Out of so many beer bars in New York, how do you choose the right one for your needs? We’ve compiled this list based on the feedback of thousands of beer lovers. Here is what we came up with.

The Pony Bar

This place has been selling US beer at great prices since 2009 – nothing is over 10 dollars. There’s a vast variety to choose from, such as coffee IPA and blood orange goze.


Artsy types will appreciate Covenhoven’s vibe. The drafts are well-selected and rotated on a regular basis, and the prices are affordable. There’s a backyard space outside, which we recommend if the weather is nice. You can get growlers to go and snack on delectable grilled cheeses.


The draft beer selection is interesting and dominated by domestic craft producers. The options are well chosen and priced. The music adds s final touch – anything from bluegrass to techno – and there are over 30 types of whiskey on offer.


There is beer from across the globe here, pouring from 20 rotating taps. Options include Other Half, Hill Farmstead, and LIC Beer Project. There are also natural wines and cocktails for non-beer lovers. Rap music is blasted in the elegant and inviting space augmented by contrasting black and white.

Blind Tiger

The Blind Tiger opened over 20 years ago and has been a major player in the craft beer scene ever since. There are almost 30 taps in the bar, all of which offer craft beers. When in doubt, turn to the experts – all of the bartenders are knowledgeable.

The Well

The Well stands out with its sheer variety of around 60 beers on tap. Offerings range in price and quality, with most providing an optimal ratio of both. There are also over 150 types of bottled beer. If you prefer cans, there are around 40 further options. Before it became a bar, The Well was a brewery.

The Jeffrey Craft Beer & Bites NYC

Jeffrey features 30 tap brews in rotation and a solid food menu. This welcome addition to the Upper East Side is particularly good for groups, with a back patio and two huge rooms.


Named after a term designating the masses in communist countries (masses were 99% of the people with senior government officials filling out that last 1%), this East Village pub is home to some amazing tattoo-inspired decorations and an even more impressive list of rare brews. The music playlist is perfect.

Enjoy an afternoon or evening in one of these places and tell us how it went! Thanks for reading!