City Swiggers

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Photo - Alex Hall

 A Alex top pick

320 East 86th Street
New York NY 10028
(Upper East Side)



Open 1300-2200 Mon-Thu, 1300-2300 Fri, 1200-2300 Sat, 1200-2100 Sun.

Craft Keg Taps: 12
Craft Bottles/Cans: 680

Beers: Beer range varies

Nearest subway: 86th St(4 / 5 / 6), 86th St(Q)


Hybrid bar and beer store, one of the very best.

Directions – Q train to 86th Street, walk east briefly on East 86th Street (or, if you take the eastern exit, simply cross the road). Alternatively, 4 / 5 / 6 train to 86th Street, walk east to a short way past 2nd Avenue.

Alex says

One of the best of the new breed of hybrid beer bars / stores in the city. There’s a small four seat bar near the entrance, one end doubling as the counter for beer to take home. There’s a $3 corkage fee to drink one of the vast number of bottles on the premises ($5 for bottles over 17oz). The Yorkville Apartment Brewers homebrew club meets here on the second Tuesday of the month at 1900. Frequent tap takeovers feature. There is wifi but it shouldn’t be relied upon. (2/2015)

Jezza says

14 taps, 800 bottles - beer store and bar in one plus growlers. Lacking atmosphere but you will definitely find plenty of good beer here.

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