italarican (92) Winston-Salem, North Carolina | March 6, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Most NYers have probably heard of 5 Napking Burger by now, but I was pleasantly surprised at the beer selection when I went to the new Astoria location. All taps were $5.50 for a pint, and the selection was diverse. Nice NY representation: plenty of Capt. Lawrence, Brooklyn, Coney Island, etc. selections. The bottle selection was fairly extensive and properly divided by category. Plenty of usuals but also some really nice bottles too: Jolly Pumpkin, Great Divide, and yes... the Orval. The place looked fairly trendy, and the 5 Napkin Burger was phenomenal and perfectly cooked to order. You go to 5 Napkin Burger for a meal first and foremost, but there’s a nice beer selection to go with that.