Good place to grab a quick beer to go at Grand Central. Has a small draft section for either real growlers or little growlers which are basically just pint ball jars with a cap. Rotates pretty frequently. Walls of beer covers a nice selection, and the guys working are always pretty knowledgable about the selection. Not a place to spend more than 5-10 minutes, but if you are looking for good beer in the area or about to get on a train it is a good option for sure.
Stopped in on our way to the World Trade Center memorial, just happened to see the store as we were passing by. Good selection, as other have said, but they are pricey, given the real estate location. Staff was quite knowledgeable, just weren’t prepared to grab a growler or bottle, hope to next time there.
Tiny little bottle shop in the Grand Central complex. I have little to add to other reviews - convenient, small but decent selection, quite a lot of foreign beers (less good for visitors!), friendly guys, scandalous pricing.
Been here a few times whenever passing through GCT. Small little bottle shop with lots of interesting stuff to grab. Probably over 100 bottles to choose from with some draft options as well. Friendly dude working there both times I stopped by.
Visited a couple of times over the weekend of Saturday 23/11/13.
Small bottle shop located in one of the shopping strips inside Grand Central station.
100 + bottles, largely from across the US with a few solid European choices thrown in and 6 keg taps where you can take beer away in a masonry jar, as I did a couple of times. These worked out at $5/6 a pint but you also had to pay for the jar as a one off (about the same cost IIRC).
Good service, the guy knew his stuff and chatted for a while with me.
If there’s one criticism, prices are way OTT, there were a number of US beers that I could pick up cheaper in London. Yes - it’s Manhattan, but London is just as expensive and no way should I be able to pick up US beer cheaper 3,000 miles away east of the pond!
A very convenient option. I often stop in to fill my mason jar growler for a trip on the Metro North. The bottle selection is impressive but, as others have noted, the prices are very high. The prices on the growlers seem more reasonable, though. In general, the concept here is pretty cool Certainly worth popping in if you have some time to kill in Grand Central.
Very surprising selection here, particularly of Belgian imports and expensive BA stuff like Cascade, Bon Chien, etc. Lots of beers I wanted to try, but the prices were preposterous. Comes with the real estate, no doubt, but hard to justify paying that unless you just don’t care.
A small shop in Grand Central that really is more marketed to commuters that folks living in the city. Growlers are, more often than not, very overpriced (as are the bottles, I guess). They do over little 16 oz mason jar "growlers" for folks to take on the train, which is pretty cool. I pass by here on my way to work everyday, so if I see something cool, I’ll bring a 32 oz growler the next day to get a fill, but it’s really not the type of place worth going out of your way to visit.
The advantage of living in Sweden is that little can shock you when it comes to price. Given the location and the selection it is somewhat understandable. Made a choice of 4 bottles and each were available cold. Very friendly knowledgable service. I was very surprised to find it and it is a fun place to stop on arrival.