Head over to Bleecker Street to Peculier Pub for one of the largest beer selections in Manhattan, and a little Peculier art.
Sit down in one of the pew-like seats and stare through the stained glass windows in this more than 100 year old space that had once been a bible shop and formerly a bar fittingly called ‘Preachers’. The Peculier got its current name from the owner’s favourite English beer, Theakston’s ‘Old Peculier’. And it got its unusual artwork from the owner as well. Apparently one of his hobbies is replicating famous paintings and images with bottle caps — or at least his version. All around the pub you’ll see Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘The Starry Night’, Miro’s “Personnage Oiseaux” and a whole lot of Egyptian art. But the Peculier’s packs them in mostly for its 27 beers on tap and over 350 types of bottled beer from around the world.
Don’t be fooled by the ‘art’ and the international beer, this place is a dive bar . It’s cash only and have the worst bathrooms that you want to avoid. But sit back, grab a beer from Russia or Nicaragua and enjoy the Peculier art.
Peculier Pub, 145 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10012