I looked at the website and then at the listing here and was excited by how many different beers they had and the fact that there were some pretty interesting styles represented. Then I arrived and saw the prices. Holy crap. Unfortunately the beers werenít that great but besides that the place was pretty cool. Very hip, fairly upscale, and despite all that the servers were nice. If I was local Iíd probably stop in regularly to try a bottle of something but I canít see myself eating here all the time given the prices.
More of a restaurant than a bar, and fairly upscale. The new brewer is trying some interesting new beers and itís a truly micro system so theyíll be turning over very quickly. Stop by for dinner and a few beers for sure.
theisti (746) Kansas | February 1, 2013| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited for a later lunch on a Tuesday. Nice, narrow space with 12 tables or so to the left and back, and 12 seats at the bar on the right. Evidently they brew in the basement. I liked the vibe of this place, it was very calm and friendly. The service was really engaging, and we had a fun conversation between the few of us at the bar, and the two folks working the place. I had mussels and Brussels sprouts, the mussels were good, the sprouts were great. I also had two of the beers that were solid, clean beers. I enjoyed the visit, and will likely stop by again when I have SoHo meetings.
76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Came in here on a Sunday morning three minutes past 11 when they had just opened. There was no one but me in the place for a little while, which was nice. Servers were very friendly and happy to talk about beer or any other things. As my time here went on then ended up getting fairly slammed with a number of walk in brunch customers and a monstrous reservation of 20+ came in, yet the bartender was still great, and I never felt ignored. Nicely done. Didnít get food here, but the menu did look good, albeit slightly pricier than I wanted for easy snacking foods. The beers were not amazing, but there is a nice variety of styles, and a couple of things were rather good. There are maybe six of their beers on tap, and then another six that they have in bottles. Went with the two sour bottles and then a sampler of everything on tap. If Iím in the area Iíll probably stop in again.
We swung by here fairly early on a Friday evening for a few post dinner drinks. The bar has a nice modern restaurant style look to it. A fairly small, NYC sized place with a nice sized bar and maybe a dozen or so tables. The bartender and the staff were all rather friendly, as the place was less then crowded, and the food looked quite interesting, though we didnít try anything as we had just eaten. The beer menu was well laid out, with a bottle list and draft list, each of which nicely described the beers. Overall, I was pretty impressed, the beers they served were all fairly interesting, and felt hand crafted. I didnít try them all, but they had 6 drafts and maybe 7 or 8 bottles to choose from, in a wide range of style (everything from a California Common or a Cream to a Smoked or a Gueuze). It isnít in the most convenient location, but I will definitely be back. Iím surprised that the ratings seem so low, but maybe I caught them on a good day.
Medium sized place more of high end resto-pub. Service was simply excellent, top notch justified somewhat higher prices. Food was well made (had lamb pasta). Must visit.
Jow (228) New York | April 1, 2012| Updated April 17, 2013
Came here for dinner with the wife, been trying to get down here since it opened. Cool decor and our waiter was terrific. The food was fantastic and I thought beer was above average. A great addition to NYC beer scene, Iíll be back to try some of their bottlings
Now here is something NYC needs: a gastrobrewpub, i.e. a place that makes its own beer and serves high quality food. 508 is tucked away in an easy to miss corner of Soho. The ambience is clean, modern, and attractive. There was a bright, sexy lady behind the bar the evening I was there, and a decent-sized, lively crowd. They have around 6 brews on tap, all their own, and a few in bottles. The staff was helpful and allowed me to have samples and extra bread, et cetera, which helped to make up for the New York prices. They have a good-sized menu with a range of items, not pub grub, but more of a quality restaurant style. They seem to cook with a lot of milk and cheese, not my favorite, and there are some small plates available - I enjoyed a very nice bowl of mussels in a rich broth. I look forward to dropping by again.
Visited shortly after it opened on Saturday January 28, 2012. Cosy and nice place. Tried a sample version of their draught beers, then shared the bottles available with my mate. All beers were from fair to nice, well balanced and well made. Asked if we could see the brewery equipment before the rush hour started, and was treated to this by our very nice and knowledgable bartender. Did not eat, but seemed to be a very popular place for both food and beer among the locals, I liked this place a lot and will return next time I visit NYC!
Staff didnít seem happy we were giving them something to do. Apart from the girl who was nice. The two guys didnít even know which beers they were serving. One of them marched over and very snottily pointed at the wit in our flight and told us it was the IPA as we had just asked for one because there clearly wasnít one in our flight. Then an IPA came out that was clearly another beer in our flight that had been described as a winter ale. When we said we already had one and didnít want it he took it away along with another random beer that we had in our flight that we had to shout him to bring back. He seemed most freaked out by the situation and eventually returned it after heíd had his fingers all in it. Lovely. Oh and the glasses were dirty as hell. Each one was covered with clingy bubbles on the inside. Utter shambles, bad beer and if they cant clean their glasses properly, I wouldnít fancy eating here. We couldnít get out quick enough.†
This is a beautiful place for sure and has lots going for it. The beers are quite decent but damned are they expensive! 16$ for 6 X 4 ounces...come on guys! But what drove me really mad was the waitress. She knew next to nothing about beer. She brought me the beers without any identification, just a statement of which order to drink them (from light to dark)...eh, which one is which, lady? Oh, there in the same order as on the board! The Belgian Strong tasted like the nut brown, the trippel like the wit...come on, identify the beers. Dont let me try to figure it out myself! Food was very good (goat ragu sauce with homemade pasta) but again, it was pricy 23$ and not that generous.