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Wednesday, August 4th, 2010—Bar 206

Day 206—Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
Sly Fox

First off I want to thank Tiki Bar Susie for today’s donation. She sent in a more than generous donation via the PayPal button of 25 dollars, with the message that she's "a bar crawl fan!" She’s also the top donator and I really thank you, Tiki Bar Susie. This bar crawl isn’t cheap and I put every dime that’s donated back into the crawl. Cheers to Tiki Bar Susie for helping out the 365 bar crawl so generously. If you ever get to New York, let me know and I’ll buy you several rounds of Micheladas!

And now on to tonight’s tavern. Commentator Al Rizo from Miami has suggested I check out the Sly Fox in the East Village. Al’s made several suggestions during the course of this crawl and he’s never steered me wrong, so the Sly Fox it is!
My friend, Mike Trent told me he likes the New York taxi photos, so this one's for you, Daddio!

And here we are at the Sly Fox, love the neon (Leon)!

Two buck Pabst's? Let's get in here and start drinking!

Plenty of seats at the bar, let's settle in for the evening.

Cute and friendly bartender Iryna serves up a pint of Pabst.

Ronnie was seated next to me and told me he was a semi-regular.

Here's a shot of the mirrored ceiling. Upside down drinkers, are we in Australia, Auntie Em?

This sign is Ukrainian for, : "Sly Fox." Wow, they use a lot of letters for "Fox."

Mark and Tom were having some beers at the bar.

These unique throne velvety booths line the wooden and brick walls opposite the bar.

And here's Alanna and Laine making the most of one the aforementioned booths. Cheers, ladies!

The old-school bar stools swivel, which made me happy for some reason. Or maybe it was the fourth pint of Pabst, who knows?

Here's a view from the other end of the bar.

I've decided to start shooting some no-flash pictures in some of the dark bars to give you a true feeling of the place. I have to thank Andrea of the Bourgois Pig for inspiring me to do this. Here's the view of the bar from my perch.

And here's the booths with the lanterns hanging overhead.

And a Shining-like Lloyd the bartender moment.

Here's Iryna with her friend Lily at the bar.

And here I am sucking down my final pint. Cheers to you Tiki Bar Susie and goodnight, everybody!

This Ukrainian bar in the East Village is a tarted up dive bar via a mirrored ceiling and floral, throne type booths that line the wall with orange lit lanterns hanging overhead. The bar is faux wood with a friendly bartender behind it and the patrons are a combination of working-class drinkers from the neighborhood and younger hipsters cashing in on the two buck Pabst pints. It’s a dark basement bar with a strong European feel to it.

There’s a full bar with cheap drafts and a nice selection of bottled beer. The jukebox has a diverse choice ranging from The Beatles, to George Thorogood to Styx and the music is kept at a conversational level. There’s drink specials every night of the week and most night’s it’s not packed and you can usually get a seat at the bar.

The Sly Fox is closed Sunday and Monday and it adds to the somewhat carefree attitude of the bar and its patrons. Budmo!

Sly Fox
140 Second Ave. (near 9th St.)

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Reader Comments (16)

Love the Sly Stone tune. Perfect for this summer. Cheers

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFat Al

@Fat Al: Cheers!

August 4, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

Love the no-flash photos, I hope this will be an on-going thing!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarfly

Working class bars can really be the best. Say, I have a suggestion for you Marty, why not try a cop bar? One of my favorite bars in Minneapolis years ago was a peanut bar a few doors down from the sixth precinct and most of the patrons, of course, were off duty cops. Those guys really knew how to party, believe it or not!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

@Barfly: I totally agree with you about the no flash photos,,,they give the bar a true look and show's the darkness better. Marty,,,thank you again for coming thru for me and I hope to see you up there before the crawl ends. Was "Back in the USSR" on the jukebox? You know what Paul said about those Ukraine girls.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAl

@Jaws: I don't know about the cop bar idea. Somehow I don't think they'd be too receptive to photos!

@Al: My pleasure, thanks for the good suggestion. I didn't see "Back in the USSR" on the jukebox, but I'll add the video tonight when I get home. I look forward to hoisting a few when you get out here!

August 4, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

Yes I to agree with your new photo creativity , like it allot .
I also like 2 dollar PBR , but after doing some book keeping last night & shit I am broke , I have to stay indoors for about 2 months drinking $1:50 16 Oz Buds until I recover . So broke I can't even pay attention .

i love the no-flash photos too! very mysterious looking!

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrita r.

What'll it be Mr. Torence?
Hair of the dog that bit me, Lloyd!
HA HA!!! Love the shining!!!
Keep up with the no flash photos in the dark bars, Marty. They give a better description to somebody who is far, far away....like myself, for instance.
$2 on a pint is $2 well spent.
@Jhwang: As long as you got beer of some sort you should be fine.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTim Clack Downunder

Attention KEN K.---

Marty lost your e-mail address; send it again, with "Hey Marty" in the subject line and I'll forward it to my dad, thanks!

-James M.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJames M.

this 'puter has mind of it's own
that said non flash looks cool...like a moon shot from a smoke filled vehicle in some field somewhere...
@jaws all choir boys i am sure...have tipped one or three w/the boys in blue...they have "dropped"me off at the front door once or thrice"...do check it out 365
@jason...damn you had better be saving for that honeymoon...cause after that it will be "honey do this" honey do that" and damn you won't have enough for a $2 PBR...
@marty...you lost an email address...WTF?...and how the hell do you know dick stolley...KOC


August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterraginrr

@rr: Ha ha ha! It's a long story!

August 4, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

Faux wood? I'll try and look past that because the unique booths are interesting. And I love the swiveling stools! Gotta swivel! And I'll sixth loving the dark photos. Definitely help give you a "feel" for the bar.

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkari

The booths look a little posture-conscious for me, but they're pretty enough. I do like the rest of the bar - especially the footrest for people on barstools. Not enough places have 'em, and they make all the difference in the world. TO $2.00 PBR!

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

Cops go to bars? I thought they were drinking at work!!!! I mean... it looks like it's the way they do in France!! MOUHAHA (I live right beside the police station... I know what I say!)

@ rr and jason : Honeymoon? ho! LOL I forgot that people do that when they get married! but, I don't like much traditional things, let's rather go to that restaurant in Toulouse where if you give to the boss your panties (dirty) they offer you a bottle of champagne !!!!!! :D Then they hang up your panties on the wall with all others ones !

Cheers to you Marty and you are so very welcome!

I love the Sly Fox, what a nice looking bar!

I may have mentioned before that my new mommy is from the Ukraine. How very cool that there is a Ukranian bar there in the East Village.

"If you ever get to New York, let me know and I’ll buy you several rounds of Micheladas!" I would love to and I am counting down the days! Thank you Marty for your very kind offer.

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTiki Bar Susie

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