Birreria

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Birreria 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... New York United States 40.741967 -73.9894911
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Birreria - Beer Garden | Gastropub | Italian Restaurant | Rooftop Bar in New York.
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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... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–W, Su 11:30am–midnight, Th–Sa 11:30am–1am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Birreria Review

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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...

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 makes good on the restaurant and marketplace’s promise to deliver top-quality food and drink to the masses, offering pints of Dogfish Head and Victory Pilsner to wash down the international meats, cheeses, and salads handpicked by co-owner Mario Batali.

Local office toilers who brave the ever-present lines in search of ice cold refreshment are greeted with a sprawling outdoor space where drinkers line up at the bar for a pour from the old-timey oak barrels filled with award-winning hops and barley.

Affluent foodies more interested in Eataly’s eats than auspicious ales take seats at the high-top tables, enjoying shitake mushrooms and sunshine on a warm day and taking cover under heat lamps and a retractable roof when the weather turns sour.

Populated by a steady stream of beer enthusiasts, curious tourists, and trust-fund gourmands, Birreria remains busy well into the night, as groups of tipsy winers and teetotaling diners flirt it up and trade gossip in the shadow of the Flatiron Building.

An open space with a refined but welcoming vibe, Birreria is a lot like spending an evening sipping beer on a friend’s rooftop – a friend, that is, with mouth-watering food and some amazing brews.

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Tip from Lucas:

The staff at Birreria doesn’t mind walk-ins, but they tend to be more receptive to eaters than casual drinkers. If you want to drop by but don’t have a reservation, your wait may be shorter if you come on an empty stomach, grab a table, and order some food to go with your beer.

  • Crowd

    Successful entertainment professionals, in-the-know tourists, upper-crust foodies, and moneyed beer lovers, late 20s through 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Sound system playlist of classic jazz and oldies. Live music, ranging from alternative rock to easy listening, every Sunday.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Full menu of European dishes and snacks.

  • Prices

    Cheese platters $11–$17, salumi $11–$21, salads $12–$13, entrées $17–$24, desserts $8. Beer $6–$38, wine $9–$15/glass or $33–$50/bottle, dessert cocktails $10+, coffee $3–$8.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Smart casual: collared shirts, sundresses, nice jeans, fashionable shoes, heels or pumps.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Fridays and Saturdays for the biggest crowds, and Sundays for live music.

  • Close By

    For those who have had their fill of lager, The Hurricane Club (360 Park Avenue South) offers an equally classy setting with a much more expansive selection of cocktails.

Birreria User Reviews

Average rating:
Italy at Your Convenience
Allison H. May 20, 2013
Just in time to do it all al-Fresco this summer, Birreria has opened its roof once again to the NYC skyline. While the open-air element is reason unto itself to make the visit, Birreria has a long list of winning traits. First off, location. location. location. It doesn't get more central than Flat Iron. Close to 4 different subway lines, hassle will never factor into the equation. Not to mention, it's located on the 14th floor of the ever-popular Eataly. This Italian microcosm is worth a visit of its own, choc-full of exciting distractions, but don't get sucked in! B-Line it for the elevators that lead to an open, bustling forum for artisanal beers, perfect plates, and an international crowd. Knowledgable servers will steer your towards a preferred pint with the perfect accompanying charcuterie, and leave you wanting to try all the beers on tap. And if these elements are not to your liking, just run back downstairs and choose from one of the many Eataly establishments that are sure to accomodate any and all dispositions. Viva Italia! Impatient New Yorkers Beware: Birreria is in high demand, and a happy-hour arrival time could land you in line for a good 30 minute wait. If you're not down to browse the organic produce and hand-made pasta sections, you may want to pick a different spot.
I Don't Get It
Jaclyn W. Nov 5, 2012
Sure the market is nice if you want to go home and cook, but it's full of tourists per usual. Use this place as a supermarket and nothing else if you are a NYC resident. Birreria is definitely over-hyped. The thought of eating Italian food with beer is actually frightening and I am a fan of Peroni. We went when it was super hot out, so that was strike one. The roof reeked of spilled beer and the views were not too awesome. We got one beer each at the bar because there was no seating left and then hit up John Dory, which is basically across the street.
Great Food, Informed Staff
Alicia B. Nov 3, 2012
First of all, Eataly is an amazing destination in its own right, so be sure to stop back there and see what the market is offering after you imbibe at Birreria. This place is serious about beer, and your waiter probably has a good idea of which of the charcuterie options pairs best with whatever beer you order (and you should give one of the meat or cheese plates a try, even if you didn't come planning to eat-- trust me). In my experience, the waiter really knew his stuff. I asked for his recommendation on a light beer, and he gave me three options, described each one, and brought samples. The view is also pretty sweet, especially in warmer weather. This is another place I would be quick to take an out-of-towner.
Beer garden
Jason R. Sep 29, 2012
Really cool rooftop bar with great (although limited selection of food), and an extensive beer list. Pretty much any type of brewski you could ever want. Big place with a fun atmosphere, but never would have found out about this place without a friend telling me because its on top of an Italian grocery store.
Gotta go to Birreria!
Samuel H. Sep 21, 2012
I've been to Birreria a few times now and it's been great every time. They have FANTASTIC beer, that can only be found there as well as really interesting food choices that also happen to be delicious, not to mention it is on the rooftop of Eataly (an italian gourmet supermarket). Birreria is a must for anyone living in or visiting NYC.
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