Hop Devil Grill

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

82 Reviews
Reviews: 82
Visits: 94
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: n/a
Taps: 24
Bottles: 60
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

129 Saint Marks Pl
New York, New York, 10009-5158
United States
phone: (212) 533-4468

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Photo of newyawker
5/5  rDev +22%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I went to the Hop Devil Grill last night and all I can say is...awesome! They have an amazing beer selection with over 30 draft beers if you include their lounge and a large sized bottled beer selection as well. I don't think there is another beer bar in town that can compete with their Mexican food. I had a soup type dish called pozole I think, and it was fabulous. It came with hot tortillas and a bunch of toppings to ad as I saw fit. I also had the tilapia and shrimp fajitas and it is was a really great flavor combination when paired with the Rogue Chipotle Ale. My friend raved about his chicken wings and ancho pork burrito. Angela, their beautiful waitress took good care of us and gave us champagne, hats, whistles and confetti to help bring in the New Year. As far as their atmosphere, it is spacious and decorated nicely with Southwestern type signs, lizards, cacti and and really nice coloring. The lounge which used to sell strictly Belgian beer I am told is comfy with couches, coffee tables and is a little more relaxed than the larger "grill" side next door. I finished off the evening with a large bottle of Abbaye des Rocs Grand Cru. I will be back soon and it looks like the East Village is really beginning to compete with Brooklyn as having the best beer bars in the city. (1,296 characters)

Photo of DrJay
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I visited this place a few times last summer, so this review is from several sets of notes. The location is easy to find in the East Village, not too far a walk from the subway, and close to several other interesting beer bars. The decor wasn't what I normally look for in a bar, with plenty of TVs showing sports, but I thought the bar was fairly nice with the tap list up above written in chalk. Pretty extensive tap list too, probably 20-25 taps, mostly US craft covering a lot of styles and regions. I ended up having a Kuhnhenn 4th Dementia on one visit, which I thought was pretty cool. Service was good, although I only stopped in during the day when it wasn't overly busy. I didn't get to try the Belgian Room, since it didn't open until later in the day. Overall, definitely a worthy stop, especially if you're already in this part of town. (849 characters)

Photo of bonbini26
4/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Went here on a Friday Night

Hop Devil Grill - Pretty good vibe on a Friday night for a 20-30 crowd, good mix of music playing too, which you don't find at many beer bars for some reason.

Many beers available in 1L Mugs, i can already hear some BA's saying thats over doing it and theres no need for that. But for $11 in Manhattan, a 1L of Harpoon Glacier Harvest Wet Hop or Elysian Immortal IPA, which i had, i say cheers. Pretty diverse tap list and 1 cask line. Didn't really take notice of the bottle list, plenty on tap, something for everyone from weiss beers to barleywines

Friendly bartenders, all willing to give a decent size sample of w/e beer you would like to try. I didn't have any of the food while i was there but the menu is mostly bar food, small bites, etc.

Belgian Room - A lot less crowded and more laid back crowd. The bottle selection was excellent with all the usual Belgians you would expect and few more and most were at a reasonable prices. I would have liked to see a few more Belgians on tap (Capt. Lawrence Pumpkin (so-so), Ommegang Abbey, Delirium, an IPA, Roedbach Grand Cru. I believe the food menu is the same here

Overall, i really liked both places, i know there are a few other beer bars in the area, but i was fine staying here all night. (1,281 characters)

Photo of leftmindedrighty
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This was our last stop of the Philly Does New York trip. Technically, this was two stops. As we had to leave to go next door to the Belgian Room.

The Hop Devil side really let me down within the first minute of being there. We arrived and immediately looked at the tap list. They had two Kuhnhenn beers listed as "on-tap". Well, my heart skipped a beat, and I proceeded to order the Raspberry Eisbock. Apparently that beer had kicked right before we got there. That was disappointment number 1. Then I ordered the other Kuhnhenn beer on tap. Upon filling my friend Matt's glass, the keg kicked. Luckily, I got a taste of his and thanked myself it kicked. It tasted like cough syrup, so I was only mad at the missing of the Raspberry Eisbock.

Service was solid, and we enjoyed the hell out of the Frites and other muchies. I highly recommend the frites, as they sauces were awesome, as were the actual frities.

The Belgian Room was a bit of a let down, considering that I had thought this would be the best of the trip. Tap selection was solid, but nothing that we can't get here in Philly. Granted, Philly invented the Belgian Beer scene, so I guess I shouldn't have had my hopes up.

Solid stop for sure, and one I will frequent again when I'm in the area. (1,261 characters)

Photo of biegaman
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

August 2008.

The Hop Devil Grill is located in and around Manhattan's chic and trendy East Village neighborhood. This a scene chalk full of funky boutiques, eccentric shopping, extremely posh nightclubs, and a wonderfully vibrant nightlife. We decided to stop in for a drink or two before taking it all in, and I'm glad we did.

The place itself is fairly minimal: a bar area with high stools and comfortable standing room; a tabled area with seats behind that; and yet another section of tables and chairs, this one even more plain and bare. This part also curiously empty even on a Friday night. Although their selection made me - an avid beer enthusiastic - feel right at home I must admit that the ambiance is scant. The whole feel of the place, in my experience, was just meager.

The atmosphere was defined only by stickers of various beer labels plastered to the walls and above those the varieties of beer themed memorabilia that hanged. On display also was a long lineup of previously drank large sized cans, some a tad rusted, many of which once held malt liquor. We visited during the Olympics and so large projections filled its bare walls with sports. Whether for these reasons, or from the crowd (a majority of whom appeared to be between the ages of 21 and 28) I couldn't help but associate the Hop Devil Grill to a kind of college pub.

Although I saw food menus I didn't really have a chance to look them over, much less order anything. This really couldn't have phased me any less as I was more than carried away with their bottle and draft selections which, it can be said, was among some of the best in the city. Their prices too, still similar to the other must-see bars in NYC, were the cheapest I recall.

Their tap list numbered close to 25, nearly all of which were American craft beers. A good number of breweries and states were represented as was a variety of styles, ranging from pale ales and wheat beer to barleywines and imperial stouts. I had no problem choosing my two drinks and would have had no problem choosing a bunch more, if time had permitted.

"The Belgian Room", an extension of the Hop Devil Grill, offered another 5 taps and an additional list of at least 30 more bottles, exclusively Belgian. I really liked this concept and had higher expectations of the Belgian Room, that it might be the classier alter-ego to the Hop Devil, but I was mistaken. Its bar may have been a little smaller but it was certainly no more quaint. Again, little decor or ambiance. I opted to return back.

I would see the coolest thing I've ever witnessed at a bar there that night. Waiting to order (which didn't take long, the bar service was beyond excellent) stood beside a young girl. When the bartender asked us from behind her shoulder what we'd be having to drink this unassuming young lady politely asked for a Bud Light.

Slowly, the bartender would turn her neck and unleash onto this girl the most sinister and degrading stare. She continued peering with a look partly of shame, partly of pity, and partly of insult. Reproachfully she continued, humiliating the girl with disgrace, until finally - still without acknowledging the girls request - turned to me ...
"I'll have a Captain Lawrence DIPA".
"Good" she replied. (3,263 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

The Hop Devil appears to have been a diner in its former life. The stainless steel door entryway gives it away, as does the floor. Hmmm, now that I think about it, I guess the curves along the ceiling imply that too. And, it works! It's a comfortable place (unless it get really crowded). The draft selection is great, and there are quite a few gems in the bottled form too.

Service has always been good for me. Not great, but OK.

The food is OK. Pricey - even for NY in the far east Village. Big pretzel $5, chicken fingers $9, fried zucchini $8, bacon cheeseburger $14, brats w/ cabbage $16. ... ... ... bacon cheeseburger $14??? WTF?

Beer prices are OK... as expected at least.

Worth trying? I'm not sure. There are so many other places that I'm not sure I'd give this the nod right upfront. Probably. Probably worth trying. (832 characters)

Photo of sholland119
4/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

The last stop on our pub crawl of New York so the memory is not as detailed as it might be.

Both the Grill and the Belgian Room were surprisingly empty for a prime time Saturday evening, even in July. dba was packed to the gills at the same time. The bar had a nice atmosphere, especially on the Grill side, nicely dark, a good number of stools.

The Grill draft list was good, with 25 taps. A Hebrew event earlier in the week meant that I could try the Lenny's on tap for the first time. Very nice. This was supplemented by a bottle list of about 60 with origins spanning the globe. I was less thrilled by the choices at the Belgian Room, but that's a failing of my palate, not the place. It is what it says it is.

Service was attentive and pleasant.

HV (757 characters)

Photo of SeanRedd
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Why not? The list is impressive...the bottles naturally more expensive than should be, but hey, viva la NYC. The food is good, artesenal focus; get cultured via simple dishes. The staff is friendly but uneducated, dont ask these girls for proper glassware nor the difference between their gueze and lambics. Cozy, quiet, dark, warm, and loving...the Belgian room is a great way to avoid the crowd; the crowd, especially on St. Marks, are chugging PBR's at the local hole in the wall. Be proud you are set aside from the masses. (527 characters)

Photo of PEBKAC
3.39/5  rDev -17.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4

Time to reminisce.

I was almost a regular at this place before my paycheck got cut in half. If you consider twice a month in a good month a regular. :P

Usually late on Wednesdays, or whenever they had taco night, I always ended up walking in right after the kitchen closed. Easily only a handful of people in there each time, the attention was nice. The bartenders were practically coming off a conveyor belt back then, but it made for decent conversation, as you practically taught them as much as they taught you.

Before New Beer & Community Beverage had growler stations, I was coming down here for my fills. Had a jug go sour on me unexpectedly, & they had no problem with giving me a refill of something else. Spilled a beer while talking with my hands & had it replace. Went back & forth to the Belgian Room to get some time on the couch. Tasted my first Kuhnhenn brews here(8oz of Eisbock for $9!). I liked this place.

Then I disappeared.

...

Coming back after a long haitus, both my fault & the city's(for the undeserved pressure), but I was back. A couple of the regulars I did know were gone, my couch in the Belgian Room was replaced with more tables, & they gave me & my guest a hard time even taking our just ordered beers to the other side(they wanted us to order again & then they would bring those to us). :| No matter the lack in furniture, the Belgian Room has an easy vibe to it regardless of how early it is. Just habit to check out the taps at the main bar first.

We sat at the stools opposite the bar in the middle of the room, while perusing the day's printed beer menu. $6.50 minimum on beers, but only up .50c since I've last been here. Ordered up a Southern Tier Saison($7 chalice) after hearing GoodbyeOhio rant about it, & got what I expected. Regardless of the pour size, the beer tasted medicinal. Lots of everyday beers on the list that day. Bored me out. It made the teenybopper scratch coming out the speakers from the local radio station all the more obvious & irritating. Could of stayed at Drop Off Service for a couple 20oz pints, a buck leftover for someone's g-string, & not have had to deal with the tender's terrible choice in music.

I'll go back again during my regular haunting hours for the final verdict. But shit am I disappointed. At least the guy scanning IDs at the door was easy to rap to. (2,350 characters)

Photo of akorsak
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

After a Sixpoint beer and cheese tasting at the nearby Back Forty, I decided to swing by the Hop Devil for a pint.

Atmosphere: The place was relatively empty (it was a Wednesday night), so I was able to belly up to the bar. The bar's backdrop is full of rare and vintage bottles, including Judgment Day, Cuvee de Tomme, a Kuhnhenn's bottle and many, MANY more. I enjoyed looking through them all (often pining for them). The remainder of the restaurant lacks the eye candy appeal of the bar but it seems nice.

Quality: Service was fast and friendly and the beer list cannot disappoint. No complaints here.

Service: The bartenders were fast to greet and serve me. We also had a prolonged discussion on the nearest Whole Foods (I went with the SoHo location) that dragged a few other patrons in. That probably wouldn't have happened on a crowded night but it was enjoyable.

Selection: I haven't been to a beer bar in NYC that has an above average selection. They have all been top notch. Perhaps that is a reflection on the Harrisburg bar scene, perhaps it is not. Either way, they have to have something new that you've never had before. I went with the Green Flash Hop Head Red.

Food: Didn't eat, can't comment. (1,216 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

For the record Hop Devil Grill (which doesn't serve food) and the Belgian room have two separate doors, with two separate bouncers and no way of passing from one to the other without going out on the sidewalk. We chose the hop devil and were not let down.
They have no food so we talked to the guys beside us for recommendations. We hiked a few blocks to Dumpling Man for some great steamed and fried dumplings made fresh while you what but then stopped of at Crif Dogs in the basement two doors down from Hop Devil for some cheese tater tots and chang dogs(bacon wrapped with kimchee). This was all food to prepare us for some great East Cost beers.
From Southampton's Grand Cru to Racer X on Cask this was a treasure trove of great beers. It happened to be Bear Republic night so many of the taps were only BR beers but there was plenty in bottles wash down the medley of food.
This is a bar that I could go back to again and again and it would still never make it through all of the selection. The bartender talked about how great the Grand Cru was and told me I won't be let down. She was right. They also had an amazing selection of beer bottles on display (although empty) with some Utopia to Angel's Share, that gave me the impression that the staff had many good times aswell.
This is a great beer part and someone mentioned that The Belgian room is starting to serve food so I will have to go back and see. (1,421 characters)

Photo of brewandbbq
3.69/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

A Thursday night around 12:30am, took a cab over from the Blind Tiger and first stopped into the Hop Devil. As we stood breifly in front of two open stools at the bar, another couple slid in and stole our seats. All we could do was chuckle, and the girl who stole my wifes seat told us "theres more seats down there".
Whatever...We went next door to the Belgian room.

We walk in, and I have a seat at the bar and theres a guy sitting on the window sill by the door yelling at me. I'm like..Huh? I couldn't even understand what he was saying, so I went over to him and my wife told me that he wanted my I.D. O.K., yea I'm 42 and you feel the need to card me..OK. Well, at least get off your ass and greet me at the door.

Onward, the room is extremely dark and I look at the chaulkboard, and two of the beers on tap are definately not Belgian, but definately rare!
Kuhnhenns to boot. I had a Winter Lager (which was not so good), and my wife had the Road Rash RIS. Booya.
I had heard they did growler fills there, but when I asked the girl tending bar, she looked at me like I had three heads. She didn't even know what a growler was.
I believe they had eight on tap, and a decent bottle selection.
Anyways, they had some tunes going, and the place was pretty chill. We stayed for the two, paid our $17 (two beers?)plus tip, and headed out. It had been a real long day. (1,370 characters)

Photo of brewjones
4/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Was one of my stops on a trip to NYC. We were walking around the city one Monday night and got "lost" so we ended up stumbling upon the Belgian Room. The had about 6 Belgians on tap and a list of others in the bottle both small and large.

The bartender was extremely nice and helpful although was lacking a bit in knowledge. I am sure that he is just continuing to learn as we all are. I tried a few I had never had before includeing an Achel and a Brasserie de Rocs.

It was pretty empty but was early and was a Monday. I didn't expect it to be hopping. Great place. You should check it out when you are in the East Village of NYC.

Didn't get over to check out the Hop Devil Grill. (684 characters)

Photo of tpd975
4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Stopped by on my trip to New York. Wonderful selection of brews with a pretty nice atmosphere. Lots of stuff on draft, and I managed to take the entire Kuhnhenn tour during my stay.

It's a nice cozy place and the bartender, who seemed a bit new was very quick to serve and attempt to answer questions. On one particular beer which he knew nothing about he offered up a sample so I could try before I bought.

The kitchen was under construction so I did not purchase food. They had a large selection of bottles as well. Some were priced a bit high, but hey it's a bar and it's worth the price for the selection.

Overall excellent place, may be the best beer bar I have ever visited. (684 characters)

Photo of Stoneman78
4.78/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Stop three on our NYC pub tour. Started off in the Belgian room which was pretty empty on a Monday night. Nice open atmosphere with ample seating. The bartender was very nice and knowledgeable with good recommendations. Eventually meandered over to the HD Grill attached next door where I ran into the owner Mike (EyeDrinkAle from RB). Chatted with him for a good while and had a '96 Brooklyn Monster and Raspberry Kuhnen on draft! Had to attend to my friends, so we didn't stay too long. There was a great selection of craft beers and Belgians, and I wish I could have drank here all night long! Hop Devil and Ginger Man were my favorite bars from our NYC bar tour. (666 characters)

Photo of marinermc
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

In a recent trip to NYC (staying with a friend in the East Village) I made a point to hop a few blocks over to the Hop Devil Grill. Having read about it in the most recent issue of BA Mag, I was eager to haunt its halls. I was impressed mainly with the vast selection of bottled brews and their apparent devotion to local breweries (Brooklyn, Ommegang, Sixpoint) was comforting.

The atmosphere was a little more "Hops in Orlando" than "Hop Devil in East Village" but I forgave it immediately after my beers arrived via a very friendly and informed wait staff.

My poisons for the evening included: Middle Ages Dragonslayer Imperial Stout and Hair of the Dog Adam -- both bottled but unavailable in my home locale.

I must say that I came in having read about the owner's admission of purchasing the forbidden Wesvleteren 12 and reselling at a ridiculous markup. So that added a kind of mystique to the place -- but I did not see the aforementioned beer listed in their paper menu.

Overall the prices were reasonable given the locale.

Not a bad place -- would return surely. (1,076 characters)

Photo of IgnatiusReilly
3.59/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I spent a good amount of time here on a very recent Friday night with some college buddies. All are converted hopheads so this place seemed right up our alley. Not too crowded, we were able to find a table pretty easily, even at 1130pm. The bar was on the left hand side with just under 30 taps against the wall, with 75% of them pouring some IPA. They also had a decent menu of some Belgian-style ales from all over the world. We sampled several Victory offerings, including the Hop Wallop (good but a little harsh), and Ommegang Hennepin Farmhouse Saison (tasty). It was too late to try any of the food. A little expensive per pint, but it's New York.

The service was fine, and although the beer list was decent, I wasn’t impressed with its atmosphere as a ‘beer bar’. It seemed more like any other bar with limited personality that had a larger than average number of micros on tap. I’ll go again, but for a quick stop-in beer to see what they have on tap. Not a place I would spend a whole night. (1,005 characters)

Photo of rbowser
3.11/5  rDev -24.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5

I was at the Hop Devil Grill on a recent Friday night late (around 3 am) although I did not venture into the adjacent Belgian Room. It is a small room with a bar along one wall and a couple of tables around the other side of the room. The decor is a halfhearted attempt to be a bit industrial (steel plates on one wall) and music is provided by a jukebox with a very limited selection of bland classic rock and new pop. They had about 24 taps so pretty decent selection.

I had two beers here, a decent double IPA that I had never heard of (odd name which I can not remember - it was 3 am) and I got a pint of the house cast "Hop devil" IPA. There were 3 other patrons in the bar at the time.

Although I wanted to like this place, I found the place on this trip did not give me the impression of having a "respect beer" attitude. Instead, it seemed like a set-up to be a frat type party house (wing $1 specials, prominent Jaggermister large machine, sports theming, bad music) and a bartender that seemed unknowledgeable of the beer.

On my first beer, I tried the Double IPA and because I never heard of this beer, asked the bartender who brewed it. She not only did not know but also did not even try to find out (she thought it was an East Coast beer). Although she was friendly her comment of "you really like that" was telling. I then had the "house" hop devil IPA on cast and it was undrinkable. It was badly oxidized. At that point, I decided this was not the bar for me, so I hit the street.

I would not go here again with DBA down the street, or several other options in the area. Maybe it was just an off night. Next time I am town I will have to try the Belgian Room and give this place another try. (1,713 characters)

Photo of DaggerEyes
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I gotta say despite the good selection here I'll probobly never go back, The atmosphere in Hop Devil was horrible, kind of like a mixture between applebees and a college frat boy bar, just felt very bland and sterile, zero personality, awful "new rock" playing, ick it was awful

that aside the beer selection was great, If I remember correctly there was roughly 30 on tap, with one cask, and a huge bottle selection

pomme frites awesome...

but I'll stick with my williamsburg bars any day over this, maybe they don't have 30 something on tap but the vibes are much better

___update 1/24/2008
so I still don't like Hop Devil, but was looking to kill an hour in the neighborhood tonight and decided to give the belgian room a try. What a world of difference. It's like night and day, none of the things that bugged me about HDG were present in the Belgian Room, a much more subdued vibe, a little more cozy darker, the type of place I like for quietly enjoying a great beer. Since you can get the same stuff in both I'd suggest skipping the HDG and going straight into the belgian room (1,087 characters)

Photo of atigerlife
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Very impressive. I went in the early evening, so the place was almost empty [good for me]. I really like the unpretentious feel to this bar. Definitely my type of beer bar. Very comfortable.

The beer list was extensive. Very impressive. Certainly made me quite happy.

We had the Pomme Frites [$3] which was served in a cone with Chipotle mayo [there were other choices]. Excellent. We didn't have anything else, but the food looked good--basic beer bar type of stuff.

Service was also very good. Quite attentive.

Overall, this is definitely my type of beer bar. If I lived in Manhattan I would be hanging out here---a lot!! (629 characters)

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

I stopped here on a Saturday night I spent in the East Village in July 2007. This was an essential stop in Manhattan, based on my beerfly research. The hop Devil Grill was loud and popular (crowded), but there were still some empty seats left. I opted to go for the Belgian Room instead, and found the place almost entirely empty and quiet (much better). As a result this review is based on the Belgian room. There were 6 beers on tap (Delirium Tremens, Southampton Double Wit, Victory Abbey 6, and 2 others I forgot). There were also about 100 bottles, all Belgians and maybe some from the Netherlands. Very nice, and most were served in appropriate glassware if not the actual brewery glasses. The prices were a little high in my Ohioan opinion, but I guess not crazy high (about the same as similar beer bars in large American cities, such as HopLeaf in Chicago). Actually this place is worth the extra cost in that you can drink in relative peace, and hold a conversation or just watch a NY game (the Yankees were playing a night game which was nice). Completely recommended. (1,079 characters)

Photo of Yetiman420
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

The weekend of July 12 – 14 2007, my wife and I visited The Ginger Man, Rebar @ The Retreat, Blind Tiger Ale House, and Hop Devil Grill (not the Belgian side). I’ve listed them in our overall ranking. We’re in our early and mid 30’s, I travel frequently and always incorporate good beer into my journey’s be it work or pleasure.

Arrived around 11:00 on a Friday evening and were able to grab a table up front by the open front. Pretty good beer selection. By the time midnight rolled around, the place turned into a bud-light schwiling crowd had taken over. Just not our scene in the east village. If I returned, it would be earlier or on a weeknight and more likely to the Belgian side. (695 characters)

Photo of madmanjf
4.51/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I paid my first visit this Memorial Day. It was somewhat early, so the place wasn't busy. I'm not sure if they normally have AC or not, but it was a big muggy inside. I may have stayed longer if it wasn't for that.

The belgium room, which is a connected/adjacent bar, wasn't opening until a few more hours from when I was there; however, the very knowledgable and helpful bartender/manager was more than willing to go next door and pour some belgiums for my friend and I which neither of us had had before.

I'd like to return sometime soon when the belgium room is open ... I suspect I'd like that side of the establishment even more.

Overall, this is definitely a place to check out. (693 characters)

Photo of Flyer
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

The Hop Devil's atmosphere is true to its East Village location, which is pleasantly Bohemian. The beer list is really strong, despite "dilution" with the likes of Bud Light, Corona, etc. (Okay, I'm a beer snob, and this place is just too unpretentious to exclude those things.) But they compensate on the other end with some hard to find things like Nogne Imperial Stout and other Scadinavian brands. The waitstaff is firendly, though not as kowledgable as some. The food is standard bar food, but pretty good. A great place for an extended period of relaxing and enjoying outstanding beer. (591 characters)

Photo of sleazo
3.44/5  rDev -16.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

This is the closest bar around me with a great selection so i end up here more often then not. Both sides of the bar are sort of basement style decor. Bartenders arent particularly too well versed in quality beer, but the female ones are generally hot so I can let them go. Beer wise one side is devoted to Americans and the other to Belgians. The five taps in the Belgian room rotate and usually are pretty good. The bottle selection is tremendous as well. The selection in the other part is decent but nothing earth shattering. If you are on St Marks, this is agood place to hit up. They have one of those Jukeboxes that is hooked up to the internet which lets you download and play any song you want which is pretty cool. One small tv above the bar. (752 characters)

Hop Devil Grill in New York, NY
91 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.