shellfish cream broth and tender beef slow simmered in Corsendonk Brown ale, served with Belgian frites. What caught my eye was the Macaronis au gratin, which is four-cheese macaroni & cheese topped with a panko crust and black truffle oil. I gotta get some food next time I go here!

676 Sixth Ave. @ 21st St.

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Reader Comments (9)

To bad ZioumZioum not here , would take her there tonight , oh not tonight , forgot I have to work until 11 pm .

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJHwang

May work pass quickly! Thanks again for the dough, it came in handy, those beers were expensive!

February 27, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

I always thought Uncle charlie blew Fred Macmurray on a regular basis..When a single mom has a guy over they call him uncle right.. So then why is uncle Charlie called uncle?
People got sick of the gay theme of the show so they had Fred marry the much younger hot chick.

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGidget

What?! Jason is unshaven ?!! Ohhh I see... he's trying to look like my underarms !! ;)
WOW ! BEERS !!! GOOD BEERS !!! we get 99 different beers at AB bar and I don't know them all, but we have the Kwak on tap !! How much did you pay these one? at AB bar it's 4,50€ (6,15$) if I remember well... WOW "Duchesse de Borgogne" ! My favorite !!!!!! Fermented in the barrel of Bourgogne wine, this beer get a "vinegar" tast !! YUM !

Ohhh well Marty! soon you will be bacteria beer addict I'm sure !!! ;) and I saw you wrote "belgium frites" instead "french fries" ... WOW! You rock !!!! :D

So, now you're enlightened to the bacteria world... I'll tell you a secret :
There is 2 beers inside one bottle of belgian beer... When you order one, look at the bottom of the bottle : HERE is the life !! ALL alive bacterias ready to give you LOVE !!!!!!!! :D
So, you pour only 60% of the bottle in your glass, Here is the First beer, then when you finished to drink, you make "turn" the beer inside the bottle (like you do with wine), so all the bacterias stuck on the bottom will unstuck, and you pour the last 40% in your glass, Here is the second beer !!!!!!


February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZioum Zioum The Chainsaw

Zioum Zioum, you are a pearl of great price...a national treasure, and your comments are very educational! Listen, if you ever decide to teach a class in French, would you mind if I stop by to borrow a little wi-fi? Until we meet, hours devours, Mon cheri! Oh, Marty...that Chinese baby looks a lot like a Chinese Stewie Griffin from Family Guy. Eat jello...OR PERISH!!!

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

Gidget's comment cracked me up! LOL! Looks like a nice place to seek shelter from the snow storm and those beers look tasty, a notch up from Pabst!

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarfly

Oh , what is with the asian jello ? In fact I don't know any asian that it that shit , we prefer dried squid as candy , yum .

February 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJHwang

I always thought Uncle Charlie was a pedophile! Ahahahhahahahahahahah

February 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermeleah rebeccah

Hey! There's a Framboise Lambic in your Kwak-shot! I love me some of that stuff! It's like a spiked popsicle!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

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