Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Phoenix Park

Named after a sprawling patch of greenery in Dublin, Phoenix Park is an UES base for Mets / Jets fans, Hunter College students (my Spanish study group) and white-collar workers. Autographed jerseys cover the walls and a Mr. Met bobble head sits on a liquor shelf. There are at least 15 big-screen TVs. Drinkers crowded out of the bar area can retreat to a brick-walled room with a pool table and fifties-style metal signs. (Beer: Helping ugly people have sex since 1862!) Seating for another two dozen people is offered on the back patio when the weather's right. Phoenix Park’s lunch and dinner menu features a list of bar snacks and appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, soups, wraps, and traditional “Irish Pub Favorites” selections. The beer battered onion rings are on my list of best in the city!

1 comment:

Stephen Silvestri said...

Mmm...it's true, those rings are the best. They vastly improve one's command of the Spanish language.