The heart of The Pony Bar still beats on the Upper East Side. We sit down with Dan McLaughlin to discuss how he got started in craft beer, the history of The Pony Bar, and how the American craft beer scene has changed since the doors first swung open in April of 2009. We talk about how these bars impacted our craft beer journey personally and their effect on the New York craft beer culture. Dan takes us through the years of The Pony Bar from the expansion on the UES to the Closing of the Hell’s Kitchen location and what the future holds for one of our favorite bars of all time. You can find The Pony Bar on Twitter or on the corner of 75th St. and 1st Ave. Though it is important to remember “Some Night’s You Ride the Pony, Some Night’s the Pony Rides You.” Grab a pint and join the conversation on facebook, twitter, or email us.