David Copperfields (OUT OF BUSINESS)

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
johnniemarg  (1) New York, New York | June 11, 2005
This is my favorite beer bar in manhattan. The selection changes daily and also changes with the seasons. While this means less IPAs and Imperial Stouts in the summer, there always remains a diverse selection of styles on tap (and thereís over a hundred bottles). This place has the best food of any beer bar in manhattan, hands down. The bartending staff is very nice and will comp you a beer more often than Iíve found anywhere else. I also think itís the most comfortable of the beer bars because it has more seating than any other place and doesnít get Gingermanís after work rush or the trendy downtown crowd (who usually order the lousiest beers on the menu at the downtown spots if ordering beer at all) that most of the other manhattan beer bars get.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
JCapriotti  (67) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | May 21, 2005
Decent beer selection... like Dave said some Southampton goodies that I didnít see elsewhere, but otherwise nothing special. The bartender was nice though, and they have cask ales.
58
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
DavidP  (58) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | April 30, 2005
This place dissapointed me. They had a few local goodies on tap but otherwise the 30-odd handles were filled w/ boring stuff.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera  (121) New Jersey | March 7, 2005
Average food, decent priced, maybe slightly high for NYC. Service was friendly and quick, but a lot of times confused, so that several times we had to order again or remember and the staff seemed also kind of uninformed about certain procedures with cask beers etc. Beer selection was very good. Prices are ok, though the fact for the cask beers, it was 4 Dollares a half pint and for the pint 6 - wasnít understandable. Make the half pint 3, it is not extra work. The women at the casks was unfortunately not able to pour a beer - they should get trained. Clean, atmosphere was ok, though very loud.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
beaconstreet  (31) Washington DC | October 18, 2004
I approached this place and a drunken girl smoking out front screams at me, &quo;come on in, this is the best and smallest Oktoberfest in the city!!&quo; Always a good start. The beer selection here is great, loads of bottles supposedly available, and taps galore. They seem to rotate the beers fairly quickly; I saw the bartender changing two non-seasonal kegs in the short time I was there. Random good beers also on offer here. Standard New York bar prices. A bit off the beaten path, almost in the East River, but a good atmosphere, worth the trip, especially if youíre making it with a good bunch of friends.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 8/20
austinpowers  (152) New York, New York | June 14, 2004| Updated October 30, 2007
In short, a bland bar with beer almost as good as dba in a farflung íhood nowhere near you.brbr Thirty taps and a quality selection of bottles adds to a spirited, lively scene with lots of beer lovers in attendance. Nice owners only adds to Copperfieldís appeal. An authentic hand pump was a nice touch (but on my 10/07 visit it was empty!). Rogue, Lake Placid and Wagner Valley were well represented. Gives Blind Tiger a run for its money as DCís bathroom is actually clean, however, DC lacks atmosphere. While the barkeep was friendly, our food order was botched up (they corrected it at their expense - thx for the free onion rings), and the space itself lacks something. Other beer bars are leaving DC in the dust (Spuyten has upscale food and atmosphere aplenty, Diamond has horseshoes, Wells has a beer-drinking robot, McSorleyís has sawdust floors, Barcade has arcade games, so surely DC can come up with something! Even Stanton Public has its TV dinner menu. brbr In short, DC has terrific beer but it needs a handpup thatís actually tapped with a firkin and it needs exotic beers like dba has and it really needs atmosphere - itís a bit bland. Oh, and DC needs to take the food up a notch. Start serving odd platters like Spuyten Duyvil and Diamond do.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 7/20
npdempse  (16) St. Petersburg, Florida | April 21, 2004
Beer selection is very good, but not in a world-class knock you on your ass kind of way. Instead, a decent sampling of many of the relatively easy (for a beergeek) to find greatest hits of the beer world. Food is decent, and neat breweriana adds to the atmosphere. Prices were great for NYC.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
Eyedrinkale  (130) Astoria, New York | April 11, 2004| Updated April 12, 2004
Very good selection with friendly & knowledgeable servers. One of the really good places to go. Could have had a Double IPA but maybe next time.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
mkobes  (53) paramus, New Jersey | March 21, 2004
Really good beer selection. Good food. Big place. Was just there for there cask ale festival. Good selection. They have a great draft selection. Good fresh beer, never had a bad beer there.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
NewYawker  (6) New York, New York | January 24, 2004| Updated March 21, 2004
This is my favorite bar in New York. True, I live only a couple of blocks away, but their draft selection is always incredible and always changing. Cask ale always on and always in good shape, and they have tons of bottles from everywhere. Real friendly staff, combined with very good food and stuff to do makes for one of the best pubs I have been to ever. I recommend you come to David Copperfield's whenever in Manhattan.

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