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Wednesday, Sept. 15th, 2010—Bar 248

Day 248—Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
Triple Crown Ale House

Okay, it’s been one shitty, piss-poor night at work. I’m not going to get into it, because I know better than to blog about work. I don’t feel like getting dooced in this shitty, fucking economy. (How do you like your job, Frank? Inside joke alert.) Anyway, I’ve got a headache, my eyeballs hurt, my toes are weary and I’ve got a spasm going on in my left shoulder blade. Some nights I really don’t feel like doing this bar crawl, but there’s no way I want to start it all over. And quitting is out of the question. But I do, however feel like getting really fucked up. So I’m going to go to the Triple Crown Ale House for the simple reason it’s about four minutes from where I work. I’ll prove it to you, just look below this sentence.

See, we're here already, time for a drink or seven.

It's kind of crowded at the front and I'm in no mood to be mingling with a lot of people.

This spot at the back looks perfect to throw back a few well-deserved drinks.

And Noel the bartender brings the first of the many well-deserved drinks.

Here's to winning the lottery, cheers!

Here's the lit up bar at the Triple Crown.

A row of booths line the wall opposite the bar.

Here's a shot of one of the booths. It makes me think of Frank Booth.

The front table has an open=air view of 7th Street.

Here's a longshot of the wooden bar at the Triple Crown.

This fellow was just finishing his dinner and was seated next to me.

His name is Uri and he's from Tel Aviv, Israel. He turned out to be a real interesting guy, he owns a restaurant and he's a professional photographer. Here's the restaurant's website: Porter and Sons.

There's a dining room in the back.

And lots of TV's (you'll love it here, Gene!)


Horse-racing photos hang on the walls, hence the name the Triple Crown.

Noel at work at the bar with the other bartender who's name I didn't get because by now I'm on about my eighth drink.

Uri takes another shot as I drink a shot.

Somewhere along the evening I drifted off into vodka to forget my horrible workday. Goodnight, everybody!

I’ve said it before in reviews of bars along this stretch of Seventh Avenue, they’re not bad bars, but they all somewhat lack a distinct personality or charm. The Triple Crown is no exception to this rule. But if you’re going to a game or show at Madison Square Garden, or if you want to throw back a few before your train ride back to Jersey, it’ll serve your purpose well. Like two of it’s neighboring taverns, it’s got a horse theme to it and lots of polished wood and a very large bar. There’s large wooden booths lining the wall and a large dining room in the back.

It’s a full bar with a Happy Hour running Monday through Friday featuring four dollar drafts and six buck well drinks. Wednesday is Ladies Night and women can drink six dollar Cosmopolitans and Martinis all night. The kitchen is open late (till one am weeknights, four am on the weekends) and some of the items available include: Pasta With Spicy Sausage, Bangers And Mash, Leg Of Lamb and Beef Goulash.

There’s outside tables for seating and people watching when the weather permits. And it’s only about four minutes from where I work.

Triple Crown Ale House
330 Seventh Ave. (at 29th St.)

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Reader Comments (27)

Way to go the extra mile after a shitty workday! Hope you got a good night's sleep!

September 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarfly

The Triple Shithole sucks. I have been thrown out of here twice in the past. Fuck them. I hope they matre D' dies a slow horrible death.

The Triple Crown looks kind of like the bastard child of a hotel bar and a Friday's, but at least they have good drink specials. Plus, any place that stocks Gulden's spicy brown mustard is alright by me. If you're ever a week away from the next paycheck and sick of pasta with red sauce, invest five dollars in a box of Snyder's sourdough hards and a bottle of Gulden's. Those pretzels will rip up your palate good and proper, but the mustard makes a killer combo and they'll keep you full. Anyway, nice bar four minutes from where you work. I'm guessing they don't have an ATM...

September 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

i hate it but it is all in the spirit of the crawl.. and they seam nice...
you need a vacation when this is all over..
like a cruise with with playboy bunnies.

September 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGidget

Don't know that bar in Tel Aviv, but it's a pretty fun town. Maybe someone there will do a little 40 days and 40 nights crawl.

September 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFat Al

oh, jesus.

September 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkat

Triple Crown seems ok to me. Good long bar, plenty of variety of booze, great representation of wood everywhere, and the booths are very private, yet still near the bar. Maybe for a place like New York this bar could be considered lacking personality. Anywhere else this is a super bar, maybe a few too many TV sets,,,,but I like it, good stop on the old crawl.

September 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAl

@Joey D/a.k.a. Bodega drinking guy wishing death on maitre d's: So what did they throw you out for?

September 15, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

4 stars/beers for going the extra mile and not giving up after a bad day at work! love the last shot! LOL!

September 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrita r.

Hum! to get drunk is sometimes the best thing to do after a shitty workday!! I just agree! :)

@365: Holy Shit! Must have been a right fucker of a day!! I'm getting the vibe all way down in Aus!
If it makes you feel any better, I could be happily unemployed by the time our paths cross. Nothing like the feeling of not having to go back to work after a holiday.....sorry, I think I made it worse. Just remember Marty, if work was meant to be fun they wouldn't have called it WORK....
+8 Beers? You're like some modern day Iron Kidneys man.

Gotta agree with Biff on this one. I'm not too sure about this place. Looks like another generic Irish pub that you'd find on any corner in any city/town in the world, but booze is booze and the Crawl must go on! I'm not about to start complaining, but I'd HATE to be the chef in this place - Open to 4am on Saturday....thats harsh.

@Biff: Marty tells me you'll be in town on Nov 2- leaving the next day? We'll be flying in on the 1st and be keen to knock a few back on the tuesday.

September 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTim Clack Downunder

@Tim Clack: Things look better tonight. I'll try to have a little better post tomorrow. You can't win them all. What's the story with your job, are they cutting back? Hang in there, mate!

September 15, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

that bar seemed nice enough. not one of my favorites on the crawl, but at least it wasn't totally awful!

September 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermeleah rebeccah

damm!!!!...i feel left out....ok, ok, well Barry dropped a turd (actually 3 nuggets, 1st nugget got me but i dodged the 2nd two) on me from the crown of his tree the other day while i was cleaning his yard in supermax...now tell me thats not getting shit on at work.....bit hard to pass on a FUCK YOU to the littl' fella though....after the initial shock horror i had nothing, NOTHING! & had to laugh along with the other 6 or so tourists watching....yep Barry "The Entertainer"......i can thank my lucky stars i was'nt looking up for him with my mouth open, phew!....cheers Barry you bad BAD Bear(sorry marsupial)!!!!

September 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfitzy

@marty, i was only jokin' bout you whingin' bout work taking up copy space, & i still think you should take a pic of yourself pissed off at work...wot? you dont think the masses will relate???

& hey, the Triple Crown, obviously winning 3x Group One (major) races...which races are they? Kentucky Derby?....i spotted the preview of a new movie coming out called Triple Crown looked good...

do you guys get the 'Melbourne Cup' televised down there? now theres a race that stops our nation, great day on the piss.....except for probably the likes of clacky & the other poor bastards in the hospitality trade......@clacky hope you're in NYC for this years Melbourne Cup & sitting in the Australian Hotel (marty will show you where it is) knocking back a shitload of VB's/ Bundy & cokes & transforming into a serial pest ol' mate!!! (standard issue from the aussie okka code of conduct for these big days)

September 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfitzy

@fitzy: And I thought I had a shitty job! The tourists had to love that performance! Next time I have a horrible night, I'll take a self-protrait, mate! And here's information on the Triple Crown:


September 16, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

@Fitzy: We'll be in NY for the Melbourne Cup. As for serving the annual MC Luncheon its the one busy day of the year that I honestly get a right kick out of....dunno always liked working Melbourne Cup.
As for that arsehole serial pest I can't stand that fucker! He used to rush on stage at our gigs and spit on our microphones. I've planted my boot into him plenty of times. He's done so much stupid shit and people on the fringe love him for it...fucking sheep....

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTim Clack Downunder

@ marty & clacky, thanks fellas....& clacky, my bad on the serial pest, you got it straight up, those fuckwits are'nt funny til you hip roll them off the stage & accidentally break their nose with a Liverpool kiss on landing...then they dont think its so funny to get up on stage.....food for thought.....& marty, i thought to mesef after pressing send, "why did'nt i just google triple crown", thanks mate...yes "Hello Dickhead" to Fitzy.....

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfitzy

for threatening the matre d' for putting his hands on me. I was drunk before a Who concert about 8 years ago and he asked me to leave. I wasnt ready to go so I told him to "fuck off". then he touched me. Bad idea.

@bag in a bodega: "then he touched me. Bad idea." That brings back altar boy memories. Go in peace, my son.

September 16, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

Triple Crown Ale House , thats where they send old race horses to Die from the smell of old Men whom gambled there retiirtment savings on horses that never won , & horse taste good , I had it the frist time I was in france !!! Sorrry Mr Ed .

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJHwang in France

I LOVE THE TRIPLE CROWN!! That is my kind of bar...the famous race horse photos are an added bonus. I love it!!

Thank you for choosing the Triple Crown Marty...great choice!

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTiki Bar Susie

@Tiki Bar Susie: When I took the shot of the horse photo I thought of you!

September 16, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

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