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Spitzer's Corner

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

23 Ratings
Ratings: 23
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: n/a
Taps: 40
Bottles: 32
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

101 Rivington Street
New York, New York, 10002
United States
phone: (212) 228-0027

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(Place added by: Imbiber on 09-18-2007)
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Reviews by sleazo:
Photo of sleazo
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This was more laid back than I was expecting. Thought it would be over the top trendy but it really wasnt. The place had its windows open wide to the nice warm weather we we having in NYC so that was a plus. Seating for food is at communal benches like a beer hall which I personally like as you can strike up conversations with strangers. Mostly old looking wooden decor yet a bit more modern.

Beer wise there were about 40 or so beers on tap. A pretty good selection of Belgians, locals and American micros. I had a Sixpoint Gorilla Porter, Dogfish 60 and a Harviestoun Old Engine all on tap. Other beers I remember seeing on tap were Tripel Karmeliet, St Bernardus 8 and 12, Bear Republic Racer 5 and Hop Rod Rye and Stone IPA. Everything tasted reasonable. There was also a good bottle selection that I didn't delve too deeply into.

The food was not typical bar food, more of a gastropub. The appetizers we had were the spinach with shitakes and duck fat fried potatoes. Both were pretty good. Their sandwiches were both pretty good. I had a sweetbread po boy with tartar sauce which was really good. I for one love good beer and sweetbreads so I was pretty happy. My friend had the duck confit sandwich which he liked. I would like to go back and try the shortrib burger with maytag blue and a fried egg. We also had rosemary popcorn which was a bit too oily. They did have local favourite Gus' Pickles on the menu too.

Service was good considering how busy they were. Even though it was fairly busy we were seated quickly on a Thursday. For the LES it was pretty reasonable. I think the toal was about $90 or so for two people to eat a lot and 8 or so good beers. Pretty cool place, one I will return to.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Dave2234
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Went there right as they opened at noon, so we were the only people there at first. Despite the fact there was as many staff as us (one bartender, one waitress) it didn't feel like we got a lot of attention. Took a little long to get our orders, refill water, etc. Not to the point of bad, though, just not good.

The dining room is open on several sides to the street. While this might appeal to some, the view is of mostly run-down buildings, and the traffic loud and annoying.

Since we were there during the mostly-empty midday, we didn't experience any problems with other patrons like some other BAs have commented.

Pretty good selection of beers. This was my first day in NYC, so my goal was to "drink something that isn't distributed in MN", and none of the stouts/porters fell into that category, so I made some disappointing choices but it was my own fault. There was plenty of good beer there.

Photo of baakabak
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Lively beer spot on the lower east side. Open and airy with large windows.
Seating consists of large, wooden communal tables. Kind of like a mini beer hall to seat about 40 or so.

Beer selection is good if a little pricey but not exorbitant for the neighborhood.

Staff is ok. Not great, not bad by any means, just ok.

Food is standard pub fare done well. Wings are good which is always a plus.

Worth the visit if you're in the area

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Spitzer's is a classy-cool beer bar in the heart of LES. Lively but not too crazy on a Friday evening, happy hour time. Cool vibe with dim lights, open windows to the street in this pleasant November day... lots of wood and communal tables.

Big beer list divided in lagers/wheats/seasonals/ales (this one a mixed-bag category with tripels, blondes, IPA's and porters). Nothing super crazy on the list, but some solid references: I had a Founders Breakfast Stout and a Green Flash Imperial IPA.

Prices are not-so-cheap at $7-$8 per brew, but happy hour comes with two dollars off! Now that is a rarity in New York City. Sour young hipster-ish bartenders, disengaged but efficient enough. She even smiled at me.

Surprisingly quiet for a Friday evening, I had a good time. Didn't try food but will do next time, as it looks better than your average beer bar's grub.

Photo of flexabull
4.14/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Cool place that I stumbled upon while my wife was shopping in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Dark, lots of wood, and really open. I sat by the big open windows and people watched the hipsters, and cars honking and yelling at each other.

Quality was good, saw lots of good taps, some Belgians, Captain Lawrence, Founders, Southern Tier, Troegs, etc...

Service was good, she was friendly, and came over and brought me a second beer without me having to go up to the bar.

Selection was great, 40 taps with lots of variety.

Didn't try the food, but it looked tasty.

Prices were about on par for NYC, but the $2 off drafts for the Noon-7PM Happy Hour was great.

Overall, a very worthy stop in the LES.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.98/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Spitzer's Corner is cool. Nice setup and design with wood everywhere. At night, this place can get really packed. For me, I prefer a more mellow atmosphere, so I'm a lunch time visitor. Plus, the nighttime crowd is...how do I say it...prone to being a-holes? Yes. That's it. So I do it how I do The Blind Tiger. Start the drinkin' early here. If you're in the neighborhood, this is a good place to check out. And the food is quite good. Oh...and there are a lot of taps to choose from.

I think I hear that this is a good place to meet people, at night.

Photo of DthMtlSash
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Price wise they were high, But the selection is pretty awesome. I've been here a couple times when I used to live right down the stree from em on essex. It's got a great selection and the food menu looks great although Ive never tried it. The waitresses and tenders are friendly and pretty knowledgeable about their beer, so that was definitely refreshing.

I've tried over 15 beers for the first time over here and had a lot of repeats that I've had before. sometimes the glass sizes are ridiculous for the price but I guess that's expensive beer for ya. Good plave worth checking out if you like a wide selection. One thing I found a little ridiculous was they would not seat you unless you ordered food, even if you were a group of 5 who were serious beer drinkers. that was the only part that ticked me off and their prices for being how basic it looks like.

And fyi this isn't the East village , it's the Lower East Side represent!!

Photo of Billolick
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Eastern Village quality beer spot...open floor plan with large windows out onto the vibrant and busy street ...Long communal tables, and generally a friendly comfortable feeling. Loads of quality draft options...you fill find something very BA worthy to consume and enjoy.

The reason I would not frequent this place all that often is the crowd...Hipsters, tourists, clothes shoppers, meh just not my sceene...if you find yourself in the neighborhood and are in the mood for a tasty craft brew, its worth dropping in to...beyond that I cant say much more positive...the kind of place I might take some of my french cousins to for a visit

Photo of Hautacam
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Nice vibe in this place with the communal tables and open windows. We hung out for a while in the front area , then moved to the more quiet back....which is also nice.
Beer selection was awesome. We had Pretty Things Hegderow and Sixpoint Sweet Action. 40 taps. I have to say that whoever writes the beer descriptions on the menu either has a great palate, does their homework....or both, because the descriptions of all their beers that I've had; that being most of them, was right on the mark. Excellent.
Also had a light dinner...catfish sandwich and scallops...both excellent.
Our bartender was very friendly and had no problems giving tastes prior to ordering.
We will go back for sure.
So, kind of funny...I am over 55 years old and I was carded...so I guess you can expect to be carded too !

Photo of infi
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Stopped in to end a great night with a couple friends.

A small lunch-like room with community tables with long benches, as well as some stools around the perimeter of the room. Dimly lit atmosphere with the audible levels still a bit high, considering it was about 2 AM. Quality of the beers were great – 40 different taps available. Decent variety for everyone to try. Service was a bit inattentive and unusual. Bartender asked to see all 6 people's stamped hand before taking our order. If the bouncer checked our IDs for age, why the need? Anyway, we got finally got our beers, which was the always dependable Weihenstephan Hefe for $7 each. Decently priced overall.

Didn't try the food here, but Katz Deli is about 2 blocks away!

Photo of BretSikkink
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Grilled heavily by the doorman, not a good reception. Came insider - not a seat in the house, except for a bench seat with no table. A bar waiting area. No server ever came by, so we sat with no beers until finally two seats opened at the bar. And still we sat for several minutes - at the bar - until someone even looked at us.

I'm going to go ahead and get all the bad stuff out now. Crowded, full of yuppies assholes, extremely slow service. Do NOT tell the bartender you're not ready - if you are halfway done, get another beer. Ask for your check 20-30 minutes before you want to leave. And if the bartender is giving you any attention, blurt out the first thing that comes to mind, because once he walks away, he's gone.

The food was great. The beers available are eclectic and uniformly excellent. The building itself is cool, especially when the huge windows are open (they close them somewhat arbitrarily it would seem, similar to the policy at the Blind Tiger). I had a wide variety of beers, and they all pulled well from the tap, nothing dirty, sour, or old. Spitzer's is a great place to drink beer.

But damn if there isn't a lot of shit in the way of getting to the beer.

Photo of jgasparine
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This place is aesthetically attractive, but I had the feeling that the crowd was comprised of yuppies rather than true beer fans.

Patrons not withstanding, the draught selection was good... predominantly domestic craft beer, but an impressive selection nonetheless. While the beer manu was impressive with overall content, I was disappointed with the way it was put together... they begun categorizing beers by style (wheat, bock, ipa, etc.), but then seemed to get lazy by lumping roughly 30% of the beer in a catchall "ale" category. I was further disappointed to see their best bottled beer, Samiclaus, described as "strong shite from Austria".

The beer itself was served inacceptable glassware, and tasted fresh. I didn't have the opportunity to assess the knowledge of the server, but have no reason to doubt his knowledge based on service itself.

Overall the beer was good, but the atmosphere left something to be desired...

Photo of JTahoe
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great warm-modern atmosphere and mellow vibe. I found it worth noting that the music volume was perfect... not loud, but created good atmosphere. The front room was mostly communal table seating with long banquette along wall, limited bar seating, I didn't go to the other room. Very nice quality food menu of small plates. I like the interesting vegetable options (the broccoli rabe was simple but very good) and small plates (I had the duck confit which was a fairly small duck portion and generous serving of green salad with pomegranate and pine nuts and a crouton with fois gras butter). Service was a bit aloof, but attentive. They seemed to know their beer. They are very strict with ID's... they take it from you and scan it at the bar because of some past issue serving underage people. Their beer selection is good with a decent selection of locals, imports, and craft brews from coast to coast. Not the most amazing list I've ever seen, but pretty nicely curated. A bit pricey, but really not bad for NY. Overall a great place.

Photo of StJamesGate
4.14/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Small front corner among the clothing stores. Inside it's dark, brushed steel and wood, a "we're modern but not imposing" vibe like Belgo or Wagamama. Just the corner is open during the day with a back room for evening.

Beer list is impressive even for New York, with 40 drafts. Especially good is Californians on tap like Green Flash and Bear Republic which you don't often see in NY. Locals and all styles represented; Belgians too get their due.

Staff was not overbearing; strict about ID but seemed ready to talk beer. Crowd was a mix of cool kids and older professionals. Food menu was interesting and not cheap. I could see where it might get heaving late at night - signage seems to hint that the bathrooms are handy for sneaky liaisons.

Solid addition to the city, never mind the neighborhood.

Photo of dudecandle
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

A: Great place in the East Village to just relax, have a nice beer at a one of the three giant communal tables, at a bench on the side, or even up at the table against the window and pedestrian-watch. I hear the windows even open in the daytime.
No TV's present to distract you from the glory of one of the great beers you can try, so just come on a night that isn't the Super Bowl.

Q: Speaking of beer, it's a bit pricey, normally ranging from $7-9, and not for imperial pints. However, what they have is great. The strongest aspect of their selection is their Dubbels, Trippels and Quads selection. It's nice to find some St. Bernardus and Maredsous tucked away in the East Village. Not to imply they don't show respect to the locals, including Brooklyn and even Kelso.
They also keep a steady supply of pale ales, IPA's and imperials, so there's something for everyone. Off the top of my head, I don't remember stouts and porters, but I'm sure they were there.

Service: Only one guy behind the bar for the most part, with another guy floating around alone picking up orders, so not the promptest, but I was lucky that it wasn't the busiest hour.

All in all, a great selection of quality beer makes this a place to definitely return to in time, even though it's out of my way.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I really enjoy the feel of Spitzers, the wood and the earth tones, and the space. I like the communal tables, and watching the people on the street go by.

I also love the great beer selection. It may not be the best I've ever seen, but it's still pretty impressive. 40 beers on tap, and they're varied!

The food I can either take or leave. Not that it's not good, because it is really well prepared and presented, but I see it just as kind of upscale bar food, and not as a meal. I've enjoyed the asparagus and mussels though - a snack until heading elsewhere.

Finally, for the most part the service has been very good. I can't fault the entire operation for one or two servers and a bartender that just couldn't get it together.

If you're in the area I'd certainly recommend a visit! (Also note, although it is "a bit pricey", I think for NY standards it's actually quite reasonable).

Photo of rousee
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Checked this place out a few weeks ago as stop 3 on my annual birthday trip to NYC.

Its kind of a trendy young type place that doesnt look as big as it is from the outside. Due to the 20-something age of most of the patrons, we were all carded when we entered and I guess that makes you feel not quite as old when you're celebrating your 42nd birthday.

You enter via this long hall that kind of ends and then opens up to a giant room with the bar on the backside and large picnic like tables lined up throughout the room. Big glass floor to celing windows in fron that look out onto the street. It was really quite busy when we stopped here so getting a seat really wasnt an option.

The beer selection was great--they had tons of great draft selections inclusing many that I dont see around very often. They had some Captain Lawrence, some of the less common Sixpoint varieties, Troegs, Sly Fox, Legacy, Ommegang, Ithaca,etc. The beers were in fine shape and I think maybe a little less expensive than some other places in Manhattan.

The service was decent but nothing spectacular and I was kind of amazed that they were so adamant about seeing my handstamp to prove that I was 21 when I clearly look considerably older than a 20 -something. This place was decent and I would give it another try but Id try to hit it when it wasnt quite as busy. Maybe a Saturday afternoon would work better.

Photo of mltobin
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Spitzers is located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, which is better known for dive bars and small venues like Arlene`s Grocery.

The set-up has one smallish bar and then a handful of wooden tables and some room to sit facing outward to Rivington street on small stools. The wooden tables seem to be the best bet. A good mix of patrons from different walks of life come here.
They have a good amount of taps, 30 or so I think. I recall seeing Southampton Double White, Delerium Tremens, Brooklyn, Bad Elf, in addition to other micros and smaller Euro brewers.
I liked the bottle selection which included selections from Chimay, Lindenman`s, Westmalle.
The food I have had the soft shell crab sandwich back in the summer, which was cooked well and more recently some chicken and french fries which were also tasty. A solid place to spend some time in NYC, drinking good beer and making new friends.

Photo of slander
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Hard time on Orchard, the heat and the street packed with pecks of pickle people, we were wise to start early and get through it and out (I should have scored a tub of all sours at that place on Essex, I don't want to talk about it).
Well, that was an hour of crazy well spent, but now what? Did the quick peeps in on that beer store on Bowery and then lost nearly half our group to Sunday whatever. We can't afford any more casualties; we need a plan for drink and quickly! Backtracking east some...

On the corner of Ludlow & Rivington streets; nice and open breezy with large windows folding up over both streets creating awnings. People seated below them along the exterior of the room are sitting not on benches but the actual window sills. Randy has a word for that. It's "classy". I myself can only imagine how enjoyable it is sitting on them when it's raining out and you get an ass full of wet. Mostly long wooden communal tables in a row (Randy likes them, but wouldn't like sitting with, you know, people), and some tables running solo up against the windows.

Along the back wall, a cool slightly "V" shaped, zinc bar seating a dozen on backless stools. 40 taps sweating in a row on a stainless steel backed panel running the length of the bar back. Bottles in glass front coolers below and shelved glassware over mirrored backings above and to both sides, although no beer appropriate glassware that I can see except for the Delirium snifters.

The place is done up old wooden pickle barrel walls and bar overhead with a track lighting strip. Spots in open glass and drop lamps over the tables where the people seated there could smash their heads on if they were tall and not careful. Gee, I hope that doesn't happen. A single looong horizontal board on the far wall lists tap, bottle and wine selections, plus snacks, sides and plates, and a bench of pain below (the people sitting there look sad, is all). Plank wood floorings and dismal gray pillars in the center of the room matching the bar staff's bleak gray shirts. Down the hallway, another room not unlike the front room with a dozen or so tables and a smaller bar.

40 taps, the list broken out by style. 24 American micros, of which roughly 1/3 are NY state (Southampton, Six Point, Ommegang, Southern Tier, Blue Point), another 1/3 regionals (Smuttynose, Stoudts, Victory, Allagash, Legacy, Magic Hat), the last 1/3 other coastals (Bear Republic, Anchor, Rogue, Sierra Nevada, Stone, North Coast), and the remainder some 7 Belgians, 4 Germs, 3 English/Irish & a pair of dirty Canadians). I have to say the imports were pretty damn boring actually. I drank a Brownstone and a Hennepin, both tasty & fresh, and found that Em drinks the exact polar not-ness of what I would. I think it's 'cause she was born on an opposite continent. She opted first for the Victory Golden Monkey (which... no) and then the Legacy Euphoria when I recommended the Hedonism Red instead. Curious.

Also, some 54 bottles (over 2 dozen Belgian & Belgian style including most of the Trappists, about a dozen each American micros & English/Irish/Scottish combined, and the rest a mix of this and that whatever). Get this... a 375ml of Lindemans Framboise, Peche and disgusting Pomme cost $11, but lovely Orval only costs $9, and DeRanke XX $8, which is okay by me. Costliest bottles are the Chimay Grand Reserve, La Baladin Nora, and the Southampton Saison Deluxe, each priced at $18. Lots of stuff but nothing outlandish, it's a "safe selection".

On the "classic combos" board, there's a pairing of a "BLT & E with a Victory Prima Pils". What could the "E" stand for, I wonder? Edamame? Escarole? Apparently, it's an egg of the fried variety. Why fuck up a perfectly good BLT with an egg I just cannot fathom. Oh, and they've got an Eat Out 2008 award, for "Best gastropub with the least fortunate name". Really? That's a category now? And that there was a critics pick, thank you.

"This place is a wine bar that decided to do a beer thing. There's really not a lot to talk about in this joint; its stark and mundane", says Randy, a douchebag nice enough to remind me that I'm the oldest person here. Looking around, I offer "Yes, but maybe somebody's (like) here with their mom". Didn't take him long. "You're older than her, too". Double douchebag Randy, nobody likes him. For me, as far as just sitting at the bar and having a beer with friends ignoring the younger crowd, I can do that easily enough, although the backless bar stools do suck. I will say that the food menu is not a "me menu", and the beer menu while having some solid selections just doesn't excite me, and with over 90 beers between tap and bottle, it should. This is more a "get a beer 'cause I'm near here" than a destination place.

Photo of BeTheBall
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Went on Saturday afternoon with 3 others for lunch on a nice summer day. Frotn section has floor to ceiling windows, which were open to the air, making for nice people watching. Area is filled with long bench style tables running parallel to the street, backed by a bar with dozens of taps and a mirror rear wall making the space seem even larger.
The place was not very busy during my visit, so as expected, service was prompt and steady. The staff had big smiles and seemed to enjoy their jobs. Beer knowledge was decent, but I knew more (this often happens). Still, more knowledge than most places.
Beer selection was very good. Many American and Belgian craft beers, enough that anyone can find something great to drink. I had 3 different drafts; all good.
Food was excellent. Started with an hierloom tomatoe appetizer that was both beautiful looking and delicious. Finished with a high quality sandwich. Everyone in my party liked both their beer, and their food.
Not knowing NYC very well (I was a tourist), this has instantly shot up to the top of my (very short) list of beer bars for future visits. I loved the place. Even loved the woodwork walking down the back stairs to where the bathrooms are located. Very unique.

Photo of marcpal
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Went here last night for dinner and drinks with a small group.

Atmosphere: This place was much bigger than you first think when walking in. Both the front hall and the back hall are wood based decor which is real rustic with communal tables and small tables. The extensive taps are right in the wall in a good looking bar set up. Diverse crowd and lots of Europeans lending to the overall European feel and vibe you get from this place- mainly because of the communal tables.

Quality: Food and beer were top notch. Plenty of options for food and they shined through with the appetizers mostly. The beer selection on tap was very good as were the quality of those that were in bottle. Beers I went with included Weinstephaner varieties, Southampton and was very excited to have a few in NY from the Goose Island line.

Service: Good, not great. Atttentive both at the bar and the waiter as well. The waiter knew a very good amount about the food, extremely impressive and was able to fill all requests. Didnt really get much from the beer knowledge at the bar but they seemed to know their stuff.

Selection: As noted, over 40 taps with a great variety of seasonal and standbys. Lots of local stuff as well as all the stuff that is getting newly distributed to the city. Was impressed much more than I had thought going in.

Food: A bit pricey but its downtown and worth it. The appetizers were incredible, including the duck fat fries, herbed popcorn, local pickles, and regular fries and mussels. As far as other food, very gastropub but a bit small in terms of portions. Still very good burgers, grilled cheese and salmon dish.

I am eager to get there again, nice surprise.

Photo of ChimayCC
4/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This is a find on the LES. A terrific selection at very reasonable prices. All the Belgians you could ask for and about 24 taps. The prices on Belgians are more than reasonable given its NYC. The only downer is the staff is not all that schooled in their beer knowledge, but you can get past that cuz they're generally easy on the eyes. Food is a notch above bar fare and again is reasonably priced. I have only been twice in the late afternoon, so I can not speak to the crowds during the evenings or weekends. I will be back.

Photo of tnova
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5

Okay, so I have never posted a review before, so bear with me...

My boyfriend (bigs) and I went to Spitzer's Corner in the beginning of September. My boyfriend's band was playing across the street at a bulgarian bar. Needless to say, there was not much of a selection there. I had remembered that we had walked by two industrial looking bars on the walk over. All I could see was taplines. Once he was finished tooting his tuba, we decided to grab a beer at this place.

We strolled up to the bar and both ordered Triple Karmaliet on draft. The bartender had no idea how much it was (or how to pour it...WAY past the line...good for me though). Coming from RI and knowing the outrageous inflation in NYC, I was thinking $10 each (maybe more). He came back and said they were $7 each. Score!
We grabbed a seat. If you like to people watch, this is a good place to do it. The windows are floor to ceiling and make up an entire wall facing the street.

All in all, the beer selection was on point. We ordered some other brews, but alas, my memory is clouded...all I know was that I hadn't tried them before (and after a trip to Belgium and my bartending skills at Track 84, that's saying a lot).

They have food, but we didn't order. The service was not good. Our waitress was running back and forth between the 2 places. It took over 20 minutes to get another beer. I assume (read-hope) this will be worked out. Opening a new place and trying to hire people and train them is time consuming. I'm planning on going back there the next time I am in NYC.

Spitzer's Corner in New York, NY
90 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.