Taproom No. 307

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Photograph: Noah Devereaux
Kips Bay
On first glance, this pub appears to be another noisy Murray Hill watering hole, with TVs tuned to the game and a boisterous, singles-heavy after-work scene. But look beyond the loosened ties and apelike courting rituals, and you’ll find there’s more going on than you think: a glimmering lineup of 40 craft-beer taps and two casks behind the long oak bar; couples perched in elevated booths, sharing arugula-topped brick-oven pizzas and crocks of chicken-liver mousse; and groups in the back enjoying innovative suds tastings with beer sommelier Hayley Jensen. The well-curated brews make Taproom a serious draw for beer nerds, while the other upgrades—including better-than-usual sports-bar grub—boost its crowd-pleasing appeal.
Venue name: Taproom No. 307
Address: 307 Third Ave
New York
Cross street: between 23rd and 24th Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Wed 11am–2am; Thu–Sat 11am–4am; Sun 11am–2am
Transport: Subway: 6 to 23rd St
Price: Average drink: $7. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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