Stopped by for the first time in awhile the other day. Not much has changed over the years. It still looks like a big pub. The old brew system has been left for show, as I believe everything is brewed off premises. The beers are decent enough. Had the pumpkin on this trip. Lunch was good. Lots of typical fare for a place such as this. Service was good. The prices are in line for Manhattan.
My alma matter Bentley Univ has annual beer pairing dinner at this location. Foods decent and the beer is ok. but you get to eat and drink as much as you want on this night so thats pretty fun. It kinda touristy place right outside times square.
Beautiful pub of good dimensions with numerous tables to dispositions of who wants eat something but little space at the counter. A lot crowded and decidedly noisy this local offers exclusively the good beers of own production. Optimally located in the vicinities of Times Square, also remaining lightly hidden it’s however goal of many thirsty.
A nice, quiet place off Times Square. They’re happy to provide a sampler with a small amount of each beer for a reasonable price, although the staff don’t seem particularly interested in what they’re serving. Had eight Heartland brews on tap, which is probably everything that was available when I was in NY.
Visited for a meal with the family during a stay in New York. My food was accompanied by a Seasonal Voyage platter of 7 x 5oz samplings plus an Old Red Nose Christmas beer to finish. All beers were decent without being stand-out. Food was very good. Service was excellent (though I think we struck lucky with the waiter we had). Place was busy without being packed, very good vibe to it. Enjoyable visit overall.
Nice selection of house beers, including a sampler option. No problem finding a table on a Saturday afternoon. Service was very good - my server rewarded my inability to make a decision by offering me an extra beer. Standard pub/ restaurant food was prepared well and delivered timely.
t0rin0 (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | August 13, 2013| Updated August 20, 2013
Visited May, 2012.
I figured since the last time I was in NYC I stopped at the location in the Empire State Building that this time I’d check out a different location, even if they have the same beer. This one is set up more like a restaurant and less like a lounge. I got a booth near the back and had some dinner that was pretty good. I enjoyed the soup quite a bit and the steak wasn’t bad. The pint of the “Indian Pale Ale” was alright as was the seasonal that was on at the time. Nothing special really. While in the bathroom I saw a sign advertising a citra hopped gluten free pale ale. I really wanted to try it to see if even citra could save a gluten free beer but alas, they were out and the bartender had no idea when (or if) they would make it again. Too bad. Over all a nice place but like the other location, there is better beer nearby. Also, not sure if both places are rateable but next door (literally) is a bar with the same name that seems to operate independently of the restaurant. When I asked about buying a taster glass (it’s a miniature mug) they sent me next door where they happily sold me one… for $5.
(Visited 04/2006): Walked here from the Renaissance Times Square. Located on 43rd street, and there is a huge neon arrow sign that makes finding it relatively easy. No clue what the parking options are.
The interior is interesting. They have a definite middle america look inside, very pastoral with paintings on the walls depicting farming etc. Lots of brick and dark red hues, and a good array of historic breweriana everywhere. The bar is on the left when you enter and there is a list of beers currently available.
I was pleasantly surprised at the selection of beer. They had 8 different offerings, 3 of them seasonal. They have 2 different samplers, one with 5oz samples of the 5 standards ($9.95) and one including all 8 ($12.50). Aside from the usual brewpub offerings, they do experiment a little with beers like the Belgian Black Cherry Stout. All of the beers were well-made, and the styles that would be throwaways in some brewpubs were good too.
Service on a Sunday afternoon was good, and the place was surprisingly dead considering how busy the area was.
The food was very tasty. I had a BBQ burger and my wife got the Rueben. Good french fries also.
Overall this is the ideal setup for a brewpub for travellers. It is in walking distance from hotels, has a good array of beers and good food. Pricey but not really for NYC standards. Worth visiting!