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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 | facebook | twitter | beer menu

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

Mayor: bob_w (8) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 600

Good Beer NYC

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Beer Available At Good Beer NYC (arranged by most recent)
Kyritzer Mord und Totschlag 7.2% 89, Upstate Brewing I.P.W. (India Pale Wheat) 51, Brew Bus Are Wheat There Yet? 77, Anchor Zymaster Series No. 1 California Lager 71, James Page Yabba Dhaba Chai Tea Porter 44, Two Roads Olí Factory Pils 73, Shiner Bock 16, Cigar City Florida Cracker White Ale 88, Evil Twin Nomader Weisse 86, 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 52, 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
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23 reviews for Good Beer NYC
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  79%
 Selection  76%
 Food  70%
 Value  66%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  84%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
vodo  (72) S„o Paulo, Brazil | July 15, 2012
Not very good shop, the personel isnít very helpful, and the prices are a little high.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
dresden  (51) Saskatchewan | May 24, 2012
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 itís got a nice vibe. Worth stopping in at.
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?
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 14/20
ads135  (171) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
GT2  (604) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100  (10) Illinois | September 5, 2011
Nice small village place with a decent selection of brews. Most of the common US craft brews are here - though, they were lacking on imports. Several taps are available for tasting and they do sell single bottles.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream  (88) | May 28, 2011| Updated July 19, 2012
I really took a liking to this place. It is not spectacular or groundbreaking; it is just a really cool little bottle shop/tasting room. The atmosphere is nothing fancy, but if you enjoy walking around looking at beer bottles, it is great. The staff are friendly and knowledgable. There are about 8 tap lines serving good stuff. You can get growlers, samplers, pints, 10 ounce pours and light food items, like cheese plates and pickles, et cetera. When I was there they had a couple of unusual items on draft (including one that was ridiculously overpriced). The bottle selection is first rate and the prices are reasonable. It is a popular spot and it draws in people from all walks of life. I shall return.
theisti  (525) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
Pwn3d  (62) Manhattan, New York | February 8, 2011
Went here with Brendan, Streets, and LaCroix. The place is about 2 months old at the point of this review. I was very excited to check it out after reading several articles about itís arrival to the NYC craft beer scene. When you walk in the whole right side is refrigerators, front to back, packed with bottled beers. Mostly US stuff and arranged by location. The left has 6 packs. There is also a neat island between both sides where you can lean against and have a drink on. Behind this, and In the middle of the place there is the bar/kitchen with about 10 taps... all solid craft beers, but I didnít see anything rare (BR Heritage, Harpoon Celtic, some Ommegang). About 4-5 tables in the back too. Bottle selection is really good, so many things I wanted to try in the store with plenty of seating and such a nice atmosphere BUT YOU CAN ONLY SIT DOWN TO DRINK WHATíS ON TAP HERE, WHICH IS LESS THAN 1% OF WHATíS IN THE STORE!!! ALL BOTTLE MUST BE TO GO!!! So sad, especially cause itís not that close to a subway, so expect to walk around with heavy bottles or spend cash on a cab. Other Beer Store/Cafes in the City like 9th ave vintner, while they have a much smaller selection, do allow bottles to be opened in there seating area. The guy working at the bar said they created this rule so they donít attract a bad crowd, since they have some 12oz that are like $2.50. I see the logic, but thatís really annoying... they should just have a certain percent increase charged for drinking bottles on site...Iím sure people would be fine with paying an extra 10-15% for the convenience. A nice spot but unless they allow you drink bottles here or really add to there draft offerings, there is no real reason to go here over New Beer or Whole Foods... unless you live right by Tompkins Square Park or enjoy drinking some draft while you shop for bottles... These other places are are bigger and cheaper and closer to a subway.

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