The Pony Bar
Upper East Side
Pony Bar is a totally unpretentious tavern with pleanty of seating that rarely gets too crowded or rowdy. We especially like Pony Bar because it keeps its simplicity without feeling divey and their beer selection is super solid.
Beer-focused with a rotating tap list. They have a few wines and mixed drinks as well.
Lots of bar snacks. We'd like to highlight the pigs in a blanket because you can never go wrong with pigs in a blanket (unless of course you or your date are vegetarian - in which case there are tons of other great options).
Ample bar, high top and table seating.