This is actually Vintner Wine Market, an odd name considering it’s a cafe that sells craft beer and that is right next door to the actual Vintner Wine shop... Confusing, I know. But the confusion will soon be replaced by bliss. This place is tiny but great. The staff is super friendly and will whip up a killer sandwich. The draft beer list is usually quite good, and there’s a chance for something exceptional (I stumbled onto Grassroots Legitimacy on my visit). The bottle list is, well, a bunch of fridges and random bottles on shelves. It’s broad, varied and quite good. No white whales but a lot of good stuff. Had I been living in the area, this would easily have been my go-to for craft beer.
It was nice out so decided to take a walk during lunch break and ended up here. Small quaint shop that has beer to go, few drafts, artisan foods to go and eat there. Staff was friendly. Selection was pretty standard for any decent beer shop in area nothing too exciting but some tasty stuff. Prices were high. Not really a destination but if nearby and need beer
stopped here on 7/9/13 while bouncing around Manhattan because we heard a dirty rumor about this place.
A: It is a tiny place located in Manhattan, very tight confinement with about 5 table on the inside of the place. While it is called Vintner Wine Market, they certainly did offer a decent selection of beers in bottle and about 6 taps.
Q: We went there because we heard a rumor that they had Bourbon County on tap...to our surprise, they had regular bourbon county, coffee bourbon county, cherry rye bourbon county, bruery white oak and bruery bois. I have got to believe that their selection is always that strong but they offered a nice variety of bottles too.
S: The people there arent beer nerds by any means but they were very friendly, quick to serve and even apologize to us when we arrived because they had shut down their food service when we arrived but did offer us a bowl of olives and pepperchinis.
S: As said earlier, I have got to believe that their tap selection is not always that strong but it was a huge surprise when we saw it...bottles were decent too.
V: We paid $10 for cherry rye, coffee, and bois for 10o snifter pours. I am sure it would be cheaper somewhere else outside of NYC but you are paying for the area too...to be expected.
Overall, a very tiny place but surprised to say the least.
This small place isn’t a must visit, but if you’re in the neighbourhood as I was, you might as well have a few tasters from tap. Friendly young bartender, not that knowledgeable on his beers, but he tries to give you a good time!
Had a Westvleteren that was leaking a little from my travelling, so I offered it to him, because I couldn’t keep it any longer for my trades, but he had never heard of it.
They did seem to have a really nice selection of home-mad pies and their cheese-selection looked really nice as well!
10 beers on tap. 8 dollar for 4 tasters.
This is a small store with two entrance doors, one door for the wine and hard-liquor section and another door for the beer and food section. As far as selection is concerned, it is the usual selection found in the many second grade NYC beer stores except that here it is more pricey than just about everywhere else. The girlfriend picked up two Allagash White for the hotel and the cost was almost $9. Skip this one.
This place is a good neighborhood option. There are AT LEAST 60 bottles, though I think a few more. The selection does not really include any rare, limited beers, but rather covers the core ranges of many great American (and a few international) breweries. Prices are slightly higher than some other beer shops but not egregious. Great selection of wine, cheese and other sundry. Not a destination beer shop by any means but probably a good off-premise option for the area.
Sure, it’s okay for a neighborhood stop, but with Pony Bar one block away, you don’t need to come here to drink good beer. The beer is fairly well kept in here, with most of it stored in deli case coolers but the selection is pretty small. It’s not as cheap as lots of other places in the city and although it’s nice enough, there’s not really a whole lot of reason to recommend it.
This store excited me. It really appealed to my gourmet side - there was artisanal bread, fancy cheese, and imported looking meats here - I thought this was my kind of place! So it shocked me that I walked out of this store empty handed. The beer selection was a little wanting, IMO. They had a pretty big cooler of bombers and single bottles, but very little that was of interest to an out of town visitor, like myself. I was looking for things I couldn’t get in the Midwest, and I found very little. Instead, it was sort of a who’s who of (relatively) popular imports...I almost left with a Schneiderweisse Hopfen Weisse (because I like this beer), but it was expensive and I can get that beer at home. There were a lot of choices like this...so I left empty handed. Two guys behind the counter watched me roam up and down the cooler, and then seemed to laugh as I left. I wouldn’t go back.