Top Hops Beer Shop
Taps: 18 / Bottles: 166
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
3.86/5 rDev -11.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Top Hops- yet another bottle shop-growler station-bar-food joint in NYC. No better or worse than any other bottle shop-growler station-bar-food joint in NYC...
Clean and spacious, with a bar and some tables upfront and coolers on the back with all the bottles to take home. The coolers are all dark to prevent damage, believe it or not. This has got to be the ultimate in beer nerdism. Selection is quite right, with some rarities including Rogue Voodoo, Kill Devil, Dark Horse (new in NY), Bourbon County ($6.99 per bottle), Estrella Galicia (fuck yeah), craft Italians and a ton of Belgians.
A good amount of taps at the cool, chill bar: Stone Ruination and IRS, Victory Feistbier, Goose Matilda, Midnight Sun Panty Peeler. Pricy growlers! ($28 for Stone RIS).
Service alright, good ambience... but whatever. I've seen this before. I like Good Beer better.
11-21-2012 23:07:10 | More by DoubleSimcoe
3.9/5 rDev -11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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.
09-04-2013 14:03:10 | More by panchoreed
3.91/5 rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.75 | $$$
A really cool inside, reminds me of a modern bomb shelter
Q everything was fresh, nicely rotated.
S the bartender was awesome! The shelf stocker and the owner were a little rude...
S fair, kinda small... Nothing special
V a little pricey... But normal for the city
06-20-2013 21:10:46 | More by Lare453
3.99/5 rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | $$$
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.
08-22-2013 06:51:52 | More by drewone
4/5 rDev -8.7%
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.
05-18-2014 00:32:56 | More by baakabak
Top Hops Beer Shop in New York, NY
96 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.