Rattle N Hum
Taps: 40 / Bottles: 141
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
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Reviews by cypressbob:
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.45/5 rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Visited this gem on three occasions while I visited NYC, short trip but still beer was going to form an essential part of it.
Located in fairly central manhatten this bar is just across the road from the empire state and very easy to find.
A brilliantly warm atmosphere greets you as you enter, the bar contains elements of an old style pub but also blends modern features and elements, it all works very well.
The main bar itself is adjacent to the door and is pretty big, supporting the 40 or so taps on offer, all have their various identifying pump handles. The menu was pretty great beer wise while we were there, between myself and my girlfriend we probably had 12-15 types. Beers range from $6 - $10 on tap, 6 generally being the sub 6% ales and the $10 being very strong super brews such as massive barleywines or triple IPA type beers
Some of the standout brews I had while I was there were oaked arrogant bastard, ruination, storm king stout, 90min ipa and southern tier backburner. While I'm writing this I have the beer menu infront of me, stained with the darkest storm king stout, the smell is pretty potent even now....
Patrick the owner is a great guy to deal with, sorting me out with a few bottles to take home including peche mortel, nogne imperial stout and stone bitter chocolate oatmeal stout.
In addition to the main bar Patrick has now built a small cask bar towards the rear. Currently 3 casks on, tried the Two Brothers IPA, pretty tasty. Feels strange having cask outside of Ireland and the UK, brilliant though.
While your there definatly check out the food, very affordable and great accompaniment to the beer. I haad a sirloin with fries and my girlfriend had a sizeable buffalo chicken wrap, both tasty. On another visit we had some nachos and mini sliders, both brilliant when enjoying a beer flight ( 4 8oz servings from the tap list for $16)
Was hoping for a friendly new york beer bar serving some great, fresh local beers and thats exactly what I got. Great environment and service, superb beer list...plus good to see Ireland having some representation in the beer bar scene in NY. I'll definatly be back,.... hopefully asap.
03-04-2009 18:13:18 | More by cypressbob
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