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Rattle N Hum

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Rattle N HumRattle N Hum
BA SCORE
95
world-class

202 Ratings
Ratings: 202
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Taps: 40
Bottles: 141
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

14 E 33rd St
New York, New York, 10016-5013
United States
phone: (212) 481-1586

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @rattlenhumbarny

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-27-2008)
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Reviews by bonbini26:
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4.05/5  rDev -5.4%

Stopped in on a Saturday afternoon

Pretty quiet inside for a weekend, not crowded at all, jukebox was playing mostly rock from the 70's. As they advertise on their menu, "only good stuff, no crap". They even have a chalkboard when you 1st walk in....if you drink ___ then try this ___ to try to get people to try different things then they would normally drink. Pretty diverse selection, almost every style and region is represented. There are 6 cask lines, (4 of which where Ola Dubh Special Reserve 40, 30, 16, 12 year) which is a plus, also a gravity cask (Weyerbacher Double Simcoe). The bartenders are friendly and pretty quick, not the most knowledgeable. Right down the street from the Ginger Man if you are doing a bar crawl, and only a few blocks away from Penn Station and the (B, D, F, V, N, R, Q, W) and the Empire State Building. The Rattle n Hum is def. a staple on the NYC beer bar list now. The food was so-so, had boneless buffalo wings that were overcooked (sent back and same result) and not spicy at all, nachos were so-so also. Prices are reasonable for the area, $6-7 for a beer and $1 off pints during happy hour during the week

bonbini26, Feb 08, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Eman17, Today at 03:06 AM
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

botanu, Today at 01:29 AM
Photo of seedyone
5/5  rDev +16.8%

I must confess to not having a whole lot of craft bar experience to use as comparison because once I had set foot in Rattle n Hum I was smitten. They have become the measure by which I regard all others & few match up.

Having over 20 years in restaurant kitchen experience, I have a pretty good idea what it takes to run a good show & at RnH they do a great job.

Some may find the beer selection confounding by the sheer number of choice. Even those with some knowledge will find areas for further 'research'. To top it off, the staff are always more than willing to (when time permits) to guide a novice.

I saw one comment somewhere, which rightfully observes the biggest drawback is their very success. Things can get pretty hectic during the "rush hours" but the staff always seems to keep up.

The rotating beer selection never fails to offer new choices. They have $5 pints during "Happy Hour(s)" that comprise most of the day. Every Tues night there are promotions & tap takeovers. The selections are presented on a large blackboard & printed on placemats. The printed presentation gives just about every detail of the beers, barring opinions. Customized guidance can always be had from the knowledgeable staff.

The food menu is pretty standard pub fare with daily lunch, dinner specials & weekend brunch & NFL items.

Most of the seats are at large family style tables & reservations are accepted. The restrooms are numerous, ample & well kept.

I prefer to go mid to late afternoons & stay for a few before the after work crowd. Even at it's most crowded, I find patrons & staff both to friendly & polite.

If there is one negative, it's that the kitchen can get backed up at times. Being a victim of your own success isn't the worse thing for a bar or restaurant.

Yogi Berra is quoted as saying "Nobody goes there anymore...it's too crowded." From what I've seen, the crowd seems to be willing to hang in for a quality experience, which is what you get at Rattle n Hum.

And finally...no, I am not employed by RnH, but do feel I've found some good friends there that deserve a pat on the back.

seedyone, Saturday at 09:37 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

HoppyBeerSista, Sep 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Another great beer bar, good food, great beer, and cask beer. I stayed down the street from here for a month and frequented this place quite a bit. The staff is friendly, and the beer is good. My favorite beer bar in Manhattan.

ianw87, Aug 26, 2014
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Rattle N Hum in New York, NY
95 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.