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Beer Table Pantry
Grand Central Terminal, entrance on Lexington Ave., nr. 43rd St.; 212-922-0008
Six draft lines for mostly regional brews, and 65 to 100 bottles arranged by flavor, from delicate to rich. Plus: canned snails, malt vinegars, Scratchbread loaves, and Rick’s Picks in bulk.

Breukelen Bier Merchants
182 Grand St., nr. Bedford Ave., Williamsburg; 347-457-6350
Sturdy wood tables and free Wi-Fi: This is beer store as coffee bar. Snack on bratwurst-stuffed pretzel buns and stock up on Brooklyn-made mustard and pickles.

Brouwerij Lane
78 Greenpoint Ave., at Franklin Ave., Greenpoint; 347-529-6133
An ever-changing, constantly tweeted lineup is sold by the taste, the glass, the growler, and the thematic sampler flight (saisons, from August 18 to 20). Sip yours at the picnic tables out back.

Eastern District
1053 Manhattan Ave., nr. Freeman St., Greenpoint; 718-349-1432
The proud purveyor of seemingly every Brooklyn-baked, cured, preserved, candied, or fermented foodstuff, this is really a gourmet store masquerading as a beer shop. Artful sandwiches, too, and Robicelli’s cupcakes every Friday.

Good Beer
422 E. 9th St., nr. First Ave.; 212-677-4836
Clean and bright enough to pop in for a quick one with your papoose-swaddled infant in tow, as we spotted one celebrated local barista do. To nibble: cheese and sausage (or its vegan equivalent).

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