Crain’s New York Business has announced its “Best Places to Work in New York City,” and while the large and medium firm choices are expected (Microsoft, Deutsch, Shawmut Design, Loews Regency Hotel) or totally obscure(“Riskmetrics Group”?), the small firm list includes a shocker: Village Pourhouse, the boozatorium on 11th and Third Avenue (with a sister site on the Upper West) where locals take in pints and soccer matches from morning ’til night.
We always imagined it would be hell itself to work there, especially for porters, but Crain’s says the Pourhouse — which was named the city’s Best Beer Bar by TONY last year — is long on innovative programs like its recent “upscale ‘beer ball,'” and offers its employees shares in the company and perks like an annual trip to Disney World. Plus we assume they get free beer. Come to think of it, why did we ever leave the restaurant business? Oh right: shin splints.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 17, 2008