A cannery is known for canning food such as fresh fish off the docks and harbors around the globe — one of the most popular being Cannery Row — John Steinbeck’s novel about the factories in Monterey, California put the business and labor practices in the news and on the map. The Cannery in Hell’s Kitchen is more about beer, burgers and playing ball than unions and fishmongers. With a selection of over 25 canned and draught beer on the menu, this sports bar is the latest addition to the ever-changing hood.
Inside, a rustic mahogany wood bar, crown molding and faux tin ceiling are accentuated with over 15 flat-screen TVs playing ESPN, domestic and international games. If football and pub grub are your desire, here is your midtown stop this fall/winter.
Along with your suds or signature cocktails, we recommend you start with the Short-Rib Sliders: Braised, sauced, served with pickle chops and house coleslaw. Juicy and tender this is the next best thing on the menu if you are not in the mood for one of their juicy burgers: La Frieda Black Angus Blend, Farms Local Bison or Mean Bean Burger.
For entrée we recommend the Bone In Pork Chop which is locally sourced organic pork, butchered down to a French roast, smoked, cut to order and grilled. It comes with mashed potato and homemade apple sauce.
No pub would keep its doors open without offering the traditional Fish & Chips. This classic dish comes with beer-battered Icelandic cod, fresh coleslaw, lemon and a side of tartar sauce.
The Cannery draws a predominantly young crowd. While the ambiance is as comfortable as a wool sweater in an old Irish tavern, the crowd can be boisterous and the noise level is a decibel higher than shrill, it all depends on the game and how long the patrons have stayed after happy hour — you’ll know you are in New York City by the throngs of revelers and sports enthusiasts from the outskirts drinking and hopefully dining their time away.
Steinbeck would agree.
765 9th Avenue
New York, NY
t: (212) 397-2377