The Half Pint
Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
4.36/5 rDev +5.6%
Visited this pub for brunch recently... First off, let me say that I love the atmosphere - wooden tables & stools, very cozy, similar to a classic Irish pub. There's a medium-sized bar and plenty of seating at the tables for the busier times. I had a grilled chicken ciabatta with delicious fresh mozeralla, pancetta, and tomato jam. Their french fries were very good too. Beer selection was good, with a dozen or so taps, and about 100 varieties on the bottle list. I would say their specialty is craft beer from microbreweries across the country, and several very good local choices (Sixpoint, for example). They even have a cask choice - when I went I had Flying Dog Raging Bitch on cask. The servers were extremely friendly, attempting to strike up conversation and also being very attentive if you needed another order. This is a great place to stop if you're in the area and want to have a few quality beers and also expect the food to be on point as well.
05-06-2013 19:09:22 | More by Neorebel
4.71/5 rDev +14%
I came to this place after a concert and was really drunk, but I had an amazing time here. I'm not quite sure it was because I actually was really drunk or if this place is actually the real deal.... I made the bartender take the paper out of the menus and I woke up with about 8 pages of beers in my back pocket the next day. This place has a nice selection of beer on draft, at least 20... nothing super rare or impressive, but very solid beers. There I had a schenider weisse bottle, goose island IPA on draft and a St. Bernardus Witbier in bottle.... NYC prices but friendly service and solid selection
12-15-2012 02:27:56 | More by Evan47
3.5/5 rDev -15.3%
Right across the street from Amity Hall, and owned by the same folks, Half Pint is a more civilized option among the college watering holes of Third Street. Bistro-style tables, a tiny-but-neat bar and a more food-oriented atmosphere.
One big fail here is the lack of Happy Hour beer specials- only well drinks and Bud-Miller. Otherwise, 24 taps to choose from, much better than Amity Hall but still rather lame for a self-proclaimed “beer bar”: Sierra Celebration, Brooklyn Chocolate, Sixpoint and Ommegang Adoration and Rare Vos are the best. Others are average- Sierra Pale, Stella, Chimay, Blue Point, Harpoon IPA.
Their one cask, Defiant Honey Amber, is absurdly priced at nine dollars. WTF!
Service was very average, and I will bet a buck or two that those girls behind the bar know nothing about good beer.
An OK bar overall, but one in a million in New York. Nothing here would draw me back. Blind Tiger is pretty close by… visited, reviewed, never again.
02-03-2012 05:35:36 | More by DoubleSimcoe
4.13/5 rDev 0%
Stopped in here in April after the Belgian Beer Fest at Jimmy's No. 43 and was very impressed. The place was quite a bit bigger than our previous visit and a whole lot better.
Half Pint is now rather large with a couple of bars and a lot of tables. The beer chalkboard was, sadly, written in un-erasable ink so the list you see is not the list you get. Regardless, the tap list is pretty diverse brewery-wise, almost all good American craft. Food is quite tasty pub grub. Service was really excellent, with a team approach ensuring that no one had an empty glass for long.
We are rarely in this neighborhood but I'd hurry back at any opportunity.
06-04-2011 02:32:48 | More by sholland119
4.25/5 rDev +2.9%
The Half Pint has a great selection of beer and seems like a small place when you first walk in, but it's very long and just seems to keep on going. It's in a great location and for a beer lover this is a great place on it's own as well as being close to several other great beer bars.
The beer prices and selection were good and on par for a solid NYC beer bar; there were ample (20 or so) tap beers and give or take 50+ bottled beers to choose from. The styles and countries or origin covered the whole map and is a solid representation of the current beer craze. I wish this place was around when I lived on Thompson St., but I digress.
Surprisingly, the food was good; I went for lunch last week and had the burger sliders and cajun fries and they were both very good. The other guys with me also enjoyed their lunch, so overall we give the place a thumbs up.
The staff was attentive and seemed beer savvy, so the experience was good again. Stop in for a pint or six if you're in the neighborhood.
12-08-2010 04:50:17 | More by CHickman
4.28/5 rDev +3.6%
The first stop of our small pub crawl 5/30/10. A nice little place seating eight at the bar as well as a small room off to the left as you walk in for indoor dining/camping. (Camping is a restaurant term used for people who have taken up residence at your tables.) At least one tv playing local sports was on in the bar area, which was nice for us Yankees fans.
Twenty beers on tap and well over a hundred beers in bottle. Australia, Belgium, England, Germany, and the United States are well represented here. Included on this enormous list are Canada, Scotland, Japan, Mexico, and the Netherlands. Not mentioned previously, is a cask beer. This place does pump a cask beer and is changing it weekly, a chalk board near the tv gives you the beer of the week.
The prices are reasonable, but I would almost say inexpensive for NYC. Six dollars to ten dollars is your range for a single beer, or you can have a draft beer flight for fifteen. That is a pretty cheap range for drinking in NYC. For instance, the Chimay costs nine dollars there, where I work in NJ, it would cost you over ten. Many places I have been to in NJ charge you more than that.
Overall, my first time in The Half Pint, I had a good time. It seems like a nice place to hang out and enjoy some cheaper beers in NYC.
06-03-2010 03:26:39 | More by Jiggamyte
The Half Pint in New York, NY
92 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.