Taps: 27 / Bottles: 110
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 41 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by pizzahead:
4/5 rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This was my second time at the Peculier...both times were weekend nights. Its a medium sized basement place with a back room. Cool tin ceiling that was slanting in spots. It gets packed as the night goes on, but its possible to find tables and get moderately slow pay-per-round waitress service if you don't feel like waiting at the bar. The bartenders were pretty quick when I was up there. Unfortunately, it was crowded, so I have no idea how knowledgeable they are.
Beerwise, they seemed to have about 15-20 taps, with a separate one for Delerium. Tap selection was decent, some locals, some more popular craft brews. They had Goose Island from Chicago, some Brooklyn, a Dogfish, and one Kolsch on tap, which was interesting. Most of their beer menu was in bottles. Maybe 300, maybe more. It was broken down by country (unfortuantely), not by type (which is how I prefer). They had beers from everywhere (Ukraine? Russia?). Most were from the US, good European selection. My main criticism of the menu is that the Brewer was only listed 60% of the time. For example, Dogfish Head 90 Minute was simply 90 Minute IPA. That's an easy one to tell, buy Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale was just Celebration Ale. It got confusing if you didn't know the exact name of the beer, because they were alphabetical by beer name (so Celebration would be under "C", but Sierra Nevada Pale Ale could be under "S"). The inconsistency was kind of annoying, especially if you're looking to try something new.
Unlike most Boston beer bars, they had a good drink selection (for the girlfriend). Pretty stiff drinks, too. I didn't try the food. The door on the men's room wouldn't stay shut, which was interesting b/c the line for the women's room looked right at you. Other than that, it was a pleasant place with a huge selection. Prices were average for New York, with some bargains. Its worth a look, just for the huge selection.
09-29-2005 21:44:46 | More by pizzahead
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4.38/5 rDev +13.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
This is the quintessential NYC cheap craft beer pub. This place is a must visit! It's cheap and has a great selection. I can't even tell you how good it can be. This is the one place in NYC that can get Heady Topper at times for $8. I have never seen prices that low for Heady Topper. I love going here whenever I am in the Bleeker street area.
Please, forget any mentioning of a "frat" type bar… this is a pub that just wants to serve great beer. Check out their tap list (bottles from all over the world) and bottle list. It's sure to please any one.
10-28-2013 16:07:42 | More by Buller38
4.28/5 rDev +11.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $
Slightly kooky (check out the bottle cap murals), but the size of a sports bar, and smack dab in the middle of frat bar town. Still, the staff is remarkably friendly and knowledgeable, the happy hour is out of this world ($3 craft drafts until 9pm!), and best of all, the beer list is both HUGE, and as diverse as it gets! Good mix on draft, with both solid standbys, and beers you just don't find anywhere else. The enormous bottle menu lists beers by both country and state. I would rather see beer listed by style, but it's darn impressive to see how wide of a geographic span this place covers. Not crowded at all during the week.
09-20-2013 22:40:25 | More by BethanyB
3.64/5 rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Vibe: This bar occupies a very large room and has a long bar along one side with lots of tables along the opposite side. Located near New York University, It seems like it has the feel of a college bar on evenings when classes are in session.
Quality: I ordered a few bottles and they were served nice and cold, although I had to request a glass to properly taste the beers from.
Service: I sat at the bar, so service was rather prompt.
Selection: While the bar has numerous taps, many of them are filled with standard beers that you can find at nearly any bar. What makes this bar unique is that it has a ton of different bottled beers available from about 50 different countries.
Value: Prices seemed reasonable compared to other bars in Manhattan. For those on a budget, there was a board on the wall that listed special prices for certain beers.
Overall: This bar doesn't match up compared to some of Manhattan's best bars, but it is a nice place to stop in if you want to try a couple of beers form countries that you normally won't find at other locations.
08-20-2013 01:30:30 | More by metter98
3.54/5 rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | $$
This place is interesting - not super nice inside, it is dark and the tables/bar are old with lots of things scratched/carved into them. The one thing that is pretty cool and stands out to me is the bottle cap artwork on the walls and behind the bar. The place also appears to have an old tin ceiling. It was pretty quiet when we stopped by on a Saturday afternoon in the summer. Music was quite loud, though playing hits from the 1980s.
We only got bottled beers which were served promptly and at a good temperature as well as within dates codes but I can't say anything about the drafts as we did not order any. I did not see any glassware in use other than shaker pints.
The bartender was relatively friendly but did not seem to be at all knowledgeable about the beers they were serving. Beers were served promptly but we did have to ask for glasses for our bottled beers.
The selection at this bar was very good - lots of beers of different styles and lots of beers available from different countries (we tried beers from Latvia and Portugal).
I do not believe they had any food offered but if they did we did not even notice it on a menu or try it.
I thought the prices at this place right on the border of inexpensive and reasonable - they had a pretty decent selection of items on the special board for $4 a draft or bottle. Most expensive smaller bottle (not bomber) I noticed on the menu was like $6.
08-18-2013 14:28:44 | More by dbrauneis
3.56/5 rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Bar-crawling in the Village on a frigid winter New York night, the Peculier was our third and final stop (after Amity Hall and Half Pint). We were meeting friends here, and I sure did not expect this joint to not only be my favorite of the night but have a damn righteous selection of craft beer: Founders Centennial, Stone Arrogant, Ithaca Flower Power, 21st Amendment Black IPA, Landmark Imperial Brown, Captain Lawrence Liquid Gold, Sixpoint, Anchor, Ommegang BPA… plus Sierra, Guinness, Brooklyn, Yuengling, Magic Hat.
Prices are not bad, they go from $7 for a pint of Flower Power to $5 for Brooklyn Lager. Note that the menu lists the prices minus the mandatory 15% tip ($6.25 for Flower Power, for example), so don’t overtip as I did! Cash only too, which is weird but understandable, considering all the drunken NYU kids around here.
The bottle list is ridiculously huge, with stuff from all over including Guatemala, Singapore, Portugal (Super Bock) and Spain (Estrella Galicia), plus Brooklyn Monster, Blithering Idiot, Founders Imperial Stout and Breakfast… all at good prices, such as $9 for Rogue bombers, $5.25 for Bklyn Monster or $6.25 for Founders Imp Stout.
Service was alright. Our server made her rounds and there is no fault there, but she didn’t know Bud Light from Chimay. I WROTE DOWN “Founders Imperial Stout” and she brought me a Breakfast. How outrageously incompetent is that? At least she took it back, though…
I don’t know that I’ll be back here, but this is probably the best beer option in the NYU strip of doom.
02-03-2012 05:32:57 | More by DoubleSimcoe
3.73/5 rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | $$
This is a go to bar for awesome selection of great beer. The location makes it a hangout for the local college kids, and i'd recommend earlier rather than later. Its pretty packed on most nights, but there is plenty of seating.
The atmosphere is alright, its a below ground, so it has low ceilings, and feels cramped when there is a lot of people. Really worn out wooden booths and tables with all manners of classroom style writing carved into them, which is actually pretty great.
I'd say the service is where theyre lacking the most. First off, on the menu, one price is printed, say 5.25, but they charge 6... they add on tax and gratuity, which if im not mistaken, is actually illegal... but i really dont care if the bartenders are getting the money, because the gratuity is what they depend on, and college kids are notorious for not tiping. Even with that added, i'll throw a buck a beer, and it pays off if you have a nice waitress/bartender. I had to ask for a glass a few times, which i really didnt think would be neccessary... that got to me more than anything. I know its a little extra work to clean out that glass, but im paying for it, and tipping you, So dont give me an attitude. I know im being a beer nerd, but come on.
I didnt try the food, but it seemed fairly priced.
Selection is god tier.
01-22-2012 00:56:43 | More by rodney45
3.4/5 rDev -11.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5 | $$
This is basically a college bar for the youngest NYU students and some high school sneak-ins. That is not good or bad in my mind, just know what you're getting into.
The tap selection is nothing special, but they have a massive amount of international and US bottles. Nothing that will blow your mind in terms of rarities, but a great broad selection nonetheless.
The prices are pretty decent and the food is traditional bar food.
Not worth a trip out of your way, but if in the area, worth a stop in.
05-04-2011 18:51:35 | More by JRod1969
3.78/5 rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Hit up Peculier Pub on a visit to NYC--got to meet & hang out with the owner, which was cool. Had a great life story about getting his start in the city and coming to own a beer bar.
Peculier's vibe is very college oriented, which makes sense as its right next to the NYU campus. Lots of bottle cap murals on the walls, and a low ceiling. Booths and wooden table seating. Bar is a bit dark and the bathrooms were grimy. Service was pretty good, although the waitresses knew little about the menu and seemed to be a bit rude at times. But hey, it's New York!
The tap list here is modest, with nothing too standout-worthy. However, the bottled list is extensive, covering many states and countries. Not the most informative or well-written beer menu, but most beer geeks will be able to navigate it easily enough. Had a Hurricane Kitty IPA and several Sixpoint Sweet Action's from draught.
07-06-2010 05:57:56 | More by wagenvolks
Peculier Pub in New York, NY
87 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.