Anheuser-Busch sales executive Ted Kenny gave up his corporate gig to follow a beer-nerd dream—running his own craft-brew shop on the Lower East Side. Fill your growler from one of 20 draft lines (pouring quaffs from Greenport Harbor Brewing, Goose Island and others), or choose from more than 700 bottles (such as Founders and Westmalle). Aspiring beer connoisseurs can pop in on classes and brewmaster tastings. The space also features a casual standing bar, where drinkers can sip on the shop's selections and nibble on cheeses and charcuterie.
Top Hops Beer Shop
|Venue name:||Top Hops Beer Shop||Contact:|
94 Orchard St
|Cross street:||between Broome and Delancey Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed 2–10pm, Thu 2–11pm, Fri 2pm–midnight, Sat noon–midnight, Sun noon–8pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Delancey St; J, Z, M to Delancey–Essex Sts|
|Price:||Average beer: $5. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|