An "overwhelming selection" of all-American microbrews on "constant rotation" keeps this "casual" Hell's Kitchen taproom packed with "craft beer lovers"; since it costs just "a fiver" per pour, fans can "easily rationalize trying everything" (and score a T-shirt for quaffing 100 types).
Walking in here brought ideas of what a neighborhood bar should be. Lively, a large beer collection, and some energetic staff. It was kind of cool to see two people on the same night finish their beer challenge. If I remember correctly, they have to have ordered all the types of beer at the bar. Typical burgers and fries available.
$4 craft beers? This is Manhattan, that is f-ing amazing. Okay, so that's only happy hour.
But in general, this place has a great selection of American craft brews. The only downside is lots of people know that it's awesome, so sometimes finding a nice little nook for you and your buddies is hard.
You'd be forgiven if you looked up from your craft beer and thought you were in Austin. Saddle up on a stool at a barrel or sit at the long, low "kids tables" or pony up to the bar. They have a good beer selection (Bells Oberon FTW) including cask specialities.
I popped into here on my first snowy night in NYC, it was fairly busy. Which was a shame as it meant I didn't really get opportunity to chat to any of the bar staff which was my aim. The selection of beers was excellent even if it wasn't to my taste.