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CB Six Bar

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9 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

252 East 51st Street
New York, New York, 10022
United States

(212) 888-2453

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2007

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by drocpsu:
Photo of drocpsu
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I work a couple blocks from CB Six and have stopped by after work a number of times. They have a great selection of beers on tap and a large list of bottled beers. Prices seem to be on par with most other bars in the midtown area. The bartenders have always been very friendly to us and we’ve had good service. The bar itself is pretty small. There are about 10 or so tables in the main area, and then a very small side area around the back of the bar. I believe they are also in the process of renovating the upstairs, but unfortunately it won’t be open until the fall. I’ve only tried their chicken fingers, as far as food goes, but they are always good. All in all, I really like this place as a beer bar in midtown, and am glad to have found somewhere with a good selection. I’d recommend it to any of my friends who appreciate beer

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More User Reviews:
Photo of TurdFurgison
3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I stopped with a group of people on a Friday night in April. It was really packed, and I'd guess it's often crowded because there isn't much room inside. It reminded me a little of some bars in Tokyo, based on size. Also the music was really loud, it was difficult to talk to people.

The beer selection was really good, with the taps leaning towards American micros (Penn weizenbock, Chelsea Rye IPA, Southampton Double Wit, Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, and about 15 more. The bottle selection was Belgian-heavy which is also appreciated.

Honestly I only stopped here because it was close to our hotel, I think there are much better selections in Manhattan (Blind Tiger, Hop Devil, Ginger Man, etc).

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Photo of Billolick
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I stopped in for a 1/2 pint or two after a conference in midtown, NYC. 16 on tap, extensive list including tons of quality/BA worthy bottles.Bottles included Alesmith/Yulesmith so you know they are into quality new stuff that becomes available. Tap selections included Stone, Harpoon, Bklyn, Harpoon, Blue Point, Goose Island, St. Bernadus, Smutty Nose, Rogue. Friendly barkeep, nice local place, smallish, multi levels, comfortable, friendly atmosphere. I was pleasantly surprised b this place. Great for the neighborhood, If I still worked in midtown, this would a frequent watering hole before the train ride from Grand Central

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Photo of sleazo
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

My friend lives in the hood so I have been here a few times recently.

Down a few steps you walk into a normal sized Manhattan bar. Some tables on the right, a bar to the left a dart board to the side. The decor is bare boes, lots of wood. It is just a basic bar, but something needed in this area where things tend to be overdone. Decent jukebox as well.

What impresses me is their selection. There are 12 taps which are roateted frequently. They seem to do a number of seasonals as well. The times I have been there I have had Brooklyn' Black Chocolate Stout, Boulder's Hazed and Infused, Capt Lawrence Smoked porter, Brooklyn monster, Smutty Wheatwine, Ommegang Witte, Racer 5 all on tap. I have not really explored the bottle list to much but it seems pretty good.

Everything seemed fresh and clean as well. Service is above average too. The friendly bartenders are pretty attentive and beers come quickly. I have not tried the food yet but it seems like basic bar stuff. Proper glasswear is a plus.

All in all this is a good bar in the area and one that doesn't get talked about a lot. If you happen to live in or are staying in the area, this is a good choice when you are seeking something different.

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Photo of NCBeernut
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I came in with my girlfriend while on vacation in NYC. It was closed for a private party until 10 so we had to wait 10 minutes to be let in and the party was still pretty lively. Nice warm atmosphere, decorated nicely for the Christmas season. Very clean. Pretty good prices for NY, but not overly exceptional. They had about 12ish beers on tap, all great selections, and tons of bottles. All beers were served with the proper glassware. Definitely the best bar we came across in Manhattan, although I didn't venture over to the infamous Blind Tiger.

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Photo of akorsak
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

A Monday night visit, two weeks before Christmas. The place was pretty empty save for the Christmas party/happy hour that seemed to be in progress. I saddled up to the bar.

Atmosphere: The place is nicely adorned with breweriana, including a beer bottle 'hall of fame', that had bottles in various cubby holes behind the stairs. The bar was somewhat small, as was the dining area but it has the feel of your favorite hometown bar.

Quality: The cleaniness and service were great. Beers were fresh and served in the proper glassware. Food was above average, with the thin-cut fries being a real winner.

Service: I was served by the bartender and we spoke for a bit about beer, the hop shortage and an upcoming barleywine night. He was fast with a refill and brought my dinner promptly.

Selection: Great selection. 10+ beers were on tap, including Matilda, Captain Lawrence Smoked Porter and Racer 5. I had, in order, Cap'n Lawrence, Matilda and a Brooklyn BCS. Each was in the proper glass and, albeit slightly too cold, enjoyable.

Food: I was there for the happy hour, so food was at a reduced cost. The chicken tenders were winner, nicely breaded and cooked to perfection, as were the aforementioned fries. I'd call it upscale pub grub and you won't leave hungry.

Value: Value is quite reasonable, especially for the wide selection. If you find yourself in the Theater District, head east on 51st to CB Six, you won't regret it.

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Photo of jetfanzee
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Stumbled across this place by accident while walking around the neighborhood during lunch. Opens at 3PM, taking away the temptation for a liquid lunch! About a dozen taps that are changed, according to the bartender "Roof", about every 2 kegs. Happy hour is open until 7 and that gets you $5 drafts. Good deal for the city. Interesting selection on tap and a nice big beer menu. Didn't get to try the food, but I probably should have after the number of Delerium Tremens and Imperial Stout's I downed. You could taste the clean tap lines. Overall great experience, can't wait to go back.

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Photo of rousee
4/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Nice little midtown beer bar but kind of a poorly named. I had to read the name of the place a bunch of times to remember it as I thought it was new and had seen it in Ale Street News. It was a bar before with the same owners it was just different name/theme.

Anyway you walk down like 8 steps and the bar is quite small. It seats maybe 15 and there are some small tables around. Somewhat non-descript look but fairly clean and inviting vibe to it.
Beer selections by brewery were great but they didnt always have the exact style by each that you might have preferred to see. I had some Southern Tier IPA and my wife had an Ommegang Witte both on draught and tasting very fresh and clean. Prices for the beers was average Manhattan but it was happy hour so they were like 5 bucks instead of 6. Thanks I guess.

We had some terriyaki shrimp thing that was decent and one other appetizer that I cant remember. Also pretty decent but nothing to write home about. The bartender was very friendly and helpful and actually bought us a round after we had been hanging out there for a while. This place is pretty good--I definitely like the atmosphere and the beer selection is quite good also. I usually dont stay this far uptown but Id venture the 12 blocks from where I normally stay to check this place out again.

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Photo of Imstillthegman
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I stopped in here on 4/13/07 during happy hour. I was visiting NYC with the family and I went for a little walk down the street from where we were staying @ 51st and Lexington. CB Six is located on 51st between 2nd and 3rd ave. Small place with a few tables (8-10...I think) and a small bar with about 5 or 6 seats on each side. There may be more seating as I saw stairs going up and down but I am not sure if they lead to public areas or not. There was two bartenders on duty during my brief visit and they were both helpful. Didn't really have any conversation about the beers with them so I'm not sure if they have any beer knowledge or not. My Rogue 10,000 was served in a tulip glass, so I give them points for that. They had 16 beers on-tap with offerings from SN, Delirium, Rogue (incl. 10,000) Bear Republic, and some others that I can't recall right now. No macros on-tap. They had quite a few bottles as well. The sign said they had 100 bottled beers, but I didn't inquirer into which ones they had. I only had a few minutes away...but next time I will delve deeper. They had a food menu, but again I just had one beer and met back up with the family. It's nice knowing that there is a beer bar with a good selection in Midtown East now, as that is where we usually stay when visiting the city. I will be back here.

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CB Six Bar in New York, NY
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