Bottle shop that has 12 taps, and allows flights. Order the cheese plate. It is AWESOME or any of the other food. Beer is always rotating and seasonal. You can’t open bottles there but they are priced for take home not on site. They got growlers too and the beers are sorted by GEO. Check it out, good hang out.
This is New York City’s version of Bruisin’ Ales. (If you don’t know what Bruisin’ 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. It’s nice to visit places that are all about beer.
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)
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bob_w (52) new york, New York | July 3, 2013| Updated July 4, 2013
very well organized cold cases. always something good on tap. they have good weekly events. they’re really focused on american breweries, though have a good selection of some imports. they’re clearly working hard to keep their shop’s offerings current and interesting. friendly service.
Small store with lots of coolers a handful of taps and some food which i didnt eat. Really nice and helpful staff. Smaller inventory than some other stores in Manhattan but it’s got a nice vibe. Worth stopping in at.
jredmond (277) New York, 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?
Nice, smaller beer shop with a really solid rotating tap list for in store consumption and growler fills, as well as a good bottle/can selection. Fairly small store, but what you’d expect considering the location. There’s a few small tables in the back as well. Staff is very friendly and know their beer. Some of the more popular stuff might be held behind the counter, but they usually have a display by the register so you can see what is back there or you can just ask. They keep their list pretty well updates on line as well, which is nice.
Beer shop and (some what) bar. Good selection of bottled/caned beer, most of it refrigerated (due you can’t drink bottles/can in the shop), 12 taps, serving flights or small pours - they had dogfish tap takeover when I visited. Friendly service (charged my Phone) and overall nice place to shop for your beers.
mrmartin (46) New York, New York | April 13, 2013| Updated September 4, 2014
Friendly neighborhood beer shop.
Couple shelves of imports and eight fridges of beers for take-away specializing in regional micros. Small well thought out tap list. Staff was friendly amd helpful and usually solid with recommendations.
There are a few tables in the back to drink beers on-site. They also do growler fills and flights.
Prices are moderate, neither cheap nor over the top. Actually on the lower side for the rarer pours.
Small, fairly well stocked store that offers both bottles and drafts/growlers. Nice setup. Very clean and well organized, and a decent selection of bottles in the cold case. Selection is pretty good, with a few harder to find bottles but most of it is fairly standard. They have about 12 beers on tap, fairly good selection, and a small area in the back where you can sit and enjoy a pint or a flight. Staff was pretty friendly. Prices are higher than New Beer but not outrageous.