Are you a true beer enthusiast as well as a locavore? Are you looking for the best beer pubs in New York City that serve some of the best micro-brewery New York beer? Sure, there are a ton of bars in NYC to satisfy your libation craving, but if you want a bespoke crafted draft, you’ll want to check out this diverse crop of exciting beer taverns.
343 Broome St.
New York, NY 10013
Randolph Beer is a trendy little beer venue offering great ambiance along with good food all while enjoying an ice cold brewski. There’s a grid describing each beer for those without a favorite brew or looking for a little education. The food is solid and the weekends are crowded! Randolph is the kind of bar that makes you want to hang out and stay for a while.
328 W. 45th St.
New York, NY 10036
Tucked away in the heart of Times Square is this small specialty craft beer bar. Beer Culture has a selection of over 500 bottles, actively rotating taps and cask beer, making it a must for any craft beer fans. The atmosphere is relaxing and intimate. It serves basic beer food like brats and cheeses. In addition, it has a large selection of bottles for purchase, or have the bartender open one so you can enjoy it on the spot.
311 East 60th St.
New York, NY 10022
Combing two storefronts, The Jeffrey is a unique café and bar. During the day, grab an espresso and a bite to eat. In the evening, The Jeffrey morphs into a custom craft beer and cocktail destination. It features a custom-built draft system with 30 rotating, hard-to-find international and local brews, all at the perfect temperature and pressure. The Jeffrey has a special selection of New York State beers. Sip on locals like the Barrier Antagonist or Captain Lawrence’s Beerly Legal Saison – a hoppy ale created for the joint.
94 Orchard St.
New York, NY 10002
A beer lover’s dream, Top Hops is a beer shop, tasting bar and culture center for craft and import beers, all in one establishment. With a large selection including multiple local options, Top Hops has a beer for any beer lover or novice.
615 Manhattan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
The highly anticipated craft beer bar and restaurant, Torst, has lived up to all the hype. Pull up a stool at the white marble bar in this minimalist Scandinavian space, and get ready to try an amazing selection of beers – many that you would be hard pressed to find anywhere else in the city. It’s the needy beer connoisseur’s dream saloon.
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Ayanna Barton is a freelance writer covering all things New York. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.