Top Hops Beer Shop
Taps: 18 / Bottles: 166
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 17 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by cosmicevan:
4.56/5 rDev +4.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Loving the new trend of these coffee shop type bottle shops where you can consume on premises. Plenty of taps to enjoy pints and a pretty excellent bottle selection that you can buy to go or to consume on premises. TONS of cooler space to keep everything fresh.
Most impressively is the vibe. This spot has hosted a few BA tasting events and there is always a crowd, but a chill crowd. Was lucky enough to find a few bottles of Ruination 10th there the other night too!!! Will definitely be back as often as I'm in the city.
08-01-2012 01:58:04 | More by cosmicevan
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4.46/5 rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$
I stopped here on a Saturday in March right when they opened at noon. Grabbed a flight, which subsequently led to a pint afterwards.
Kevin, the bartender was awesome, personable, very knowledgeable about beer, other cool beer bars in the city, history, and vocabulary (he used the word avuncular, I just looked it up!).
My trip coincided with the end of NY Beer Week, so I had some leftover drafts, Hopslam, 2 Kuhnhenn beers, locals from Barrier, Green Port, and Great South Bay, Founders Smoked Porter.
The place is decorated really cool, tall shelves with stuff for sale on the lower half, empty cool bottles on the higher shelves that were either shared at the bar, or donated by locals. A bar with 15 to 20 seats, 15-20 taps, then coolers line both walls towards the back of the store, with beer to go, or to crack on premises, for a small corking fee.
They have a TV, but it wasn't on. Cool sound system, Led Zeppelin was the listening choice for my visit.
No kitchen, but cheese plates and various snacks available, hot pretzels, olives.
Odd I mention the bathroom, but it was clean, and a lot of cool beer-related posters adorn the walls.
Overall, this place was great. We all dream about opening a beer bar someday, and this place is a good benchmark for what I'd want to do if I was ever able to. I'd make it a point to stop by if you are in the area.
03-03-2014 02:53:08 | More by millerbuffoon
Top Hops Beer Shop in New York, NY
95 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.