Milk and Hops (Chelsea)
New York NY 10011
Open 1200-2200 Sun-Wed, 1200-2300 Thu-Sat
Craft Keg Taps: 10
Craft Bottles/Cans: 268
Beers: Beer range varies
Nearest subway: 23rd St(C / E)
An excellent hybrid bar and beer store, the second Milk and Hops to open. Lots of unusual beers.
Directions - C / E train to 23rd Street, walk west on West 23rd Street one long block, turn left on 9th Avenue and walk south for just over two shorter blocks.
This is the second branch of Milk and Hops, which opened on 15th January 2016 (the day I'm reviewing). As with the original on Broadway, it is a hybrid bar and store but with more seating and tables. There are a remarkable number of high end and unusual bottles and cans, and the ten taps are well chosen. There is a $2 surcharge on bottles and cans when drinking in house as they are priced to take out. Prices quoted do not include sales tax, do note if on a budget. Service is prompt and friendly. As you walk in, you will see a fridge with cheeses, etc., and a single tower shelf unit with gourmet foodstuffs. The feel is laid back, and the decor is smart with a marble counter and lighting that is not too bright or frustratingly dimmed. Food is bar snacks of sandwiches (some toasted - I really enjoyed the truffle Gouda and pear), pretzels, and cheese and meat plates. Reviewing on the first day of opening, this place goes straight up there as a top pick. (1/2016)
First visit April 2017. Highly impressive - excellent draft list, superb food, and of course an extensive bottled range. Light, bright and airy on a warm spring day and it made for an excellent lunch stop. We will definitely return.
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