East Village Tavern
Taps: 16 / Bottles: 11
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by bonbini26:
4.63/5 rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Selection- about 15 beers on tap and one cask line, all american craft (Great Divine, Bear Republic, Stone, Stoudts, Southern Tier, Green Flash, Climax, Sixpoint. etc) Bottle selection was just the basics BMC, but its nice to see a place do that instead of wasting them on the tap line.
Food- had the macaroni & cheese done in an iron skillet, with breadcrumbs, smoked bacon. Really a nice twist on an American classic. The menu wasnt huge but it had a nice variety of foods prepared a little different than your usual bar grub. The buffalo wings were outstanding here too, get em hot and well done (thanks to the bartender eileen for that tip)
Atmosphere- went here on a Sunday to watch the Giants game, they had about 6 plasmas with the sunday ticket on, wasn't overly crowded mostly 20-40 aged crowd
Service- was great, bartenders knew there stuff, food came out quick
09-15-2008 13:36:28 | More by bonbini26
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3.44/5 rDev -20.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
After reading a few reviews of this place I made a point to stop by on my holiday trip. It was post lunch time so it was a bit slow. 16 taps and one cask. They waste a few with Stella, Guinness & Yuengling. So selection for me rates a yawn on this my first visit.
I chose a DFH 120 minute which was a mistake as an opener. The bartender was great and very friendly. He was the redeeming factor for me.
Crowd is typical east village a few New Yorkers sprinkled in with Midwest newbie hipsters.
Pricing was typical $6 drafts for most standards and 7-8 for the exotic stuff.
It's pretty far out of the way for a beer trip but if your in the neighborhood it's a good place to have a pint.
12-28-2011 20:29:09 | More by jp11801
4.72/5 rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
WOW!!! what an intersting little place.The barkeep is a firey ole'cat with a cool disposition, very konwledgeable about the beers on tap and in casks.Thursday was a quiet after work evening at EVT.The atmosphere is typical for the area.A lot of easy goin'dudes&dudetts at the bar.There is outside seating,great for taking in the whole east village scene (hope that wasn't too corny).The food is standard bar fare although the Buffalo wings were outstanding!!!I really like the decor, very beer orientated lot's of posters and beer signs.It gives off a real Beer-bar vibe.So i will gather the after crew for future visits to this very,very exceptional beer estabilishment.
06-22-2010 15:53:41 | More by soggybottoms
4.04/5 rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Clean, small-ish and a bit too bright. Corner location makes for good people watching on the stools that face the windows. Great selection - things you won't easily find elsewhere in the city and nice to get lesser known IPA like Loose Cannon on cask. Servers are cheery though they didn't strike me as beer geeks. Standard bar food menu. Football on lots of TVs on Sunday, with lots of backwards baseball caps watching. Not the dark corner you'd expect of the neighborhood, but seemed more NYU-ish if I had to guess.
More about options than setting.
11-29-2009 21:51:47 | More by StJamesGate
4/5 rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Just as the name leads you to believe, this bar is located in the East Village.
Atmosphere is a little more upscale compared to some other bars in this neighborhood, a lot of polished wood, pretty clean, and some neat art in the bathrooms. TVs on the wall, so you can check on the game. They also have a few tables outside as well, where I plopped myself down on a warm summer evening. The taps are all from the U.S.. When I was there they had Brother Thelonious, Green Flash West Coast IPA, Heavy Seas Red Sky, Arcadia Hop Rocket, Ipswich Oatmeal Stout, Bruery Saison De Lente and another 6 or so offerings. The food looked good for pub grub, although I did not have any. All in all, a very good bar with a focus on american craft beer taps.
09-07-2009 00:09:37 | More by mltobin
4.44/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
I went at happy hour so all the beers were $3 instead of $6.
I had the place to myself, which seems like a cozy enough place even if it were to be full. Good selection of craft beers, I think they had about 10 or so on tap, and one cask. They had ommegang, victory, dogfish head, and some other good breweis. Food looked good, but I didn't get any; seems to be standard american fare, with some tex-mex foods. decent glassware selection, they had the right stuff, but wasnt correct label; the bartender was very friendly. Definitely a place to which I would go back.
08-20-2009 20:43:03 | More by erz316
4.9/5 rDev +13.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
I took my boyfriend to the Dogfish Dinner in November 2008 and have been a regular ever since. It's a very chill, laid-back place. Everyone is knowledgeable about beer and how to correctly serve brews - which is very important. All the correct glassware is used. The beers are kept at optimal temperatures. Their selection of beers (16 on tap) are consistently rotated. The food is good - it's heading more toward standard barfare, but it's well executed. They have Ladies' Night every Thursday which is a huge boon for me! Brewers come by to visit which just goes to show what their quality is like. It's a true American Craft Beer bar - they do have bottles of Unibroue lying around on occassion...
07-15-2009 20:06:50 | More by DawnL
4.28/5 rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Imagine if your local dive bar offered a solid selection of craft brews at great prices (all beers $3 at happy hour --- before 7 pm). That's what you'll find at the East Village Tavern. Atmosphere is that of your typical neighborhood bar. Not a lot of frills, but the service is friendly and the beer selection is diverse. Brews on tap ranged from the West Coast, Rocky Mountains, to New England (and of course New York --- I had the Sixpoint Bengali Tiger on cask).
Do yourself a favor and start here for a beer or two, then for dinner head over to Back Forty (190 Ave. B., near 12th street), a great restaurant a few blocks away that has a small but well-picked selection of craft beers. It makes for a solid night in the East Village.
06-03-2009 23:40:07 | More by huuvola
East Village Tavern in New York, NY
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