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The New York Beer Company

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3 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
The New York Beer Company
CHRIS STEIN The New York Beer Company

Time Out says

Along with the Empire State–boosting Little Town NYC, this sprawling (and otherwise generic) sports bar has provided a stage for New York’s growing cast of artisanal producers. In addition to upstate standouts like Empire Cream Ale, find hyperlocal pours like Bronx Pale Ale and Sixpoint Sweet Action. Market-based pricing on some of the beers means that your tab can fluctuate depending on demand. This practice is gimmicky for sure, but vigilant drinkers can nab serious deals on lesser-known brews hovering around the $4 mark.



Address: 321 W 44th St
New York
Cross street: between Eighth and Ninth Aves
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority
Price: Average beer: $7. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 7am–4am, Sun noon–4am
Do you own this business?

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Friday August 24th around 10:45PM Me and my service dog in training Lilly (she has a vest that says Service Dog in Training on one side and Do Not Pet on the other), and two friends attempted to enter New York Beer Company. The Bouncer asked for our IDs, which provided. He asked if the dog was a service dog, and I said yes. He said it should be fine, but he would get the manager to make sure. While we waited for the manager, he asked what the symptoms of my disability were (basically asking the nature of my disability--another invasive question that you can’t ask according to the ADA) and I declined to answer saying that yes, I am disabled and the dog is trained in the service tasks of grounding pressure therapy (putting paws or head on me to calm and ground me), alerting to my symptoms by touching me with her nose and paw and tracking important items I tend to loose (phone/keys/wallet) which is related to my disability. The manager arrived and asked for documentation, I explained that according to the ADA law, you can’t ask for documentation but could ask about what tasks the dog is trained for, and if I am a person with disabilities. I told her I am disabled and what tasks the dog is training for in relation to my disabilities (in New York state service dogs in training and their handlers have the same rights as service dogs). In fact as I was started to get upset Lilly started alerting me to my emotional state and throughout the rest of the argument, allowed me not to blow up or have a meltdown, though I felt overwhelmed by their discrimination. I pulled up the website, the FAQ on service dogs and let her read it. She said because I didn’t have documentation she wouldn’t allow me entrance. That’s when I pulled out my phone to start recording as I wanted evidence/to hear her directly tell me why she was denying me entrance/ discriminating against me. The bouncer distracted me and told me to come close, feigning like he was going to give me advice about the situation before I could start filming. He led me outside. He then refused to let me back in, and I started filming. I asked why and he wouldn't say. He claimed that *I* was in violation of the law by recording him, which I also know isn’t true as in New York State, only 1 way consent is needed to film an encounter. I asked to speak to the manager again so that she would tell me why they wouldn’t let me in the establishment after I had shown them the government website explaining the ADA and laws around service dogs. He said I was blocking the entrance which was a fire violation so I moved to the side and continued to ask him why I wasn’t allowed in. He refused to answer. Very distraught we decided to leave to go to the restaurant next door Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ, which accommodated us and had a much better experience there. NYBC has been reported to the ADA in relation to this discrimination.

This bar is horseshit. Noted "specials"do not exist. Don't write it on the wall if it does not actually exist.

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