14 East 33rd Street, New York, NY | Directions 1001640.747425 -73.984270
Neighborhoods: Midtown South Central, Midtown
Awesome brunch – Had brunch here on Sunday, which was marvelous. I had the Irish breakfast, which was as authentic as it gets, and my girlfriend was besotted with the French Toast. They were also serving $5 drafts for "Kick the Keg" day, as they need to clear out some kegs every Sunday to make room for Tuesday's beer event. All-in-all, a great experience and a solid value.
Not just about beer – This is a place that very much earns all its distinguished awards as one of the best beer bars in NYC and even in America. 40 constantly rotating taps is about all you need to know there. The food has also gotten quite good; they've a new chef that has really taken it up several notches. The $10 lunch special can't be beat in this neighborhood.
Great Beer Selection – Excellent beer selection, foot is good
Gets really noisy and crowded but a fun place at happy hour
Awesome Selection! – In the wasteland that is the 30s between Penn Station and 3rd Avenue, there aren't too many good bars to choose from. Rattle n' Hum is a nice exception and a low-key version of the Ginger Man. Personally, I'm not a fan of the Ginger Man: the layout is bad, the crowd is annoying, but I admit the selection is fantastic.
At Rattle n' Hum I get it all: impressive list of beers, a more casual environment and friendlier crowds. They have samplers which are perfect for trying several beers and the prices range from $7-$18 or so. They also have pretty good food (the sliders at least were a hit). I'm a card member of I'm Not At Work, so I also get to choose from several beers priced at $5 for me, all night long. A big plus!
Fun bar to go after work – If you're looking for an after work buddy hangout, you can't do better than Rattle N Hum. Located just a few avenue blocks from Penn Station, this bar has a wide assortment of craft beers able to please any palate. Invite your friends and you'll instantly be known as the dude with good taste. Be patient for your orders though. They can get crowded and are often short staffed, but the food and drinks are well worth the wait.
Fantastic Local, amazing tap selection – Great local in a neighborhood void of character when it comes to Irish Pubs.
When you are craving a good, nay, an excellent pint, move away from the other neighborhood staples, and make your way over here.
Best Beer Selection in Manhattan – If you are looking for excellent beer, this place is second to none... If you are looking for mass produced beer and a B&T scene, you should look elsewhere... No cr*p on tap!
Don't bother. – Two out of three of my order options were out on a Tue. night at 6pm. Bartender couldn't provide a menu with bottle selections so one has to squeeze by the sausage party four deep at the bar to try and read labels 12' feet away. The Happy hour special much like the character of this spot borders on non-existant.
Great Beer Bar – I've been a regular since Nov of last year. They serve a great selection on 40 taps, plus 4 handdrawn casks, and always clean their lines. My old "locals" were dba, Blind Tiger, Swifts, and Ginger Man. All good bars, but for beer, nothing surpasses RnH. I've seen some gripes about buybacks and happy hour in CitySearch reviews, but these people must not be regulars and must not frequent Ginger Man, the only other good beer bar in the area. Compared to Ginger Man, buybacks are plentiful and the prices are great. Compared to other Manhattan bars, the buybacks and prices are standard (4th beer, and $6-$8, respectively) for the beers available. Food is good too.
Good beer list, but bad atmosphere – As an avid beer fan and one who always appreciates a finely crafted brew this place has a really good list. Unfortunately, that's where it ends. The happy hour is a joke since only certain beers are actually included. The waitstaff isn't friendly and the atmosphere is less than stellar. It's located right by the Empire State Building, so they tend to get a large after-work, b&t crowd. I went in one night to have a growler filled with Captain Lawrence DIPA. The bartender charged me the glass price multiplied by 4. Are you kidding me! What kind of bar doesn't offer a discount for growlers??? Unless they have something I can't find anywhere else, which is doubtful, I won't be going back.
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