Sun-Mon, noon-2am; Tue-Sat, noon-4am
A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.; 1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Manhattan’s only real beer hall was created by the developers of Chelsea's Stout and the nearby Half Pint and fills the former home of a two-level barrel factory and furniture warehouse. The basement space hosts the extensive draft line and the rowdier bro-fests, while the upstairs area has larger flat screens, more floor room, and a dining area where one can sample stuffed burgers, flatbread pizza, and a variety of sandwiches and salads. An extensive, 100-strong beer menu can't be denied: upstate double whites, frizzy fruit beers, and rare lambic ales brewed by Belgian Trappist monks all make an appearance … albeit, in bottle form. Considering the bar has 40 taps (20 rotating), the Bud-heavy roster, whose riskiest entry is Magic Hat, is a bit of a disappointment.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.