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Jimsal27 (15) New York | October 20, 2013| Updated October 21, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice bottle selection. Not overwhelming but the beers they do have are top notch. Good draft selection also. Menu ehh.
rickhall28 (213) Denville, New Jersey | October 14, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I highly recommend a joint visit here and to the Newburgh Brewing Co across the river as I did on a recent Saturday afternoon. This is a very cool and original place in a neat little Hudson River town. It really is much more than a bottle shop...but they get a kick out of reminding people "theyíre not a bar". The place seems like a takeout restaurant for food "and" beer...but you can pretty much eat and drink anywhere inside...including standing over and using the beer displays as standing and eating bars. They have a nice selection of drafts to go with the bottles...either of which you can drink on premises. Basically if you are eating and drinking in you order food and beer at the counter...take your beer to some corner of the shop...and at some point your food will find you. The decor in The Hop is exceptional...especailly the beer cases. The place has the look of an upscale country market (ex. bakery, cheese, wine shop). Last but not least...the food is "really" good...gastropub good.
TheJerkstore (1) New York | March 18, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 20/20
Great place to grab a beer to stay or go. Beer store that acts like a bar. Good selection - interesting choices and very knowledgeable staff. Food is surprisingly good. Very hipster-esque which rubs some people the wrong way, but a fun place that gets a great crowd.
j12601 (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | December 22, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
There have been a few places similar in concept to The Hop opening up in the last year or two in NY and Iím certainly happy to see it. The Hop has maybe 8 beers on tap, fills growlers, sells bottles to go, and will sell and open large format bottles for their retail price plus $7, which depending on the bottle isnít too steep a markup (especially compared solely to bars, but isnít the best Iíve seen for markup). They also offer food, artisinal/local oriented classed up new-American style fare. Everything looked pretty good, and made in-house. Prices on bottles are in line with most other stores, some higher, some lower. Beer prices for tap and growler fills are maybe a bit high, but if itís the only good beer bar in the area and theyíre successful I guess it works. 12 ounce (I think, as it was certainly not a pint) of Maine Beer Co. Mo was $10, which I think is higher than a bunch of places that would get that same beer even in Manhattan. Nice place to stop and Iíll probably be back occasionally, but the prices will likely keep me from being a regular.
Slipstream (87) | December 20, 2012| Updated December 22, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 13/20
I was pleasantly surprised to find this place after a day hiking around nearby Mount Beacon. A solid little craft brew joint. They have some pricey taps going, but if you get a sampler, you can save a little. The selection is unquestionably interesting - I saw a couple of items that grabbed my attention, e.g. the first chocolate pumpkin porter I have ever seen. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is pleasant. There is a bar along the back wall, and room to stand and rest your drink or plate along the beer cases toward the front. The food selection runs to gastropub-type salads and sandwiches, cheeses and pickles, even a terrine (canít recall ever eating a terrine before). It is not priced for all budgets, but this place is definitely worth a visit if youíre in the area.
ben4321 (202) Hoboken, New Jersey | September 30, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Iím surprised this place isnít on here yet. This is a real craft beer fans type or store/bar/restaurant combo place. It reminded me a lot of the set-up of Grand Cru Beer and Cheese Market in Rhinebeck, expect with more taps, more beer, and more/better food options. They have a few tables, a 3 seat bar, and a big standing bar area that also serves are the "store section" for warm beers. In addition, they have beers for sale all the way around the place, with descriptions by each one, and everything is extremely well organized. The have a small fridge, but most everything is warm. Beers for drinking inside are the 9 drafts plus any Bomber with a $7 cooling charge. To go they also sell all their bottled beers and draft growlers. The food, mostly small plate type options, are quite good. The only drawback I could see is that the prices (especially for the bottles and some of the food) are fairly high. Draft prices are quite reasonable. If I lived around the area, Iíd be a regular, and if you are in the area it is definitely worth checking out.
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