Mon-Thu, noon-2am; Fri, noon-4am; Sat, 11:30am-4am; Sun, 11:30am-midnight
6 at Astor Pl.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU; F at Second Ave.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
This inviting basement brew bar has a gourmet secret. In addition to dark-wood tables, beer regalia, and 50 brands of mostly German, Belgian and Brooklyn suds, the dive has a tiny hot-plate-equipped kitchen turning out seasonal, locavore grub. Gastropub worthy eats, rich in flavor and texture, do change often, but staples include their hearty appetizer of friend beer sausage as well as the widely hailed Shishito peppers, roasted with a hint of lemon and sea salt. These sharable dishes are tried-and-true complements to the bar-food liberties taken on nightly whims.Kitchen Hours
The kitchen is open for dinner from 5:30 p.m. to midnight.
Credit card minimum is $40.
Beer sausage, $7