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4.03/5 rDev -6.3%
This place shines for its unpretentious approach. Very busy the day I went, but the bartender was incredibly personable and even let me have a beer for the discounted price 5 minutes after happy hour ended. I've gone to my share of places where 30 seconds after 7, I had to pay full price. I understand, but it's ridiculous. I ordered a flight, which was average in price for NYC, but I enjoyed their extensive selection of brews, especially one offs from bigger breweries I know and a bunch of local beers. It was a very loud venue, but for a bar, I expect that. My food was excellent; a perfectly cooked burger and well done fries go a long way. Hope this place makes a good impression. It's the sort of place midtown needs.
02-06-2014 22:54:49 | More by dnphoto
3.98/5 rDev -7.4%
The place is new and I would describe it as an upscale Irish bar - when I visited they were undergoing a renovation due to damage from SuperStorm Sandy so they only had open the bar area and the front dining area. Clean and somewhat modern in decor, the place had a nice energy without being too loud - quite easy to hold a conversation though in the background it was all 1990s music.
Beers were well poured with a proper amount of head and served in proper glassware. The beers were served promptly, tasted fresh, and were at the correct temperatures.
Service was friendly and prompt - we had a nice Irish gentleman as our bartender and he was knowledgeable about the beers. When one of them on the menu kicked and was no longer available, he was quick to offer some alternatives that were similar in taste/style. Seemed to be good at describing the different beers for other patrons that had a number of questions.
They had about 40 beers on tap as well as about another 50-60 available in bottles across a range of styles. Most were US craft breweries on tap but there were some imports as well - mostly from Belgium, Germany, and the UK.
The food menu was limited on the night we visited due to the aforementioned renovation so they were only serving cold food - we had the local cheese plate as well as the charcuterie and homemade pickles. Everything we had was very nicely presented and quite tasty.
Prices were a touch higher than some of the other NYC places but they are located in an area without a lot of competition.
08-22-2013 17:03:40 | More by dbrauneis
4.4/5 rDev +2.3%
They have about 40 taps, and they will let you do 4 4.5oz samples for $10, which is great for NYC. There were about 6 IPAs on, and they had a few good Founders beers on as well when I was there. They had a pretty good mix of styles on including a couple sours.
Our bartender was great. He was very friendly and telling jokes.
We had about 4 items from the menu. Two were very good (wings, pretzel), and two were fine (soup, fried pickles).
I guess it's more of an irish pub feel but very clean. Great atmosphere. We were digging the 90s music.
06-12-2013 00:00:57 | More by mendvicdog
Draught 55 in New York, NY
93 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.