Fools Gold

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 A Jezza top pick Alex Honorable Mention Full menu WiFi available Regularly has real ale

145 East Houston Street
New York NY 10002
(Lower East Side)



Open 1100-0400 daily

Handpumped Cask Beers: 1
Craft Keg Taps: 22
Craft Bottles/Cans: 19

Beers: Beer range varies

Nearest subway: 2nd Ave(F)


One of the three ‘Beerly Legal’ bars, excellent overall.

Directions – F train to 2nd Avenue, the bar is on the south side of Houston Street directly above the platforms midway between the exits.

Alex says

A popular Lower East Side bar under the same ownership as Alewife and The Jeffrey (q.v.). The beer selection is carefully curated. Occasional brewery promotional nights. Great atmosphere, great beer, great food. (2/2015)

Jezza says

In the same ownership as Alewife and The Jeffrey. Can be dark, busy and noisy in the evenings, but a great selection of beer and good food. As with The Jeffrey, we've promoted Fools Gold to a top pick to reflect the stellar beer choice on our April 2017 visits. This included lots of Hill Farmstead beers and an amazing Other Half tap takeover which offered about 30 of their beers. Really excellent place.

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