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Beer Available At Draught 55 (arranged by most recent)
Jonas Bronck’s Chocolate Egg Cream Stout , Brew Bus Rollin Dirty Red Ale 52, Braven White IPA , Point St. Benedicts Winter Ale 40, Maine Beer Weez 99, Wild Beer Evolver IPA 96, Bayou Teche Saison d’Ecrevisse 85, Kuka White Choc Stout , Gun Hill Void of Light 83, Hoppin’ Frog Hopped-Up Goose Juice Rye IPA 98, Founders Breakfast Stout 100, Founders Backstage Series #11: Big Lushious 99, Allagash Interlude 99, Uinta Hop Nosh IPA 97, Stone Saison 87, Founders Double Trouble IPA 99, Abita Select Imperator 88, Kuka Banana Nut Brown 92, Smuttynose Bouncy House 79, River Horse Tripel Horse (Bourbon Barrel Aged) 42
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dhatton (4) Mendham, New Jersey | February 7, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Decent selection and rotating tap schedule. Menu and food are above average.
Service is good for the most part, but staffers tend to get caught up in the weeds during busier times. Their lunch special(s) are absolutely peerless for Midtown East, great value. HH can get a little hectic. Overall, good spot to check out, to-go growlers and cartons are an added bonus.
beer-yum (33) Wellington, New Zealand | January 10, 2015| Updated April 4, 2015
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Too busy during prime time but an excellent place to hang out otherwise. Both selection (beer) and service were excellent - the food menu covered anything a beer tasting would need too.
blipp (153) Newark, New Jersey | December 21, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
This place was absolutely bumpin on a Saturday night at 7PM. Unfortunately, the service suffered, but I can forgive that. The selection was pretty good; there was a founders event happening with some one-off stuff I hadn’t seen around. Wouldn’t mind coming back at a less busy time: seems like a pretty chill place to hang out.
trapped (57) New York City, Turkey | October 18, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited on an early Saturday afternoon when it was practically empty. Nice long wooden bar with 36 beews on tap, comprised of mostly American craft beers. More than 120 bottles onthe menu. Separate eating area and nice food menu as well. A good place to visit occasionally.
jonnyguns (41) , Australia | December 31, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Found this place to be pretty interesting. Good selection of USA craft on tap - I went on a founders tap takeover might so was pretty pleased. Nothing totally rare on tap but with around 40 tap beers to choose from I was pretty happy. Not a lot of bar space which was annoying but it's a small set up. Definitely pop in for a pint and sport.
fluffheady (109) Chicago, Illinois | December 31, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
We visited Draught 55 for a low key afternoon of watching football and drinking good beer. I was pleasantly surprised how nice the place looked inside, and they had an interesting draft list. I’m not from NY, though, so I can see where the list would be a bit more boring to others. All good beer, but only a couple things on the more special/rare side. Overall, we had a very nice time. I wouldn’t say it’s a *must* visit for you ratebeer readers, but if I lived in the neighborhood it would probably be a nice hangout place. One awkward vibe I felt was the trend that seems to be spreading around - bars putting in a boat load of tap handles with craft beer because it’s ’what’s cool’ or ’what you’re supposed to do’, and not for the sake of having a passion for craft beer and spreading the culture. The bartender/s weren’t very knowledgable about beer. The beer program feels like an afterthought or like one manager puts a decent list together and forgets to train everyone on it.
Pep10 (30) , Sweden | September 21, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
I dropped in afer lunch on A Friday. A decent selection of drafts and bottles and the staff at the bar was very freindly and had some good suggestions. Food was typical for a bar but good. Maybe not a destination but wo rth a stop if you are in the area.
Jow (168) New York | July 21, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Finally stopped in on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Handsome bar and friendly bartender. Mozzarella sticks were decent. Lots of drafts and bottles but nothing too exciting. Anyways if something interesting pops on beer menus ill be back
podey (57) New York, New York | June 8, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This place took over where the old Blackstone’s was for many years. Fairly nice ambiance, long bar with seperate eating area. Draft and bottle selection is solid, there’s nothing crazy here but they have a nice rotation of mostly American craft beers. Probably about 30+ taps. This place can get really jammed at peak times like most places in midtown east. Serivce was good, food was fairly tasty. Bonus is they fairly frequently update their draft/bottle list on beermenus.com so you can see what’s on tap before you go, which is a huge plus.
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