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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 liamt07:
Photo of liamt07
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%

Popped by Rattle N Hum on my first night spent in NYC, was first on my list of places to check out based on reviews here and through word of mouth. They also had a Weyerbacher Tap feature going on that evening as well, leaving the bar a little more packed than I'm sure it normally would be (having a Knicks playoff game and Yankees-Jays game going on the televisions didn't help either). We found a spot over in the corner, ordered up a couple Weyerbacher pints and some food. Food is about average/slight step up from regular pub fare (hard to really say, as I was pretty conservative with my fish and chips, but they had some likely better offerings available). Also picked up a 4x4oz sample flight of some awesome beers, server hit the nail on the head with these. Amazing tap list (40+ taps, 2 or so casks), although half of it was Weyerbacher the remainder featured some awesome offerings (Ruination, 08 Bourbon County etc). All pints range in price between $6-8 or so, and vary in size based on ABV. Server was nice and polite, although somewhat rushed. I'll give em the benefit of the doubt given how busy it was. Great bottle list, but isn't absolutely massive. Certainly miles ahead of anything I've ever seen in Toronto however. Bill came out to only 70-something for 4 pints, a flight and 2 meals so the value was certainly there. A must visit place in midtown Manhattan and anyone visiting NYC.

liamt07, Apr 27, 2011
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botanu, Today at 01:29 AM
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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%

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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.