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La Birreria

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La BirreriaLa Birreria
BA SCORE
87
very good

27 Ratings
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 16.71%
Active Beers: 8
Beer Ratings: 81
Beer Avg: 3.76
Taps: 13
Bottles: 15
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Store ]

200 5th Avenue
On The Roof Of Eataly
New York, New York, 10010
United States
phone: (212) 937-8910

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(Place added by: brystmar on 06-03-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

SkiBum22, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Roze, Jul 13, 2014
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3.54/5  rDev -6.1%

A rooftop brewpub with walls like a greenhouse in downtown Manhattan? Yup, they’ve certainly got the location part down.

Not much beats this place in terms of atmosphere and restaurant location. On the first floor is this massive Italian supermarket that also has a half-dozen small counters to buy freshly made food to eat at one of the numerous tables scattered about. I’ve never seen anything like it. Then again, I’ve never been to New York City before.

The only problem is that Birreria is a little bit difficult to find. There’s an elevator tucked into the back of the massive space if you know where to look, and I didn’t, so it took several minutes of wandering. Maybe that’s just how they whet your appetite?

Once upstairs, the views are amazing, and the beer ain’t bad either. They focus on cask ales freshly made (I believe on location) to provide the best flavor possibly. On my visit they had three of their own casks on tap – a Christmas ale, a thyme pale ale, and a chestnut brown ale. I was on an empty stomach and only tried the latter two, but both were fantastic. I give kudos to not overdoing anything and letting subtle complexities rule the beverage.

While the menu looked tempting, I had my eyes set on another gourmet prize in town, so I did not partake. That will have to come another day.

My only criticism would be that the bar area isn’t big enough for the late afternoon work crowd. Much of the restaurant was empty while the seats at the bar and standing room was densely populated. I’m sure that ratio flips during dining hours, however, so that criticism doesn’t have much to stand on.

bigkingken, Apr 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

valianes, Mar 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

bckayaalp, Feb 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

sirsteve42, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

jenray, Dec 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

qcbrewer, Nov 28, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +8.8%

Good cask beer and bottle selection. If you are coming for a specific beer, call first.
A collaboration between Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione and the Bastianich family. The rooftop restaurant/bar is awesome in the summer.
I had the Ruby and Gina cask beers and some of the unique DFH taps.

Porter, Oct 28, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +9.5%

La Birreria, ask the servers how to pronounce La Birreria.

This place may have a limited selection on tap, but when it's fresh you won't be disappointed with the cask brews available. Your best bet is to gander over the bottle list, which can be pricey, but you are sure to find something nice to split between a few friends.

The food is excellent, I love eating here but the only issue is the price. If I'm a little low on funds, this place is definitely out of my price range if I want a few beers and a nice dinner.

The atmosphere is amazing, imagine having a near 360 degree view of the manhattan skyline that surrounds he rooftop. You can see the empire state building as well as many other structures that are nice on the eye.

My favorite part about this place is that Sam Calagione visits from time to time to host a beer dinner or a beer and food pairing event. It just so happens, the last one I was at he was seated next to me for the dinner. I can tell you this about Sam, he's a cool guy who loves to talk beer and he really wants to know who he is serving beer to.

Overall, one of my favorite midtown places to visit.

Buller38, Oct 28, 2013
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La Birreria in New York, NY
87 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.