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The Half Pint

Not Rated.
The Half PintThe Half Pint
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

16 Ratings
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.25%
Taps: 24
Bottles: 130
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

76 W 3rd St
New York, New York, 10012-1026
United States
phone: (212) 260-1088

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thehalfpintnyc

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: AChamberlain on 08-19-2007)
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4.36/5  rDev +5.8%

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.

Neorebel, May 06, 2013
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4.71/5  rDev +14.3%

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

Evan47, Dec 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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.

DoubleSimcoe, Feb 03, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

HV

sholland119, Jun 04, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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.

CHickman, Dec 08, 2010
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