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BA SCORE
88
very good

18 Reviews
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

300 W 40th St
New York, New York, 10018-1432
United States

(212) 510-8415 | map
beerauthoritynyc.com

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Added by DoubleSimcoe on 04-10-2012

PLACE STATS
Score:
88
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
50
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
9.07%
 
 
Taps:
101
Bottles/Cans:
112
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 50
Reviews by GJ40:
Photo of GJ40
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.25

A small first floor bar with a large second floor dining area. Great beer selection with lots on tap and many more in the bottle. I was happy to find BCBS on the bottle list but the waitress later returned to say they didn't have it. So I went with the Green Flash Citra Session IPA. What a beer! We split several apps and the food was only OK. Good place though!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of valrxman
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Met a fellow BA for lunch while in town. Pretty good tap selection, the bottle prices were high IMO. Food was pretty good as well. If you are in the area check it out.
Cheers

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Photo of sansho
4/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
2.85/5  rDev -26.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 1 | food: 4

Complete failure to update website or beermenus.com

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Photo of Stagga_Lee
4.13/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Brown120
4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Nmelione
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Bunman3
3.57/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Stopped in for a planning session/escape from a large group tour. I was pleased with the variety of beers but somewhat surprised by the prices. Service was OK, selection was decent. We didn't need to eat, so I can't comment on the food. It was convenient to our hotel, but I wouldn't travel across the city to visit.

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Photo of eluvah
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of JasonHaviland
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of almostjay
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of eddiebo
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Large selection with brewery-led events, but pricey, super loud and obnoxious crowd, and a staff who may or may not know very much about what you are ordering. Good for the selection, meh for just about everything else

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Photo of PVMT
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of vfgccp
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Phigg1102
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%

Photo of otispdriftwood
2/5  rDev -48.2%

I've trashed this place in the forums enough so it's time to do the same in the reviews. Haven't been here for a year or so but the [bad] memories linger. Out of the 4 times I did find myself here, I got the wrong beer twice. To add insult to injury, the bartender told me I was out of my mind. Hell, once I ordered an IPA and got something entirely different. The bottom line is that this place is spacious and does have outdoor roof top seating but it's the biggest tourist trap in the city. And the prices suck. There are usually at least several beers that are $1 or more per beer than pretty much anywhere in NYC. There are at least 3 other places within short walking distance [District Taphouse, New York Beer Company and Shorty's]. Take your beer business to them.

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Photo of jhuss10
3.28/5  rDev -15%

Photo of mattyrubes
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of mjb42
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of reebtaerG
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of JoeMans
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of sunofneurot
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of mmmbeerNY
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of WanderlustNJ
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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