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1744 2nd Ave, between 90th and 91st
New York, NY 10128
(212) 410-6449

A funny thing happened on the way home from the bar, I found another bar. This sign caught my eye and so I opened the door and entered DTUT. It doesn’t look like a bar, it looks like a coffee shop. Not one of those “chain” coffee shops, you can probably guess who I’m referring to, their name begins with an ‘S’. Rather it resembles an independent coffee shop with couches and low tables, a bar against the wall with wooden and metal bar stools, mismatched chairs and tables. Pop art posters, posters with kooky sayings “I dream of a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.”, a giant flag and bookshelves with what looks like real books.

DTUT.1At the back is the counter with a couple of smiling 20 somethings ready to brew your coffee drink, pour a glass of wine or pop the cap off a bottle of beer. Pleasant and knowledgeable, a winning combination. Free wifi, 25 craft beers, wine and coffee drinks, they also serve food. I can’t comment on the food since so far I have only had beer. They also have an Edison Chandelier, something I had never heard of. This is not the chandelier that is at DTUT, I couldn’t get a picture of it, this is an image from Google. All other pictures in this post are mine.

The first night I was there the young man behind the counter mentioned they had been there since ‘last summer’, that time I had Dogfish Head Tweason’ale a gluten-free beer with strawberries, sorghum and honey. It was surprisingly good, the last gluten-free beer I tried ended up poured down the sink. Since I didn’t remember how long they had been there, and I wanted to write this blog post, I went back. This time I had Shiner Bohemian Black Lager, very nice, smooth and quite tasty. This trip I found out they have been in this location since June 2013 and before that they were near 84th Street. I don’t know why that location closed, but I hope they are in this new location a long time since it is convenient for me on my way home from work. I also tested out the wifi.

My only problem is, when I serve myself, I never know how much to leave in the tip jar.

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About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

One response

  1. mmmmmm……beer. It sounds like a cool place. Wish we had bars like that around here. Love Shiner Black Lager!