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Top Hops Beer Shop

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

29 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
95
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
106
Avg:
4.38
pDev:
3.65%
 
 
Taps:
18
Bottles/Cans:
166
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
Top Hops Beer ShopTop Hops Beer Shop
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Store

94 Orchard St
New York, New York, 10002-3173
United States

(212) 254-4677 | map
tophops.com

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Added by DoubleSimcoe on 02-05-2012

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Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 106
Reviews by drewone:
Photo of drewone
3.99/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

One of my favorite bottle shops i visited. Cool overall vibe and atmosphere, all beers in refrigerated cases, long bar with quite a few beers for pints, growler fills or tasters (My biggest gripe was that you had to get 4, and there was only one beer I really wanted to try and I didn't want to drink a lot as I was flying out that day and still had to pack).

All around solid selection, most of the stores carried a very similar selection, but there was a couple things that i didn't see anywhere else.

Will make a point to visit earlier in the trip next time.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of HeartofMiami
4.61/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Urk1127
4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I used to drop in here regularly to shop but I eventually realized it gets picked over quickly by the truck chasers so you're not going to find much of note if you're on the hunt. They do have a great selection of classic beers and so-called shelf turds, so give a glance if you're here.

The tap selection generally underwhelms me as it's either heavy on year-round beers one could find anywhere or far to heavy on AB InBev options.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of cptbenjamin
4.64/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

What a great bar/bottle shop with an awesome selection of brews! The bartenders were busy but saw that we were thirsty! The vibes in this place were great.

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Photo of Beervana
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of sanha926
4.57/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Perhaps the best selection of bottles in Manhattan (taps not as impressive). Good service, nice vibe. A pleasant surprise on the LES.

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Photo of NizzleEGizzle
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

A nice industrial aesthetic, although it leaves the atmosphere feeling a little frigid. And it usually is cold and drafty in there. The staff is a little attitudinal, but knowledgeable as well. Great brews on tap, and an extensive bottle selection in the back. Stop by if you're in the hood.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Just a really cool place to chill out so yeah

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Photo of d3davies
5/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place is a gem!! Having gone out t attend a wedding in Fishkill, my wife and I decided to hang out in Manhattan for a few days before heading Upstate on Saturday. Thursday we went to Stout to meet up with her friend, and were surprised by the information given to us by our server. Now being from the west coast, I was looking for founders, bells, evil twin, mikkeller, 3 floyds, etc. I had already researched Torst, over in Brooklyn. Still on my 'To Do' list, just not fulfilled on this trip. We had our server recommend a few other brew pubs that were closer, it was raining the whole time, the UN General Assembly had the city all kinds of tied up with detours, closures, and just chaos. So the ones that were recommended were Rattle 'N' Hum, Proletariat, The Gingerman, 1 Mile House, and TopsHops. Boy, after reading and reading reviews on Yelp, I made my mind up. TopsHops it was. The main reason we decided to go here is that it sells bottles. You can open em there and share with newly made acquaintances, save em to take back on the plane, or to just drink while you are there in a hotel room. We chose to entertain the ability of all 3! Brilliant. It was also a fortunate decision because Goose Island just had a tap take over the night before. Bourbon County here I come! 2013 BBA, 2014 BBA 2014 Barleywine, and it went on and on. The younger guy that worked there was super knowledgeable and so was the owner. Met a couple of great people that I would love to drink with again. If you are in NYC head directly to the East Village and make this a MUST STOP!!!! You will not be disappointed!!!! We ended up purchasing 10 bottles, and taking 5 of them back to Los Angeles.

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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mr-jj
4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Taps were not working when I was there, so it was a bottle only night. Great selection, friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Photo of JaredSammy
3.89/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JordonHoltzman
4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

I've been to Top Hops twice now, both times I was extremely impressed with their selection. A bar/bottle shop that has a very solid tap rotation, and you can drink any bottle from the fridges for a $2 on premise "corking" fee. The place also has a good vibe and crowd. Despite the staff being very friendly and helpful, the only flaw is that both times I visited, only two guys were working the bar/mini kitchen in which they serve small plates. It took a really long time to get my order in, and I was sitting at the bar. If they hired another guy to bar-tend during peak hours, it would help a lot. Aside from that, I love this place and will continue to go as often as I can.

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Photo of larbush
4.8/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of bgold86
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of REY_CORTEZ
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Phigg1102
4.89/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Ironstutz
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of benzalman
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Figoeric710
5/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Big_V
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of PhillyBoy23
4.97/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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Top Hops Beer Shop in New York, NY
95 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.