Inside an artistically gritty former parking garage, Houston Hall's high, wood-raftered ceilings and 8,000-square-foot room keep personal space intact and conversations surprisingly audible. The often packed beer mecca slings huge, sudsy mugs of brewskis to a predominately dude-heavy crowd hoisting comically large one-liter steins. The more manageable 12-ounce and half-liter mugs afford a greater range of sampling from the ten rotating taps of Greenpoint Beer Works. But you can also sip from extensive wine (splits and whole bottles only) and cocktail dockets featuring riffs on classics like an herbaceous, cilantro-tinged margarita and original concotions like the citrusy Flatiron spiced with rye whiskey. To sop it all up, the kitchen turns out carby pub bites like fried pickles, beer-battered onion rings, chili dogs, and mammoth salty pretzels, served soft and warm with a mildly spicy mustard for dunking. With six large skylights covering much of the roof and huge windows, the brick-walled hall offers a sunny beer-garden-like experience year-round.
|Venue name:||Houston Hall||Contact:|
222 W Houston St
|Cross street:||between Bedford and Varick Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Tue 4pm-1am; Wed 4pm-2am; Thu noon-2am; Fri, Sat noon–3am; Sun noon-1am|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to Houston St|
|Price:||Average beer: $9.50. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
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Average User Rating
4.1 / 5
- 5 star:3
- 4 star:5
- 3 star:2
- 2 star:0
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Great craft brews and food. Mac and Cheese is terrific and you can't go wrong with a pretzel. Excellent joint for big groups. Negative, on Saturday nights there is a cover for DUDES only. Come on now.
This is the ideal spot for the beer and sports enthusiast who travels in groups! I've taken relatives, coworkers, and friends here. It's laid back but fun at the same time. If you find yourself working up an appetite from all the drinking, make sure to order the soft pretzel, it's ridiculously tasty!
Don't go here for an intimate conversation, but definitely do if you need a place for you and group of friends to relax and unwind after a stressful day of work. Order beers all around, and it makes for a fun time.
Houston Hall feels like a getaway barn in the middle of NYC, and it is spread wide with a nice picnic set up. Honestly, during the hustle and bustle of happy hour, service takes forever to get to, which can kinda suck since you can only sit down at the tables if you order directly from the wait staff there.
Grilled cheese is service-able and beer prices aren't too bad in terms of city living.