101 Rivington St, New York, NY | Directions 1000240.719974 -73.988231
Neighborhoods: Lower East Side, Downtown
Great place for beer and a bite – So many beers on tap, this place won't let any of you beer connoisseurs down. The nice thing is the food and the atmosphere are good too. Warning, the space is totally open so it gets loud in here, especially on weekends.
Beer lover's heaven and great for big groups – I love this place! They have so many beers on tap, it would take you a few DAYS to get through beer tastings. I used to live up the block, so stopping by Spitzer's was a weekly to-do. They have a great lunch menu and great location for people watching. I've attended and hosted many birthday/celebration get together's at Spitzer's and always recommend it to my friends.
The only set back I would have is that the dinner menu isn't that impressive. If I could suggest this bar, I would recommend Friday and Saturday night bar-hopping, or grabbing brunch on the weekend. Otherwise, love this place!
A true NY Bar – So when you come along this neighborhood you will notice a lot of character everywhere. From the Yuppies and Hipsters that live here and interact trying to be cool. To the graffiti on the walls. And the local bars and restaurants that make LES what it is.
This is a TRUE NY bar, where they have bench seats, open patio to where you can sit and socialize, and a small area. Love the area, and love this spot
Worst Waitresses and "Manager" Ever – Met a group of friends at this place last night. Just after walking in this short brown haired waitress spills an entire beer down the front of my girlfriend's dress while rushing by her. What's worse? The waitress yells at my girlfriend and says it her fault! While this incredibly rude person be raids my girlfriend with a finger in her face, I comment on how ridiculous the whole situation is and 2 minutes later the manager is asking me to leave. The manager obviously had no idea what had just happened and as my group of friends are trying to reason with him, the same waitress spills another beer at the bar! The manager has no interest in our side of the story and our entire group has to leave. Worst bar experience I've had in six years while living in NYC! Never going to any bar or restaurant associated with this group ever again.
Awesome – Always have a great time here. Great space with long wooden tables, and big open windows. Great beer on tap, good wine list, and good food.
really great brunch – All staff are attentive and helpful.
Unfortunately because NYC still has Blue Laws we couldn't have mimosas/bellinis before noon on Sunday, but the food is excellent! For later, they have a huge selection of both bottled and draft beers, including gluten-free brands. We've been there more than once, and the quality has been consistently great.
The lunch and dinner menu looks good, too.
Crowded? Check the back room – Read any of the other reviews, and you can view the exploits of its grand beer selection and almost gourmet bar food. However, located in the heart of the East Village, this spot is guaranteed to be packed on any given night (especially weekends). Recently discovered, by me at least, is the back bar. Through a hallway that seems to only lead to the kitchen and maybe a bathroom, Spitzer’s opens up. Almost the same size of the front area, the back has a full bar and plenty of extra seating. No longer a need to be scared away by five deep line at the front bar. Go check the back before you move on.
Great beer selection – Overall I like this place. It's in a good location and the beer selection is top notch. For some reason though the people there always seem to have such an attitude. Not the staff but the crowd, which seems strange since the communal tables invite people to chat. Oh well. Good place to get a buzz regardless.
Mac & cheese – This place has the best mac & cheeze. I'm a beer girl and the beer here is great. Only downside is that if you want to stretch after a meal there isn't a lot of room as its more like a restaurant.
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