Occasionally, what’s on tap at bars and nightclubs isn’t going to cut it for some hardcore beer lovers. At times like these, you should go straight to the source by visiting authentic New York breweries. Here are a few of our favorites that are putting our area on the map of the American beer scene.
A Guide to the Best New York Breweries
In recent years, Brooklyn Brewery has become one of the fastest growing, most popular breweries in New York. It’s not surprising that it’s also the most-visited cultural destination of vibrant Williamsburg.
From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays, noon to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays, Brooklyn Brewery’s tasting room is open for business. It is here where you can enjoy their delicious signature brews like Defender IPA, American Ale and the classic Brooklyn Lager.
Should you work up an appetite, they have some small snacks for purchase, or you can even order in or bring your own food.
Also, if you’re interested in checking out the facilities, they offer free brewery tours every half hour on Fridays and the weekends. Finally, since they don’t have any covers or reservations, you can visit anytime!
Threes Brewing, Brooklyn newest brewpub, isn’t what typically comes to mind when you think of a brewery. Besides serving great tasting beer, the space is also commonly used to host art shows, concerts and community events. Not only that, but they even have an espresso bar!
This truly unique brewery, located in Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens, strives to be the go-to neighborhood watering hole. The booths of their inviting tasting room are always filled with patrons enjoying a meal or playing a board game while sipping on a signature Threes Brewing ale like:
- Heavy Mental’s Imperial IPA
- Smokescreens and Oilslicks Imperial Stout
- Space Dream IPA
If beer isn’t your thing, they also have tons of wines, ciders and barrel-aged cocktails to enjoy. To top it off, their kitchen is manned by a delicious local restaurant, The Meat Hook, so make sure you come with an appetite!
A little bit north of Manhattan, Bronx Brewery is making a name for itself with cold, great-tasting beer and one of the most fun tasting rooms in the area! They have foosball tables, comfortable couches and a big, dog-friendly backyard perfect for when the weather is nice.
Locals love Bronx Brewery because it feels more like a house party and it’s perfect for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a post-work pint or an all-day weekend outing, Bronx Brewery has you covered with unbeatable draughts, such as:
- Belgian Style Pale Ale
- Bronx Banner Ale
- Slow your Roll Session IPA
- Winter Pale Ale
If you happen to get hungry, you can choose from satisfying of great snacks like pretzels, beef jerky or cheese. You can also order delivery from a bunch of delectable local eateries.
New York breweries in our area are truly one-of-a-kind, so make sure that you visit before word spreads to the masses!