The spot is full of happy dudes drinking beer from large wineglasses while surrounded by Scandinavian decor, potted succulents and iPad Square Stands. There’s a reason everyone’s euphoria levels are so turnt up: The taproom finally allows Grimm’s followers to sample new flavors and buy freshly canned brews from the ex-nomadic beer darlings. Not only that, but the husband-and-wife owners allocate 160 oak barrels—one-fourth of the brewery’s space—toward aging sour beer, unheard of in NYC.
While New York has historically been home to a fertile bespoke cocktail scene, it’s typically lagged Pacific Northwest cities like Portland and Seattle when it comes to craft beer bars. Luckily for lovers of a good pint, the times they are a’changing, with more and more dedicated beer bars opening their doors city-wide. From a Scandinavian-inflected Greenpoint drinkery to a microbrew-focused Hell’s Kitchen pub, these are the best craft beer bars in NYC.
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