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Valhalla

Not Rated.
ValhallaValhalla
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

19 Reviews
Reviews: 19
Visits: 50
Avg: 4
pDev: n/a
Taps: 42
Bottles: 52
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

815 9th Ave
New York, New York, 10019-5601
United States
phone: (212) 757-2747 | map

Notes:
Place added by: Imbiber on 03-01-2006

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Reviews: 19 | Visits: 50
Reviews by Gavage:
Photo of Gavage
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

My wife suggested this place after seeing an advertisement somewhere, and we were in the area. Easy to spot, and this place packed on a Saturday night. This is a typical NYC bar - a long bar with a good amount of stools, a bunch of high tops and other tables. The blackboard above the bar listed roughly 40+ beers on draft which included Delerium Tremens, Youngs Double Chocolate Stout, DFH 60, a beers from Smuttynose, Stoudts, Victory, and Sierra Nevada. No real hard to find beers on the list, but a solid list overall.

Table service was a bit slow as the bar was packed. Our first order took some time, but when my pint glass was emptied, the waiter was quick to ask for my next beer selection. The bartenders were working feverishly here to fill orders.

This came off as a real locals bar, as plenty of people seemed to know each other here. The crowd made it very loud in the bar too. I would like to retry this place on a mellower evening.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of valrxman
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

I stopped in for a pint and stayed for a 2nd. Knowledgable bartender talked about local beer. Good selection ontap. Worth the visit.
Cheers

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Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A decent, if somewhat tiny, bar that my girlfriend and I popped into while spending an evening in Manhattan, mostly due to their having Einstok beers on tap.

The atmosphere was fine, with dim lighting, standard pub furnishings, and the like, as opposed to where one might have expected bearskins, trestle tables, and axes on the walls, per the name. There were a handful of patrons supplying plenty of screaming and pounding on tables, however, even on a relatively non-crowded Sunday night. The service was all right, if a bit unknowledgeable regarding the contents of their own tap list. We did not try any food.

The tap list seemed well put together, and featured good imports, a decent assortment of good beers from around the country, and a fair chunk of local and regional beers. The beer was served with all the proper beer geek boxes checked - glassware, temperature, pour, and so forth.

Might return, if anyone could ever convince me to get anywhere near Manhattan or NYC in general ever again. I'd probably turn down a job offering a high six figure salary if it came with the stipulation that I'd have to move there.

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Photo of bgold86
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of kurvalek
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of bcgeiman
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of njnj2000
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is my kinda place. I was in during the day on the weekend. Soccer on the tube, a great draft list, decorated by breweriana. I had a few beers, standard NYC pricing. Food menu looked great for beer drinking, though I didn't eat. Great selection of local (NY/Northeast) and distro craft beers alike. A few nitro taps. Bartenders were cool, I had some trouble deciding and was given some tiny pours to help decide. Small bottle list- mostly imports and Belgians, but more than enough drafts to sway my palate. An easy (8-10 block) walk from Carnegie Hall/Central Park area where I was staying. If I was staying nearby, I'd definitely go there again when in town.

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Photo of midnightcowboy818
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Furley80
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Kappakoosh
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Jlabs
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Figoeric710
3.8/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of jshusc
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of misternebbie
4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Ralphs66
4/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JGam115
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

A diamond in the rough is probably the best way to describe it. Loads of options on tap at any given point in time and the food is pretty good as well. TV screens around the space are a nice touch as well.

Look out for some rare kegs that drop without much pomp and circumstance - just the way locals like me like it. It can get a bit loud at times, especially around happy hour.

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Photo of Phigg1102
4.49/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Jess0392
4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of mattyrubes
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of StephRai
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of alucard
3.52/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Matt_Felix
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of kovarkid
2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of Ant4711
4/5  rDev 0%

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Valhalla in New York, NY
90 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.