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Against the Grain

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620 E. 6th St., New York, NY 10009 40.724239 -73.981152
nr. Ave. B  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-358-7065 Send to Phone

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Mon-Tue, 5pm-1am; Wed-Fri, 5pm-2am; Sat, 10:30am-2am; Sun, 10:30am-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU; L at First Ave.

Payment Methods

American Express


You wouldn’t think the owners of the wine bar the Grape and Grain were primarily beer lovers, but then came this diminutive, unassuming annex to set the record straight. The menu of 70 bottled brews is grouped into categories of light, white, pale, amber, dark, and darker, and discoveries abound: Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye from Healdsburg, California, and irresistibly named cans like Porkslap and Old Chub. The house's favorite drafts are also used (along with rendered smoked pork) to flavor beer sausages served with gherkins and pickled cauliflower. Those who aren’t hungry enough for chorizo-in-a-poncho—fancy pigs-in-a-blanket—can sit down at the twelve-person communal table at the center of the tiny room, rightly called the Mingler.