Lions Beer Store
New York NY 10003
Hybrid bar and beer store, lots of Belgians.
Directions â€“ 6 train to Astor Place, walk east briefly to the far side of Cooper Square, turn right, turn left on East 6th Street and continue to the corner of 2nd Avenue. Alternatively, F train to 2nd Avenue, use the west (2nd Avenue) exit, walk north on 2nd Avenue (passing Coopers Craft and Kitchen, q.v.). Alternatively, L train to 3rd Avenue, walk south on 3rd Avenue (becomes Cooper Square), turn left on East 6th Street and continue to the corner of 2nd Avenue.
This is a Greek-American run hybrid bar and store, an offshoot of the original Lions Beer Store in Thessaloniki, Greece. A large range is carried, including many Belgian beers and over 100 domestic craft bottles. It is a relaxing place to be when not busy, and the service is friendly and knowledgeable. Prices are unfortunately on the high side, and what is listed on the menu doesn't include sales tax. There is an unspecified discount ("about 30%") for take away beers. Having opened in November 2015, this is a welcome addition to an area rich in good craft beers. (11/2015)
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