New York NY 10036
(Hell's Kitchen / Midtown (W. of 5 Av.))
Open 1130-2400 Mon-Sat, 1200-2400 Sun
Craft Keg Taps: 11
Craft Bottles/Cans: 32
Beers: Beer range varies, mostly Belgian imports.
The original of the three BXL Belgian cafes in the city.
Directions - 7 train to 5th Avenue or B / D / F / M train to 42nd Street-Bryant Park (same station complex), use the western (6th Avenue) exit, walk north on 6th Avenue one block, turn left on West 43rd Street. Alternatively, 1 / 2 / 3 / 7 / N / Q / R / S / W train to Times Square-42nd Street, use one of the West 42nd Street exits, walk north briefly on 7th Avenue, turn right on West 43rd Street. Alternatively, A / C / E train to 42nd Street-Port Authority (same station complex as Times Square), walk north on 8th Avenue, turn right on West 43rd Street. Note, next door to Heartland Brewery and Chophouse / HB Burger (q.v.).
An authentic Belgian beer cafe, the original of three BXLs in the city. It is long and narrow with a well-worn bar top. Look at the blackboard behind the bar (by the TV screen) for current guest beers in addition to the printed beer menu. The Cuvee BXL house beer is brewed by Ommegang in upstate New York. (11/2015)
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