Though it succeeds as a welcome addition to a Jäger-fueled stretch of Murray Hill, Cask’s offerings are mostly amateur. The name refers to its two rotating cask beers (unpasteurized, hand-pumped ales), which are worth investigating—we enjoyed a malty Defiant porter. But the rest of the largely domestic lineup is humdrum. Only a few options—like Ruedrich’s Red Seal Ale—deviated from the usual beer-bar staples (Blue Point Lager, Ommegang Hennepin). If you’re in the neighborhood and looking for a respite from fratland, you can’t go wrong by sticking to the casks and the menu’s few highlights, like the black-truffle mac and cheese.
|Venue name:||Cask Bar & Kitchen|
167 E 33rd St
|Cross street:||between Lexington and Third Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 4pm–4am; Sat, Sun 11:30am–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 33rd St|
|Price:||Average beer: $7. AmEx, MC, V|
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Average User Rating
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Came with a group for happy hour/dinner and had heard great things. The veteran move here is to order a pitcher of their signature drinks rather than order by the glass. It was a good way to get the evening going! The food selection seemed pretty limited as they only had about 6-7 entree options so we complemented our orders with some of their apps. The flatbreads were nice with a side salad accompanying each. The nachos were great and kept you yearning for more. Brussel sprouts were good and the onion rings were nice too. Overall, its a great little spot...
I wish this place wasn't always so busy. It's good for happy hour just a little packed on some nights. That being said, I like the smaller dishes -- cheese steak spring rolls and sliders.