19 Best Beer Stores in NYC

NYC’s beer stores come as an easy way to bring the best brewing experience at home apart from having a low-key date or watching a game of your favorite team. This time we will reveal the list of New York City's top beer shops that offer a ranging selection of items from popular local crafts to obscure limited editions. Here are 19 venues each worth paying a visit or two.


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#1. Good Beer 21+

Freedom in beer and good beer is the only one to consider! The venue is rather popular with East Villagers and is mainly focused on domestic items. 80% of all available beers are provided by US micro breweries. Good Beer brings pure American craft taste as it comes.

 422 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009

#2. Top Hops 21+

Top Hops has made a name for itself as a combination of several establishments at the same time. Firstly, it’s a beer store. As well as a tasting spot and a cultural center making it possible to widen guests’ beer knowledge. Take the advantage of special classes and seminars that regularly take place here and become the one enlightened!

 94 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

#3. New Beer Distributors 21+

New Beer Distributors has nothing in common with any other beer store in Manhattan. Opened in 1968 this large warehouse has established its own customers’ approach with a friendly and helpful staff. Do not be surprised if you see kegs wheeled out in the street for delivery while you do your beer shopping.

 167 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002

#4. Brouwerij Lane 21+

A bit expensive though extremely interesting to explore, Brouwerij Lane is an endless source of the biggest names and fresh items in craft beer industry. Rotating taps are always ready to fill your growlers with some of your favs including stouts, lagers, and IPA brought by domestic and foreign blends.

 78 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

#5. Tri-Boro Ice Co. 21+

Known for its official symbol depicting a Neapolitan Mastiff that is also a mascot of the venue, Tri-Boro was opened during the Great Depression. Times have passed and over 500 different beers and more than 400 kegs are available for customers now. Keep this spot in mind while arranging a party or any other large gathering, they supply and they are good at it.

 41-08 Astoria Blvd, Astoria, NY 11103

#6. Skibbo Discount Beer & Soda 21+

You are very wrong if you think that the Bronx has nothing to offer except for traditional pale lager or BMC. Skibbo highlights a set of well-selected and curated craft beers including some limited items, which are rather rare to be found easily. Tasting is available at 5 rotating taps that makes this spot even more curious for beer geeks.

 3156 E Tremont Ave, Bronx, NY 10461

#7. American Beer Distributing Company 21+

Tranquil and peaceful location in Cobble Hill is one of many advantages of American Beer Distributing Company. This beer shop is actually one of the oldest NYC’s establishments of such kind. Opened in 1948, it is mainly focused on promoting local nano and micro breweries that introduce their stouts in addition to classic European ales and ciders.

 256 Court Street (At Butler) Cobble Hill Brooklyn, NY 11231

#8. Beer Boutique 21+

Feel yourself at home and choose from over 200 bottled beers available daily in Beer Boutique. Though opened only in 2012, this venue can compete with any other NYC’s beer store thanks to its 10 rotating taps and over 200 lagers, stouts and IPAs for all tastes.

 497 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

#9. St Gambrinus Beer Shoppe 21+

Many visitors still wonder, who the hell St Gambrinus is. It’s time to reveal the secret. He is the patron saint of craft beers who teamed up with a group of friends to launch their own beer store. Now the venue sells over 250 bottled beers including some limited selections of ciders.

 533 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

#10. Carmine Street Beers 21+

High price can never be an obstacle on the way to exclusive beer singles. Carmine Street Beers is known for its chummy vibes and a wide selection of limited bottles. Guests can browse through endless shelves widening their brew experience.

 52 A Carmine Street, Manhattan, NY 10014

#11. Beer Table Pantry 21+

Fridges full of chilled cans and bottles, long shelves with some fine crafts and taps for growlers attract everyone who passes by GCT. Every item is kept under proper conditions and temperature to keep your beer fresh and best tasting.

 87 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

#12. Alphabet City Beer Company 21+

Alphabet City Beer Company differs from other stores and widens craft experience with the best domestic and foreign brands from A to Z. The venue combines a shop and a bar to serve delicious snacks, craft meat, and a set of amazing brews for every taste.

 96 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009

#13. City Swiggers 21+

City Swiggers can boast one of the most extended beer selections featuring over 800 bottles in addition to regularly changing tap list. The spot has 30 seats with table for tasting and having a pint or two together with friends. Every item comes with some new ingredients and flavors making them curious to try.

 320 E 86th St, New York, NY 10028

#14. Prospect Heights Beer Works 21+

This beer shop is primarily specialized on beer retail and wholesale as well as selling kegs, soda, and other beverages. Major part of all beers available is brought by local breweries. They are also available on 6 rotating taps. Imported items include some classic Belgian and other European blends.

 648 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

#15. Beverage Depot 21+

You will hardly find a better spot to shop for beer in Flushing. Occupying a large space, Beverage Depot comes as an endless source of craft beers, kegs, growlers and cans. Offering some exclusive blends from local and foreign breweries this unassuming spot is one of rare beer shops in Queens combining both wide choice and good price.

 16601 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11358

#16. Hops & Hocks 21+

Welcome to a cozy beer shop that has plenty of big names to choose from. You can have a pint while waiting for your growler to be filled with any of your favs. Cheese and craft meat would certainly be a great matching. Reasonable prices and additional discounts will keep you as a returning customer.

 2 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237

#17. Holiday Beverage 21+

Staten Island’s Holiday Beverage has two main beer divisions that are thoroughly curated and selected. The first division represents world’s famous macro brewing brands while the second one is mainly devoted to exclusive blends provided by micro breweries.

 4569 Amboy Rd #1, Staten Island, NY 10312

#18. Astoria Bier and Cheese 21+

Roomy and bright space makes you feel high as soon as you enter Astoria Bier and Cheese. Marble bar at the drinking spot makes it clear that this shop is for those who are ready to pay more than average price for a great selection of craft beers. Snacks and cheese are also served at the bar.

 3414 Broadway, Astoria, NY 11106

#19. Cortelyou Craft Beer 21+

Cortelyou Craft Beer won’t certainly be an ease on your wallet. Some may find prices too high. But does it really matter when it comes to a selection of exclusive brews with the most extraordinary ingredients and new flavors? Wide choice of IPAs, stouts, and lagers is available in bottles and on taps.

 1211 Cortelyou Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11218

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