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Stout NYC

Stout NYCStout NYC

Taps: 22 / Bottles: 175
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
84
good

41 Ratings
Ratings: 41
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
$$$ - a bit pricey


[ Bar, Eatery ]

133 W 33rd St
New York, New York, 10001-2903
United States
phone: (212) 629-6191

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @stoutbarnyc

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-28-2005)
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jameaterblues

New York

3.8/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$

So I met a friend at Stout last night around 7pm, my first time. You walk in and there is a very large bar down the left side of the room, lots of tables thoughout, and I think a smaller bar on the down stairs level(maybe for private parties). Above the bar there are about six televisions(3 devoted to Mets, and three to the yankees).

Service was quick. I had two pints a youngs oatmeal stout, and a belhaven scottish both from nitro pours. The beer was tasty and fresh and only $6 for 20oz pints...which for this part of town you can go into a chain restaurant and pay $8 for a macro or a house vodka, so I'd say prices are pretty good.

Their beer board had a set list of taps, and said ask about seasonals...this was my only problem....when I asked the bartendress said that their cask ales were the seasonals....which is cool that they have casks, but I was just a little confused b/c neither of the casks were seasonals (Hop Devil and Blue Point Pale...which the latter is kinda rare). Two things I noticed...this place has a lot of taps, two sets of about 10-15, but both sets have the same selection...Also is it common for two taps to run off of one keg? I ordered a Goose Island IPA, and was told that the keg just kicked...I asked about the tap at the other end of the bar and was told that they pulled from the same barrel?

Anyways not a bad place to meet for a couple of pints if you don't mind the music being a little loud... After STOUT we headed to Collins bar, that place is just a little more my style.

05-26-2007 17:53:26 | More by jameaterblues
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Hitmanoo

New Jersey

3.51/5  rDev -3%
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.
Ample seating.
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.
Ample restrooms.
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
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hkyplyr73

New York

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

02-07-2014 19:00:56 | More by hkyplyr73
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sirsteve42

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-29-2014 14:15:50 | More by sirsteve42
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

HV

06-04-2011 02:43:05 | More by sholland119
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pburland23

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
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
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Pabs311

Connecticut

4.34/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$

a must for any stout lover. around 30 stouts in the bottle nad another 6 or so on tap. 5 nitro lines. great selection of beers both in the bottle and on tap. 22 tap lines and 130 or so in the bottle overall. some great beers to choose from as well. good service and very nice atmosphere. kinda of like a new twist on the irish pub feel. neer rattle n' hum and a must stop for anyone looking for good beer bars in new york. a very comfortable and clean atmnosphere. reasonable prcing for new york, well worth the experience.

08-14-2010 16:34:19 | More by Pabs311
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$

Stopped in here on an early Thursday afternoon for lunch before heading back to Boston. Grabbed a seat at the bar. Pretty quiet when I first walked in, but the lunch crowd really stormed in about half an hour later. Stout is a large Irish bar, but subtly decorated. There is also an elevated seating area, which I liked, along with the wrought iron lighting fixtures. Service was good. Even though both female bartenders were in the middle of their daily prep, both were friendly and smiled a lot. The beer selection was wide. Of course, they have five different stout on tap, plus some local craft beer like three Brooklyn, and they also featured Captain Lawrence Brewing as the beer of the month with three taps. Since I was at a place called Stout, I had to order a draft stout, so I went with an upstate NY brewery called Keegan Ales Mother's Milk Stout. The chicken sandwich I ordered hit the spot but was overall forgettable. The bartender gave me a free Coke, which was nice. A decent Irish bar to check out. Just FYI, a quick walk to MSG.

07-16-2010 18:49:00 | More by morebeergood
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RAdragna

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$

Knew about this place one St. Patrick's Day with relatives. We'd always walk past this pub to get to the parade after spending some time in the bar next door to it (Blarney Rock). Tried it for good after a job fair at the Garden.

Atmosphere: Not really much in terms of people. Then again, it was on an afternoon on a work-day, and happy hour was still a while away. Decor was very nice, and they have a downstairs pub as well if upstairs gets too close for comfort.

Quality: Pleasant; the time of day I came in helped a lot, but it was still pleasant, very nice setting.

Service: Had a charming lady from Ireland be my bartender for the course of my stay. Was very helpful in my curiosity over a particular stout (Coco Loco).

Selection: Pretty vast; beers ran the gamut from lagers (Brooklyn, Yuengling) to stouts (Guinness, Coco Loco).

Food: Chowed down on a burger with bacon and Irish aged cheddar. Definitely worth what I paid, it was delicious.

Overall, I would recommend one to go in there, though at night it does get crowded. Try going there during the day for lunch.

07-12-2010 04:47:34 | More by RAdragna
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$$

Came here after fireworks on 4th and pretty busy but we were seated quickly and service was attentive and friendly. Music and vibe not overpowering and they have sports on the tvs so it has a business to it but not in your face. They have a good selection but there are no diamonds in the rough - selection is mixed between American micros and imports. Pretty much the only thing they have that is hard to find is the local NY beers if you're an out of towner. Since it was right by my hotel I'm glad I stopped in and it's a nice place, but not my first beer bar selection in NYC.

07-06-2010 11:40:53 | More by clayrock81
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