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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

34 Reviews
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Store

422 E 9th St
New York, New York, 10009-4920
United States

(212) 677-4836 | map
goodbeernyc.com

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Added by DoubleSimcoe on 11-20-2010

PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
84
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
5.13%
 
 
Taps:
12
Bottles/Cans:
400
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 84
Reviews by PGHeppJr:
Photo of PGHeppJr
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I had heard of this little hidden away gem a while back but am rarely in this area. However I was in the hood and decided to drop in and check out the space. Respectable line up with plenty of goodies, on par with many of the more established haunts.
Outstanding service from the cat who owns the place, and his all killer no filler beard. I happened to be in house enjoying a fresh draft as I perused the expansive cooler selection, when something magic happened... a special shipment. A distributer rep was in house, answering a trouble call, when we all saw it... 3rd box down, labeled founders. You bet your sweet ass it was! KBS,ohhh my bastard luck! Right place, right time. He was staunch on 1 per customer, good beer advocacy in my opinion and if you think otherwise go waste your breath in the forums. Not bad surprise afternoon haul. Can only hope this becomes the norm when I visit again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Ctb6582
4.59/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of ommegangpbr
4.29/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Any time I'm in the area I try to make it a point to pass through here. This place sells beer and (pretty much) only sells beer and it's great. Great selection of singles, decent selection of six packs, noting as far as large quantities go but I haven't inquired. One of the more unique aspects of this place is the set of taps which you can purchase beer in growlers to go, or you can stay and have a pint or sample a flight. A majority of the beers offered are on the local side; New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, then other well respected craft breweries the US, and then a smaller section for international beers. I noticed a four foot cooler of English brews, four feet of German, four feet of Belgian. There was one cooler of ciders.
Anyway, this place gets new stuff all the time and often has at least a few things I've never seen or tried before.
I will keep keep coming back here and I warmly recommend that others do the same.

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Photo of BubbleBobble
4.74/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of dbthom123
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Urk1127
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of JamFuel
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of bgold86
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of NizzleEGizzle
4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of REY_CORTEZ
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Very cool spot in New York City's East Village neighborhood. Felt totally welcomed and comfortable almost immediately upon walking in. Knowledgeable and friendly staff happy to talk beer with you. Nice tap selection with growler service and a large variety of bottles available both in and out of fridge. Will definitely return to this place when I can.

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Photo of Chinatown_08
4.79/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of paleomau
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mr-jj
4.69/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Great selection of beers covering many styles. The staff was really knowledgable and was able to point me toward beers that matched the style I was looking for (I know he was right on, because many of the beers he pointed out were already on my list of favorites). Small selection on tap, but very carefully selected for quality and diversity.

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Photo of markgugs
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of PVMT
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of StoutBoi
4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 2.75

Great selection, about a dozen rotating taps. Cool staff.

If you strike out here, Proletariat is right around the corner. I've yet to strike out here. The combination of local, national and international bottles coupled with growler fills gets the job done right.

Love this spot.

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Photo of WheelsPSU
3.86/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Kind of a small place but if you live in the EV this is a great little local option with very good variety. Guess I'm a little spoiled but the size of my bottle shops in Brooklyn and elsewhere.

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Photo of almostjay
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Zekenyce
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of barrypwp
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Great place, great people. My favorite place to find something new.

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Photo of Djaklevic
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of wylie
5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Good Beer in New York, NY
4.29 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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