Party Earth Review A welcoming English ale house situated in a former Laundromat, Drop Off Service and its cheap imperial pints attract an outgoing clientele of creative types and beer lovers. Afternoons often see loyal regulars and expats... ... read full review
211 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
L: 1st Avenue-14th Street
M–F 3pm–4am, Sa–Su 1pm–4am
East Village, New York –
A welcoming English ale house situated in a former Laundromat, Drop Off Service and its cheap imperial pints attract an outgoing clientele of creative types and beer lovers.
Afternoons often see loyal regulars and expats – and their dogs – ensconced at the homey wood bar, which boasts one of the friendliest staffs in town, an impressive line of silver pulls, and a laundry list of British, German, and Belgian beers served in twenty-ounce-deep pints for a measly $3 during Happy Hour.
Later on, comfy cushioned booths along the brick wall provide space for the boisterous crowd of actors, musicians, artists, and blue-collar beer folk who gather to flirt and chat beneath the antique beer and cigarette ads, or load up the jukebox with anything from The Stones and Maiden to Muse and the Ravonettes.
Amazingly low prices mean the place is often packed to the rafters with loud partiers, so those who prefer a bit of conversation will want to slip through the curtains and nab a booth in the smaller side room.
Meat pies and sausage rolls supplied by nearby Tuck Shop just add to the charming English vibe, making Drop Off Service equally great for a pint with the boys or a pre-dinner nibble with someone special.
Artists, actors, musicians, beer lovers, hippies, and a smattering of British expats, 20s to 30s.
Jukebox with indie, classic, and hard rock selections.
Meat pies and sausage rolls. Happy Hour M–F 3–8pm and Sa–Su 1–8pm.
Meat pies and sausage rolls $6. Beer $5+, wine $7+, cocktails $7+, specialty drinks $8+.
Casual: jeans, t-shirts, blouses, work clothes.
Thursdays for the post-grad crowd, and Fridays and Saturdays for general partying.
A few blocks West on 14th Street is O’Hanlon’s (349 East 14th Street), a solid pub with an excellent beer selection.