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Good Beer NYC
Exceptional based on 23 ratings
Type: Beer Store

422 E 9th St
New York, New York United States 10009 [ print map ]
212 677 4836

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Hours: Mon-Sat: 11-10 Sun: 12-7


Mayor: bob_w (7) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 600


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Beer Available At Good Beer NYC (arranged by most recent)
Anchor Zymaster Series No. 1 California Lager 71, James Page Yabba Dhaba Chai Tea Porter 43, Two Roads Olí Factory Pils 72, Shiner Bock 16, Cigar City Florida Cracker White Ale 88, Evil Twin Nomader Weisse 90, Singlecut Bon Bon 2x TNT , Central Waters Mud Puppy Porter 89, Two Roads Lilí Heaven 91, Two Roads No Limits Hefewizen 49, Brew Bus Rollin Dirty Red Ale 50, Great South Bay Massive IPA 80, Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale 92, Central Waters Hop Rise Session Ale 92, Nebraska Brunette Nut Brown (2010- ) 68, Southern Tier 2X Steam 72, Bear Republic Racer X 100, Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA 99, Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale 98, Anchor Steam Beer 77
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23 reviews for Good Beer NYC
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  79%
 Selection  76%
 Food  70%
 Value  66%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  84%
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88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
DiarmaidBHK  (736) Pennsylvania | June 23, 2012
This is New York Cityís version of Bruisiní Ales. (If you donít know what Bruisiní Ales, get thee to Asheville as soon as possible.) smallish beer store in the east village with a ton of American local, regional, and national craft. Everything is available as a single which is awesome. It looks a bit like a New England Packie from ghe outside but when you realize you have the run of the place in additon to 12 shelves they also have 7-9 coolers. Prices ad what you would expect for NY. They also sell growlers with 12 beers on tap. They have tables and you can also buy a pint to drink as you walk around the store and thy have a limits bar food menu. Itís nice to visit places that are all about beer.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
GT2  (600) San Diego County , California | September 6, 2011
Cool store with a lot of refrigerator space. Lots of singles...nothing too exciting like what you might score at Bowery Place Whole Foods or New Beer Distributors. For instance, almost no geuze here save for maybe Boon or something. No 3F or Cantillon. Focus is on things like River Horse, Sixpoint, Captain Lawrence, Founders. Prices seemed a little bit higher. $7 Orval bottles for instance. They do have a bar of sorts with some taps for growler fills or drink on premise pints or tasters. Some pretty decent Victory and Southern Tier beers on tap. Lots of weird bottles are stuck in the fridges here, which doesnít seem necessary. I picked up some IPAs and pilseners that could benefit from the fridge, but they didnít seem too fresh so Iím not sure what the point is. Cool store, with a lot of fun for new beer geeks especially if you want to mix and match six packs of unrated random stuff. But not a whole lot here that peeked my interest, probably because I am a spoiled snob. So worth stopping by if you are in the area, but on a step below Bowery WF and NBD.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
theisti  (523) Leawood, Kansas | April 1, 2011| Updated September 8, 2014
First off, let me just say that I am a complete sucker for this format of store (primarily a bottle shop, with taps for on-site pints and growler fills). Many of my favorite spots in the US are of this genre, they always seem to attract cool beer people. Slightly below ground, the sotre has coolers all the way to the back on one wall, and rack of beer up front and to the other side. The register / tap station is in the middle, and there are a couple of smaller tables behind. I was happy with a Ballast Point smoked lager and a bit of shopping. Really good vibe, really nice guy working. Selection is certainly below that of New Beer and Whole Foods Bowery nearby, but this place is worth a stop to chill for a few minutes.

88 = ★★★★ (best in area, a must for locals and visitors)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee  (508) Toronto, ON, Ontario | October 12, 2013
A nice beer shop/drinking hole in the East Village. Lots of coolers and a growler/tap section up front. A few small tables at the back where you can enjoy whatever youíve purchased. Bought a few cans and enjoyed a pint of IPA while I was here. I like the move Iím seeing in NYC to having places serve as both bottle shops and casual pubs. This does both pretty well.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
msante79  (341) Mount Prospect, Illinois | November 30, 2012
Pretty cool little store front that is kind of hard to find if you donít know what your looking for as it is in a basement like unit. Nice selection for both growler fills and bottles to go. Few tables in back where people were drinking flights and eating cheese. Would be a regular if I lived locally. They did not have a ton of hard to find stuff, but I have a feeling that the good stuff flies off the shelves. They had Cantillon at one point today according to their Facebook page, but was well gone by the time I showed up.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
j12601  (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | November 28, 2010
Nice little shop with a vice that reminds me of a little place that opened up in Rhinebeck about twenty minutes north of me recently. Good selection of bottles, especially for anyone who isnít the most demanding beer geek (meaning this is a great spot for locals who are just into beer and not ridiculously picky like many of us on RB). Twelve beers on tap for either growler fills or pints or samplers in the store. When I came in there was a party of about six sitting at the table in the back eating and having some samplers and there was a couple seated at one of the front tables doing the same. Prices seemed a bit high for bottles but the growler prices seemed reasonable and I liked that they can do tasting pours and pints. Iím curious how that works since the two places near me that do growler fills and are stores, donít have that ability.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond  (205) Manhattan, New York | April 1, 2012| Updated May 4, 2014
Stopped by here for the first time this past weekend. Essentially, a bottle shop with seating area, taps, and flights available of good beer, get it?
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 14/20
ads135  (170) Lawrence, Kansas | November 20, 2011
Went here with Anne during my stay in NYC in 2011 for the Paleography workshop at Columbia. Great selection of bottles. The staff was knowledgeable and pointed me in the direction of several good east coast brews.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl  (138) New York, New York | November 12, 2010
The East Villageís newest beer store is finally open, Good Beer NYC on 9th st between 1st and A. Iíd originally read that they were going for a Bierkraft type setup but it seemed closer to Whole Foods Bowery, albeit with a few random food items. The selection was alright, nothing too great, and I am a bit concerned with their display capacity, or lack there-of. They have almost everything in fridges, which seems like a bit of a waste of space when space is at such a premium. I guess we will see how they grow once their inventory starts overflowing as is bound to happen. Most of the focus is on American products; I was looking for some Belgians I havenít rated (De Ranke, among others) and they were nowhere to be found; Iíd estimate less than 30 Belgians in the whole store, all of them very standard. Itís a similar story with German brews. Pricing is a tad highóOrval $7.20, Cascade Kriek $22óbut you get 10% off everything with 6 bottles or more, which puts them in line with everyone else. They have a tap station with I think 12 lines which were pretty decent. The growler prices were excellent (nothing was more than $12), and you can get a pint of anything to drink in the store for $6óI had a Brooklyn Cuvee Noire. Itíll be a nice place to have around the corner when I need to pick up something quick or a random drink for the night, though it wonít be replacing the Whole Foods/New Beer combo anytime soon for selection. I do hope they fill in their imports selection a bit. Oh and, the place had tons of customers; it really says something about the beer industry when an average place like this opens and gets instant business, whereas Sakagaya, one of the best Sake stores in the country, opened down the block a couple years ago and still seemingly struggles to make a few sales each day.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz  (121) Brooklyn, New York | October 9, 2012
Good store with a very nice and large but not inspired or noteworthy selection. You wonít get bored. If I were living in the neighborhood I would certainly shop there as regular spot. The prices are pretty good and it is part of the new wave of beer stores that deserve to be supported.

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