10 Best Places For Craft Beers In New York City

craft beer in new york city
Jeremiah
Jeremiah
Published

If you’re in New York, where bars are abundant and drinking even more so, you would definitely want to try some of the best craft beer that the city has to offer. You may already be a diehard beer lover searching for new tastes, or just a casual drinker who would go for simple IPAs and sours. Even if you are a complete newbie, don’t fret, because the bartenders will be knowledgeable enough to guide you through your first order. We have compiled a list of some of the best places for craft beers in New York City that offer an extensive – but not expensive – selection on tap.

1. Blind Tiger Ale House

craft beer in new york city | blind tiger ale house
Source: instagram

Head down to Blind Tiger Ale House for a grand variety of top-notch craft beers. You may be taken aback by the huge selection - but that is always a good thing, as there will always be one that suits your tastes. Enjoy some delicious nibbles or a hearty meal (chicken wings, potatoes, grilled cheese, soup) uniquely served by the bar alongside your beer. With a cozy fireplace and great music, the atmosphere and chill vibes would make you reluctant to leave. Definitely a great hangout spot!

Blind Tiger Ale House

Address: 281 Bleecker Street, NYC 212.462.4682

Website: Blind Tiger Ale House

Opening hours: 11:30 am - 4 am

Average price for two: 11-30 USD

2. The Pony Bar


The Pony Bar has an incredible assortment of draft beers from sour to scotch ales, priced at around 8 USD each. This gets further bumped down during Happy Hour - from 4:20 pm to 5:20 pm every day of the week - with all draft beers, wine and house liquor costing only 6 USD. Side dishes such as French Fries and Tacos are perfect for sharing and quick bites such as the Fried Wings and Sandwiches are great if you’re feeling a little more hungry. No table service - but the bartender is friendly and knowledgeable.

The Pony Bar

Address: 1444 1st Avenue @ 75th Street New York, NY 10021

Website: The Pony Bar

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 3 pm - 4 am; Weekends: 12 pm - 4 am

Average price for two: 11 - 30 USD

3. Alphabet City Beer Co.


With an interesting selection of affordable craft beer, Alphabet City Beer Co. is the place to go if you’re looking to grab a pint and just unwind with the rest of the customers. Good music, comfortable seating and board games contribute to a warm atmosphere that will have you coming back more often than not. The cheese plates and sandwiches are exceptionally popular.

Alphabet City Beer Co.

Address: 96 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009

Website: Alphabet City Beer Co.

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12 pm - 12 am; Fri - Sat: 12 pm - 2 am

Average price for two: 11 - 30 USD

4. The Jeffrey Craft Beer & Bites


Go to the Jeffrey Craft Beer & Bites for a casual ambiance with a cozy, homely vibe. It’s name is exactly what you will get - an ever rotating selection of craft beers along with some delicious bites. It offers more than that as well, with a great cocktail bar to suit your tastes and an espresso bar that opens from 6am if you’re needing your morning coffee. It is the ideal place for a casual hangout with friends.

The Jeffrey Craft Beer & Bites

Address: 311 East 60th St., NYC, 10022

Website: The Jeffrey Craft Beer & Bites

Opening hours: 11 am - 2 am

Average price for two: 11 - 30 USD

5. Rattle N Hum West


At Rattle N Hum West, you can get a large selection of craft beer on tap at only 5 USD during Happy Hour, which is from 11 am - 7 pm on weekdays. Located right next to Times Square, it offers a fun atmosphere and great service, and you may even be treated to an amazing Dueling Pianos show on Saturday nights. You can make your table reservations on their website as well.

Rattle N Hum West

Address: 306 W 39th street, New York, NY 10018

Website: Rattle N Hum West

Opening hours: 6 am - 4 am

Average price for two: 11 - 30 USD

6. Upstate Craft Beer & Oyster Bar


Fettuccine with clams, East and West Coast oysters, seared scallops - this seafood-focused restaurant serves up yummy dishes that will certainly have you ordering more. Not to mention it offers a variety of craft beer on tap. There is also a great Happy Hour special which consists of 6 oysters and a craft beer for a total of 12 USD. If seafood and beer seem like a tempting combination to you, be sure to make your early reservations!

Upstate Craft Beer & Oyster Bar

Address: 95 1st avenue, New York, NY 10003

Website: Upstate Craft Beer & Oyster Bar

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 5 pm - 10:30 pm; Thu - Sat: 5 pm - 11 pm; Sun: 5 pm - 10 pm

Average price for two: 11 - 30 USD

7. One Mile House Bar

Tonight’s tap list is brought to you by the fine people of Queens NY! #omhsociety #queensbeer

Posted by One Mile House NYC on Thursday, 12 April 2018

Tucked away in a corner of the neighborhood, One Mile House NYC is the bar of choice if you’re looking for an ever-changing galore of craft beer on tap. You will be greeted by a huge chalkboard listing their daily 30 craft beers the moment you step into the bar, and if you feel overwhelmed by the variety, the staff will be able to help you find the option that best suits your tastes. The atmosphere is laid-back and warm, with a nice outdoor patio for you to relax with friends.

One Mile House Bar

Address: 10 Delancey Street, NYC 10002

Website: One Mile House Bar

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 3 pm - 4 am; Fri: 2 pm - 4 am; Sat - Sun: 1 pm - 4 am

Average price for two: 11 - 30 USD

8. As Is NYC


With it’s simple, red-brick facade and creative lighting, the aesthetic look and warm vibes emanating from this bar will be enough to suck you in for a few pints. You don’t get to sample, but there is a large variety of beers options, from IPAs to Sours. The food menu is also more exquisite than a normal beer bar, so be sure to grab a bite with your drink!

As Is NYC

Address: 734 10th Avenue at 50th Street, New York, NY 10019

Website: As Is NYC

Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 12 pm - 1 am; Thu - Sat: 12 pm - 2 am

Average price for two: 11 - 30 USD

9. Bondurants


A large assortment of craft beers, friendly bartenders who can help you make a selection, and a cozy atmosphere is the perfect combination for a casual dinner or late night supper if you’re in the Upper East side. Not to mention their tasty IPA fries and other nibbles that will be sure to have you hooked. They have whiskeys and a few unique cocktails in addition to their beers if you’re looking to add variations to your drinks.

Bondurants

Address: 303 E 85th St, New York, NY 10028

Website: Bondurants

Opening hours: 4 pm - 2 am

Average price for two: 11 - 30 USD

10. Milk & Hops


Get some of the best craft beers on tap at Milk & Hops. The knowledgeable staff will be more than willing to help you out. The grilled cheese selection is also popular and tasty. Its laid-back atmosphere and vast choices of food and drinks make this an ideal spot if you want to work on your laptop while grabbing something to fill you up.

Milk & Hops

Address: 166 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Website: Milk & Hops

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12 pm - 11 pm; Fri - Sat: 11 am - 12 am; Sun: 11 am - 10 pm

Average price for two: 11 - 30 USD

Craft beer on tap

Craft beer display
Source: Photo by user Secretlondon used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Don’t be overwhelmed by the enormous beer lists - just drink. Some of these bars are cozy, small and popular so be quick to make your reservations. Perhaps the beer choices, yummy side-dishes, and warm atmosphere would make these places your future go-to spots!

Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

Get Trip101 in your inbox

Unsubscribe in one click. See our privacy policy for more information on how we use your data

Still Need Travel Insurance?

You can buy and claim online, even after you've left home. Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.

*5% off when you book with our promo code: TRIP101

*For our Canadian and US travellers, unfortunately due to financial services laws, we cannot provide a discount. This promotional code cannot be used with any other discount offer, including World Nomads Members’ discount for travel insurance policy holders.

Part-Time Writer, Full-Time Adventurer. Jeremiah is a travel-enthusiast who enjoys the thrill of new experiences and making friends from all around the world.

 Want to contribute as a Local Expert?
Explore New York
Good things are meant to be shared!