Til the Sun Comes Up — October 27, 2015 at 1:20 pm

A Welcome Addition to the Neighborhood: Haymaker Bar and Kitchen



Restaurants and bars are constantly opening throughout the city, and while many do not live up to the hype there are some worth going out of your way to visit. The area near Penn Station and Madison Square Garden is not considered a food mecca, but with the recent opening of new eateries, including Haymaker Bar and Kitchenit is bringing a new world of food to the area.

The latest gastropub, located on 29th Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue, brings a welcoming vibe to the area with their vast selection of craft beers and a twist to traditional bar foods and is ideal for lunch or after work bites. Whether you enjoy lagers, IPAs or hard ciders, there is one brew that is a must try for everyone. The Rushing Duck Zingerbier, a Berliner Weisse with ginger, hails from upstate New York. The light and tarty taste has hints of lemon, lime and fresh ginger, making it a refreshing brew that needs to tasted.


For a delayed commuter there is even a brew that will give you a taste of home in Manhattan. The Barrier Atypical IPA from Long Island is slightly dank with pine and citrus notes, which is the perfect way to drink away the LIRR blues.

From the finger-licking good Baked Dry Rubbed Chicken Wings to the Braised Short Rib Sloppy Joe, the menu is not extensive, but without a doubt, excels in what is served. As the weather gets colder, there is one comfort food dish that is sure to be devoured and that’s their Mac and Cheese. Made in a parmesan cream sauce, with white wine, pancetta, cremini mushrooms and bread crumb crust, it can be ranked as one of the best in the area.


Once people walk into Haymaker, there is one aspect that will catch everyone’s attention — the spacious interior. Filled with a custom bar and leather banquettes, the gastropub promotes both a rustic and a casual feel. Whether a commuter or going to Madison Square Garden for an event, it’s time for people to step away from the overrated and undelivered restaurants on 7th Avenue and see what Haymaker has to offer.

Twisted Talk: Have you been to Haymaker Bar and Kitchen? What did you think of it? Discuss below!

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