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Amsterdam Ale House

Not Rated.
Amsterdam Ale HouseAmsterdam Ale House
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

13 Ratings
Ratings: 13
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4
pDev: 7.75%
Taps: 31
Bottles: 65
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

340 Amsterdam Ave
New York, New York, 10024-6932
United States
phone: (212) 362-7268

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(Place added by: emerge077 on 08-16-2009)
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Reviews by david18:
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4.3/5  rDev +7.5%

This is the old westside brewery and as far as I can tell the only thing that's changed is the same as far as I can tell.

Great draft list, original beer bar in a neighborhood that now has a number of beer bars. 50 or 60 taps with 7 or eight rotating. Always get a lot of interesting drafts on the rotating both from the local brewers (captian Lawrence and Sixpoint) as well as many high profile california, colorado and portland brewers.

Food is typical pub grub but the Jalepeno Poppers are the best in the neightborhood.

david18, Sep 06, 2009
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4.05/5  rDev +1.3%

Stumbled upon this place when I was on a day trip to the city with my girlfriend. The look of the place is quaint and kind of tiny but has a very nice vintage feel to it. The bartender was very cool she was willing to offer me samples of just about anything they had on tap at the time. The beer selection was pretty good here lots of micros to choose from and some of the typical adjunct stuff too. The food was really good I thought. I felt that the place was a little pricey because it was in the city. Everything in the city costs more it seems. So for someone who lives there it might not be too bad. I would go back here again, I actually recommend it to people who are going to NYC that I know.

Knapp85, May 29, 2011
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3.8/5  rDev -5%

I'm surprised this place has only four reviews here, as it is one of the better beer bars in New York City. I've been coming here for years (when it was still called "Westside Brewing", even though they stopped brewing some fifteen years ago) and have long had a love-hate relationship with the Ale House.

Beer selection is very good, but super expensive. Service can be good or can be blah. Food is decidedly and unabashedly mediocre. But still, when you're up around the UWS and want a good craft beer, this is the place (along with George Keeley, not too far from the Ale House).

Here you will find a long narrow bar, which is the best seat in the house, and lots of tables for a sit-down dinner. It is very cramped and cozy, can get crowded and noisy, but never out of control. You can find some room on a Friday or Saturday night, which is almost a luxury in this insanely packed town of ours.

There are about fifteen craft taps, listed as "seasonals" in the menu, plus a bunch of macros (Stella, Newcastle, BMC stuff, Guinness, whatever). A focus on locals/regionals like Sixpoint, Brooklyn, Ommegang, but not their flagships but their more rare offerings, which I appreciate. So you'll find things like Blue Point Sour Cherry Imperial Stout, Sixpoint Mad Scientist, Southern tier Ne'Tra Gal. Cool shit.

Prices are high and servings are small (12 oz for big beers). Nothing under seven dollars, except for Guinness/Stella bull.

Food is blah. Greasy boring pub food cooked by Mexicans. Not worth.

I like this place. I won't come here often because of the prices and the "weird" locale (can be too dark, too noisy, too sporty, too whatever), but I enjoy it. Give it a try.

DoubleSimcoe, Dec 21, 2010
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Amsterdam Ale House in New York, NY
90 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.