Houston Hall

222 W Houston St
New York, New York United States 10014
restaurant (Houston Hall)  3.2/5.0 9 reviews
Sun - Tue 12:00 PM - 1:00 AM; Wed 12:00 PM - 2:00 AM; Thu - Sat 12:00 PM - 3:00 AM

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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
gemmagsme  (4) Mataro, Spain | March 25, 2017
Visited during a visit in New York, had heard a lot about it. Huge beer hall with amazing vibes!
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
jredmond  (299) New York, New York | July 6, 2015
Huge beer hall that has a sort of contrived trendy vibe to it. They have their own beers on draft which arent that great. No samples/flights available. Good service, but probably won’t be back.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Jow  (280) Orlando, Florida | June 17, 2015
Came when I’m neighborhood for lunch. I was only customer so didn’t get the real experience. Food was quite tasty. The two beers I had were good. Server attentive. Really like the decor big Whitehorse style joint. Prices were a bit high but understandable. Had fine time for one visit but not a place need frequenting.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
ben4321  (491) Hoboken, New Jersey | December 29, 2014
They have set this place up with a pretty fun beer hall style look, but something about the atmosphere just feels a little forced. Anyway, we stopped in when we had a little time to kill in the neighborhood and had a couple of beers. The beers were okay, except the Single Hop PA, which was dreadful. They had maybe 7-8 available on my visit, and were out of their winter seasonal, which is annoying in December. No flights available either, which is kind of annoying. The prices are pretty high, even for NYC. We didn’t eat any food, so I cannot comment there. I wasn’t super impressed. I may be back, but only if I’m in the area, I wouldn’t necessarily make this my destination.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
t0rin0  (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 24, 2014| Updated July 15, 2014
Visited June 2, 2014.

This is kind of a neat place, though the service was really slow and the beer was pretty meh. If you can look past that it’s a very nice building. Very large dinning room with a bar, stone floors, high ceilings, seems kind of medieval in appearance. As mentioned in other ratings these guys don’t actually brew and their beer is in fact made by Greenpoint which is the same place that makes Heartland and Kelso. Someone has deemed these ratable so I guess that means they are different recipes, and having been to three or four of the Heartland locations and tried most of their beer I’d believe that these are different (and not for the better). Tried the hummus which was good but it came with toasted bread rather than pita, which was strange.

Prices are high, the wait is long, but it’s worth it to go once just to experience it.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
swoopjones  (313) Buffalo, New York | October 12, 2013
great ambiance, huge old garage. beer sucks. food was OK. Average service. a lot of thought went into decor etc, why none into quality of the beer. IPA was undrinkable. pale was average. Cool place to see once
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34  (52) New York | August 19, 2013
Superb old industrial/breweriana style buildout. Basically the best thing about hte place. Beers are OK, a bit pricey, service could be much better. But the space is cool with antique equipment, signs from the Hellgate brewery, old crates etc.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 8/20
j12601  (575) Poughkeepsie, New York | June 20, 2013
I’ve only been here once, a couple months after they opened, with Max, Andy, Brian, Ashley, and I think a few others. The reason we haven’t gone back yet? It was a bit dull, and then very unwelcoming. Nice enough space, beers were decent, and the food was ok. But... there just did not seem to be any really great reason to go here. It’s a wide open place (if I’m remembering correctly it used to be a big garage) with large bier hall style seating, monstrous tables, and high ceilings. As it was a Sunday and we got here at roughly noon, it seemed perfectly obvious that within a short amount of time that loud club music would start up drowning out any sort of reasonable conversation. Wait... no, that’s not obvious. Look, I’d be fine with a big place like this turning into a club atmosphere late on a Friday or Saturday night, but on a Sunday, when anyone who’s out for beers in the early afternoon has probably only been up for three hours and just crammed their bellies with a big fat brunch, why on earth would you have your iPad dj spinning his medium sized beats in the back? Needless to say this was not conducive to us staying much longer. The beers were decent enough, generic sort of brewpub offerings (owned by the Heartland brewery folks, though it seems they try to hide that fact a bit, and brewed by the same people as well). The food was actually really good, fancied up grilled cheeses that did pair up nicely with the beers. If the crowd (bros, bro) and the scene changed a little bit this seems like it would be an awesome place to hang out (even with the not crazy good but serviceable beer), and I understand that with the location maybe that crowd is who they feel they need to attract in order to be open... but I’d rather hop over to Hoboken and hit up Pilsner Haus.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 7/20
puzzl  (138) New York, New York | February 19, 2013
Basically a front for Heartland. Same owner, same brewer, same mediocre beers. The location is nicer, until it fills up wannabe-fratboys (you know, the guys that didn’t all the way but still kind of half act like it even though they know they’re better than that) and the music starts thumping at freaking 3:30 on a Sunday. Wat? I’ll not be returning. Come here early (like, noon) if you want to tick in peace.

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