Stout NYC

Stout NYCStout NYC
58 Ratings
Stout NYCStout NYC

Type: Bar, Eatery

133 W 33rd St
New York, New York, 10001-2903
United States

(212) 629-6191 | map

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-28-2005

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Reviews by pburland23:
Photo of pburland23
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Stout NYC is my go to spot in the Madison Square Garden area. I stopped in this weekend prior to the Duke vs. St. Johns game on Sunday.

The bar opened at 11:00 and was quickly packed. We were able to grab a table right near the bar with waitress service which was a godsend. Stout is huge, but laid out kind of quirky. Downstairs is large as well, but it's not always open.

Otherwise, the bar is decorated in a modern take on the typical Irish pub. There are about 30 taps which have a decent amount of stouts available with a decent amount of other beers on tap, but nothing mind blowing. The bottle list is long, but undistinguished as well. They also have a monthly featured brewery on tap. This month was Goose Island. I ended up having a few pints of Left Hand Milk Stout and one pint of Goose Island IPA.

The food is usually pretty good, although I didn't eat this time, and the prices are a touch high, but it's in a touristy part of Manhattan, so I can't really complain.

All in all, Stout is a good place for a few pints and a burger before any event at the Garden.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of emincems
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Act25
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Great beer selection and location near penn station.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A decent place to watch sport & drink a few local micro beers. The selection was around 40 on tap in various styles, including of course have a reasonable stout selection. They have around 30 or so seats at the long bar, then a number of tall tables & chairs & a also upstairs eating area.

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Photo of Jotora
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of qcbrewer
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Barleycorn
3.58/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of d3davies
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

The best thing that happened here for my wife and I was good intel to go to other brew pubs from our server. She was so nice in fact, that she wrote down the names and locations for us on a ticket from from her order book. Pretty nice. There were a shit ton of beers in this place. i had probably 15 different porters, stouts, IPAs, session IPAs, and not a single beer from my home state of California. When in Rome, right? However vast the collection of beers were, there was not a single bourbon barrel aged beer except for innis and gunn oak barrel aged, which isnt bourbon or irish whiskey barrel aged. Bummer. Here comes the bonus, we discovered a gem that goes by the name of Maine Beer Company, Mean Old Joe. I enjoyed this beer. Here now comes the 2nd Bonus, a location called TOPSHOPS!!!!!! Legit Legit, too legit to quit!

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Photo of thundersnow
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Sterile and gimmicky. Some stouts, but not the "stout" selection you would expect from an establishment so named.

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Photo of BethanyB
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

I just started working in the Financial District, and I was very excited to come across this establishment while wandering about during one of my lunch breaks. You can't miss it--the giant, crystal clear windows printed with the big glass of beer logo and the name--Stout. Not Mulligan's, nor Hooligan's, nor Patsy's Hole in the Wall, just...Stout. It said to me, "this is a respectable place that knows about beer, that knows you know about beer, and is waiting for you after work one of these days." So, one evening, when I had some time to kill, I sidled up to Stout. It was around 5:45 on a random weekday, so I was surprised to see a security guy out front. At first I wasn't sure if he actually worked there, because although he was quite large and dressed entirely in black, he had on a sort of dingy sweatsuit which didn't seem to go with the classiness the establishment appeared to be trying to project. Also, he seemed woefully disinterested in what was going on around him. He didn't even look at me as he quietly asked me for my ID, and he didn't look at that, either. He just kind of held it in his hand for half a second, then gave it right back to me. I shrugged, and walked inside.

I will say, it's a lovely venue. Cavernous and clean, with appropriately dark wood paneling that's lit up by those tall picture windows. The place could hold an army, and I imagine it gets pretty packed on the weekends. At that point, however, it was a bit barren, so I was easily able to grab a space at the bar and get handed a beer list fairly quickly.

The craft beer selection wasn't out of this world, but it was pretty solid, at least as far as bottles were concerned There was a nice selection of stouts highlighted in their own section of the menu, some of which I hadn't tried. The beers on draft were less diverse. There were some craft options listed among Budweiser and company, but they consisted of the usual local/semi-local or super popular choices you can now find in what seems like the majority of NYC bars. I ordered a Victory DIPA. I love that beer, but so does everyone else, and I therefore find myself drinking it every time I come into a place where I mistakenly suppose I'll find a good selection of craft on draft.

Stout obviously has to cater to the after-work Wall Street crowd, which generally cares more about blowing off steam than pondering ales. And because these folks' pockets run deep, it's no surprise that Stout's prices are well above average. My Victory cost more than other craft selections, probably due to the high ABV, but it was served in a 12 oz. glass, so in the end, the alcohol content was comparable to the other options. Ah, another typical ploy put forth by big money bars with a rich and oblivious clientele.

The service was ho hum. My bartender wasn't too interested in me, maybe because she figured she'd get a better tip from a man, or maybe because she could sense that I was disgruntled with the menu and the pricing.

Obviously, I prefer "craftier" joints, but I can understand Stout's appeal. And due to the limited choices in the area, I ended up going back for dinner with a friend later in the week. We shared the Ahi tuna salad and the calamari. Both were good, but again, rather costly. Since there were only two of us, we were forced to sit at a high boy on these tall, wobbly chairs so that the booths could be reserved for bigger crowds. It was rather uncomfortable, and the booths never did fill up.

All in all, this is a solid establishment in the Financial District with good food, good beer, mediocre service, and high prices. I'll likely be back: When you're this far downtown, beggars can't be choosers.

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Photo of almostjay
3.76/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of flower_tulipgirl
1/5  rDev -72.1%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | food: 1

If you are an interracial couple DO NOT GO HERE. It wouldn't surprise me if you were to research the owner you will see that this person has no or very little formal education. This place is ran by completely uneducated bunch of redneck racists. Yes the STAFF. The customers weren't even paying attention to us. Me and my guy went here for lunch, and the staff all stopped, and gawked at us. We asked to move to quiet corner so that we could talk, and then the OWNER came over and slammed a door that was right by us. I cannot believe this place has expanded. It needs to be shut down. The way black people are treated here is unbelievable. There is no hiding it GO and WATCH. The STAFF, AND OWNER are sick, and pathetic. People should not patronize this vile, immoral, unethical establishment, so that it could get shut down. They are disgusting people!!!! People act like racism, and ignorance is a thing of the past, nope just go here, and witness it blatant, and out in the open. You see they hire 1 black waitress to hide their sick mentality, but I would put all of my money on the fact that they more than likely treat her like garbage. NO ONE SHOULD PATRONIZE THIS PLACE SO THAT IT COULD BE SHUT DOWN!!!!!

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Photo of Eman17
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of rozzom
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Beastcpa
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of markgugs
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of NJBeer265
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Hitmanoo
3.51/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Extremely crowded post-work, pre-event bar, in midtown, in close proximity to MSG.
Good selection of beer
Typical NYC overpriced selection.
Ample seating.
Obviously a fully stocked bar, with a good selection of beer, both on tap and in bottles.
Just a few actual stouts on tap, with many more available via bottle.
Very spacious with multiple bars and areas that lead to a bit of a labyrinth-type feel.
Ample restrooms.
More than enough staff to accommodate the crowd without too long of a wait for food/drink.

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Photo of hkyplyr73
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of sirsteve42
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of sholland119
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

My only knock on the place is this. If you have Stout in your name, you should have several stouts on tap. The entire tap list on our visit consisted of beer that are orange, yellow or red. Plenty of stouts in the bottle though.

We stopped in as the next to last stop of an afternoon beer fest/crawl with friends. Vibe was a bit faux-Irish bar but frankly I was expecting less due to location. We were quite comfortable and service was rather good.

As mentioned, there were no stouts on tap so we had to "make do" with the bottle selections which were quite lovely. The Schlafly Impy Stout listed on the menu was, sadly, out of stock, but we made it work.

I'd stop in again next time in the area. It's no Rattle n Hum but it's pretty good.


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Photo of Pabs311
4.34/5  rDev +21.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

a must for any stout lover. around 30 stouts in the bottle nad another 6 or so on tap. 5 nitro lines. great selection of beers both in the bottle and on tap. 22 tap lines and 130 or so in the bottle overall. some great beers to choose from as well. good service and very nice atmosphere. kinda of like a new twist on the irish pub feel. neer rattle n' hum and a must stop for anyone looking for good beer bars in new york. a very comfortable and clean atmnosphere. reasonable prcing for new york, well worth the experience.

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Photo of morebeergood
3.58/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Stopped in here on an early Thursday afternoon for lunch before heading back to Boston. Grabbed a seat at the bar. Pretty quiet when I first walked in, but the lunch crowd really stormed in about half an hour later. Stout is a large Irish bar, but subtly decorated. There is also an elevated seating area, which I liked, along with the wrought iron lighting fixtures. Service was good. Even though both female bartenders were in the middle of their daily prep, both were friendly and smiled a lot. The beer selection was wide. Of course, they have five different stout on tap, plus some local craft beer like three Brooklyn, and they also featured Captain Lawrence Brewing as the beer of the month with three taps. Since I was at a place called Stout, I had to order a draft stout, so I went with an upstate NY brewery called Keegan Ales Mother's Milk Stout. The chicken sandwich I ordered hit the spot but was overall forgettable. The bartender gave me a free Coke, which was nice. A decent Irish bar to check out. Just FYI, a quick walk to MSG.

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Photo of RAdragna
4.08/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Knew about this place one St. Patrick's Day with relatives. We'd always walk past this pub to get to the parade after spending some time in the bar next door to it (Blarney Rock). Tried it for good after a job fair at the Garden.

Atmosphere: Not really much in terms of people. Then again, it was on an afternoon on a work-day, and happy hour was still a while away. Decor was very nice, and they have a downstairs pub as well if upstairs gets too close for comfort.

Quality: Pleasant; the time of day I came in helped a lot, but it was still pleasant, very nice setting.

Service: Had a charming lady from Ireland be my bartender for the course of my stay. Was very helpful in my curiosity over a particular stout (Coco Loco).

Selection: Pretty vast; beers ran the gamut from lagers (Brooklyn, Yuengling) to stouts (Guinness, Coco Loco).

Food: Chowed down on a burger with bacon and Irish aged cheddar. Definitely worth what I paid, it was delicious.

Overall, I would recommend one to go in there, though at night it does get crowded. Try going there during the day for lunch.

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Stout NYC in New York, NY
Place rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 58 ratings
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