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Randolph Beer, as the name suggests, serves a wide range of beers ranging from the seasonal ones to reserved and uncommon beers. They also serve wines and other beverages. The indoors has a beautiful wooden charm to it, and outdoor seating is also available for people who wish to enjoy their pints with a view. They are also known for their weekend brunches.
This old world German restaurant has an abundance of continental charm. It's a touch of Bavaria on the Lower East Side. At Loreley, no one goes home hungry and be sure to bring your appetite because the fare is hearty and filling. Whether it's the schnitzel sandwiches, liverwurst on German rye, herring in cream sauce with onions or apples and salt potatoes, you will be sure to exceed your daily calorie quotient and be left with barely enough room for a dessert of baked Camembert with loganberry sauce. They also have a DJ Lounge in the basement which frequently features international talent. Sit in their garden for a lovely setting in which to enjoy your food.
The Half Pint sits on the corner of Third and Thompson Streets in the West Village. The Half Pint is full on when it comes to its beer selection with more than 200 beer choices including 24 brews on draft. The food is fairly standard pub grub with dishes like sliders and fish and chips. If you go, be sure to ponder whether the pint is half full or half empty.
Blind Tiger has been around since 1995, and a tight knit circle of loyal patrons still frequent this place, which has humbly remained a favorite drinking destination for locals and newbies. The reason Blind Tiger continues to stay on top is because of their carefully crafted beer selection coupled with some of the best pub grub you'll find in New York. With an idiosyncratic choice of 30 draft beers, plus more than 80 bottled varieties, beer snobs will be left spoiled for choice. The food menu is nothing fancy, but there's something for everyone - sliders, salads, sandwiches, burgers and wings. It doesn't hurt that happy hour runs all day, so you can definitely take advantage of the specials no matter your schedule.
Alphabet City Beer Co., also known as ABC Beer Co., is a bar, delicatessen and shop in the East Village. A lovely dimly-lit space, ABC Beer Co. offers the perfect ambiance and atmosphere for a quick drink and bite with friends after work. Patrons can choose from over 300 types of bottled beer and diverse changing brews on tap. On the side, enjoy some gourmet charcuterie and cheese platters.
Situated in Boerum Hill, just off Smith Street on Bergen Street, 61 Local is a bright sunny welcoming beer space specializing in local food and drink. On busy nights seating is limited, so there's a chance for some standing. Even if you have to share a table, there's a good chance new friends will be made anyway. Staff are very knowledgeable about the beers and are willing to offer samples before you make your selection. There's also a basic menu featuring snacks, like grilled cheeses and cured meat plates. Overall, the vibe is good at 61 Local anytime and a good reason to venture to Brooklyn.
Located on Third Avenue in Gramercy, Taproom No 307 bears its own address as its name. Taproom No 307 should satisfy your craving for a wide selection of beers, since it boasts a massive selection on the chalkboard above the bar. Never fear, non-beer drinkers, there are plenty of other drinks available from the full bar. Although beer appears to be the first priority here, food is available to cater those basic needs. The tables along the bar have stools, but make for a narrow walking space when busy, so it maybe best to grab a table if possible. Several televisions blast a range of sporting events, but they aren't too distracting for those looking for some conversation. Check out the game, bro!
Skip the fancy cocktails and spend the night indulging in a supreme selection of beers at Bar Great Harry. They feature a draft rotation that changes at least once a week, but you'll always see favorites like Sly Fox, Yuengling, and Flying Dog, among others. They even boast a bottle list with numerous beers! Also look out for their special drink promotions, happy hour and events as well as trivia nights.
Located in Williamsburg, Radegast Hall and Biergarten always delivers by offering well-crafted brews from the Old Country. They further extend the offer with the choice of either liter glasses or smaller sizes, as Radegast recalls the glory days of New York’s bygone beer hall era. Twelve brews are on tap with more in the bottle, plus a decent selection of wines. They mainly offer German food, such as sausages, rabbit and veal, which is hearty and meaty. Brunch is available on the weekends. It’s an ideal spot for hanging out with a group of friends.
The Waterfront Ale House in Manhattan is neither on the waterfront nor does it feel like an ale house. Situated in Kip's Bay, the Waterfront Ale House has a worn, darkly lit vibe that screams for fried dishes to be washed down with a one of their rotating selections of 20 beers on tap. With a name including waterfront, you may think seafood, but some of the best menu items relate to barbecue ribs and pork. Happy hour encourages the liquid. It's a great spot for a few friends or a casual date. Try their award-winning hot sauce, but know where the water is first.
Brooklyn Brewery is an industrial-scale brewery that churns out one of New York's favorite beers, the Brooklyn Lager. Though it's available on tap in numerous local bars and restaurants, as well as bottled in most delis and grocery stores, appreciating the brew and the process it takes to craft is a delightful experience that should not be missed, and this brewery facilitates just that. The brewery opens its doors to beer aficionados and the curious alike for tours as well as tasting sessions. It has become a terrific social spot for New Yorkers and tourists who come for a visit. The facility goes all out to welcome visitors and even has happy hours. So drop by at Brooklyn Brewery for stellar brews and an interesting experience.
Spuyten Duyvil may have an unpronounceable name ('spitting devil' in Dutch), but that doesn't stop people from flocking to this phenomenal hot spot. La Piece de Resistance is their beer selection from which you can choose by region and country, offered at their long bohemian mahogany bar, reminiscent of Bavarian brasseries of the Old World. The thoroughly un-pretentious atmosphere of well-used furniture, dim lighting, and a retro jukebox makes for a fantastic feel that can be enjoyed into the early hours of the morning.