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Wednesday, May 5th, 2010—Bar 115

Day 115—Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
Crocodile Lounge

Okay first things first, what’s that ding, ding, ding you hear? Why it’s the PayPal donation bell going off. Woo hoo, this is good news, because I need the dough.

I feel bad, because I just discovered that over a week ago, Kyle Shortland sent in a generous donation of fifty bucks from Australia. For some reason this didn’t show up in my email and I didn’t see it till I was checking my PayPal account the other day. Kyle’s stated purpose was: “From an Australian fan who would like you to buy a drink or two for some lovely American women” which is funny considering tonight’s bar crawl, I’ll explain more later. For now though, I extend belated thanks to Kyle for his generous donation!

The other donation is ten bucks from Manny Howard who read at Sunday’s Bar Crawl at Sunny’s from his wonderful book, “My Empire of Dirt.” The book is about how Manny was assigned a magazine piece for New York magazine to turn his Brooklyn back yard into a farm and how it took over his life. Think Field of Dreams meets Green Acres. You can read more about Manny and his book here: Mannyland. I posted this before, but it’s worth posting again, here’s Manny explaining his book:

Manny sent me ten bucks and the stated purpose said I could spend it “at my discretion.” Mega Millions is up to 266 million, so I decided to take Manny’s ten bucks and spend it all on Mega Millions tickets. If I win, Manny and a lot of you people who regularly read this blog will have a nice payday. I’ll announce the results tomorrow after I check the tickets.

Alright, tonight I’m joined by two guests from Bloomington, Illinois. Tricia and Megan have come out to New York for a visit and one of the things they wanted to do was join me on a night of my bar crawl. So tonight that’s what they get to do. Dreams really do come true here at 365 Bars, it’s kind of like an alcoholic version of the Make a Wish foundation. Here they are in New York City!
Alright, I thought I’d take Tricia and Megan to the Crocodile Lounge. If you remember, it’s a bar that gives out free pizza with beer. It was too packed the last time I went, but I figure since it’s a Tuesday night it shouldn’t be too nuts. Alright ladies, on your mark, get set, buckle your shoe at half past two...Let’s crawl!

Okay, here we are again, the Crocodile Lounge. People aren't spilling out into the street, so maybe it won't be as crowded as the other week.

Free Pizza!

It's crowded for a Tuesday, but not crazy-crowded like the other week. Tricia, Megan and I decided we would do the crawl here tonight.

And Bartender Jeff serves us up a round of drinks.

Kyle from Australia wanted me to buy some drinks for some lovely American women, so here you go, Kyle! Cheers, mate!

Ned and Travis were seated next to me and offered up assistance in beating up a guy who had abandoned his bar stool so we could sit down. Nice! Ned is the editor of Sheeshead Bites, check it out here: Sheepshead Bites. It's Sheepshead Bay's only independent news blog. Travis has a blog as well with the great title of: My Friends Are Cooler Than Your Friends. He wrote up a post about myself and the 365 Bars site today, check it out here: 365 At My Friends Are Cooler Than Your Friends. Nice to meet you guys, maybe we'll find a bar in Sheepshead Bay before the crawl is over.

The bar and the specials in the mirrored wall.

Jerry and Sarah were whooping it up at the end of the bar.

Tricia and Megan enjoyed drinks while I did my bar crawl thing.

Bartender Jeff at work.

Here's the beer garden in the back. It was closing early since it was Tuesday.

We moved into the game room where we tried our hands at Skee-Ball.

Megan shoots and scores!

Here's Laura, Josh, Sylwia and Will in the back room. Hmm, what's that on their table?

We made our way back to the front of the bar where Sydney was enjoying a pizza. Hey, pizza, I almost forgot, it's free here!

The pizza oven is in the back of the bar.

Stephen is the master chef who sculpts and bakes every pie.

Okay, this batch is done, time for free pizza!

Woo and hoo! Thanks to Tricia and Megan for joining the crawl all the way from Bloomington, Illinois! Goodnight, everybody!


I just cannot get my head wrapped around the fact that for every drink you order in this place you can have a free pizza. I asked Jeff the bartender the most pizzas he’s seen one person devour and he told me that one little guy once ate around seven of them in one night. They’re not huge, about six small slices per pizza, but you can get one free with every drink. Is it the best pizza I’ve ever had? No, but it’s free! Is it the worst pizza I’ve ever had? No, that doughy-distinction goes to Two Brothers pizza on 6th between 15th and 16th and their slices go for a buck apiece. Here you get a whole personal pizza for free, what a concept.

The bar itself is nice, there’s tables off to the side and a game room in the back with Skee-ball, a bowling game and a photo booth that doubles for a drunken make out oasis in the back of the bar. A beer garden is also located in the back with tables and you can smoke back there. There’s trivia on Wednesday night and the free pizza is available every hour the bar is open.

Free pizza. I almost hope I get laid off tonight from my stupid night job because I just found my nightly food kitchen if I do. Cheers!

Crocodile Lounge
325 E. 14th St. (Near First Ave.)

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Reader Comments (24)

Great review Daddio!
"The Midwest farmer's daughters really make you feel alright."
Looks like you had a great time with "my neighbors".
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May 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter"Boris"

Are NY bars just filled with hot women or what?

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDan

Two sweet gals to drink with and free pizza too! You are living the good life Bro! On to the next bar!

In a place with a name like 'The Crocodile Lounge', You'd almost expect to find Fitzy off in the corner tricked out like Crocodile Dundee going; "That ain't no knife mate...now THAT'S a knife!"

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

It was great meeting you too, Marty. I wish I had the courage and strength to do the epic challenge you've set up for yourself. But alas, I continue to pursue my drinking uncommitted to a higher cause. Let's definitely do it up in Sheepshead Bay sometime. I've got a few places in mind that have quite a bit of character and should make good stories.

good onya Jaws, yeah that fuckin' knife comment was the most popular q/s qoute asked to me when i was over there....but in the immortal words of Robert Downey Jnr in Tropic Thunder, "pump the brakes man, Dundee is a national treasure"...good old Paul Hogan did allright with that movie.....not bad for a mate who was originally a painter on the Sydney Harbor Bridge....

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfitzy

He should have jumped off the bridge. Those movies sucked.

As for the 2 fine honeys you were drinking with...you BETTER invite me next time so I can be your wing man.

I know a bar that serves free sausage when you drink there. I'm NEVER going back.

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCrocodile Dung-dee.

Free pizza and beautiful women, you've died and gone to bar heaven, Marty! P.S. I just ordered Manny's book, that looks like a great read! Great article in NY mag.

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarfly

Doesn't EVERY bar offer free "sausage" when you drink there?

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

@Biff. Not at the lesbian bars. There they offer you free tacos and clams.

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCrocodile Dung-dee.

You guys lost me at sausage... ughhhh
I only do sausage at real pubs.. not american pubs...
so otherwise yuck....
and i dont want a "free" kinda sausage anyway....
yea only went partly over my blonde head today.. i must be alert..
nice bar.. people are gonna be disspointed when you hit a bar with ugly people...

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGidget

As I was walking my flat-tired bicycle down E 14th street last night, I passed by the Crocodile and noted that there were enough free stools to make a perfect night for the 365 Bar guy. Then I swore he walked right past me towards the bar. Indeed he did.
Good music here and minimal TVs, though the beers cost a little more than other bars near by, so I tend to get my fill of pizza and move on.

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMySoCalledLiver

@MySoCalledLiver: Say hi next time and we'll have a beer!

May 5, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

dmn...let's see...two -duh,,,what can i say...fine lookin ladys, donations, and gawd damn free pizza..lord have mercy...worst pzza-Tw0 Boots-cut me some slack-never had a bad pie from Two Boots-anyway i saw were yuor sorry ass (rash) carried in 2 Two Boots' pizzas on "the crawl"-@boris glad to hear the "stuff" is on the way...

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterraginrrr

oh by the way the Blind Pig link still points to the Croc. Lounge ny review...

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterraginrr

@raginrr: It's Two BROTHERS, not Two Boots, Two Boots rules! The link in the article links back to the Blind Pig, is that what you're talking about?

May 5, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

damm man you are right my 'puter misleads me sometimes...but when i go to the Bind Pig linnk i sttill end up @Croc Lounge i still end @,ny review..you ar right it does say Two Borhers....where ever that is is...my bad...stiill on the crawl...plerase dont hold that against me.. i might take it the wrong way...

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterraginrr

Thanks for showing us a fabulous time last night Marty! Loved the Croc Lounge. :)

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTricia

OMG! "Dreams really do come true here at 365 Bars, it’s kind of like an alcoholic version of the Make a Wish foundation" Really? I wish I could be Tricia OR Megan for one day!

too bad Im scared [as in terrified] of bridged and public transportation - or I would SO be on a bar crawl with you!

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermeleah rebeccah

My pleasure Tricia, it was great meeting you and Megan, come back again before the bar crawl is over. And Meleah, come on into Manhattan sometime and join the crawl!

May 5, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

Hey, Jaws the cabbie, you often steal my lines!! lol I was reading the review and thought about the crocodile dundee joke, then reading comments, I saw you did it before me !!! funny!
I was in love with crocodile dundee when I was 10 years old !! And now things are really cool since I oblige Jason to dress up like him for some #%**X^^ .. some... reasons!! LOL (but I still have to hide few drugs in his food or I get revolt !) Anyway, if I had to choose between free pizza, sausage or clams, I would choose pizza, oh yeah with pizza you always get the choice to take it without mushrooms (or other kind of mycoses!!) HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAA
RHOOOO YURK !! Zioum Zioum is dirty !!! booooo !!!!

Not my fault I'm french and drunk! Voila ! :D

Zioum Zioum...my other all time favorite Aussie was Steve Irwin, may his soul rest in peace. I saw a video of him playing kissy-face with a fierce snake once ( the deadliest land snake on the face of the planet, one bite can turn your entire blood volume into jelly in a matter of minutes, just like the Andromeda Strain) with a species of horrified fascination. Never could get enough of his wild life specials when he was alive. The man was a four star lunatic!

May 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

I never heard about Steve Irwin before, so I went to youtube and found allot of crazy videos, wooow this guy was amazing, I don't know if he was courageous or just as instinctive as an animal to do that! I got a python when I was 15 years old, and seeing the videos scared me because I know you can't anticipate any of their reactions... wow! I never been attacked by a snake but I've been by an iguana, my dad just forgot to tell me to never feed one if you get your periods LOL!! the iguana wanted to fuuuuck me !!!!!!! OMG ! :D

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