Reviewed by Chris K.
"For serious beer lovers (or bier liebers, as it were), nothing comes close to Bierkraft. Located along Park Slope's busy Fifth Avenue, this laid-back ..." more
191 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Party Earth Review Old-school beer connoisseurs and newly inducted stein swingers alike will adore Spritzenhaus, Brooklyn’s biggest beer hall. Well-situated between Williamsburg and Greenpoint, this six thousand-square-foot bar and restaurant with its exposed brick and hanging pipes brings laid-back industrialism to the traditional brauhaus ... more
33 Nassau Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Party Earth Review Rooted on a rapidly gentrifying but still industrial stretch of Berry Street, Berry Park brings a spacious garden of beer to Brooklyn. Big steins of Germany’s finest (and a few other Euro imports) are the primary beverage for the groups of casual friends that perpetually pack the sparse rooftop’s communal tables, downing ... more
4 Berry Street
New York, NY 11211
Party Earth Review Outsiders may wonder why so many young New Yorkers happily pay a $10 cover charge just to get into the somewhat seedy Mehanata Bulgarian Bar, but those in on the secret know that once inside, they’ll find a no-holds-barred pleasure palace where almost anything goes. Patrons who dare step into the dark dance den with its ... more
113 Ludlow Street
New York, NY 10002
Reviewed by Adrianna M.
"This place was okay. We went on a Saturday night, just for a small get-together. When we arrived around 8:15, it was almost standing-room-only already ..." more
222 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10014
Party Earth Review The sparse black exterior of Nolita’s Sweet and Vicious may seem unwelcoming at first, but once patrons walk through the double wood doors, they find themselves in a hip yet unpretentious bar where schmoozing with the regulars is the order of the day. The rustic plank floors in this dark lounge vibrate with incredibly loud ... more
5 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
Party Earth Review A rooftop beer garden with picturesque views, a menu of hearty Italian favorites, and a selection of craft ales pumped straight from the cask, Birreria at Eataly appeals to erudite foodies as well as dyed-in-the-wool beer fanatics. Located on the fourteenth floor of Eataly’s Chelsea headquarters, this al fresco beer-vana ... more
200 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Reviewed by Jon S.
"This place has EVERYTHING! Cheap pitchers of imported and craft beer, live entertainment, a massive courtyard with rows and rows of tables full of eve ..." more
29-19 24th Avenue
Astoria, New York 11102
Looking for ways to get in some solid New York drinking? It’s not called The City That Never Sleeps because the inhabitents have insomnia, people! This bustling metropolis abounds with fun and creative ways to toss a few back, so anyone on the hunt for unique drinking activities in New York won’t have to look very hard.
Whether you’re in the mood for rowdy fun or fine, hand-crafted sophistication, drinking in New York can reflect whatever vibe you desire. Old-school beer connoisseurs and newly inducted stein swingers alike will adore Spritzenhaus, Brooklyn’s biggest beer hall, which is full of long tables and massive fireplaces that keep the drinking party going right through winter. Not as large but arguably just as popular, Radegast Hall & Biergarten is a Williamsburg staple whose faded wooden façade and steepled roof recall the authentic beer halls of the homeland.
Sweet and Vicious over in Nolita boasts a plant-lined summer beer garden that offers a mellower vibe for intimate conversation, while Birreria in Chelsea promises a beautiful beer garden with equally stunning rooftop views from atop the fourteenth floor of Eataly’s Chelsea headquarters.
Inside or out, New York drinking activities are never dull and never lacking. Even the Meatpacking District gets in on the fun with the Standard Biergarten – located on the street level of the trendy Standard Hotel – which plays host to a sociable clientele looking for a relaxed place to grab a beer, chat with old friends, and hopefully meet new ones – just like you will when you spend the day or night drinking in NYC.