Burp Castle

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88 Impressive

Beer lovers unite at this quirky little monastery of beer worship in the East Village.

41 E. 7th St., New York, NY, 10003



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The lowdown

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, many 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 Lindemans Framboise and Pêche (raspberry and peach, respectively) and Tripel Karmeliet, a heady three-grain blond served in a wine glass.

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