NYC’s craft-beer scene is as strong as ever, and I have a city-spanning guide to the best beer bars in this concrete jungle. If you're a beer connoisseur like Tal and I, you will not settle for a simple brew. We are always looking for a cool new spot to try something new and get especially excited when it's a nice Stout! Ha. That being said here is a nice list we have compiled over time of our favorite craft beer places in New York City. I promise I will keep it to date as we explore off the beaten path!
Church Publick - TriBeCa
Quaint, rustic-chic gastropub offering rotating craft drafts, elevated bar bites & brunch.Quaint, rustic-chic gastropub offering rotating craft drafts, elevated bar bites & brunch.
The Ginger Man - Midtown
Spacious pub whose ever-changing beer selection includes 70 drafts & more than 150 bottles.
The Jeffrey Craft Beer & Bites - Upper East Side
Craft coffee, cocktails & brews are offered at this cool, rustic bar with sandwiches & snacks.
Rattle N Hum - Midtown
Craft beers (dozens of taps, 100-plus bottles) star at this bar, which also offers pub food & TV.
Alphabet City Beer Co. - East Village
Cozy bar/beer store with tap selections, growler fills, a cheese & meat counter & bottles to go.
Zum Schneider NYC - Alphabet City
A boisterous atmosphere, a kitschy decor & massive steins of German beer make every day Oktoberfest.
Beer Culture - Hells Kitchen
Snug, brick-walled bottle shop & bar with a laid-back vibe, with panini, bratwursts & other eats.
Bronx Beer Hall - Bronx
Busy beer hall inside an Italian market, offering draft brews & casual eats from on-site vendors.
Randolph Beer - Nolita
Seasonal & reserve brews go with gastropub dinner & weekend brunch in hip, rustic-chic surroundings.
Proletariat - East Village
Narrow St. Marks Place bar hidden behind Jane's Sweet Buns that specializes in unusual craft beers.
Upstate - East Village
Small oyster bar with a rotating roster of craft beers, known for its popular happy hour.
McSorley's Old Ale House - NoHo
Old-time bar with Irish bartenders, 2 kinds of ale (light or dark) & sawdust on the floor.
Top Hops Beer Shop - Lower East Side
Cozy shop offering specialty beers by the bottle or growler plus tastings & educational events.
Bua - East Village
East Villagers down discounted cocktails on a lively patio during this pub's daytime happy hour.
Sister bar to The Wren and Wilfie & Nell.
Stout NYC - Midtown
Bi-level bar with long beer list (yes, many stouts) & TVs near Penn Station & Madison Square Garden.
Cask Bar and Kitchen - Midtown
Reclaimed wood & weathered brick set the scene for hand-drawn cask ales, craft brews & cocktails.