Taps: 22 / Bottles: 175
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 39 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Sixpoint:
3.78/5 rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
This beer bar is probably the only one giving the Ginger Man a little bit of competition in the "neighborhood." Although they cannot compete with the diversity and selection of Ginger Man's taps, the atmosphere - like Ginger Man's - in unbelievably stunning.
I was here for one evening for an international bremaster's convention. We had sort of a private party in the "Green Room" - a private bar where we had our own server. The bar was unbelievable - a great place to kick back and have a brew. Solid oak - dramatic lighting, nice hardwood - the epitome of class.
Although there were mostly macros and large-producing imports, there actually were some decent micros as well. They were carrying Blue Point Stout in the middle of summer, which I thought was commendable. Also, there were a few lines dedicated to Brooklyn Pennant Ale, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, and Brooklyner Weisse to round out some of the more drinkable brews.
All of my samples tasted clean, although, I must admit it would be pretty bad to get a bad sample from a bar that's only been open for a couple of months. But since the floors, glassware, and general appearance of the place was spotless, I can only assume the taps are as well.
Overall, definitely hit this place up when you're in the neighborhood. If you are going to or coming from MSG or Penn Station, there is not a finer bar to visit for great food and a good beer.
07-22-2005 21:03:45 | More by Sixpoint
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3.51/5 rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | $$$
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%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
My only knock on the place is this. If you have Stout in your name, you should have several stouts on tap. The entire tap list on our visit consisted of beer that are orange, yellow or red. Plenty of stouts in the bottle though.
We stopped in as the next to last stop of an afternoon beer fest/crawl with friends. Vibe was a bit faux-Irish bar but frankly I was expecting less due to location. We were quite comfortable and service was rather good.
As mentioned, there were no stouts on tap so we had to "make do" with the bottle selections which were quite lovely. The Schlafly Impy Stout listed on the menu was, sadly, out of stock, but we made it work.
I'd stop in again next time in the area. It's no Rattle n Hum but it's pretty good.
06-04-2011 02:43:05 | More by sholland119
3.63/5 rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
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.