I mentioned this a bit in my post about Volt when I was pleasantly surprised that they offered PBR on their menu. In recent years PBR has become somewhat popular and accepted throughout a variety of venues. I'm not going to say that I buy into the "hip"-ness of the beer or that it has some fantastic flavors that you can't find anywhere else. What I do know about PBR is that I really enjoy the taste of the beer since I can consume a good quantity without feeling weighed down. I also know that some of my fondest experiences while in NYC involved long afternoons of drinking tall boys of PBR. There isn't a better place than Doc Holliday's, in the East Village, to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon while drinking PBR. Among the trendy and chic in TriBeCa, you can find The Patriot Saloon and it wouldn't be a complete visit unless you had some PBR and tequila. Automatic Slim's near the MPD wouldn't be the same without some PBR. I guess this is not only a nod to one of my favorite beers but also my affinity for dive bars. In all my experience, I just think it's hard to beat having a few PBRs with good friends in a casual atmosphere.