Mon-Wed, 2pm-10 pm; Thu, 2pm-11 pm; Fri, 2pm-midnight; Sat, noon-midnight; Sun, noon-8pm
F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.
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Whether you’re in the mood to settle in at the bar or grab a six-pack to go, Top Hops offers a modern solution for both. Beer snobs will love the expansive refrigerators that line the back walls, stocked with hundreds of craft brands, most available to drink in house for a small capping fee. The knowledgeable staff are happy to customize a flight of samples from the rotating roster draughts. (If you find one you like, they’ll pour a refillable growler for you to take home.) A small menu features beer-appropriate—and locally sourced—snacks like cheeses and soft pretzels, perfect for fueling long debates with fellow patrons about ales and esters.
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