Full menu

The following pubs serve a full menu.


61 Local  Alex Honorable Mention Jezza Honourable Mention Full menu WiFi available Regularly has NYC brewed beers

Sizeable community space, mainly local beers.


Adobe Blues  Full menu Live Music WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2017

Off the beaten track but serving great bottled craft beers since 1992.


A tiny extension to the larger Grape & Grain wine bar next door.


Alewife Queens A Alex top pick  Jezza Honourable Mention Full menu WiFi available Regularly has real ale

Lots of unusual beers on tap and in bottle here.


Traditional looking corner bar with some good taps and bottles.


Bi-level bar near Washington Square Park.


Classic New York bar with a good choice, including a cask.


Uber-carnivore North/South Carolina BBQ place with outstanding beer.


Cosy Morningside Heights basement bar next to Columbia University.


A friendly bar on the west side of Astoria.


Totally authentic British bar-restaurant.


Augurs Well A Alex top pick A Jezza top pick  Full menu Live Music

A tiny bar with some fantastic and unusual beers.


BarBacon  Full menu New entry in the Guide in 2017

A smart gastropub with a fair beer selection and a bacon obsession.


One of a small chain of craft bars featuring old video games.


The newest of NYC's three Barcades, mixing craft beer with retro arcade game machines.


Huge beer bar and gastropub, over 10,000 square feet.


A quirky side street bar that dabbles in sabrage.


Live music meets great beer.


Beer Authority  Alex Honorable Mention Full menu WiFi available Regularly has real ale

Large bar next to the world’s biggest bus station.


Berg’n  Full menu WiFi available

Community beer hall and food court.


Unique beers available only here and at two other NYC bars, brewed at Greenpoint Beer Works.


Bar with some craft taps and a rooftop space. Vietnamese food.


Birreria at Eataly A Alex top pick  Full menu WiFi available Brewpub. Regularly has real ale Specializes in Italian Beers

Unique cask-dedicated brewpub on the roof of a high end Italian market.


Impressive interior and back yard but not many craft beers.


Smart gastropub near the G train.


A very big “don’t miss!”, but time it to avoid crowds.


Bondurants  Alex Honorable Mention Full menu Regularly has real ale

Always unusual stuff on tap here, including a cask beer.


Bottle and Bine  Alex Honorable Mention Full menu WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2016

Bi-level modern bar-restaurant, equally promoting good craft beer and fine wine.


Brado  Full menu New entry in the Guide in 2016

Thin crust pizza and craft beer here.


Smart Belgian brasserie, Belgian beers are featured.


East Village bar on two floors.


The Breslin  Full menu WiFi available Regularly has real ale

Gastropub with two cask beers.


Brew Inn  Full menu WiFi available Regularly has NYC brewed beers

Friendly locals’ bar with eclectic décor.


Brick lined gastropub with some good craft beers.


Bronx Ale House  Alex Honorable Mention Full menu WiFi available Regularly has real ale

An oasis in the western Bronx beer desert, worth the trek.


Smart gastropub with a few craft taps.


39 craft beers on tap, 7000 square feet of space.


Pleasant beer bar with good food.


BXL Cafe  Full menu WiFi available Specializes in Belgian Beers

The original of the three BXL Belgian cafes in the city.


BXL East  Full menu WiFi available Specializes in Belgian Beers

One of three excellent BXL Belgian beer cafes in the city.


BXL Zoute  Full menu WiFi available Specializes in Belgian Beers

Near the Flatiron Building, this is one of three excellent BXL Belgian beer cafes in the city.


Cafe D'Alsace A Alex top pick  Full menu WiFi available Specializes in Belgian Beers Specializes in French Beers

Alsatian restaurant and bar with a remarkable beer list.


Mostly Belgian and Belgian styles here.


In a food market, lots of great bottles and 8 on tap.


A laid back restaurant and bar with emphasis on their two cask lines.


A pleasant neighbourbood bar with a big New Orleans theme.


Laid back but upmarket gastropub, almost everything is craft.


Circa Brewing Co.  Alex Honorable Mention Full menu WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2017 Brewpub.

A high end, modern styled brewpub with good quality beer and a wood fired pizza oven.


Friendly bar with modern décor.


Cock and Bull  Full menu WiFi available Regularly has real ale Specializes in British Beers

British pub, few craft beers but there are two cask handpumps.


Newer sister bar to Coopers (East Village).


A great East Village bar, lots of craft choices.


Craft House  Full menu WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2017 Brewpub.

Two roomed brewpub, a 10 minute walk from Staten Island Ferry Terminal.


Family friendly bar.


A sports bar with good beer. 48 taps, the majority being craft (14 are not), including a healthy number of Belgians. Many good bottles also.


Part of a small chain of Long Island based sports bars.


Quaint sawdust strewn Irish bar with 8 good taps and a cask.


Death Ave  Full menu New entry in the Guide in 2017 Brewpub.

Formerly a cask destination, now reinvented as a keg only brewpub from summer 2017.


A pleasant restaurant and bar in the heart of Williamsburg.


Good brewpub in an old industrial space from Ed Raven of Raven Imports / Brouwerij Lane. Renamed from Dirck the Norseman.


Sister bar to the nearby District Tap House.


A very worthy Garment District bar.


Dive Bar  Alex Honorable Mention Full menu Regularly has real ale

One of three Upper West Side Dive Bars (the original).


A great, bright, airy gastropub opposite Prospect Park.


Draught 55  Alex Honorable Mention Full menu Live Music WiFi available

There’s a good range at this popular and friendly beer bar.


Craft beer (a very small but good range) and gourmet cheese sandwiches.


Fette Sau  Full menu Regularly has NYC brewed beers

Barbecue restaurant with good taps.


Part of a small chain of burger restaurants with craft beer.


Unique beers available only here and at two other NYC bars, brewed under contract by Heartland.


Fools Gold A Jezza top pick  Alex Honorable Mention Full menu WiFi available Regularly has real ale

One of the three ‘Beerly Legal’ bars, excellent overall.


A great suburban bar, halfway house to & from JFK Airport (via Jamaica on the E train).


Lots of history here. Porterhouse and guests.


Fantastic, multi-levelled bar and store hybrid (more of a proper bar than others).


George Keeley  Alex Honorable Mention Full menu WiFi available Regularly has real ale

Popular beer destination, hearty pub food.


A very upmarket classic American tavern with vintage bottles on the menu.


Elongated, pleasant bar with 19 craft taps.


Gun Hill Tavern  Full menu Live Music WiFi available Regularly has NYC brewed beers New entry in the Guide in 2017

Pleasant, smart craft beer and spirits bar adjoining a distillery.


Half Pint  Full menu Regularly has real ale

Worthy for cask and bottles, but the taps are largely wasted.


Good beer, eclectic furniture, and subway-style tiles.


Small but growing range with impressive choices, very handy for Madison Square Garden and Penn Station.


One of the three remaining Heartland Brewery tied houses.


One of three Heartland restaurant-bars in NYC, this one in two sections flanking the Woodstock Hotel.


The biggest of the three remaining Heartland Brewery tied houses remaining in NYC, occupying the ground floor and basement of The Empire State Building.


Modern, blue tiled bar with good taps.


One of two similar bars in this area, bottles are better than the taps.


One of two similar bars in this area, bottles are better than the taps.


Cavernous beer hall, house beers brewed by Greenpoint Beer Works.


The last outpost in Manhattan, both a bar and a cafeteria.


Some good beers here, including many Trappists.


Forest Hills' best kept secret for good beer.


Interesting beers are on tap at this pleasant bar-restaurant.


One of three excellent ‘Beerly Legal’ Irish-owned bars.


Kansas City-themed barbecue joint with an outstanding beer list.


Leaning towards the Belgians, but mainly common ones.


Jones Wood Foundry  Full menu WiFi available Regularly has real ale Has received Cask Marque accreditation. Specializes in British Beers

Cask Marque accredited British pub with two rear dining areas.


Excellent suburban brewpub with an Irish pub feel, beer is high quality. Cask Marque accredited.


American craft beer meets Arsenal F.C.


Lantern Hall  Alex Honorable Mention Full menu Live Music WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2016

An excellent, British-managed craft beer bar in a former machine shop space.


Spectacular Victorian elegance, but the beer list is fairly timid.


Hybrid bar and beer store, lots of Belgians.


Irish run gastropub near Times Square.


Lupulo  Alex Honorable Mention Full menu WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2016

Upmarket Portuguese restaurant with a very well chosen craft beer list.


Gastropub, the beer list is ok but unadventurous.


Marta  Full menu WiFi available Specializes in Italian Beers

A very high end Italian restaurant and hotel bar.


Russian-American bar with a dozen taps.


Modern restaurant with good taps.


Upmarket, gourmet restaurant with a cask beer handpump.


Mother's  Full menu WiFi available

Small neighbourhood bar with 15 craft taps.


A popular Tribeca beer bar, big on baseball.


Mugs Ale House A Alex top pick  Jezza Honourable Mention Full menu WiFi available Regularly has real ale

A truly pioneering beer bar, founded 1992. A ‘must visit’.


Stock market themed bar where prices go up and down according to demand.


A laid back bar with some great beers, nice back yard.


Good choices in the heart of the Lower East Side.


Pleasant bar which promotes take home growlers.


Bavarian brewpub.


The Pony Bar  Alex Honorable Mention Full menu WiFi available Regularly has real ale

19 rotating domestic taps and 2 casks.


Airside multi-tap restaurant at LaGuardia Airport terminal D.


Spacious corner gastropub.


Four taps, 30 bottles, all of interest.


A smart beer bar just off Bowery. PAY BY CARD ONLY, NO CASH!


A modern brewpub with guest beers, one of three Randolph Beers in NYC (the only one brewing). NO CASH ACCEPTED HERE, cards only!


Great craft beer selection in the shadow of the Empire State Building.


Smart beer bar adjoining the Holiday Inn, newer sister to the Rattle 'n' Hum near the Empire State Building.


Very small but good beer selection, but the pizza is out of this world. Eating time.


The Rochard  Alex Honorable Mention Full menu WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2017

The fourth in the small chain of 'Beerly Legal' bars in the city, plenty of interesting craft beers can be found here.


Small San Francisco based chain lands in Brooklyn with a bang (and bangers). Excellent!


Bar-restaurant with 11 domestic craft taps.


The Shakespeare  Full menu Regularly has real ale Has received Cask Marque accreditation. Specializes in British Beers

Smart British gastropub.


One of four Philadelphia themed beer and cheesesteak Shorty’s sports bars in NYC.


One of four Philadelphia themed beer and cheesesteak Shorty’s sports bars in NYC.


One of four Philadelphia themed beer and cheesesteak Shorty’s sports bars in NYC.


Popular, modern gastropub.


A well known upmarket gastropub, small beer list but two casks.


Large German themed beer hall.


Smart bar, 15 rotating taps.


Huge beer hall, one of three Stout bars in NYC.


One of three Stouts in NYC, with an emphasis on that style. Very close to Grand Central Terminal.


Huge Irish bar near Penn Station and Madison Square Garden.


Cavernous smokehouse restaurant and bar.


New American bar-restaurant with some well chosen beers.


Sugarburg  Alex Honorable Mention Full menu WiFi available

Pleasant corner bar over two subway lines.


Popular corner bar with good taps and a few good bottles.


Sweet Afton  Full menu Live Music Regularly has real ale

Casual bar with a cask line.


Taproom No.307 A Alex top pick  Jezza Honourable Mention Full menu WiFi available Regularly has real ale

One of the very best NYC beer and food destinations.


Tavern 29  Full menu WiFi available

A smart, dimly-lit, multi-levelled tavern with a respectable tap list.


Two roomed corner beer bar.


Smart sports bar just off Broadway.


Threes Brewing  Alex Honorable Mention Full menu WiFi available Brewpub.

Smart, easy going brewpub with guest beers also.


Tørst A Jezza top pick A Alex top pick  Full menu WiFi available

High end Scandinavian style craft beer bar.


Smart gastropub with an above average beer selection.


Two roomed bar and carvery with a cask handpump.


Twelve carefully chosen domestic taps, 100 bottles and cans – lots of unusual stuff here.


Valhalla  Jezza Honourable Mention Full menu Regularly has real ale

A very popular beer bar with weekly events.


A modern, smart gastropub with a few good craft beers.


Brick walled bar with a great selection.


Only a few craft taps but great service and atmosphere, and a greatly extended food menu from its days as Whiskey Burger.