Bars, Beer bars Hell's Kitchen
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An airy, wood-paneled space flanked by elegant wide-plank tables draws a well-dressed crowd of young professionals. This Hell’s Kitchen spot boasts a notable imported beer list: 35 types of brew, including seven frothy Belgian beers such as the chocolaty Corsendonk. It isn’t just a suds haven, either: Scotch-lovers can select from among 30-plus single-malts. That ought to keep the Vikings satisfied.


Venue name: Valhalla
Address: 815 Ninth Ave
New York
Cross street: at 54th St
Transport: Subway: C, E to 50th St
Price: Average drink: $7. AmEx, MC, V
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If you want to impress your beer buddies this is definitely the place to go. I’ve never seen so many different beers on tap in one place (pretty much takes up an entire wall of the bar). As an intermediate beer connoisseur I get excited whenever I see my favorite beers on tap. Tap just tastes so smooth!


"Great beer" and "Hell's Kitchen" are not typically phrases you'd find in the same sentence. Valhalla might be the only exception to that.

You might miss it at first because of the seemingly permanent scaffolding above the entrance but if you're a hop head and you're in the area (presumably on your way to Terminal 5), Valhalla is worth dropping by for a cold one.

When you combine the rotating draft list with the bottle selection, you're looking at a beer menu nearing almost 3 digits. Seasonal specials are intermingled with evergreen favorites like Allagash White and Left Hand Milk Stout. And for your friend who hasn't quite caught up to the idea of beer tasting good, they also have Bud and Bud Light. While there is no Happy Hour (technically), they do feature 2 drafts on special ($5) every day, all day long. 

And to soak it all up, Valhalla's food menu is very solid. You won't find anything fancy here, as they're definitely not trying to change the beer bar culinary game, but they do classics like nachos, sliders, and artichoke dip pretty darn well.