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The Best Beer Selection In New York City

June 9, 2011 10:00 AM

Need we waste your time with an introduction? Beer lovers unite. New York City boasts some of the best pubs with eye-popping beer menus that provide any patron a taste of the world’s finest ales and lagers. Here’s a look at our favorite watering holes with a brew selection that would take a slew of benders for you to sample them all.

Rattle N Hum

Rattle N Hum


14 E. 33rd Street
New York, NY
(212) 481-1586
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It’s enough that Rattle N Hum offers 40 brews on tap, 171 by the bottle, and has a cask brew available. So we love that if we want to find out which kegs are kicked or which brews are brand new, we can download their iPhone app and keep updated on all the happenings at this midtown tavern.

Mudville 9

mudville 9 The Best Beer Selection In New York City

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126 Chambers Street
New York, NY
(212) 964-9464
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Mudville 9’s spacious digs in lower Manhattan make it a prime spot for after work drinks and games. The saloon has 18 beers on tap and a selection of 116 bottles from around the world and for every taste. Even for beer lovers who don’t get too snooty over fruity brews, Mudville 9 has a fine selection of sweet gems that pack a little extra punch.

The Ginger Man

the ginger man The Best Beer Selection In New York City


11 East 36th St.
New York, NY
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Boasting 70 taps and 160 bottles from around the globe, Ginger Man is hands down one of our favorite after-work spots. The bar is as massive as its beer list, with a wall of taps that’s both overwhelming and exciting. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and ready to help you find an ale or lager to fit the taste you seek.

Peculier Pub

peculier pub The Best Beer Selection In New York City


145 Bleecker Street
New York, NY
(212) 353-1327There’s only 17 brews on tap here, but who needs those when you’ve got more than 500 bottles to choose from? The bar itself is dingy and feels more like a fratty faux Irish tavern thanks to the NYU masses that pack into the joint on the weekends. Still, the bartenders and wait staff know their stuff, and are ready to widdle down your beer selection and find you the bottle you’ve longed to try.

Blind Tiger Ale House

blindtiger The Best Beer Selection In New York City


281 Bleecker Street
New York, NY
(212) 462-4682‎

We truly believe the Blind Tiger Ale House is heaven for beer fanatics. This hip West Village favorite has more than two dozen unique brews on tap and 80 bottles in the fridge, not to mention a trio of cask beers to try. The bartenders make for excellent matchmakers when it comes to finding the flavor you’re in the mood for, so don’t be bashful if you’re not sure where to start first.

Spuyten Duyvil

Spuyten Duyvil Bar in Williamsburg

Spuyten Duyvil Bar in Williamsburg

359 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 963-4140Reviews & more info

Leave it up to Williamsburg to brew up a bar boasting a bevvy of Belgian beers you’ve probably never heard of and likely will have trouble pronouncing. Of course, that’s what Spuyten Duyvil prides itself in, the “rare and obscure.” That’s what makes this dive a beer lover’s dream come true. Many of these hard to find brews are going to cost you a pretty penny, but then again, when else are you going to be able to order up a round of Zum Uerige Dusseldorf Alts?

Dive Bar

The Dive Bar in New York City

The Dive Bar in New York City. (credit:

732 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NYGreat name aside, Dive Bar offers 29 beers on tap, nearly 100 different bottles, six hard-to-find cans, two casks, and one of our favorite menu items: the growler — a 64 oz. bottle full of draft beer to bring home. Bring that bad boy right back when its empty and fill up again with one of the 27 varities available for growler consumption.

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