Spitzer's Corner

Gastropub
Spitzer's Corner Spitzer's Corner in New York's Lower East Side is a popular gastropub with lots of brew and solid grub. Sip and munch your way through NY with Party Earth. New York United States 40.719973 -73.988231
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Party Earth Review A staple of the Lower East Side’s energetic nightlife, Spitzer’s Corner consistently has patrons swinging through its doors for a taste of one of eighty-plus craft beers or a bite of delectable pub grub like bowls of pickles... ... read full review

  • Subway:

    F: Delancey Street; J, M, Z: Essex Street

  • Phone:

    212-228-0027

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  • Hours:

    M–Th noon–2am, F noon–4am, Sa 10am–4am, Su 10am–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Spitzer's Corner Review

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Spitzer's Corner in New York's Lower East Side is a popular gastropub with lots of brew and solid grub. Sip and munch your way through NY with Party Earth.

A staple of the Lower East Side’s energetic nightlife, Spitzer’s Corner consistently has patrons swinging through its doors for a taste of one of eighty-plus craft beers or a bite of delectable pub grub like bowls of pickles and pork belly sandwiches.

Big glass windows allow beer-dehydrated passersby to peer into what looks like a modern-day log cabin, where dark wood-plank walls and expansive communal seating foster a downright homey vibe.

Singles mingle and grungy hipsters grub at rustic picnic tables with pints of Kelso Brown and steaming pots of meatballs, both of which keep mouths full – though never enough to prevent loud conversation from echoing off the industrial hanging lights.

The drinks list is friendly to hops novices, with detailed flavor descriptions to help lead the way, while a handful of wines satiate those few looking to complement their lamb burgers and pan-seared scallops with grapes instead of grog.

As beer-chaser eyes widen and hearts palpitate over the drafts being poured behind the metal-washed wraparound bar, preppy young urbanites and smaller groups hunt for a seat in the more spacious back room, which allows for less crowded dining at four-person tables.

While the décor may be a page out of a woodsman’s dream home, Spitzer’s Corner is a classic LES hotspot for a mix of animated city folk with demanding tastes for both what’s in their glass and what’s on their plates.

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Tip from Jonah:

Like many venues in the LES, Spitzer’s is pretty strict with IDs. Starting from around 7pm they stamp your hand if you’re going to drink, and you need everybody in your group to show their stamps when you order a round. Avoid a stampede at the bar and order a lot of beer at once.

  • Crowd

    Down-to-earth locals, gal-pals catching up for drinks, after-work young professionals, beer snobs, and festive bar crawlers, mid-20s to late 30s, but trends young on the weekends.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Mostly rock and indie music fills the whole bar, though conversation is usually louder than the tunes.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Upscale pub grub like pork belly sandwiches, truffle mac & cheese, grilled chicken, lamb burgers, and traditional brunch items like pancakes and French toast.

    Kitchen open until midnight daily.

    Brunch Sa–Su 10am–4:30pm.

    Happy Hour M–F 12–7pm.

    Reservations available for groups of ten or more.

  • Prices

    Bar bites $4–$15, salads $11–$14, sandwiches $10–$13, entrées $10–$18. Beer $6–$10, wine $8–$11/glass or $28–$38/bottle.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual to funky: cool jeans, retro t-shirts, fitted blazers, sneakers, little dresses, colorful skirts, accessories to match.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Friday and Saturday nights for a guaranteed packed house, early in the week to chill with some friends over a never-before-tasted beer, or weekends for brunch.

  • Close By

    Pianos (158 Ludlow Street) is a two-story bar located in an old piano shop that features nightly live music by up-and-coming local indie performers.

Spitzer's Corner User Reviews

Average rating:
Good place to have a drink or three
Gemstonn A. Dec 12, 2012
If you're looking to grab drinks with friends and catch up, this place would be ideal. If you just wanna drink and try different beers, wines, etc. They have a lot of choice. Just don't forget your ID! The bouncers there are strict, strict is good, but rude is not necessary and that's why my rating is only 2 stars. Other than the rude bouncers, this place is pretty cool with lots of alcohol to choose from, if you have a hard time making decisions then this place might not be for you...
Great place for a craft beer, if you can pick one
Justin W. Dec 11, 2012
A favorite LES spot for some exotic beers. The place is a little young but worth it. Head to the back bar and pick one of the endless beers on tap, if you look out the window there is a burlesque show across the street. or at least that's what I thought I saw.
NYU Crowd
Jaclyn W. Dec 7, 2012
Leave it to my NYU friends to feel nostalgic and wander back to an already visited one too many times bars. After a house party, we decided to drop-in here. It was a Friday night and a huge mistake. Under age freshman were crawling everywhere, Rivington is already a mess by 11pm, and the place was beyond packed. There are huge cafeteria liked tables in the place and we couldn't even find room to sit at those. Also, this is a beer drinker's place. If you do not like beer, I do not recommend it. We were definitely way over dressed for the place. I don't remember where we were going after, but the patrons were entirely in jeans and plaid. A few dresses stuck out here and there, but none of us fit in properly attire-wise. Come here either early with a huge group of people to start the night off or if you're an NYU student. I don't recommend this as a late night spot. I know I mentioned it already, but this is such a beer drinker's palace. They really do have an eclectic selection and I bet I would have enjoyed the place more if I liked beer. Again, line gets extremely long on the weekend. Come here on a week night if you really want to experience it. I also would have enjoyed it more if I liked communal seating, but that took another star away too.
Spitzer's Corner gets an A+ for everything in my book
Melissa W. Dec 6, 2012
When you live in LES, there are always millions of new spots to try whether its a dive bar, trendy sushi spot or fancy thai restaurant/bar. But I have to say Spitzer's Corner is definitely a win-win choice on all dining occasions. They have an amazing brunch menu and late night menu as well. I could never make it in time for Happy Hour, but I'm sure it's great. And because they have an amazing selection of beers on tap here, it's a great place for a date (if you want to impress that new guy), great to catch up with friends for dinner, or even late night to grab a bite before bar hopping in the area. Couldn't make it for dinner? Stop by for Spitzer's delicious brunch menu, the food is amazing and can help cure any hangover. The ambiance is cool, laid back and great for people watching. There's limited outdoor seating (weather permitting) but a huge back room for big parties. The crowds very depending on the night, but for the most part, if you want to get a spot to sit and have a meal, I'd recommend getting there earlier than later. Service is pretty good, but because of the bar's reputation for having a huge beer selection, you can expect the bar to be really crowded. I would definitely recommend Spitzer's Corner for group birthdays/parties, bringing your friends (visiting from out of town) for a good meal and a one of a kind beer, or just to have a nice low-key (but not boring) first date.
Chill Atmosphere
Chelsea D. Oct 19, 2012
I've been here a couple times on the weekend, and I like it because of it's laid-back vibe: long tables, wood benches, big windows. It's a good place to grab a drink with friends and the beer selection is amazing - there's something for everyone. It gets crowded and loud late at night, but that's to be expected. I haven't tried the food here but I've heard good things. Solid place overall and worth checking out.
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