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Heartland Brewery and Chophouse - Times Square

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Heartland Brewery and Chophouse - Times SquareHeartland Brewery and Chophouse - Times Square
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Heartland Brewery and Chophouse - Times SquareHeartland Brewery and Chophouse - Times Square

Type: Bar, Eatery

127 W 43rd St
New York, New York, 10036-6565
United States

(646) 366-0235 | map

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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 35
Reviews by mltobin:
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3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Went to the location adjacent to Union Square Park a few different times. One of the times, was after midnight on New Years Eve one year.
The atmosphere is pretty good, there are plenty of tourists here, but friendly.
Quality is mediocre with about 8 taps, a decent selection of varieties.
The service is good, but do not expect most of the staff to be well-educated beer drinkers.
The food is the stand out here, very good bar food, exceptional burger and fries.
A good brewery with convenient locations.

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Photo of Mikexw
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of EMH73
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Appearance is very pleasant, open and clean. Been here a few times and the service is always good. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and courteous. The beer selection is decent. I've had most of their brews and they are just OK, nothing special but certainly not bad. Beer flights are a great way to go here. The food is pretty good, the burgers are probably the best thing on the menu. Prices are good for this part of New York City.

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Photo of Redrover
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

I stopped here for lunch on a Thursday. The place is large, so even with a decent sized crowd we had no problem finding seats at the bar.

As you enter there is a hostess station. The L shaped bar is to your left and multiple dining areas off to your right. The tanks are also on display in the dining area. There is lots of dark wood and older brewery memorabilia on display. The bathrooms are downstairs.

The bartender was pleasant and pretty spot on for service. He was able to offer suggestions on the house beers so that is always nice to see.

Speaking of beers, they had 6 regulars and two specials. The specials were a DIPA and a Black lager. I liked what I had and really enjoyed the oatmeal stout on nitro.

The food was decent with the burgers drawing the biggest raves.

Prices seemed about right considering the neighborhood. Pints were $8 and a sampler of 5 was $15. They offer happy hour with $2 off the pints, so that maybe the best time to go.

This is an old school brewpub. I enjoyed my visit here.

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Photo of BanditoJunkie
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Not a bad stop, 8 dollar pints(its NYC), beer selection is good...

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Photo of JamesLeung
4.19/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Jason_the_Argonaut
4.54/5  rDev +21.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Had a Bachelor party here. The staff was great; they roped off a part of the bar just for us. Of course I called ahead. The bartender was very knowledgeable and helped pair us with the right beer. They have a great selection of beer and if you can't decide you can always have a flight. Great place to go just to hang out.

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.4/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of misternebbie
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of AmitC
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of NJBeer265
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Suds
3.24/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 2.75

Visited this brewpub at noon on a Friday, during a little family trip to the City. Nice atmosphere...upscale, clean, and attractive. We didn't have to wait for a table, and the service was prompt, friendly, and attentive. The beer was average. I had a red lager, which was clean and flavorful. The stout was disappointing. Food was pricy, but reasonable for City standards. It was average pub fare, and not spectacular.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of derekdenim
4.6/5  rDev +23.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Not as crowded and noisy as the union square location. Was able to get seated right away in a nice private booth. Waiter was prompt and courteous. He was quick to bring us our beers and take our food order. Tex mex nachos were very good. Only complaint is they could have had more cheese. But no big deal. Had the Indiana pale ale and the seasonal Not Tonight Honey porter. Both were delicious.

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Photo of UDbeernut
2.73/5  rDev -26.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Went here for dinner before a show. Made reservations ahead of time so we did not have to wait. Large open room with breweriania on the walls. Service was slow and kept taken food to wrong tables. Beer selection was a wide range of styles. I had a flight od their stuff always on. Beer was ok, the stout and red lager were the best. The light lager was un drinkable and eberything else was bland.

Food was mostly steaks and burgers. My and my wife both got steaks. Mine was over cooked and just generally disappointing.

As far as cost, it was about average for Nyc, but with the other dings on food and quality, it is over expensive. Will not return.

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Photo of BeerLover99
3.1/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

This macro/brewpub is right near Times Square
and my family and I decided to rest our feet
and grab a few pints.

The decor is nice, upscale, clean, friendly.

The service was a little slow considering it wasn't very crowded.

My wife and I ordered 2 pints (her: Pumpkin + me: IPA)
I ended drinking all of mine and most of hers. They were
very thin and bubbly, a bit disappointed.

Our family ordered dessert, which was quite good.

This is not a must visit location and beer nerds/snobs
will be disappointed. Great place for a newbie to craft beers.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.88/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Six locations in NYC. Out of the three I've been to, my favorite is the Chophouse at Times Square (43rd between B'way & 6th). Classy joint, nice casual atmosphere, lots of tasty homebrewed beer, pleasant seasonals, and good good food. I'd imagine that really serious beer pursuers wouldn't bother with this place too much, but I think it's definitely worth hitting up when you're in the city, and I go there very often. They make a mighty good bison steak at the Chophouse. Other tasty entrees include the meatloaf and the mushroom or lobster ravioli. A little on the pricey side, but not too bad. Friendly staff.

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Photo of Sammy
3.06/5  rDev -18%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5

Pleasant enough dining area with its selection of light inoffensive beers. Bright and well lit up by signs. Conveneinet location. Nothing special on tap in the seasonal department, one does not go out of their way for th beer here. Did have something brewed with thyme as a seasonal that had a minimum of my interest, outside of their regular so-so beers all served a bit overcarbonated. Occasionally Heartland will bring out a higher abv seasonal, and then its worth a stop in. Even for the food, its fast and efficient service but nothing to write home about.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

I've been to this Heartland many times, as it is close to my house and right across to what used to be my workplace.

All Heartland locations are touristy, overpriced and just plain average. They're OK if you're visiting New York, or if you're with a large group of friends or coworkers during happy hour.

But otherwise, there are better places out there than this so-called "brewery" with an acceptable (but not great) selection of staple beers (IPA, Stout, Red Ale, Light, Lager) at outrageously high prices.

The occasional seasonals are the real deal, like the nice oatmeal stout, the Double IPA and the barleywine. Go for those if you can.

Service is fine (not great) and atmosphere is not bad for a chain restaurant. A bit generic but surprisingly cozy and warm.

Food is blah. Generic American pub food at high prices.

All in all, this feels like going to a TGI Friday's with beer in the heart of Times Square. Expect the expected.

I like HB Burger much better, just down the block from the main Heartland and specializing in tasty burgers. Beers are the same (if not better) and food is better, plus it is much less crowded than the Heartland "Chophouse". I should add HB Burger to BA soon.

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Photo of Hibernator
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Went to the Heartland Brewery in Times Square last Friday night. I was with a group of friends and we were scoping out a place to pre-game before going to a concert at the Best Buy Theater (formerly the Nokia Theater).

Before entering, one must take in the bustle and intensity of Times Square, especially during my visit which was in the early evening on a Friday night. The energy in the heart of Times Square is awesome. Heartland was fairly crowded when we arrived, but could have been worse considering the circumstances. Most of the people there seemed to be the after work crowd and tourists, to be expected for the location.

A long bar runs down the left side and curls around with an ample amount of bartenders ready to take your order. There is a huge open area to the right with a ton of tables for dining. We stayed in the open bar area. Atmosphere was pretty chill, dim lighting, breweriana decorations and dark wood.

Beers were solid. I started off with the Smiling Pumpkin Ale, which had some subtle ginger and nutmeg flavors. I also had their Oatmeal Stout (Farmer Jon's Oatmeal Stout) and their IPA (Indiana Pale Ale). All beers were fresh and tasty. Reasonable prices too.

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Heartland Brewery and Chophouse - Times Square in New York, NY
Place rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 48 ratings
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