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Rattle N Hum
Taps: 40 / Bottles: 141
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
14 E 33rd St
phone: (212) 481-1586
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
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
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
This is a great beer bar in New York City. They have an excellent selection of tap beers and also bottles. The selection is constantly changing also, it seems every day is a different day there.
The bartenders are typically friendly and are happy to recommend beers and talk shop. Most of the customers seems to really be into beer here, I have had some really good conversations with fellow patonsr
They also hold a lot of events here, bringing in different breweries from time to time and giving them a certain amount of taps.
The food is typical bar food, it is pretty good, if you are there to drink and get hungry, it does the job.
This is one of the best beer bars in New York City.
08-01-2011 21:35:25 |
More by jrnyc
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Rat and Hum is now my favorite bar in the city. They have a great beer selection, decent food and a great after work crowd. The staff really know their beer and treat their customers well. The bartenders are great if you aren't familiar with craft beers and will help you pick out a beer if you are new to the whole scene.
They do brewery tours and brewery nights, where they invite a brewery or two in and put all their beers on tap and have the brew master taking questions from us regulars. They also have a mug club that forces you to try 40 different varieties of beer in 30 days...some of them are awful (kasteel rouge) and some of them are beers I never would've tried but ended up loving. Your reward for your dedication? An engraved mug that only you can drink from and discounts on every beer you drink.
overall a great place for awesome beer!!
07-15-2011 15:27:18 |
More by cosmo4u
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I love this bar its proximity to MSG is a major plus also.
I can see how people might think it is a little pricey but the selection, atmosphere and the quality of the of the beer being poured as well as the fact that its in Manhattan make it a pretty reasonably priced bar.
Also the events thrown here are amazing, unfortunately I haven't been able to make it to one recently but the Allagash night that they did about a year ago blew me away, there had to be more than 20 different selections on draft.
If your in the city and looking for a great craft beer, atmosphere and knowledgeable staff you don't have to look any further than Rattle & Hum.
07-02-2011 05:08:24 |
More by TurkeyBoy22
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
When you walk in its like you died and went to craft beer heaven. All you see is amazing pieces of craft brew art and brewers signatures and pictures all over the place. The next thing you notice is the huge bar to your right with what seems like a billion tap lines.
This place has a stellar beer selection of super amazing brews that rarely make there way new york(sours lambics one-offs).
The prices are pretty high but its expected when you see there amazing tap list.
The service was good but I got the feeling I was being talked down too rather than being educated ( I realize its not the bartenders job to educate but be nice) the staff knows there beer very well.
Overall a great place to enjoy some amazing beers. If you want a spot at the bar get there early because this place packs out and stays filled.
06-23-2011 07:07:34 |
More by joefuzz
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
I went here with my girlfriend and her friend the last week for the Hair of the Dog Brunch event. We went around 1pm so the place was pretty much empty, but it had a very nice vibe to it. The service was great, and timely which is always appreciated. Also, the waitresses correctly pronounced 'gueuze' and many of the foreign brews. The selection was great, they had some Cantillon, HotD, Lagunitas (Farmhouse Gueuze, which was awesome.), and many many more (40 taps and a good selection of bottles). They even offer flights of beer, and growler fills of select beers. The price for growler fills is pretty pricey at times, but considering the rarity of some of the beers and getting it done at a bar, makes it not so bad. the brunch was great and so were the IPA fries. Overall, I had a really good experience, and I can't wait to go back. This place has some awesome beer events. Add them on facebook, and check out some of the stuff they have going on.
06-05-2011 11:52:49 |
More by JizackFH
Rattle N Hum in New York, NY