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Top Hops Beer Shop

Not Rated.
Top Hops Beer ShopTop Hops Beer Shop
BA SCORE
97
world-class

77 Ratings
Ratings: 77
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.06%
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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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.86/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Top Hops- yet another bottle shop-growler station-bar-food joint in NYC. No better or worse than any other bottle shop-growler station-bar-food joint in NYC...

Clean and spacious, with a bar and some tables upfront and coolers on the back with all the bottles to take home. The coolers are all dark to prevent damage, believe it or not. This has got to be the ultimate in beer nerdism. Selection is quite right, with some rarities including Rogue Voodoo, Kill Devil, Dark Horse (new in NY), Bourbon County ($6.99 per bottle), Estrella Galicia (fuck yeah), craft Italians and a ton of Belgians.

A good amount of taps at the cool, chill bar: Stone Ruination and IRS, Victory Feistbier, Goose Matilda, Midnight Sun Panty Peeler. Pricy growlers! ($28 for Stone RIS).

Service alright, good ambience... but whatever. I've seen this before. I like Good Beer better.

Photo of panchoreed
3.9/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Wonderful stop while out touring the neighborhood. Amazing selection of beers. Great atmosphere to sit and hang out, people watch, and get ready to go back out and hit the lower east side. I wanted to take a growler back to the hotel in Midtown but knew it wouldn't make it back full.

Photo of Lare453
3.91/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.75

A really cool inside, reminds me of a modern bomb shelter

Q everything was fresh, nicely rotated.

S the bartender was awesome! The shelf stocker and the owner were a little rude...

S fair, kinda small... Nothing special

V a little pricey... But normal for the city

Photo of drewone
3.99/5  rDev -9.1%
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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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Great little place. Small simple bar to seat 10 or so with a few tables and chairs set up among their excellent bottle selection.

Staff is knowledgable,friendly and quick with samples and suggestions. Clientele is a mix of people young an old of varying classes and creeds. Nice.

The draft list changes often as does their take out/bottle selection and the prices of which are on par with other beer bars in the city.

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of ficklenicholas
4.13/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

Visited this place today. Cool storefront and vibe. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Got a flight because they had some stuff I wanted to try. Nice selection of beers from all over the country and abroad. Highly recommend if visiting the city. I picked up a couple of bottles I cant get back in Los Angeles.

Photo of unclejazz
4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Top Hops really gives new Beverage Distributors and Whole Foods Bowery a run for their money. They have a great year round selection and get limited releases on a regular basis. The Owner Ted is a great proponent of good beer and hosts fantastic bottle shares. The tap list is solid, but seems to have a slow turnover, so many beers stick around for a few weeks. They date when lines were last cleaned and when beer get tapped, which I feel is a great service. This place make no effort to hide its affinity for the beer geek. I really like this spot.

Photo of 2dogbrew
4.16/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

In NYC for business, figured I would explore the beer scene. I went to Top Hops on a Tuesday evening. Really impressed by this place - more than a dozen quality draft beers and a huge selection of bottles you can drink on premise. Service was ok, prices for drafts are reasonable, some of the bottles were over priced.

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4.2/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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Top Hops Beer Shop in New York, NY
97 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.