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Bars, Beer bars East Village
5 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
DBA (Eric Harvey Brown
9176699786, Photograph: Eric Harvey Brown)
Eric Harvey Brown 9176699786, Photograph: Eric Harvey Brown DBA

Time Out says

When it opened in 1995, this trailblazer embraced all the contemporary beer memes while most NYC bars were still dealing in Miller and Coors. Beer lovers fond of European classics as much as the domestic microbrewery du jour will appreciate the scope of the 20-deep draft selection (most $7): You might find an orange-tinged Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier from Germany alongside New York beers such as the velvety Southampton Imperial Porter. Even more impressive is the encyclopedic bottle list: All seven Trappist breweries are represented, plus Dogfish Head World Wide Stout (at 18 percent ABV, one of the most alcoholic beers on the market; $9) and British oddities such as the cellar-aged Thomas Hardy Ale ($10). And for those looking for an upgraded boilermaker, dig into d.b.a.'s vast whiskey offerings—it's not often you can chase your craft beer with a rare Glenrothes Select Reserve ($18).



Address: 41 First Ave
New York
Cross street: between 2nd and 3rd Sts
Transport: Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave
Price: Average drink: $7. AmEx, MC, V
Opening hours: Daily 1pm–4am
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5 out of 5 stars

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Cool, new orleans bar. Only stayed for a drink, but got a really awesome vibe. Bartender was really friendly, which is surprisingly rare these days. Loved the abita beer on tap.


DBA is awesome!!! Great beer selection, really knowledgeable staff! They also have a nice outdoor area which is great if you happen to be by on a nice day. They also allow DOGS!!!!!! Basically the best bar ever.


I love a bar with an outdoor space! Beer selection and atmosphere is fantastic, but the real clincher for me is that they allow dogs to join their owners in the patio out back. Beer + Puppies is my idea of the perfect bar.

Located on the Lower East Side, this bar was one of the first with an extensive, ever changing, craft beer list.  Both in draft and bottle, you will certainly be able to find an ale or lager or cider to quell your thirst.  The dark atmosphere and small tables make it a comfortable venue to enjoy your drink, while staying out of the cold.  In summer, they have a backyard covered patio area that is an excellent place to gather with friends.  I frequently bring out of town friends to this bar as it is away from midtown and gives them a "taste" of more of Manhattan. Recently, they opened another outlet in, where else, Brooklyn.  Cheers!