Beer Bars in New York City
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Until further notice, all bars are take-out only and follow limited hours.
- 4th Avenue Pub — 76 4th Avenue (Brooklyn)
(btw Bergen & St Marks St., Park Slope)
24 taps, a hand pump, a long happy hour, and a back yard.
- 61 Local — 61 Bergen Street (Brooklyn)
near Smith; F/G to Bergen
- Adobe Blues — 63 Lafayette Ave. (Staten Island)
Southwest-theme restaurant with a good beer selection (lots of bottles) and live music on week-ends.
- Alewife NYC — 5-14 51st Avenue (Queens)
Long Island City
- Alphabet City Beer Co. — 96 Avenue C (Manhattan)
(btw 6th & 7th)
open until midnight
- Amsterdam Ale House — 340 Amsterdam Avenue (Manhattan)
(at W. 76th St.)
Solid beer selection, but the ubiquitous TVs will bludgeon your soul.
- Arrogant Swine — 173 Morgan Avenue (Brooklyn)
at Scholes Street, East Williamsburg
North Carolina-style barbecue and beer hall with 20 beers on tap. L to Morgan Avenue
- Arts and Crafts SoHa — 1135 Amsterdam Avenue (Manhattan)
at W. 116th St.
opposite the Columbia Law School
- Arts and Crafts Greenwich Village — 26 West 8th Street (Manhattan)
24 beers on tap, no liquor, no sports, no loud music.
- As Is — 734 10th Ave (Manhattan)
rather steep prices, even for Manhattan
- Astoria Bier & Cheese — 34-14 Broadway (Queens)
- Astoria Bier & Cheese — 35-11 Ditmars Blvd. (Queens)
- Augurs Well — 115 Saint Marks Place (Manhattan)
(btw 1st and A)
16 constantly rotating taps and 50 bottles
- Bad Seed Taproom — 585 Franklin Ave (Crown Heights) (Brooklyn)
btw Dean St & Atlantic Ave
20 rotating taps highlighting Hudson Valley ciders
- Bar 180 — 4241 Broadway (Manhattan)
- Barbes — 376 9th Street (Brooklyn)
(Park Slope, corner of 6th Ave.)
An excellent music venue with a decent beer selection.
- Barcade Brooklyn — 388 Union Avenue (Brooklyn)
2 blocks south of Metropolitan
American craft beers and vintage video games
- Barcade Chelsea — 148 West 24th Street (Manhattan)
btw 6th and 7th Avenues
Barcade St Mark's — 6 St Mark's Place (Manhattan)
btw 2nd and 3rd Avenues
- Bar Great Harry — 280 Smith Street (Brooklyn)
(at Sackett; Carroll Gdns)
New beer bar in the heart of the Smith Street strip. Check the web site for the beer list. One hand pump.
- Barleycorn Craft Bar & Grill — 23 Park Place (Manhattan)
btw Church & Broadway
Gastro pub with 72 beers on draft and 100 bottled
- The Baroness Bar — 4126 Crescent Street (Queens)
7/N/W to Queensboro Plz
- Bed-Vyne Brew — 370 Tompkins Avenue (Brooklyn)
A/C to Nostrand, in Bed-Stuy. Another bar, another dreadful web site.
- Beer Culture — 328 W. 45th Street (Manhattan)
A beer bar and bottle shop bringing culture to the Times Square area; snacks and sandwiches available
- Beer Culture — 228 W 72nd Street (Manhattan)
- Beer Karma — 470 Union Avenue (Brooklyn)
(near the L/G Lorimer/Metropolitan stop)
Heavy focus on local beers but a balanced tap list
- Beer Shop NYC — 422 Amsterdam Avenue (Manhattan)
(near 80th St.)
A beer shop with bar. Closes at 10 or 11.
- Beer Street — 413 Graham Avenue (Brooklyn)
- Bier International — 2099 Frederick Douglass Blvd (Manhattan)
(at 113th St.)
A restaurant and beer garden in West Harlem. B/C to 110th/Cathedral Pkwy
- BierWax — 556 Vanderbilt Avenue (Brooklyn)
vinyl and hops...
- Big aLICe Brooklyn Barrel Room — 52 34th Street (Sunset Park/Industry City) (Brooklyn)
btw 2nd & 3rd Ave.
D/N/R to 36th Street open Mon-Thu 11 - 10, Fri-Sat 11 - 11, Sun 11 - 8.
The Blind Tiger Ale House — 281 Bleecker Street (Manhattan)
One of the grand-daddies of the NY beer scene, reborn on Bleecker Street after the original location turned into a Starbucks. Now with bar food. 3 hand pumps and two dozen taps. Frequent brewery events.
- Bohemian Hall — 29-19 24th Avenue (Queens)
A large, traditional beer garden in the Central European tradition. Many German and Czech beers.
- Bondurants — 303 East 85th Street (Manhattan)
(at 2nd Avenue)
Two dozen US craft beers, and some 100 whiskeys. Pub food.
The Brazen Head — 228 Atlantic Avenue (Brooklyn)
(btw Court St. and Boerum Pl.)
A light and airy space with barstools and couches; an outdoor garden weather permitting. No real food; snacks on some days, and bagged munchies. 15 taps and 2 hand pumps.
- The Bronx Beer Hall — 2344 Arthur Avenue (Bronx)
(in the Arthur Avenue Retail Market at 187th Street)
open 11 am - 11 pm
- The Bronx Alehouse — 216 West 238th Street (Bronx)
(btw Broadway and Major Deegan)
Kingsbridge; 1 train to 238th
- Brooklyn Bavarian Biergarten — 263 Prospect Avenue (Brooklyn)
btw 5th & 6th Avenues
24 taps, German food. R to Prospect or F to 4th Ave/9th St
- Brooklyn Cider House — 1100 Flushing Avenue (Brooklyn)
btw Irving and Knickerbocker -- L to Morgan or Jefferson
draft and bottled ciders from New York State
- Brooklyn Public House — 247 Dekalb Avenue (Brooklyn)
G to Clinton-Washington
- The Brooklyneer — 220 W. Houston Street (Manhattan)
(btw 6th and Varick)
A one-joke bar/restaurant, but as long as it's a good joke, who's complaining? Featuring the beers of Brooklyn, from Coney Island to Williamsburg.
- Brouwerij Lane — 78 Greenpoint Avenue (Brooklyn)
at Franklin -- G to Greenpoint
Burp Castle — 41 East 7th Street (Manhattan)
(near 2nd Avenue)
A theme place -- this is a "House of Beer Worship", staffed by "Brewist Monks". Excellent selection of Belgian ales.
Phone: (212) 982-4576
- BXL Cafe — 125 W. 43rd Street (Manhattan)
(near Times Square)
Belgian-themed restaurant and bar with a good beer selection both from Belgium and the US.
- Cafe Katja — 79 Orchard Street (Manhattan)
(between Broome & Grand)
A tiny, friendly Austrian bistro with a small but pleasant selection of German and Austrian beers, on tap and in bottles. As is to be expected, the food concentrates on the products of the pig. Open 4 - midnight.
- The Cannibal — 113 E. 29th Street (Manhattan)
btw Park and Lex
also a beer store and a covered beer garden and a butcher shop; from the people at Resto, next door.
- Cardiff Giant — 415 Myrtle Avenue (Brooklyn)
- City Hops — 1145 2nd Avenue (Manhattan)
store and tap room
- City Swiggers — 320 East 86th Street (Manhattan)
- Clinton Hall Downtown — 90 Washington Street (Manhattan)
(at Rector Street)
Beer hall and restaurant with a selection of 20 draught beers and ciders on rotation, ranging from cask ales to keg-conditioned ales and lagers from the US, Belgium, Germany, Scandinavia and beyond. 1/N/R to Rector St. 4/5 to Wall St.
- Clinton Hall 51 — 230 E 51st St (Manhattan)
E/M/6 to 51st (see Clinton Hall Downtown for details)
- Clinton Hall Bronx — 601 East 189th Street, Bronx (Bronx)
Arthur Avenue, near Fordham
4/B/D to Fordham (see Clinton Hall Downtown for details)
- Clinton Hall Williamsburg — 247 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg (Brooklyn)
L to Bedford/G to Metropolitan (see Clinton Hall Downtown for details)
- Cooper's Craft and Kitchen Chelsea — 169 8th Avenue (Manhattan)
(near 18th St.)
Gastropub with a strong beer focus.
- Cooper's Craft and Kitchen East Village — 87 Second Avenue (Manhattan)
(near 5th Street)
Gastropub with a strong beer focus.
- Covenhoven — 730 Classon Avenue (Brooklyn)
(btw Prospect and Park)
beer shop, tap room & garden; 2/3 to Eastern Pkwy, 2/3/4/5 to Franklin
- Craft Culture — 59-04 Myrtle Ave (Queens)
btw Forest & Stephen/71st Ave
L to Halsey or M to Forest
- Craft House — 60 Van Duzer Street (Staten Island)
- d.b.a. — 41 1st Avenue (Manhattan)
(between 2nd and 3rd streets)
Under new managenent. Excellent taps; several hand pumps; over 60 bottled beers. No food, but you can bring your own. And, yes, brand new toilets!
- The Diamond — 43 Franklin Street (Brooklyn)
(continuation of Kent Ave. at Calyer) Greenpoint
Specializing in less big but no less flavorful session beers.
- District Tap House — 246 W 38th Street (Manhattan)
(btw 7th & 8th)
50 taps, many TVs
- Dive Bar — 732 Amsterdam Avenue (Manhattan)
(at 96th Street)
- Donovan's — 57-24 Roosevelt Avenue (Queens)
(right under the 7 train at 58th Street)
"Has the best Guinness. And GREAT burgers, to boot..." (Jim Leff)
- Double Windsor — 210 Prospect Park W. (Brooklyn)
(at 16th Street)
US craft beers on tap, decent international bottle selection.
- Draft Barn (Gravesend) — 317 Avenue X (Brooklyn)
(3 blocks east of the Ave. X F train)
One hand pump. Closed Mondays.
- The Dram Shop — 339 9th Street (Brooklyn)
(btw 5th and 6th Avenues)
- Draught 55 — 245 E. 55th Street (Manhattan)
(near 2nd Avenue)
- Drop Off Service — 211 Avenue A (Manhattan)
btw 13th and 14th St.
One hand pump, 26 taps.
Ear Inn — 326 Spring Street (Manhattan)
2 blocks from the Hudson
Historic sailor's bar; a designated city landmark, built in 1817. Some decent beers on tap; single malt scotches, brandies. Like McSorley's, go for the history, not the beer. Music late at night on some days.
- Earl's Beer and Cheese — 1259 Park Avenue (Manhattan)
(at 97th Street)
Beer; and cheese; and more.
- Fette Sau — 354 Metropolitan Avenue (Brooklyn)
(Williamsburg; just west of Havemeyer)
Top-notch barbecue, well-suited beer, and selected Bourbons; from the owners of Spuyten Duyvil, across the street. Open from 5pm.
Phone: (718) 963-3404
- Fools Gold — 145 East Houston Street (Manhattan)
(btw Eldridge and Forsythe)
A joint venture from Idle Hands (on Avenue B) and Alewife (in LIC) featuring "Craft Beer, Whiskey, Artisanal Food and Gourmet Coffee". Hefty prices and deplorable giant TVs.
- Forest Hills Station House — 106-11 71st Avenue (Queens)
across from the LIRR Forest Hills Station
E/F/R/M to 71st/Continental
Fraunces Tavern — 54 Pearl Street (Manhattan)
at Broad Street
The historic tavern is now operated by Dublin's Porterhouse.
- The Fulton Grand — 1011 Fulton Street (Brooklyn)
C to Washington or G to Classon
- The Gate — 321 Fifth Avenue (Brooklyn)
(at 3rd Street)
24 taps and weekly gravity casks; weekly beer events, and spacious outdoor seating in season.
- George Keeley — 485 Amsterdam Avenue (Manhattan)
(btwn. 83rd & 84th)
21 taps, one hand pump serving American and European beers. Pub food. Monday - Friday: 4 PM - 4 AM; Sat - Sun: 12 - 4 AM
The Ginger Man — 11 East 36th Street (Manhattan)
(between 5th and Madison)
A cousin of four other Ginger Men in Texas (Houston, Dallas, Austin, Ft Worth), The Ginger Man offers 66 taps of fine craft beers from around the world and two hand pumps, with nearly 100 excellent selections of bottled beers. One block from the Pierpont Morgan Library, two blocks from the Empire State Building.
- Glorietta Baldy — 502 Franklin Avenue (Brooklyn)
From the owners of Mission Dolores, the Owl Farm, and Bar Great Harry. 12 taps and rare bottles. C trains to Franklin.
- Gold Star Beer Counter — 176 Underhill Avenue (Brooklyn)
Growlers; snacks and sandwiches. Open daily from noon to midnight (1 am Fri-Sat).
Good Beer — 422 East 9th Street (Manhattan)
(btw 1st and A)
More a beer store than a bar, but there are some tables and chairs for instant gratification. Open daily 11am to 10pm except noon to 8pm Sundays.
- Gramercy Tavern — 42 East 20th Street (Manhattan)
In front of an expensive restaurant that you can't get a reservation at, you will find the "tavern", with its own menu and a good selection of US and foreign beers. Not cheap, but worth the money.
- Greenpoint Beer and Ale — 7 N. 15th Street (Brooklyn)
beer hall and brewpub
- Grotta Local — 177 Mulberry Street (Manhattan)
Beer bar in Little Italy
- The Gutter (LIC) — 10-22 46th Avenue, LIC (Queens)
btw Vernon and 11th
a bowling alley (sister of the Williamsburg one) with a decent beer selection;
- The Half Pint — 76 West 3rd Street (Manhattan)
A brick-and-wood restaurant with a separate bar. Two dozen draft lines and a hand pump (the former ranging from $5.50 to $7.50, the latter priced at $6 per half!) and a solid, extensive bottle list of both US and imported beers ($5-$9). No surprises, and the usual cheap stinkers one must overlook, especially considering their touristy location.
- Harlem Hops — 2268 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard (Manhattan)
(btw 133rd and 134th)
2/3 to 135th
- Haymaker Bar and Kitchen — 252 W 29th Street (Manhattan)
near 8th Avenue/F.I.T.
18 taps; cans to go.
- Heartland Brewery (Times Square) — 127 West 43rd Street (Manhattan)
Heidelberg Restaurant — 1648 Second Avenue (Manhattan)
(Between 85th and 86th Streets)
Good selection of fine German beers, great food and an authentic German environment.
- Henry Street Ale House — 62 Henry Street (Brooklyn)
(near Cadman Plaza)
- High Dive — 243 5th Avenue (Brooklyn)
- Hofbräu Bierhaus — 712 3rd Avenue (Manhattan)
(btw 44th and 45th)
Bavarian Restaurant & Beer Garden near Grand Central
- The Hop Shop — 121 Columbia St (Brooklyn)
opened May 2015
- Hops Hill — 886 Fulton Street (Brooklyn)
A/C to Clinton/Washington
- House of Brews — 363 West 46th Street (Manhattan)
(btw 8th and 9th)
One hand pump, marred by giant TVs.
- House of Brews — 302 West 51st Street (Manhattan)
(at 8th Avenue)
Houston Hall — 222 W. Houston Street (Manhattan)
Beer hall and restaurant
- Indian Road Cafe — 600 West 218th Street (Manhattan)
(at Indian Road)
The northernmost outpost in Manhattan, with a broad selection of interesting bottles.
- Inwood Local — 4957 Broadway (Manhattan)
Jake's Dilemma — 430 Amsterdam Avenue (Manhattan)
(between 80th and 81st Street)
- The Jeffrey — 311 East 60 Street (Manhattan)
(at 1st Avenue)
Serious beer, pub food, growler refills, and one cask. All that and a beer garden under the 59th Street bridge.
- John Brown Smokehouse — 10-43 44th Drive (Queens)
(btw 10th & 11th St.)
E train to 23rd/Court Square
- Keg & Lantern — 95 Nassau Avenue (Brooklyn)
(btw Manhattan and Leonard, Greenpoint)
A small beer hall, with two cask beers on occasion. G to Nassau
- Killmeyer's Old Bavarian Inn — 4254 Arthur Kill Rd (Staten Island)
A wonderful old German restaurant with beautiful old bar from the early 1800's, and excellent German food. Also a big outdoor beergarden, with live music some nights.The bar has a fine draft selection, and a huge list of about 115 bottles. The emphasis is on German beers (and with the atmospheric surroundings, what else would you want to drink?), but the bottled beer list covers the world.
Landmark Tavern — 626 11th Avenue (Manhattan)
(at 46th Street)
In an old-fashioned red-brick building at the corner of 46th and 11th, strategically located a block away from the Intrepid Museum. A mediocre tap list, a bar menu of shellfish and classic pub fare, as well as a regular restaurant.
Lederhosen — 39 Grove Street (Manhattan)
(btw Bedford and Bleecker)
A German wurst restaurant with German beer. Closed Mondays.
Phone: (212) 206-7691
- The Levee — 212 Berry Street (Brooklyn)
(Williamsburg, at N. 3rd)
An unpretentious neighborhood bar with good beer.
Phone: (718) 218-8787
- Li'l Frankie's — 19 1st Avenue (Manhattan)
Good beer and pizza. One block from d.b.a.
- Loreley — 7 Rivington Street (Manhattan)
(at the Bowery)
12 taps, mostly German. Full German menu. Open until 4 am Fridays and Saturdays
- Lucky Dog — 303 Bedford Avenue (Brooklyn)
(btw S. 1st and S. 2nd)
20 craft beer taps, one cask.
- Maggie's Place — 21 East 47th Street (Manhattan)
(47th and Madison Ave)
12 taps, including "The best pint of Guinness in New York" (Garrett Oliver).
- Malt & Mold — 362 Second Avenue (Manhattan)
at E. 21st Street
beer and cheese shop; free beer or cider tastings every Friday, 5-8 pm
- Marshall Stack — 66 Rivington Street (Manhattan)
- Matt Torrey's — 46 Bushwick Avenue (Brooklyn)
A large bar with an emphasis on New York State beers
McSorley's Old Ale House — 15 East 7th Street (Manhattan)
New York's oldest continuously operating bar, opened by John McSorley in 1854. If you absolutely must go, go for the atmosphere, not for the beer.
- Mekelburg's — 293 Grand Avenue (Brooklyn)
- Mission Dolores — 249 4th Avenue (Brooklyn)
(at Carroll Street)
Beer selection is mostly American, with a few imports.
Molly's — 287 3rd Avenue (Manhattan)
(between 23rd and 22nd)
A wonderful, cozy, dark Irish pub with sawdust on the floor, excellent Guinness on tap and fantastic hamburgers.
- Mosaic Astoria — 25-19 24th Avenue (Queens)
at 26th Street, Astoria
over 170 domestic and international craft beers N/W to Ditmars
- Nurnberger Bierhaus — 817 Castleton Avenue (Staten Island)
German restaurant and beer garden.
- Old Town Bar — 45 E. 18th Street (Manhattan)
A beautiful room with wood paneling and Art-Deco fittings, and an improving tap list. Standard burger and sandwich menu.
- One Mile House — 10 Delancey Street (Manhattan)
(btw Chystie and the Bowery)
- One Stop Beer Shop — 134 Kingsland Avenue (Brooklyn)
(Graham Ave. stop on the L)
A craft-beer bar and shop in Greenpoint, near the BQE. Growler refills.
- The Owl Farm — 297 9th Street (Brooklyn)
(at 5th Avenue)
A new sister establishment of Bar Great Harry and Mission Dolores, with 30 lines --two of which are hand drawn casks-- and a mix of US and imported beers with all the right credentials. No food; bring your own.
- Pacific Standard — 82 4th Avenue (Brooklyn)
(btw St. Marks and Bergen)
A bar for the hopheads, with a strong emphasis on the West Coast. Two hand pumps. Various events and tap lists at pacificstandardbrooklyn.blogspot.com
Peculier Pub — 145 Bleecker Street (Manhattan)
"Mobbed on week-ends" doesn't even begin to cover how wretched this NYU frat-boy place is, despite their excellent selection.
- Pencil Factory — 142 Franklin Street (Brooklyn)
(at Greenpoint Ave.)
G Train to Greenpoint Avenue
- La Petite Abeille — 401 East 20th Street (Manhattan)
A chain of Belgian-style cafe-restaurants with several locations.
- Pine Box Rock Shop — 12 Grattan Street (Brooklyn)
L to Morgan
- Pony Bar — 1444 1st Avenue (Manhattan)
at 75th Street
On the other side of the island from its sibling in the theater district
- Precious Metal — 143 Troutman Street, Bushwick (Brooklyn)
M train to Central Ave
- Proletariat — 102 St Marks Place (Manhattan)
(btw 1st and A)
A dozen decidedly upper-class taps, marred by plutocratic prices and infra dig pours.
- Rabbit Club — 124 MacDougal Street (Manhattan)
at Minetta Lane
aka 124 Old Rabbit Club aka 124 Rabbit Club aka Old Rabbit Club... Tiny basement under #124. Bottles and cans, no taps.
Radegast Hall & Biergarten — 113 N. 3rd Street (Brooklyn)
Beer (and food) with a German emphasis, but with a good sprinkling of Belgians and others.
- Randolph Beer — 343 Broome Street (Manhattan)
at the Bowery
also Williamsburg (104 S. 4th) and DUMBO (82 Prospect)
- Rattle 'N' Hum West — 306 West 39th Street (Manhattan)
(btw 8th & 9th Ave)
- Reichenbach Hall — 5 W. 37th Street (Manhattan)
14 draft beers, plus select European wines, liquors, and a host of German dishes.
- The Richardson — 451 Graham Avenue (Brooklyn)
(at the BQE/Richardson St.)
L to Graham
- Route 66 Smokehouse — 46 Stone Street (Manhattan)
(btw William/Hanover and Coenties)
100% American craft beer, BBQ, and American whiskey
- Rye House — 11 West 17th Street (Manhattan)
A moderately-priced restaurant, just steps from the Flatiron, with a good beer selection.
- The Sampler — 234 Starr Street (Brooklyn)
(btw Wyckoff and Irving)
Beer shop and bar; growlers. Closes early. L to Jefferson
The Spotted Pig — 314 W. 11th Street (Manhattan)
at Greenwich Street
British gastropub with two hand pumps and a few interesting bottles. Kitchen open until 2am.
Phone: (212) 620-0393
- The Spring Lounge — 48 Spring Street (Manhattan)
For those days when beer calls for breakfast, one of the few bars left in the city to start serving at 8am.
- Spuyten Duyvil — 359 Metropolitan Avenue (Brooklyn)
"The best beer bar in the city" -- the BBC. Five excellent taps, one hand pump, a wealth of well-chosen bottles, and snacks. For more substantial dining, Fette Sau is across the street.
Phone: (718) 963-4140
- St Gambrinus Beer Shoppe — 533 Atlantic Avenue (Brooklyn)
(btw 3rd & 4th Ave.)
Beer bar and store with 16 taps. Closed Mondays
The Stag's Head — 252 East 51st Street (Manhattan)
(at 2nd Avenue)
Gastropub with a serious, mostly US, draft and bottle selection
- Die Stammkneipe — 710 Fulton Street (Brooklyn)
(btw S. Oxford & S. Portland)
Beer garden with a complete dedication to German beers and food.
C to Lafayette, or G to Fulton, and the Atlantic/Pacific hub. (formerly Der Schwarze Kölner)
- Station House — 106 -11 71st Avenue (Queens)
close the Forest Hills LIRR and E/F/M/R
- Stout — 133 West 33rd Street (Manhattan)
Two hand pumps. Bottled UK beers.
- Sunswick 35-35 — 35-02 35th Street (Queens)
at the corner of 35th Avenue and 35th Street
25 beers on tap
- Swift Hibernian Lounge — 34 E. 4th Street (Manhattan)
btw Bowery & Lafayette
- Sycamore — 1118 Cortelyou Road (Brooklyn)
(Q to Cortelyou)
- Taproom No.307 — 307 3rd Avenue (Manhattan)
(at 23rd Street)
- The Wilky — 108 Patchen Avenue (Brooklyn)
J to Gates Ave
- Third Avenue Ale House — 1644 Third Avenue (Manhattan)
at E. 92nd
A gastropub with Delirium Tremens on tap at all times...
- Threes Brewing — 333 Douglass Street (Brooklyn)
at 4th Avenue
Brewery, beer hall and garden
- Threes Brewing Greenpoint — 113 Franklin St. (Brooklyn)
The northern outpost from Threes Brewing open daily from noon to midnight (2 am Fri-Sat) G to Greenpoint
- Tørst — 615 Manhattan Avenue (Brooklyn)
G to Nassau
Excellent selection, but so overpriced as to be contemptuous.
- Treadwell Park — 62nd St & First Ave (Manhattan)
rather expensive, but eclectic selection
- UFC — 71-22 Roosevelt Avenue (Queens)
between 72nd St. and the BQE
aka Unidentified Flying Chickens, a Korean restaurant under the 7 El. An oasis in the Jackson Heights desert, with an extensive draft (growlers too) and bottle selection. Open until 11 (Sun. 10)
Upright Brew House — 547 Hudson Street (Manhattan)
(btw Charles and Perry)
A pleasant beer bar and coffee shop in Greenwich Village, specializing in US craft beers on tap (12 lines, growlers available) and in bottles (about 50). Several ciders and perries. Bar food including several sandwiches. Blessedly TV-free. Small backyard.
- Valhalla — 815 Ninth Avenue (Manhattan)
(corner of 54th St.)
Good beer menu, with two dozen draft lines and numerous bottles listed in a printed menu. Uncluttered Scandinavian, wood-paneled design; the ominously looming giant TV screens can be safely ignored by sitting strategically. Prices are on the expensive side, even for Manhattan.
- The Vanderbilt — 570 Vanderbilt Avenue (Brooklyn)
A restaurant with an above average beer selection (tap and bottles)
Virgil's Barbeque — 152 West 44th Street (Manhattan)
Good barbecue and bottled beers. Don't bother with the taps.
Vol de Nuit — 148 W. 4th St. (Manhattan)
(off 6th Ave.)
Belgian bar and restaurant
Phone: 212.979.2616 or 212.982.3388
- Waterfront Ale House (Manhattan) — 540 2nd Avenue (Manhattan)
(at 30th Street)
Excellent and frequently-changing selection of microbrews and top-quality imports on tap, including a selection of locally-brewed beers. Pub food.
- The Well — 272 Meserole Street (Brooklyn)
(btw Bushwick Ave. and Waterbury St.)
Beer garden and music venue located in the former Hittleman brewery on Brooklyn's Brewer's Row, with almost 70 (mostly worthy) taps. L to Montrose Ave.
- The Wilky — 108 Patchen Avenue (Brooklyn)
18 taps. J/Z to Gates
Zum Schneider — (Manhattan)