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Reviews by JTahoe:
3.2/5 rDev -11.1%
A sort of "modern Irish" themed pub, though a bit unfocused. Overall the vibe is pretty good, and the location seems to pack in the crowds. I couldn't even approach the bar the night I was here.
With a name like Stout you would expect a focus on the beer style, and while they do indeed offer a decent range of offerings both on tap and in bottle/can, there is so much missing. Frankly, they may as well have named the place Lager, because there are more lagers in stock than stouts. Only 5 of the 20 taps are stouts, and the rest are average to good, but there is nothing is unusual. They do have perhaps 30 or so stout offerings in bottle/can, which is nothing to sneeze at, and there are some nice things here.
But with perhaps 90 or so more bottle offerings from around the world, including more than a fair shake of macros, it just seems that they missed the boat. I mean, do we really need bottles of Fosters, Molson, Rolling Rock, Stella (which is also on tap), Becks, Tiger, Corona, etc.? I could go on. How about some DFW WW Stout, or Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout, or Orkney Dragonhead Stout, or even something obvious like Belhaven Stout? Sure, I can find something I'll drink here, but with a name like Stout and the ability to offer such a wide selection, it is surprising they offer so much that is average or below average (holding back from giving a lower rating because there are some very good things on the menu).
There were two cask offerings listed, though both were tapped out the night I was here.
The food was fine, a step above average pub grub. I'll cut the servers some slack because they handled the crowd pretty well. But I did get a twinge of attitude from the bartender for asking about their casks (he didn't know what was offered, or that they were tapped out). It took about 20 minutes all told to get a drink at which point our table was ready. The waitress gave me some attitude because I sat down with the beer I had ordered from the bar while waiting to be seated... ayayay. After my meeting (I met someone here for business) I proceeded to the Blind Tiger and had a great evening.
Bottom line, decent enough if you are in the area and don't have time to seek out something better. Though beware of extra crowded times.
11-09-2009 18:56:32 | More by JTahoe
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3.51/5 rDev -2.5%
Extremely crowded post-work, pre-event bar, in midtown, in close proximity to MSG.
Good selection of beer
Typical NYC overpriced selection.
Obviously a fully stocked bar, with a good selection of beer, both on tap and in bottles.
Just a few actual stouts on tap, with many more available via bottle.
Very spacious with multiple bars and areas that lead to a bit of a labyrinth-type feel.
More than enough staff to accommodate the crowd without too long of a wait for food/drink.
03-26-2014 01:13:29 | More by Hitmanoo
3.7/5 rDev +2.8%
My only knock on the place is this. If you have Stout in your name, you should have several stouts on tap. The entire tap list on our visit consisted of beer that are orange, yellow or red. Plenty of stouts in the bottle though.
We stopped in as the next to last stop of an afternoon beer fest/crawl with friends. Vibe was a bit faux-Irish bar but frankly I was expecting less due to location. We were quite comfortable and service was rather good.
As mentioned, there were no stouts on tap so we had to "make do" with the bottle selections which were quite lovely. The Schlafly Impy Stout listed on the menu was, sadly, out of stock, but we made it work.
I'd stop in again next time in the area. It's no Rattle n Hum but it's pretty good.
06-04-2011 02:43:05 | More by sholland119
3.63/5 rDev +0.8%
Stout NYC is my go to spot in the Madison Square Garden area. I stopped in this weekend prior to the Duke vs. St. Johns game on Sunday.
The bar opened at 11:00 and was quickly packed. We were able to grab a table right near the bar with waitress service which was a godsend. Stout is huge, but laid out kind of quirky. Downstairs is large as well, but it's not always open.
Otherwise, the bar is decorated in a modern take on the typical Irish pub. There are about 30 taps which have a decent amount of stouts available with a decent amount of other beers on tap, but nothing mind blowing. The bottle list is long, but undistinguished as well. They also have a monthly featured brewery on tap. This month was Goose Island. I ended up having a few pints of Left Hand Milk Stout and one pint of Goose Island IPA.
The food is usually pretty good, although I didn't eat this time, and the prices are a touch high, but it's in a touristy part of Manhattan, so I can't really complain.
All in all, Stout is a good place for a few pints and a burger before any event at the Garden.
02-02-2011 00:20:45 | More by pburland23
Stout NYC in New York, NY
83 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.