New York, NY 10003
Sun.-Thur., Noon-2 a.m.
Fri.-Sat., Noon-4 a.m.
Kitchen: 5:30 p.m.-midnight
- Cuisine: American Contemporary and European
- Meals Served: Dinner and Lunch
- Price Range: $$ ($9-$15)
- Alcohol: Full Bar
- Bar Style: Brewpub and Neighborhood
- Audience: 21+
There's no denying the laid-back appeal of this subterranean East Village beer bar, best described as an old-world rathskeller of sorts, complete with mounted deer heads, wooden barrels and plenty of handcrafted local, regional and imported beer. Owner Jimmy Carbone helms a kitchen that places an emphasis on seasonal, greenmarket-driven fare, plating up Euro-American grub like skillet-fried beef sausage, fluffy Gruyere gourgeres, and seared duck with grilled Brussels sprouts and walnuts. Farther into the bar, patrons will find a back room which often hosts live music, theater performances and private parties. A pleasant (and rare) bonus: the staff, who clearly want their patrons to feel comfortable, whether that means attempting to grab you an extra stool or explaining the diverse beer selection on hand.
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- Atmosphere and Personality
- Bar Scene and Laid Back Casual
- Live Music
- Noise Level
- Private Party and Banquet Facilities
- Average Drink Price
- Worth Noting
- Happy hour noon-6 p.m. ($4 American microbrews)
- Cross Streets
- Between Second Ave. and Bowery
- Public Transportation
- 6 to Astor Pl.