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Rattle N Hum

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Rattle N HumRattle N Hum
BA SCORE
96
world-class

214 Ratings
Ratings: 214
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.02%
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 mdfb79:
Photo of mdfb79
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Went to Rattle N Hum last night for the first time and had a great time. They had a Green Flash event going on so there were 30 Green Flash beers on tap, along with 10 others, and they also have a large bottle list written on the ball in chalk. Almost all drafts were $7-8 which I consider very reasonable for good craft beers in NYC, and you can get flights of 4 4oz. beers of anything on draft for either $10 or $12 depending on which beers.

The bottle list looked pretty good. We were able to get a bottle of this years newly released Black OPS, as well as a bottle of Bourbon County Vanilla Stout, which I was surprised and excited to see on the bottle list.

I also thought the food was pretty good; got the buffalo chicken caesar wrap.

I enjoyed the atmosphere a lot as it seemed to have a lot of people who appreciated good craft beer and didn't get too crowded. I walked in at 4PM and got 2 seats at the bar, and was able to talk with the beer manager. After stopping by The Ginger Man I came back around 7:30-8PM and was able to get a table for 4 within 5 minutes of being there, and it was much less crowded than The Ginger Man.

Overall, it's a great bar with a great selection. I liked it better than The Ginger Man and will certainly be back.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Was there in October when they had a Founders tap takeover. Was able to try a lot of the Founders beers that I hadn't yet. Bartender was knowledgeable and they had an excellent bottle list.

Photo of mikeg67
3/5  rDev -30.1%

Small, cramped, busy mostly with students place. Very noisy. Food is OK, not expensive for NYC. A lot of taps, but service is just so so. Not my type of place.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.36/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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.

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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.

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Rattle N Hum in New York, NY
96 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.