Nice craft option on the UWS. Good amount of seating area in addition to the long bar. +20 taps of diverse craft offerings - mostly American with a preference on local (NY) breweries - at least when I was there. Electronic menu estimates how much of the keg is left and also scrolls check-ins from twitter/untappd/etc. - pretty interesting concept I hadn’t yet seen. Friendly staff, chill relaxed ambiance. Drinks are fairly priced. Food looked/smelled good. Everything bagel french fries.....
Good find with 23 beers on tap, a very eye-catching digital display monitoring the beer in the kegs, dark wood interior, long bar, multi-display lcd tvs showing sports, nice blues music at the background, small bar grub menu, interesting beer choices, nice atmosphere. Good place to revisit.
Another Irish bar. These are all over the place on Amsterdam Ave. Seriously, I must have passed two dozen on my walk. This one was busy like the rest but they had a few good beer options. Of the two dozen taps they had a couple that I hadn’t tried before. The new Troegs Scratch beer was bordering on bad. That’s what I get for trying a new tick. There wasn’t anywhere to sit so I got to work through my pint standing near the door. There was a birthday party going on so that was part of the reason for it being so busy. Can’t say I was overly impressed with this place but it did seem like it could be a fun place to hang out for a while. Also, from the sounds of it they do occasionally get some fun stuff in.
Decent bar on the upper west side. Craft selection is small, but a few gem locals. Sports bar atmosphere on football Sunday. A bit too loud for my tastes. There aren’t a whole lot of good beer bars in this area, so I’d only go here if this is the area you happen to be in.
Came here for some HF Everett. Place is darkly lit and the music is LOUD. Those are my only gripes. The service was terrific...they found out I trekked from midtown east just for the Hill Farmstead Evertett and were so happy to hear it they bought me a free beer (Alesmith Speedway Stout, no less!). They really went out of their way for me and I will go back when I am in the neighborhood or they have something rare and asty on tap. A good selection and I really enjoyed myself here.
A busy bar in an area filled with bars. The selection is decent, but not worth going out of your way for. Definitely a gem in a sea of twenty something dominated dive bars, though. I cask (Green Flash the night I was there), good service despite the fact that they were packed to capacity.
Quickly became my #1 choice beer bar in the UWS during my first visit and many, frequent returns afterward while I was living in Midtown at the time (kinda had to do with one of my best friends living within a block of the area). With a decent selection of beers on tap and cask, you’ll have no problem finding at least three highly rated beers on the menu. Food is typical bar food. Get there early, because it gets pretty crowded on the weekends. If you’re a girl, I’ve found that many guys will sacrifice their seat for you here. There should more of that going around... Return: Yes.
Located among the college/frat boy swillholes on the Upper West Side is this pleasant, and lively, pub, where thirsty beer lovers can find a convenient pint of something frothy, a big, sloppy cheeseburger and efficient service.
A moderately size place with an average size bar, George Keeley’s makes for a fine evening, and if that evening is a Friday, the place will be packed, but well mannered and in to decent beer. No pretentions here. While I would not go out of my way to stop by - my travels to the city rarely get me to the UWS - it still is a fine place in a city filled with fine places - and a few crappy ones too, but we’re not about those.
Oh, here is what I had: Victory Donnybrook Stout, Arcadia Starboard Stout and an ESB on cask.
Friendly, small, with a solid but not overwhelming collection of taps - one or two interesting selections. The owner seems to constantly seek out hard to find kegs. I’ll call it the best UWS beer bar for that reason, just edging out Westside Brewing.
Stopped in on an early afternoon, so fairly empty with only a couple of regulars and a couple of tourists. Owner was at the bar so I got to talk beer while I tried a Fishermans off the beer engine, and a Jewbelation of the tap. 2 beers not for the uninitiated.