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Burp Castle

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41 E. 7th St., New York, NY 10003 40.728129 -73.988363
nr. Second Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-982-4576 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    9 out of 10

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    2 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Scene: After Work, Irish/Pub, Notable Beer Selection, Outdoor Area, Romantic, Theme
Photo by Shanna Ravindra

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Official Website

burpcastlenyc.wordpress.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, 5pm-4am; Sat-Sun, 4pm-4am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 5pm-8pm; $1 off draft beer

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.

Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Profile

Nearly hidden behind some shrubbery and a shabby white fence, this unique little monastery-themed bar refers to itself as a "temple of beer worship" and, with 12 draft and 40 bottled beers imported from Belgium, Germany, and Britain, it's hard to argue. The abbey theme is fleshed out by an expertly curated selection, bartenders who occasionally don monk robes, quirky medieval-style murals, Gregorian chants on the stereo, and a serene atmosphere: Placards placed around the wood-paneled, box-shaped room encourage patrons to speak in a whisper. All the better for enthusiastic beer purists and neighborhood regulars to study the selection of brews, most of which clock in at 9 or 10 percent alcohol content. Popular imports like Chimay, Duvel, and Delirium Tremens are served alongside fruity lambics like Lindeman's Framboise and Peche (raspberry and peach, respectively) and Tripel Karmeliet, a heady three-grain blond served in a wine glass. Since Burp Castle opened in 1992 as one of New York's first beer bars, the whisper-only policy isn't strictly enforced anymore, though rowdy crowds are occasionally shushed by the brewist monks whose pursuit of beer enjoyment is devout as ever.

Extra

Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday, 5pm-6:30pm, bartenders serve complimentary fries from Pomme Frites, located around the corner.

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