83 University Place
New York, NY
pop burger, the short order stand and celebrity spotting night club located in New York’s Meat Packing district is opening a 3rd location. This one is right in the reach of hungry NYU students on University Place, just a few blocks South of Union Square. Although the menu looks to be the same, there is one major difference, unlike the lounge feel of the original 9th Ave and 58th Street pop burgers, this one is designed to be a pub. So much in fact that they’ve slightly altered the name to “pop pub.” Assuming you read like a normal human being, top to bottom, you probably already surmised that fact.
Last night was the pre-opening launch party and yours truly was invited down to give the spot a nice test run. The best part of the new location, is also the worst part…it’s only a block from my office. That means, I’m in crave distance for better or for worse. Looks like I’ll need to really up my morning bike rides this season!
The new locale sets aside the normal decor of the other 2 locations to come across more like a bar hang than a place to relax over some cocktails. They have 10 craft beers on tap and dozens of interesting selections in bottles. Order you burgers at the window upon entering and then pop a squat at one of the many wooden tables if your focus is to eat or settle up to the bar if the Burger comes second to the Brew.
As this was a launch party, neither the full service, nor the full menu were available. Rather, servers walked around handing out pop burgers signature sized Mini Burgers along with Onion Rings and French Fries. I’m happy to report that the pop pub offerzx the same tasty Burger as the other two locations but now with a cool profile of craft beers! You can read my full review of the pop burger here.
Craft Beers and tasty Mini Burgers a block from my office? They better keep what will soon become “The Rev’s Seat” warm.
THE BURGER COUNTQUEST
Apr. 28, 2011 – 8:24 PM
The Rev Meter for Social Community
I recently created a meter for assesing how optimized a bar and restaurant is with social networking. I call it “The Rev Meter.” By taking what I consider to be the 10 most important social networks and creating a point system, I can accurately asses how well the business is using social networking as a tool. My goal here is to educate and assist great business to better effectively use these tools.
The Pop Pub scores a 2 on The Rev Meter for Social Community
4 points or less You’ve missed the 5 basics and are less than optimized
5 points You’ve covered the basics, which is better than most but far from optimized.
6 to 9 points You’re doing better than most and on your way to becoming a well respected social community whiz.
10 points Congrats on a perfect score! Are you hiring?