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Rattle N Hum
Taps: 40 / Bottles: 141
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
14 E 33rd St
phone: (212) 481-1586
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-27-2008)
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Reviews by cypressbob:
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Visited this gem on three occasions while I visited NYC, short trip but still beer was going to form an essential part of it.
Located in fairly central manhatten this bar is just across the road from the empire state and very easy to find.
A brilliantly warm atmosphere greets you as you enter, the bar contains elements of an old style pub but also blends modern features and elements, it all works very well.
The main bar itself is adjacent to the door and is pretty big, supporting the 40 or so taps on offer, all have their various identifying pump handles. The menu was pretty great beer wise while we were there, between myself and my girlfriend we probably had 12-15 types. Beers range from $6 - $10 on tap, 6 generally being the sub 6% ales and the $10 being very strong super brews such as massive barleywines or triple IPA type beers
Some of the standout brews I had while I was there were oaked arrogant bastard, ruination, storm king stout, 90min ipa and southern tier backburner. While I'm writing this I have the beer menu infront of me, stained with the darkest storm king stout, the smell is pretty potent even now....
Patrick the owner is a great guy to deal with, sorting me out with a few bottles to take home including peche mortel, nogne imperial stout and stone bitter chocolate oatmeal stout.
In addition to the main bar Patrick has now built a small cask bar towards the rear. Currently 3 casks on, tried the Two Brothers IPA, pretty tasty. Feels strange having cask outside of Ireland and the UK, brilliant though.
While your there definatly check out the food, very affordable and great accompaniment to the beer. I haad a sirloin with fries and my girlfriend had a sizeable buffalo chicken wrap, both tasty. On another visit we had some nachos and mini sliders, both brilliant when enjoying a beer flight ( 4 8oz servings from the tap list for $16)
Was hoping for a friendly new york beer bar serving some great, fresh local beers and thats exactly what I got. Great environment and service, superb beer list...plus good to see Ireland having some representation in the beer bar scene in NY. I'll definatly be back,.... hopefully asap.
03-04-2009 18:13:18 |
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vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
One of the places my GF and I hit up on my NY trip. This place was PACKED but luckily we found a spot for 2 tucked away in the back.
Atmosphere is a 3 because it's SO loud and crowded.
Beer: I thought the tap list was pretty stacked here. We were able to try a couple different beers and I think we could've gone the whole night without drinking the same beer twice. They do not have crap on tap here, and that's clearly stated on their menu so don't come here if you want $1 Coors draft beers and the like.
Service: As mentioned above, this place was ridiculously packed, and I doubt you'd ever find a bar that packed here in the OC but the service here is seriously on point. It seemed like they had 2 bartenders/waitresses running the back area and effortlessly tending to what seemed like 50+ people. Bars in the OC need to learn how to provide service like the waitresses/bartenders here.
Food: No comment since we didn't order food.
Price: Pints are priced very aggressively here if you ask me. I was expecting to pay $10+ for every pint in NY but that wasn't the case at all.
Conclusion: I will definitely be recommending this joint and will be returning on my next NY trip.
11-12-2013 18:28:36 |
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More by sfr26
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25 | $$
I love this place because of the tap and bottle list. You can venture away from the heavily tourist infiltrated streets of NYC to this hidden gem. Well, for most beer lovers of NYC, this place isn't hidden.
Even though my favorite bar tender has moved to Beer Authority, the staff is always great and receptive to each customer and is willing to assist you in finding the beer that fits your mood.
Be prepared to go through the entire bottle and tap list to search for the best deal, as well as the best find. This place has some hidden treasures if you are willing to look or try something new. I highly recommend this place for the beginner or intermediate beer taster. This place has something for you.
My absolute favorite aspect about this bar are the happy hour specials and the kick the keg specials; select drafts for $5. Oh and I forgot about the amazing March Madness Challenge, look it up, you won't be disappointed.
If you have a chance to head over to 33rd and 6th avenue area this is a stop you must make or go a few blocks north to another great spot called The Ginger Man.
10-28-2013 15:50:14 |
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More by bram325
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75 | $$
Great bartenders (Jackie!) and the rest of the team know their crafts. Fully stocked bar of 50+ Crafts on tap along with an extensive bottle selection but if you go for bottles at anytime other than Happy Hour you will pay a significant premium ($2 off bottles during happy hour) and a decent group of 5-7 crafts at $5 during happy hour till 6pm. They have a diverse craft menu that avoids the trappings of lower end brews for solid rotations of offerings from top craft breweries including Firestone Walker, Stone, Harpoon, Widmer, Cigar City, Bear Republic, etc. They also own Beer Authority on 40th and 8th but I like this place better.
A diverse mix of DIPA, IPA, Stouts, Lagers, Ales, Porters, Saisons, etc. They tend to have a great selection of nearly 40 plus always an interesting Cask.
Their pours vary depending on the ABV from 8oz for the Stone Farkin wOOtstout tonight to 12 and 16 oz.
Actually a decent place to watch the Sunday NFL as they have Sunday Ticket and a decent number of sets spaced throughout plus great wings at 50 cents on Sundays and a decent menu.
Situated on 33rd Street in Midtown, its a street under perpetual construction.
10-24-2013 02:31:07 |
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