Beer Bars

Tuesday Brew Review: Dust Bowl Brewing Hops of Wrath

July 13, 2010
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Tuesday Brew Review: Dust Bowl Brewing Hops of Wrath

As a beer lover and an English major, any craft brew named for a literary classic appeals to me and Hops of Wrath is no different. Dust Bowl Brewing, a small brewery located just south of Modesto, Calif., in Turlock, draws inspiration from the Great Depression and the families who traveled to California to find…

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Coney Island, Freaks, the 4th of July and the World’s Smallest Brewery

July 6, 2010
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Coney Island, Freaks, the 4th of July and the World’s Smallest Brewery

While you and your friends were enjoying a backyard barbecue, chilling on a rooftop bar, or just hanging out inside to beat the heat on America’s birthday, the intrepid duo here at Beer Goggins was doing something much, much dumber: braving the searing-hot sun and sometimes searingly nasty skin of near-naked New Yorkers at Coney…

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Amity Hall, A True Beer Hall In Manhattan’s West Village

May 27, 2010
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Amity Hall, A True Beer Hall In Manhattan’s West Village

No one’s ever said that the NYU student-heavy area below Washington Square park needed another bar. However, if something in the nightlife family was needed there, it was definitely a beer hall. And that’s just what the neighborhood got when Amity Hall opened on West 3rd Street inside of an historic old warehouse. Having just…

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Beer Goggins’ Beer Garden Series: Mission Dolores

May 9, 2010
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Beer Goggins’ Beer Garden Series: Mission Dolores

Even when building a beer garden from the ground up, you have to start somewhere. That’s possibly why the two brothers who brought us Bar Great Harry in Cobble Hill, started with a vacated auto shop in Park Slope when they created Mission Dolores, a beer garden with an old soul and a modern twist.…

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Rattle ‘N’ Hum: A ‘Cool’ New York City Beer Bar

May 2, 2010
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Rattle ‘N’ Hum: A ‘Cool’ New York City Beer Bar

If you’re not familiar with the New York City bar scene, you might expect a bar that shares a name with a U2 album and movie to feature a shrine to Bono and the rest of the band. But Rattle ‘N’ Hum is a craft beer bar and restaurant that emphasizes great beer over rock…

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Beer Goggins’ Beer Garden Series: Studio Square

April 15, 2010
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Beer Goggins’ Beer Garden Series: Studio Square

Until probably about last year, when any New Yorker referred to “The Beer Garden,” all other New Yorkers within earshot knew that meant Bohemian Hall in Astoria. But Bohemian Hall’s got some competition from a few newbies. One of these is Studio Square which is also located in Astoria but rests a little closer to…

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Exclusive Bavarian Import Brews Found At NYC Indoor BierGarten

April 7, 2010
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Exclusive Bavarian Import Brews Found At NYC Indoor BierGarten

It seems fitting that on the 77th anniversary of the day when beer was sold legally for the first time in this country since the beginning of Prohibition, I get to discuss an obscure beer now available only in one of our very own New York bars. Zum Schneider, the indoor biergarten in the East…

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Beer Gardens And The Art Of Boozing Outdoors

April 2, 2010
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Beer Gardens And The Art Of Boozing Outdoors

While I can’t speak for the rest of the country, I know for sure that today is a beautiful day in the Northeast. The kind of day that makes you want to sip beer outdoors and a pretty big hint that beer garden season is well on its way. Beer gardens appear to be gaining…

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Monk’s Cafe Rises Above Philadelphia Beer Raids

March 21, 2010
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Monk’s Cafe Rises Above Philadelphia Beer Raids

On a weekend marred by ugly beer raids at three of the city’s more well-respected beer bars, the rest of the City of Brotherly love was celebrating beer at the Philly Craft Beer Fest. Earlier in the week, some of the better beer bars around Phildelphia had tapped the rare Russian River Pliny The Younger…

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Beerithmetic: Happy Hour + NYC Craft Brews + Beer Garden = WIN

March 12, 2010
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Beerithmetic: Happy Hour + NYC Craft Brews + Beer Garden = WIN

If you live in New York City and you love beer, chances are you know about any of the various beer gardens dotting the boroughed landscape. For purists, however, there’s only one: the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden in Astoria. A friend of mine had just moved into the neighborhood on Tuesday, and he took…

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