Cooper's Craft & Kitchen - East Village

Cooper's Craft & Kitchen - East VillageCooper's Craft & Kitchen - East Village
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Cooper's Craft & Kitchen - East VillageCooper's Craft & Kitchen - East Village

Type: Bar, Eatery

87 2nd Ave
New York, New York, 10003-8334
United States

(646) 606-2384 | map

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Added by jjboesen on 01-12-2012

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Billolick:
Photo of Billolick
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Newer place on the Lower East Side. Just down the road from the very high quality BBQ joint, Mighty Quinn. Making this place well worth a visit when in the area.

Large glass windows looking out onto the interesting city scene. Multiple quality draft options when I visited. Expect some stuff from Allagash, Brooklyn, Captain Lawrence, Lagunitas and the like. Check Beer menus .com for the most up to date info. Service was good enough and prices were the expected higher then usual. pretty reasonable for the neighborhood, for quality craft on tap.

Dosnt rise to the level ofcalling for a special visit, but worth stopping in if you happen to be local, or is you are making a BBQ run.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SimcoeKid
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of JohnofUpton
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of NizzleEGizzle
4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

I think I prefer the Chelsea location to this one. Beer selection there is much more on point and that location feels like much more of a serious beer spot. This spots seems to sort of coincidentally have some good beers.

The vibe always feels a little too fratboy friendly. It's a place I like to come in, see what's on tap and head on my way if there's nothing of note. I advise you take that approach.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.48/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

The lunch special of half a sandwich, a choice of sides and a 10oz beer can't be beat. Enjoyed a berliner, chicken sammy and some gazpacho for $12. In a sea of overpriced, underwhelming spots in the East Village, Cooper's stood out from both a service and value standpoint. David is the man! Might have been the best gazpacho I've ever had too.

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Photo of JohnCassillo
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Between tap takeovers and their typical one or two "great" beers available, it's worth a stop for a bigger and more casual setting for consuming craft brews. Food's not all that affordable, but there's plenty worth trying out on the menu if you're there to eat. Late-night can stay busy, so just prepare yourself for that in advance.

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Photo of Spreetaper
4/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of sunofneurot
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Jlabs
4.48/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of NYR-Zuuuuc
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Eman17
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JGam115
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

A nice sized bar with equally good sized draft and bottle list. If beer isn't your thing, they also have a full assortment of liquor to choose from. They do have tables occupying space in about half of the total lot size just in case you wanted to drop by for a full meal.

Very active on social media and often hosting events, it's definitely worth the trip.

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Photo of SkiBum22
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of sholland119
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of StephRai
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of WeisGuy
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of markgugs
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A friend of mine from Spain was here not too long ago and we frequented a bar around the corner from Cooper's. After drinking a bit over there, we stumbled upon Cooper's and decided to give it a shot (and then some).

This is a neat place. Sure, it looks like any other beer-focused establishment in Manhattan, but it works just fine. They have your generic dim-lights-and-wooden-tables decor, fairly generic music, some TV's broadcasting sports and what not.

But the beer is rather fine: 24 taps including Thirsty Dog Siberian Night, Great Divide 20th Anniversary, Heavy Seas Riptide, Dogfish Palo Santo, Elysian, Smutty, Sierra, Newburgh, Allagash, Two Brothes, Rogue, Bell's, Stillwater, Leipziger Gose...not too shabby!

About fifteen bottled beers and a good selection of spirits. Prices are high but not crazy, just what you're used to paying for a quality brew in Manhattan. I love the nice bartenders and the cool bathrooms/sinks. Haven't tried the food but maybe next time.

Definitely a worthy beer bar in the East Village. I look forward to returning soon.

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Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Vibe: This restaurant and bar featuring craft beers is a welcome addition to the East Village. The bar itself it's that big but there is a lot of seating with some high tables in the center and regular seating around the sides.

Quality: Beers were served at the proper temperature using the proper glassware.

Service: Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the food selections. Our beers and food arrived promptly.

Selection: With 24 beers on tap, the place has a good selection and always has a few interesting ones on tap.

Food: I found the food selection to be interesting and of good quality; it is definitely upscale when compared to other bars in the area. I tried the poutine as a starter and their dinner special consisting of skirt steak, mashed potatoes, brussels, bacon and mushroom gravy.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of jjboesen
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This recently opened craft beer venue was the first of my East Village Pub Crawl. In addition to boasting a fine corner location on Second Avenue, Cooper’s Craft & Kitchen provides a sleek and modernistic interior, one that is well-lit by the large wrap around windows overlooking the hustle and bustle of the street. Although, the bar is rather modest, there are a number of well-spaced tables and shelf-tops along with two rows of communal tables – which can be considered risky given the reluctance of the average American to share their dining space with strangers.

Beer-wise, the “Craft” part (I guess), the management opts for quality over quantity; with 24 taps, Cooper’s may not offer a large selection but they do have a unique one that included a sweet and malty Scottish Ale from Cottrell, a small brewery that was previously unknown to me.

Of course, the selection ran the gamut of tastes and styles, including Founders’ Red Rye Ale, Brooklyn Winter Ale and a sinfully smooth oyster stout from Porterhouse Brewing in Dublin. And speaking of Ireland, in the event that the use of the facilities is required, you should know that the restrooms are labeled in Gaelic: “fir’ for the lads; “mna” for the lasses. After you’re done, just step over to the communal basin for the wash-up.

As for the “Kitchen,” I cannot complain since my visit occurred during the requisite weekend brunch, which allowed me to stuff my gullet with a full Irish breakfast. However, I did scan the menu and it appears that Coopers intends to treat hungry New Yorkers (and the slack-jawed tourist like myself) and go above and beyond the usual burger and fries territory.

Despite the fact that they opened in October 2011, Cooper’s seemed to avoid many of the kinks usually experienced by new ventures; great service all around with everyone knowing what they were doing. I wish them well.

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Cooper's Craft & Kitchen - East Village in New York, NY
Place rating: 100% out of 100 with 24 ratings
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