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Alphabet City Beer Co.

Bars, Beer bars East Village
5 out of 5 stars
(39user reviews)
 (Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz)
Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
 (Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz)
Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
 (Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz)
Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
 (Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz)
Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

One of the owners of Alphabet City Wine Co. opens the beer-nerd equivalent—a boutique shop boasting 12 draft lines and 350 bottles—on the same block. East Village brew hounds can sip cold drafts or fill their growler from rotating selections like Bronx Pale Ale, Firestone Walker IPA and Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal. You can also snack on light bites such as Sigmund pretzels, meat and cheese plates, and sandwiches (including one made with herbed ham and pecorino on sourdough). Like its cozy vino sibling, the spot is decked out with stylish elements like leather chairs, a mirrored chandelier and a 16-foot-long raw-wood communal table.


Venue name: Alphabet City Beer Co.
Address: 96 Ave C
New York
Cross street: between 6th and 7th Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun noon–midnight; Fri, Sat noon–2am
Transport: Subway: L to First Ave
Price: Average beer $6. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Great place, amazing atmosphere and fantastic Beers! There is no flood, no Hurricane that will stop these guys from selling great beer! Check this place out! you wont regret it!

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The vibe and decor is very welcoming . The owner is an awesome dude, and super knowledgable on all things beer. The selection here is one of the best I have seen in the city (draught and bottle/can purchase).

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ABC is the most amazing Beer Bar- and they now serve wine as well! You won't find a beer selection anywhere that compares to ABC Beer. The staff are friendly and very knowledgable, while the ambience creates an exciting atmosphere for fun -with great energy!!

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Zach Mack runs the bar with the hospitality of a thousand grandmothers and a wealth of knowledge that would make Ken Jennings jealous.

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Aside from a super well-curated draft list. ABC Beer Co. has a super selection of beers to go and awesome cheese. It's become my neighborhood bar (even though it's not in my neighborhood).

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Great owners who both share a well-cultured passion for beer and happiness!

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Awesome staff, delicious beer, and good music.

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best beer bar bar none. they took time out to feed their neighbors during hurricane sandy!!!!!!!!!! check this place out....

Great bartenders, low-key but well kept vibe, always interesting selection. Pretty much everything you want in a bar.

There no other place like it. Friendly service, great atmosphere, and the best beer options around! My favorite bar in the EV!

Amazing beer bar with a large selection of both local and global options. Try a funky cheese while you're at it!


Good cheese, better beer and a space cozier than your living room—just three of many reasons to stop into ABC Beer Co if you haven't yet.

I recently moved to East Village and find this place filling more and more needs for me by the week. Pick up a craft mixed six? Check. Grab a casual beer (or two) with a friend? Done. Do some work in a quiet space that isn't a library (and sells beer)? Weekly.

The staff is incredibly friendly and keep your glasses (and the water cooler) full all day long. After a few rounds when you think you might want a grilled cheese, do it. They do not disappoint.

This bar is the best. Amazing beer, fantastic bartenders, welcoming owners, and a comfortable vibe. The store aspect is also great for meat, cheese, bread, beer, spreads, etc. It's a great neighborhood spot all around.

Amazing place. They have an awesome selection of craft beers that always has something new. The food is delicious and the owner is a great guy to. My favorite bar in Manhattan.

Awesome variety of beers and ciders in a great environment - one of the best bars in the city!

No snobby beer people, just beer lovers all around. Staff is great, well informed and it attracts the type of crowd you'd like to be stuck on the F train with.

Seriously the best bar I've been to in a long while. The atmosphere and people are fantastic. Definitely going there again the next time I visit NY!

Love Love Love Alphabet City Beer Co. Tuesday night is trivia night..... so much fun..

the owner is a true lover of beer, spirits and experience. He will go over and above to make sure you are happy with your selection and that you know of all the fun and exciting activities you can do in the area. He loves NY, Alphabet City and his friends and family. A great please to go over and over again

Zach has forgotten more about beer than any of us will ever know in the first place.

Awesome place to come and relax, play some games, drink some good beer and then take some home!

Not only was I a frequent customer, I was their Union Beer rep for nearly 2 years. Anyone with eyes, ears, and a love for beer can tell that ABC Beer Co. is irresistibly inviting, undeniably groovy, and an unquestionably delicious place to hit the pause button of life. What many don't get the pleasure of experiencing however, is how truly kind, humble, and curious Zack and Dave really are. They treat every single person that walks into their shops with genuine respect and interest, simultaneously educating and showing interest, wether you were a noob, beer geek, salesmen, brewer, or simply drunk and lost at 2am on a friday. They were truly a pleasure to do business with, learn from, and befriend, I couldn't recommend paying them a visit more!

Best beer selection in the area, while constantly bringing in new gems on tap. Friendly bartenders and patrons. Best cheesy bar food!

Always new drafts on tap - I've never learned more about beers, awesome food and the best place to host several friends in an intimate setting. 4.5 out of 4 thumbs up