Jimmyís is one of the more venerable and important beer spots in NYC despite its size and relatively short list. The establishment and Jimmy is an educator and champion of good beer in NYC and has been for a long time through this bar and other efforts (Beer Sessions radio show from Robertaís, the Good Beer Seal program, etc.). The place is a perfect match for the quality beer they serve. Warm, inviting, not pretentious, reasonably priced (for imperial pints and food in NYC at least). The one time Iíve had the food it was really tasty. The beer list is unique, personal and classic; better than a catalog in my opinion. They get stuff most others wonít. They even have a few aged bottles on the list! The bartender was great and Jimmy was sitting next to me last night. Heís a blast to talk to about beer!
Cozy little basement pub with a short but well put together tap list. Service is usually prompt and friendly, but it can get a bit bust on weekend nights (as New York bars are wont to do). This place always seems to get some random off the wall one off that the other NYC bars donít get, and even past that they always have something good and interesting on.
Stopped here forma duck off where local chefs prepare duck dishes for charity. Half the chefs didnít show and it was quite packed. Itís a dive bar through and through. Ok small selection i wasnt enamored with the place
Downstairs on 7th, cool funky little bar with a few tables. Taps were all Green Flash because of a promotion, but other good Belgian beers were available in bottle. Cool place to stop in if you are looking for something of the beaten path.
I went to one of their Tuesday beer tastings, which was a lot of fun. Some knowledgable folks are there, beer reps and leaders of the homebrew crowd for example. They pour tastes of several fine brews. The menu looks interesting, so I will have to rerate after I have eaten dinner there. The beer selection is modest for a craft beer pub, but what they do have is rock solid. Atmosphere is very cool - a small, dimly lit subterranean joint, stately old furniture, almost feels like something from a previous decade or century even. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I plan to come again.
jredmond (289) New York, New York | September 4, 2011| Updated September 19, 2011
Stopped by here the other night. Cool, dim-lit atmosphere. Nice draft selection as well as bottle list - but very overpriced. Bar tender was cool, good music, just pricey.