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Rattle N Hum
Taps: 40 / Bottles: 141
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
14 E 33rd St
phone: (212) 481-1586
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-27-2008)
Ratings & Reviews
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United Kingdom (England)
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Rattle & Hum is located in midtown Manhattan so if you expect it to be busy then you probably won't be disappointed. If you want a quiet drink visit early in the day! A long narrow bar most of the bar stools were full but i managed to get a seat ok, the bar staff were friendly and helpful and i had Harpoon IPA which quality wise was ok.
The beer list was quite good as well with a lot of bottled beers available. As you'd expect in Manhattan prices are a bit on the expensive side. Rattle & Hum is worth a visit if in midtown Manhattan.
02-05-2012 15:28:38 |
More by Clembo1957
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Visited here on a recent snowy day. Got in just around noon time on a saturday. The outside is rather unassuming and could easily be passed by.
In side is a very cool vibe. Tiles signed by key contributors in craft beer, long narrow bar, followed by tables made out of wood kegs. My favorite part was the maps of USA, Europe and Blgium with flags on the wall mapping where the beers on tap were from. Cool!
When I was there i was having a nice conversation with a chap from Liverpool, UK about how much NJ was a dump. And wathcing his football team get their ass handed to them.
Selection is amazing and well laid out on both a chalk board and beer menu place mat. Food was rather tasty as well. Me and my wife shared sliders and frys.
Prices were about right for the city.
My score for service is a bit skewed because the server was from the same part of Pennsytucky as my wife and myself. Plus I earned two free beers on the visit. That being said, she was courteous, prompt. Beer was served in clean and approriate glassware.
Well worth a trip, even if its out of your travels in NYC.
01-24-2012 18:01:28 |
More by UDbeernut
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Rattle n hum is a really great place. It gets a little rowdy on certain nights because it's in the middle of the midtown, but they have an excellent craft beer selection. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. I went here with a few friends during the summer and it was nice. The place is pretty big for a location in the middle of midtown manhattan. The service was quick, both with food and drinks and the staff was attentive and friendly. The prices were reasonable. Overall we had a good time.
01-16-2012 02:49:08 |
More by negroobserver
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
I had been wanting to make a visit to Rattle and Hum for a while now and have just recently had the chance. Visited early afternoon on a Thursday, the bar seats were full but the place was uncrowded. I felt comfortable right away. My first impression was wow, long bar. It is dark too. Anyway, the selection of bottles and taps is impressive. I always seem to look for something new and/or rare at these places. In this case it was a cask offering. An English Porter from Williams Brothers came to me served at room temperature, and it was great. The patrons seemed knowledgable and the staff was friendly albeit my server seemed a bit overwhelmed and it was not crowded. I did not partake in any food and as such cannot comment on the kitchen. I preferred my time to go as I can imagine it gets very crowded as the night gets later. Overall, it is a great craft establishment and I look forward to going back again.
01-08-2012 03:57:30 |
More by gskitt
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I have been here many many times...when it was packed to the gills to completely empty.
The selection is always very good, pretty amazing actually. They always have some run of the mill stuff, but I would say about 30% of the selection is something out there. They serve the beer in its appropriate glass which is a must. The service is what it is...when its dead, the wait staff is pleasant..when its busy, they are complete snots..but I like it that way! Like when someone asks for "the IPA"...they get their ass chewed out because there are like 8 IPAs...point is, if you go, dont be an idiot, but chances are if you are reading this, you are already interested in beer and are probably not a tool...probaly.
Food is run of the mill pub food...but the sliders are pretty good.
Go and enjoy!
12-28-2011 14:09:00 |
More by DrinkSlurm
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
i've been to rattle n hum many a time. most of my experiences have been uber positive, but there definitely have been times where what i was interested in was gone and there have been other times where jumping up and down at the bar couldn't get me noticed to get service...but that's really only when it is very crowded. the food is pretty solid and typically the selection is top notch. they also host many great events and always get the goods when they come to town. conveniently located a few blocks from penn and also a few blocks from gingerman makes it a must stop almost every time i head into the city now. atmosphere is pretty great when it isn't packed, but when it is packed...like any bar...ick.
11-22-2011 21:17:55 |
More by cosmicevan
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Stopped in on a Saturday night with a friend for a few craft beers. It was pretty crowded, but that's par for the course, given the time and location. No seats were available right away, and we didn't even try to make our way deep into the bar, but a few minutes wait yielded a couple of stools which suited us well enough. The vibe was pretty good, with a couple of flatscreens showing the game and a band playing in the back corner that was actually pretty damn good.
The selection of beer is obviously one of the better ones in the city, with a rotating line of taps that constantly changes, making for a unique drinking experience almost every time you go. They also have regular promotions with various craft breweries across the US, so it's definitely a place to be to try some of the rarer brews that usually aren't available in the Tri-State area. The bartenders are generally friendly and helpful, and always make a point to pay attention to you even when the bar is super-crowded. A very amusing point in the night was when a guy walked up to the bar and asked if they served Coors Light, prompting the bartender to shake her head sadly and let him know the bad news. She then suggested something from the menu and he decided to try it, so I can only hope for good things for him!
Food was good, nothing too fancy, but hey, you don't come to this bar for the grub. Prices were a little on the steep side, but that's to be expected from New York City. Even so, paying $8 a brew and possibly more for some of the rarer stuff in smaller glasses gets expensive rather quickly, so unless you've got money to burn, you should probably keep an eye on your intake.
All in all, a great place to have a craft brew in New York. Not many places can match Rattle 'n Hum's selection and their beer world connections are hard to beat.
10-25-2011 00:10:45 |
More by r0nyn
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
Rattle and Hum is a cant miss NYC beer bar. Any craft fan or BA will find something to love here. 40 taps I believe, lots of incredible stuff that's always changing, many more bottles. Growler fills. Vibe is usually pretty friendly. Lots of tap takeovers and special events. It does get very crowded at times and often impossible to get a table. if you are somehow able to get here in the afternoon and begin your drinking then it's a lot more relaxing, obviously.
Prices can be fairly high, I guess. But you're getting a fantastic selection of beers and you're in mid-town Manhattan. Never be surprised at prices there! Some folks may not love hanging around this particular neighborhood but it is near numerous trains, the Garden, and Penn Station. Convenient, particularly for me now that I don't live in the city anymore!
Do yourself a favor and go soon if you've never been or haven't been recently.
10-05-2011 05:02:52 |
More by tobelerone
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in here before making our way over to the Bronx for the Yankee game. Was pleasantly surprised how close it was to Penn Station. I had read about this place on BA and looked up the tap list before as well so I was expecting a pretty solid craft beer bar. Rattle & Hum exceeded even lofty expectations.
First and foremost, the tap list was excellent. Ordered a Cigar City Jai Alai for my first drink which I've been wanting to try for awhile. Also, was very happy with the flight that I ordered. No limitations on what could be included in the flight and was able to get Devil Dancer and Union Jack which I havn't seen on tap before. I thought $10 for a 4 pour fight in the city was very reasonable and the waitress was very helpful and understanding with our table who ordered probably about 6 or so flights.
It wasn't busy when we got there but it was around 4 on a Wednesday so it was expected. The atmosphere is great, loved all the artwork covering the walls, and can definitely see this place filling up. Food was also very good. I had the Fish & Chips which were very traditional (with the exception of IPA fries!) and well prepared. Everyone I was with enjoyed their food as well. Overall, a great experience and I look forward to having a reason to go back here.
08-25-2011 13:35:04 |
More by DSlim71
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Located only 2 blocks south of the Gingerman, but WAY less crowded (at least based on a Friday night when I tried them back-to-back). I could actually find a few seats at the bar, and I'm pretty sure there was an empty table in the back.
The taps list was excellent, something like 30 beers to choose from. I was actually more happy with the bottle list, a few Cantillons at not-bad prices.
Comfortable wood decor, 90s rock music but not too loud, friendly and attentive servers. Nothing bad to say about this place, I'll go here first (before Gingerman) next time I'm in the area.
08-21-2011 10:17:21 |
More by TurdFurgison
Rattle N Hum in New York, NY
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