Best Beer spots in NYC

December 5, 2015

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.

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