Good option in the LES for food and beer. But itís not so focused on beer. Plus ithe design is really good. The draft list is engaging but not very adventurous. It can be hard to get a seat. Not really a beer spot anymore with so many places having comparable beer lists.
Very cool place. We sat with our elbows and beers resting on a ledge looking into the street. Tons of selection, and the food was fantastic. It looks like others had problems with the service, but not us.
Gorgeous little bar with plenty of space between tables, families and couples alike enjoying themselves, eating or simply drinking. Beer menu has plenty to keep you busy for a while and the food looked quite good too for pub food. All in all, not one of NYCís finest beer establishments, but a mighty pleasant bar where one can have fun with a few brews at any time of day.
Stopped in last Sat evening for a round. The Sixpoint Otis on Nitro just ran out, but they also had Brooklyn BC Stout and Youngís Double Choc on Nitro Pour. 3 Stouts on Nitro - nice! Didnít try the food, but the menu looked good and the serverís were bustin it out. Communal tables in the front bar portion, small tables in the back for serious eats. For a place that is mainly a restaurant, it has an excellent selection. as bar, they could push the envelop a little more as far as variety. Overall, nice place and Iíll be back for a longer session next weekend.
Met a friend for lunch and was impressed. Tried a few new beers. Good selection for most anyone. Crowd was a nice mix. Service was excellent. We had at least 4 staff members that made sure everything was good. Beer was excellent. Served in appropriate glass ware. Food was great. Short rib burger was one of the best I have had in NYC and the seafood sausage was pretty amazing. Prices were average for NYC.
This was the first place I visited in NY and I guess itís not exactly the type of place that caters for budgeted travellers... but either way I wasnít very impressed. I can accept the fact that itís NYC and prices are going to be high, but they were particularly high in here and their selection didnít feature anything particularly rare. The service was pretty slow and it took us ages to order anything, the food was ok, but not worth the price by a long shot. Basically Spitzerís acts and charges like a far better and classier establishment than it actually is, at least that was my impression...
I guess I will be the first person who was unimpressed with the place. Beer: lots of taps but nothing I canít get at most other decent beer bars or most beer shops even. Decor, all wooden yet with a modern feel. But I wasnít really impressed, except with the size of it. The food menu is cool, I had the pickles and french fries. Other things were similar to fancy mac & cheese or fancy grilled cheese. Service was just average when I was there. I probably wont go back, did not enjoy the ambiance, particularly with the type of folks who seem to hang out there.
Smaller place, with pretty cool vibes. Long wooden tables, and wooden walls provide a cozy feel. Pretty solid beer selection. A lot of choice, but nothing super rare, and maybe a little pricey (but its probably on par with NYC pricesthough). Food was pretty solid, while limited selection around lunchtime. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. Definately worth a trip.
JoeMcPhee (531) Toronto, ON, Ontario | July 5, 2008| Updated September 9, 2008
Yeah, this place is pretty awesome. There are lots of hipster-types hanging about, but hey... there are tons of íem in Williamsburg and that hasnít stopped me from drinking there. Beautiful galvanized zinc bar backed by a single row of 40 taps. Everything here is quality... no macros and the bottle selection, while lacking in anything rare, certainly has a wide selection of good stuff. The food is where this place really shines. Interesting and high quality foods especially. I had the sliders when I was there, and while they were a little too precious for my taste, they were very tasty. Itís a great spot if (like me) you love good beer, but your wife doesnít.
Hipster corner is more like it - Ludlow & Rivington Streets in New Yorkís Lower East Side. 20 years ago this area was a drug-infested dump, now it is full of slick 20 and 30 somethings, dressed up and heading out for music and drinks. It is a nice place to sit on a warm night and watch the action, and to drink up from a very good selection of brews. There are a lot of drafts available, and a good selection of bottles too. The beer is tasty, definitely not watered down, and the prices are normal for NYC. There is an interesting selection of eats as well, with things like kobe beef burgers and artisanl cheese with macaroni. The portions are small, but the quality is high. The toilets are interesting, with something like 6 private rooms, equipped with hand dryers that will almost blow the skin off your arms.