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I see the connection! A rowdy frat boy collared shirt sports bar with buffalo wings and football and 800 beers on tap! And The Ramones. Peas in a pod!
Aside from Joey the other guys look like crap. C'mon Chico you ca do better than this by these icons of punk!
Once I ate 3 dozen wings at Croxley then puked on a payphone.
Love how Joey appears to have to slouch to fit under the awning, very true to life.
It looks more like a Calvin Klein ad.
Ey oh, let's go
Chico is not done yet. He still needs to add detail with the air brush. Will be done Wednesday.
The "Ramones" were any actual thing?!? I thought it was a just a logo sold on t-shirt at Urban Outfitters...
Croxley Ales, fratboy paradise with wings! I bet their customers couldn't name 3 Ramones' songs. More of a Hootie & The Blowfish crowd. Men with flip flops and dumb girls. It's like in the old days and sometimes now when a real square moves to the neighborhood and buys a Ramones T-Shirt in an attempt to "fit in..." Frat Boy square heaven Croxley Ales is doing the same thing, trying to use this tired, overused image to try to hip themselves up. Aint gonna happen....
Maaaaaaan, you guys are uptight jerkoffs! I'm neither a frat boy nor do I wear flip-flops outside of the beach nor do I shovel wings into my mouth on a routine basis, but I think I'd almost rather hang out with people that do than you judgmental, sanctimonious misanthropes who pine for a history that was much worse than you remember it to be.
"...nor do I shovel wings into my mouth on a routine basis, but I think I'd almost rather hang out with people that do than you judgmental, sanctimonious misanthropes who pine for a history that was much worse than you remember it to be..."Come to the I-BAR...I'll buy you a drink or two.
The burgers there are good. There's a decent menu of beers and beer cocktails (e.g., black velvet). Beyond that, I got nothing.
I've said it before, but on the three nights a week that Croxley is worth visiting (Monday through Wednesday), it's as much Flatbush as it is 'frat guy'. One of the few 'older' EV bars that actually has some consistent demographic diversity. Fight nights are not dissimilar, but more SI. But sports are bad, amirite?
@ 10:33 AM: Sports are fine; calling Croxley one of the "older" EV bars is not.
12:31, 1) Any bar open for more than 20 years has more seniority than the (vast) majority of establishments in the City/EV2) Hence the quotes around the word 'older'
Croxley Ales has not been open for twenty years; not even close.
Eat your wings and watch your sports and listen to the Dave Matthews Band, give each other high fives, pretend you're in the suburbs and meet your mediocre chick who you plan to spawn with and migrate to suburbia when you're 32! That's the Croxley Crowd! Not an "older EV bar, in the least..." What happened to that shit show Billy Hurricane's, closed down? Now you only have this place but want more just like it? Please go away all of you! I'd rather have junkies and bums than you boring, soulless, uninspired squares.... Seriously go away! You are the true definition of mediocrity! A blight on our city!
Croxley has been there since the late 1990s or early 2000s. So "only" 10 or 15 years, it's still older than most EV bars. Bunch of elitist snobs around here huh?
Croxley's could have been less corny, but it is just a collegey doosh hole. The Ramones shit is RANDOM but maybe they want it to take over for the Kiss mural that is gone from 1st and A.
It opened in 2003. From my experience there seem to be a lot of blue collar sorts going there. Ya know, people who like eating cheap wings and drinking good beer while watching sports on TV. For some reason working people watching sports on TV enrages the the fauxhemians.
Not enraged, nor a fauxhemian. I moved to the East Village in the 1980's and enjoyed it for the creative, edgy exciting neighborhood that it was. So of course I have no love for a boring-ass suburban sports bar like Croxley. There's nothing elitist about missing what was a great neighborhood. The sad part is that some of the newcomers have no idea what they missed. Sure, you can say that you live in the East Village but you don't. You live in just another iteration of a boring white neighborhood lousy with national chain businesses and you're too ignorant to know any better.
3:18, this is 9:43. I've lived here since the 1960s (all my life), good beer, cheap wings, Mets on TV, a couple of plumbers and cops getting loaded. I'm fine with that, it's like Nice Guy Eddies with better beer and better TVs. It's a chain? I had no idea. Don't care. You don't like the place cool, don't go. My guess you rarely went east of Ave A in the 1980s. But you just know Ave B was all cool and edgy back then from the couple of times you drank at Vazacs.
Nah, 9:43, I actually lived in the Fifth Street Squat back then. If you don't remember, it was on the north side of Fifth just west of B. At the time there was a blacksmith shop working in the vacant lot that now sits empty next to Croxley. So please spare me the attempt to pull your "more authentic than thou" BS, you'll just embarrass yourself. And Croxley may be a few blue collar types on a Tuesday afternoon but it's packed with Khaki wearing drunken louts every night of the week. Maybe you were never meant to live someplace interesting. In that case congratulations, the neighborhood has reached the lowest common denominator you were seeking.
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