If you are one of those beer lovers who would choose an authentic craft beer over a regular, branded one without a second thought, then New York is just the city for you. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, New York City offers no shortage of places to kick back and grab a cold one. But the craft beer scene there goes well beyond the city limits. Indeed, there are many great breweries just outside the city that are well worth the day trip.
This post will feature a list of some of the best. And thanks to the affordable NYC charter tour bus rentals, everyone in your group can enjoy a cold one at every stop along the way, without having to worry about driving. So what are you waiting for? Call up your friends, settle on a date and start planning a group craft beer tour of NYC to satisfy the beer lover in you. To help you get started, here are some of the bars and breweries in New York where you can find the best craft beers in the city.
Tørst has been one of the best places in New York to try out some of the finest craft beer since its arrival back in 2013. During the past 6 years, this place has made quite a mark in the hearts of dedicated craft beer lovers. Famous for their wonderful Scandinavian food and a wide variety of draft beer to choose from, this joint should be in every beer lover’s go-to list when they are visiting New York City. Thanks to its 21-tap draft beer menu, which also keeps on changing, you and your group will surely find something which will tingle your taste buds and your imagination.
2. Spuyten Duyvil
If you and your friends have a finer taste for beer, then this bar named Spuyten Duyvil will surely be one of the must-visit places in New York for you. Known for its taste towards the finer stuff, this bar serves a very limited number of draft beer, sic, to be exact. However, do not let the number fool you, as you will find some of the choicest craft beers here. Along with its limited number of drafts, you will also find some of the rarest and ultra-premium bottled beer in this joint, with prices going well over the 100 dollar mark.
3. Upstate Craft Beer and Oyster Bar
It beer and oysters are your thing, then you cannot miss out on this beautiful bar situated on 95 1st Ave (at 6th St) in New York. There are a lot of craft beer options to choose from and the oysters that you get here are some of the finest you can find in the whole of New York City. The bar is especially popular among couples for a romantic night out, however, it will serve just as well if you visit the bar in a group.
4. As Is NYC
As NYC is literally the best modern craft beer bar you can go to in New York City, as of now. The bartenders in this bar are particularly friendly and have a great knowledge of beers. The selection of craft beers is really good. This bar is a must-visit if you are going as a group, as the environment is really chill and fun to hang out with your friends and just have a tipsy, beer-full time.
5. Bronx Alehouse
Bronx Alehouse is hands down the best beer bar you can find in the Bronx. In fact, it might be one of the best beer bars you can find to the north of Midtown. This young bar has become one of the most popular destinations among the craft beer lovers in New York in a really short time. The saloon serves 16 domestic crafts, has a rotating cask and also over 30 types of bottled beers. Along with the massive lineup, the drafts are really cheap too, which makes it a great hit among regulars.