Third Avenue Ale House

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Third Avenue Ale HouseThird Avenue Ale House
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Third Avenue Ale HouseThird Avenue Ale House

Type: Bar, Eatery

1644 3rd Ave
New York, New York, 10128-3605
United States

(646) 559-9131 | map

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Added by kirklstruble1 on 03-11-2013

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4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Kirk on the Korner. The Muni meter on 3rd between 90th & 91st is not working, but the teeny meter woman Ben just verbally accosted is insisting that I have to go try another meter, and that I don’t land the free pass which I kinda figured. I mean, I get it, but her logic-less ‘maybe I should try coins instead of a credit card’ just pissed me off in that the damn meter didn’t work at all, and feeding it coins wasn’t going to make a meter that doesn’t work, work. Compounding the grumble is having to feed the damn meter hourly, which cuts into beer time. Still, once you hit 90st Street, it just opens up and the availability of parking here is absurd. So, sigh, we’ll get by, watching the clock for meter feed between beers as one does…

Ben & I score sweet seats on the corner of the bar (stupid Witzelface could have had one too, had he left Pony promptly). Wood laminate topped ‘J’ shaped bar, wood panel base, & piping foot rail. Seating for a dozen and a half on wood chairs. 20 tap long barbell tower on the stretch, and towers of repeat 6’s on each end, plus a single hand pump on the end of the bar.

Barback is a large ornate dark wood unit. Squared mirror on center with tiered booze countered below, and narrower mirrored pieces to each side and then wider ones again with shelved glassware fronting. A single long shelf runs across the whole unit, holding Scotch & Bourbon in the middle, bottled beer to the left, & tequilas mostly to the right. A pair of bottle cooler doublewides below the bar and some more booze. Wall mounted filament bulbs on the barback, drop cone lamps over the bar tracing, and strung red holiday lighting over the barback center with smaller purple lighting on the ends.

Two tone beige walls (in this light, anyway), slat wood floors, pressed tin ceiling and front corner wall piece. Paneled window doors opening up front and tall verticals open to the side. Small flats on the barback and larger ones in the corners, and more fore and aft on the seating side. A trio of spinny fan 3 bulb combos off the bar and drop pan lamps over the seating. A shared hightop off the bar, and a half dozen tables, hightops and a few low ones up forward. A small Christmas tree on one sill seating, prints & beer tins, and tap handles over the side door next to the kitchen look on in. And past there to the rear, seriously, the back room is quiet time. Nearly 2 dozen 2 seat tables, the ones on the far wall sharing a bench. Framed mirrors, prints, & flat screens.

26 taps, divvied up between 19 featured drafts (rotating) and 6 standard drafts (just that). Roughly 4/5 of them American craft from the New York State (Brooklyn Red Sumac Wit, Flagship Oyster Stout, Greenpoint Harbor Hopnami DIPA, Montauk Driftwood Ale, Ommegang Grains of Truth Harvest Ale, Southern Tier Western New York Local Sour), regional (Stillwater Brontide Smooth Black Ale, DogFish Head Punkin Ale, Flying Dog Counter Culture, Troegs Master of Pumpkins Ale, Harpoon/Deschutes 100 Barrel Series #55 EHOP), and America afar (Sweetwater IPA, Thirsty Dog Cerberus Belgian Style Tripel, Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, Anchor Our Special Ale, Avery White Rascal, Ballast Point Victory at Sea, Boulevard Rye-on-Rye, Founders Breakfast Stout, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale). The other 1/5 is a mix of import (Schneider Aventinus, Weihenstephaner Hefeweisse, Delirium Tremens, Guinness, Stella Artois), and a solo cider (Harpoon Cider). And the cask offering (Heavy Seas Loose Cannon Hop 3 IPA). I drank an Anchor Our Special Ale, Stillwater Brontide Smooth Black Ale, & DogFish Head Punkin.

Hey, bottles, too; 3 dozen or so, looks to be a good bit of the Merchant du Vin portfolio items (the small strange man peddles his wares strong!) 1/3 of the list is Belgian play; Rochefort, (Lovely) Orval for $12, Chimay, Westmalle, Petrus Aged Pale Ale, low key Boon Oude Gueuze, and there are a few reserve bottles, too (Allagash Curieux, Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza, Ommegang 3 Philosophers, Captain Lawrence Xtra Gold Tripel).

We did food that one night seated over there (pointing). It was a burger with bacon and cheddar, and it held much goodness. Easy breezy parking for the get (how often can you say that in Manhattan?) Good eat & drink. Solid UES joint.

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3.36/5  rDev -18.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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Third Avenue Ale House in New York, NY
Place rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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