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Amity Hall

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3.71/5
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

80 W 3rd St
New York, New York, 10012-1008
United States

(212) 677-2290 | map
amityhallnyc.com

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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
7
pDev:
13.75%
 
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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 3
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3.86/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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3.92/5  rDev +5.7%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 4.5

Located on the 3rd street strip of college bars by NYU in the Village, Amity Hall is a cozy, spacious bar downstairs from the street. Not crowded or loud on a Friday at 5pm when the wife and I visited. They were playing Johnny Cash’s “Hurt”, so I’m in! I feel like the acoustics are not the best, though, and this will get loud when crowded.

Good service and nice food menu- I loved the selection of pizzas on Sullivan St Bakery (the one we tried was delicious). Oysters, Berkshire pulled pork, stuffed burgers. Not your average bar menu!

Sadly, beer is the weak link here. There are some 20 taps downstairs, with more upstairs. Menus and chalkboards are confusing and underlined by mediocrity. Stella, Chimay, Leffe, Blue Point Toasted, Flying Dog Wheat, Brooklyn Lager and Winter… this is not the place to find a Russian Imperial Stout.
Their bottle list is RISIBLE, including an “esoteric brews” section with seven beers that includes Ommegang Aphrodite and Brooklyn #1 and #2.

$4 beers during Happy Hour, but only the basics (Sierra Pale, Bklyn Lager, Flying Wheat). Prices are OK all around, with six- and seven-dollar beers, except for things like Brooklyn Winter and “Stone Rotational”, priced at $9. WTF??

Visited, reviewed, never again.

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Photo of dmgnyc
3.19/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5

Amity Hall is the latest venture from the crowd behind Stout, The Half Pint, and The Long Room - all places known for having many taps of InBev with a sprinkling of craft, but the focus is usually on the Big Game anyway, so whatevs. Located about a 30 second walk from The Half Pint, on the surface, Amity Hall would appear to be an attempt at a full-blown craft place, right down to the waiters/bartenders wearing black t-shirts encouraging you to drink craft beer.

In reality, while it does contain more craft than it's sister bars (mostly in bottles), it still comes up short in a few respects. For starters, maybe it's by necessity due to the location in a prime NYU neighborhood, but I'm sorry-I can't abide any place that advertises Bud Light/Stella/Bass/Hoegaarden/Bud amongst their "20 craft beer lines." It's just annoying. In their defense, the selection improves significantly if you stick to bottles, but it's impossible to tell how long they've been in there, especially considering most of the crowd is drinking the InBev stuff.

It can get oppressively crowded on the weekends, but weeknights don't seem so bad. I've never had the food, but all the sister bars make a decent burger, and I'm imagining Amity Hall follows suit. I suppose it's a decent spot if you're amongst friends who want to catch a ballgame without venturing away from the cozy confines of the AB family, but why settle for half measures, when there's places like Stag's Head and Standings with sports AND serious craft on tap?

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Photo of firkinhophead
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Cool two level bar in Greenwich Village with communal tables and plenty of elbow room. 20 taps ddownstairs with little to excite, but some decent offerings - Goose Island IPA, Duvel Green, Chimay White, SNPA. Solid bottle list. I got a Goose Island BCS, of which i had never had the pleasure. That is good shit.

Food includes samiches, salads, and a selection of delicious-sounding stuffed burgers. i got the lamb burger with feta and zatzki served with decent but somewhat heavy shoestring fries. They didn't ask how i wanted it cooked, but it came a nice med-rare. The attentive server promptly brought lettuce, tomato, and onion when i asked, but it did not come with it.

Nice grown-up crowd, but plenty lively. Excellent little neighborhood spot.

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Amity Hall in New York, NY
Place rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 7 ratings