Beer Culture

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Type: Bar, Beer-to-go

328 W 45th St
New York, New York, 10036-3891
United States

(646) 590-2139 | map
beerculturenyc.com

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Added by metter98 on 08-01-2013

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
50
pDev:
7.53%
 
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Photo of jjboesen
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Beer Culture (BC) is located on a quiet residential street, amid rows of iconic brownstones. Inside, is a small, dimly-lit room with a small bar area and several tables. The atmosphere is very laidback but somewhat hipster, yet quiet and reserved. In any case, there are no lager-swilling fratboys with backwards baseball caps here. While the draft selection is somewhat limited, what they do offer is plenty of local breweries, a few unknown to me. Excellent brews; I tasted several quality quaffs from my new local fave: Finback Brewing. In addition to the drafts, BC offers a wide array of bottles and cans. There is a small food menu, but no table service. BC is one of those places where time just flies by as you enjoy another brew.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Located in the Theatre District, at the ground/basement level and you could easily walk past this place without knowing there was a pretty good beer selection there. This is one of the combo bar and beer store. There are some tables upfront with a bar along one side and cooler along the other as well as in the back and a couple of shelves as well.

The beers are almost all stored chilled and while the selection is not enormous, there were a lot of good finds of local beers and the selection seems to change frequently. Because of the location, the beer is well protected from sunlight. Though they had draft beer available, I only picked up a couple of beers to go and did not have time to have one there - the beers I saw at other tables appeared to be well poured and in proper glassware.

The staff was friendly and offered to provide some guidance on selections if I was interested.

Decent selection of local NYC beers as well as regional and craft brands across a number of styles as well as a decent selection of imports.

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Photo of jtk21351
3.91/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Nrod
3.53/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4.7/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of T-34-85
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of dbthom123
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jcipa88
4.25/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Right near the Theatre Dist., Great place, small, narrow and perfect. They sell beer for retail. I would go back in a New York second.

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Photo of biegaman
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JeffCarey
4.72/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of NizzleEGizzle
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Loud. Loud. Loud. Crowded. Crowded. The bar is a narrow space, and the crowd's feel overwhelming, even when you have a table. They often get rare beers (Hill Farmstead, etc.), but it's so hard to get close to the bar to order you don't really have time to read any of the beer descriptions. They have a small bottle selection.

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Photo of HipCzech
4.08/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Eman17
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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

Photo of DocHo11idaze
4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Over due review, was staying in manhattan back in May and was told to check this place out. Was a 10 minute walk from my hotel in time square, nice walk, awesome area. Anyhow, my gf, another couple and I popped in here when we had down time on a work vacation. Instantly greeted by the mAnager Jessie, gave us the run down on the place, good rotating tap list and bottles for on site consumption or to go. Prices to go were better than I expected tbh. A few rounds for us, the other couple left to do some touristy stuff, and we'd met them later. Well hours later they called, we were still having a blast at beer culture. Some guy at the bar bought some of us a damn expensive bourbon, come to find out he was the owner, Matt I believe. Cool dude, fun to talk to. Their chili nachos were bomb,had some sliders as well that were really delicious. Kept alternating between their tap list and bottles, I was in heaven as a good selection of beers not available in California. Also grandpas fridge was an awesome idea, can't recall everything in there but think budget beers like pbr, naga, etc. also had a vinyl record player spinning music which is a huge win in my book

Enjoyed myself so much, my gf and I came back the next night for round two, had some other beer bars I'd wanted to check out but really had so much fun here didn't see a need to go further. We we're welcomed by the manager and owner the second night and did it all over again. The same bartender was working as well, sorry can't remember his name but was knowledgable enough and super chill. Snagged a bunch of bottles to go at end of night to bring back to Cali, Jessie even hooked up a 120 minute from the back to buy. All in all was a cool spot, great selection, good people and good atmosphere. No pretentious pricks in sight, will be back if I ever visit NYC again. Also, a gentlemen's club is right next to it, which IMHO is a plus for post drink scenery .

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Photo of bgold86
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Ironstutz
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Nmelione
4.08/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of antman27
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Great Vibe huge bottle to go selection

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Photo of SRBush1974
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Furley80
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Jlabs
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Zekenyce
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Big_V
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

small but cozy. the tap selection was decent, nothing to write home about. didn't order any food, looked like average selection of bar food. Now that I think about it, the place was packed but didn't see anyone there with food. expected more of a selection, not anything I couldn't have gotten back in DC.

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Photo of MtnSoup
3.86/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Go-to midtown beer bar. Decent rotating draft list when I was there, but really shined for the bottle selection (available for consumption on-site or to-go).

Service was friendly, but not entirely knowledgeable on selections and styles. Not a huge gripe here, but some more knowledge with regard to the beers available is always welcome (especially when dropping a good amount of coin on bottles).

Definitely will be back next time I'm through NYC.

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