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Top Hops Beer Shop

Not Rated.
Top Hops Beer ShopTop Hops Beer Shop
BA SCORE
95
world-class

24 Reviews
Reviews: 24
Visits: 92
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: n/a
Taps: 18
Bottles: 166
Cask: N
[ Bar, Store ]

94 Orchard St
New York, New York, 10002-3173
United States
phone: (212) 254-4677

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @ontaptoday

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Place added by: DoubleSimcoe on 02-05-2012

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Reviews: 24 | Visits: 92
Reviews by Yetiman420:
Photo of Yetiman420
4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Stopped in while on a mini beer tour of NYC while on town in business.

Really liked the fact that you could do flights of draft beer. Also had a great selection of bottles. Of all the beer places I visited, Top Hops had the best selection of NY-area craft beers. I found myself drinking west coast beers at most of the other places. First time in all of my craft beer travels I saw "tap line cleaned" as part of the draft board info.

The only downside is they had Bud (and I think Stella) on tap because the owner worked for that distributor. To me, Bud does not belong in a craft beer bar not because of the worthless nature of pre-prohibition industrial domestic lager, but because they suppress the true craft industry and confuse consumers with pseudo craft (think the shockingly bad shocktop line). Off soapbox.

Certainly a place I would recommend and return to even with the mentioned shortcoming. (909 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of larbush
4.8/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of bgold86
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Draft selection was a bit underwhelming when I went in yesterday. The bottle selection is great however. (104 characters)

Photo of REY_CORTEZ
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Phigg1102
4.89/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Ironstutz
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of benzalman
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Figoeric710
5/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Big_V
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of PhillyBoy23
4.97/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of StoutBoi
4.72/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Kappakoosh
4.67/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Huge selection and great staff. I would suggest going, not only to grab a beer...but you can walk out with a bag of beer like BCBS, Speedway Stout and others. (159 characters)

Photo of vfgccp
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Zekenyce
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of srletend
4.57/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Jlabs
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of HugeBulge
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of MichaelLamb
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Matagal
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of maxhock
4.2/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of jaymo18
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Gajo74
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

I love this place! It is quite possibly my favorite beer place in NYC and one of the places that really opened up my eyes to the quality that is craft beer. Their selections on tap are varied and outstanding. They are generous in the amount of tastes they give you. The barman and the owner, when he is around, are friendly and extremely knowledgable. They are great at describing the beer they are serving and know exactly what type of glass to serve it in. There is an option to get a four flight sampler. Another added bonus is that this place in addition to being a bar, also acts as a distributor in which you can purchase bottled beers from a wide selection of domestic and imported beers. You can take your bottles to go or enjoy them at the bar for a surcharge. The only thing that caused me to rate it below a 5 is that the service from the bartender is at times too inattentive in that you sometimes have to chase him down to take your order. (953 characters)

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Top Hops Beer Shop in New York, NY
95 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.