Craft beer connoisseur or total newbie to the scene? Whichever camp you fall into, our recommendations for where to sink a pint in New York are guaranteed to introduce you to some completely new brews.
Wildly popular Blind Tiger Ale House has been around since 1995, making it one of the original legends of New York’s beer scene. A regularly updated 60+ bottle list satisfies the most curious of connoisseurs, and there’s always an incredible range of beers on tap – try the Radiant Pig Junior IPA for starters.
Blind Tiger Ale House, 281 Bleecker Street, New York, NY (between 6th and 7th Ave)
With two different locations, make sure to drop into Beer Culture whether you're hanging out in the Upper West Side or find yourself neer Hells Kitchen. A hybrid bar and bottle shop, you can enjoy one of their ever rotating selections of draft and cask, accompanied by a meatball sub or a smash burger. If you're running out of time on your trip, why not grab a few bottles to go! The bar gives off chilled vibes and the knowledgeable bar staff will be sure to point you in the direction of somrthing to suit your taste buds.
Beer Culture, 328 West 45th St, New York, NY & Gebhard's Beer Culture, 228 West 72nd St, New York, NY
The Scandinavian-inspired bar Tørst in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighbourhood is the sleekest destination on our list, and comes with a Michelin-starred restaurant, Luksus, accessed through a sliding door at the rear. A high-end craft beer destination, the minimalist hotspot offers 21 expertly-selected beers on tap and more than 200 bottles.
Tørst, 615 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
A cool, rustic bar, Jeffrey Craft Beer and Bites features a custom built draft system with over 30 taps for hard-to-find international and area breweries, on top of a wide selection of cans from local breweries and beyond. With seating out the front, and a brand new garden in the works, this is a great spot to grab a chilled beer on a sunny day. And it doesn't stop at beer, they offer a host of cocktails, wine, sandwiches other mouthwatering options.
311 E 60th St, New York, NY
Female-founded TALEA Beer Co is a brewery and taproom situated in Willamsburg, Brooklyn, and they're on a mission to create 'easy-to-love' beers. Away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, stop here for a chilled introduction to some high quality beers with fruity flavours and low bitterness. This is the place to take your friends who don't usually opt for a craft beer - they wont look back!
87 Richardson St, Brooklyn, NY