Where to Drink Craft Beer in NYC Right Now

Whether you're looking for rare Scandinavian ales or the freshest local brews, these 5 bars are indispensable for beer nerds.


Photo: Liz Barclay

It's no surprise that New York City never gets mentioned among the great American brewing towns—crazy real estate prices and tight quarters make it tough to support as many upstart producers as cities like San Diego, Denver, and Portland. But it is undoubtedly one of the best places to be a beer drinker, balancing a burgeoning local brew scene (including players from Long Island and upstate New York) with access to some of the best-stocked bars in the country.

These days, you can find a standout IPA at your corner bodega, and even gritty dives are bound to have at least a couple craft taps in their lineup. To find the really good stuff, though, you've got to seek out the city's true stars—from O.G. taprooms that were serving Sierra Nevada back when most people had never even heard of hops, to new temples of beer nerdery that use state-of-the-art draft systems rather than football to draw in punters.

While there are countless great places to hoist a pint in NYC, these five bars are the ones we find ourselves going back to time and again.

Click to start the list

Latest News

Photos: KFC

KFC’s Colonel Sanders Is Now a Comic-Book Superhero

Photo: Twitter/@trelantrip

Man Finds Cockroach In His Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

Photos: Kimura Inryou, Wikimedia

Japanese Drink Manufacturer Drops Unagi-Flavored Soda

All photos via

How to Properly Dine Like Rihanna

Photo: Estudio Revolución

Fidel Castro Breaks Silence, Talks about Cheese

Page 1 of 69012345...102030...Last »