Top Hops Beer Shop

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Top Hops Beer ShopTop Hops Beer Shop
BA SCORE
97
world-class

78 Ratings
Ratings: 78
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: n/a
Taps: 18
Bottles: 166
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: 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 by Yetiman420:
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4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of srletend
4.57/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.2/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Gajo74
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.16/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of BetterBaconBureau
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Been here a few times......friendly bartenders with great knowledge of inventory, taste and style. We sat here for a few hours enjoying a few large bottles from the Bruery and all the Crooked Staves they had in their stock. Great tap system, especially for the city.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Cool little shop. Prices on beer seem resonable. Great tap list and knowledgable/passionate bar tender. Too bad he was also the casher and cook. He was so busy there was no time to chat about the beers. At least the cool people at the bar chatted about local and intersting beer.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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Top Hops Beer Shop in New York, NY
97 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.