d.b.a.

d.b.a.

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East Village, New York
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    eric m.
    "Outstanding selection of beer and whiskey with a friendly vibe."(41 Tips)
    Chet M.
    "The outdoor garden is a wonderful little oasis in the Village."(5 Tips)
    Adam A.
    "Great dog friendly bar with outdoor seating in the back!"(12 Tips)
    Anoop R.
    "Get one of the 12+ beers on tap and enjoy it on the back porch."(19 Tips)
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  • Paige C.heart icon on user image
    Paige CSeptember 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Such a friendly staff! We threw a dog party in their backyard & they were very accommodating! Great drinks, spacious backyard and an all-around good time. We love coming here with friends (and dogs!)
  • Brew York
    Brew YorkApril 23, 2012
    A mainstay in craft beer since the mid-90s, d.b.a. boasts a well-stocked list of bottled beer, enough taps that you won't run out of options, free Sunday bagels, and a hugely popular backyard garden.
  • Nina C.
    Nina CebenkoMay 23, 2012
    This place has the best beer selection and is always swarming w laid back good looking people. The back patio is one of my fave spots to post up for hours.
    Upvoted Feb 24
  • Andrew C.heart icon on user image
    Andrew CApril 24, 2017
    Aah this place is so sweet... they have a HUGE backyard space (part heated/covered and part is outside). Some great local beers on tap (and Ithaca Beer Co. too), plus you can bring your own food!!!
  • Nate B.heart icon on user image
    Nate BeattyAugust 14, 2015
    The embodiment of the ideal local EV bar with a great beer list, awesome staff, laid back atmosphere, and a nice patio out back.
  • LaDawn P.heart icon on user image
    LaDawn Penigar-MitchellAugust 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this bar! The outdoor section is perfect for groups, the beers are pretty cheap and happy hour is until 9pm. No kitchen so feel free bringing in food!
  • Paige C.heart icon on user image
    Paige CDecember 10, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect place to have a holiday party (and you can bring your pups!) Their back patio is heated and enclosed!
  • eme
    emeFebruary 21, 2015
    Had a birthday party here last summer. Wasn't too crowded, ample outdoor seating space (both covered and uncovered) and they have a big wall that's nice to look at. Many beers on tap.
  • Russell H.heart icon on user image
    Russell HirschornOctober 3, 2015
    Great selection of whiskey in a divey and dark setting. Worth it for a good pour but on the expensive side.
  • Filipe F.
    Filipe FortesJuly 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great beer and a nice outdoor area in the back. You can bring your own food, so get either Banh Mi from Nicky's or Lamb Burgers and Noodles from Xi'An Famous Foods.
  • J.R. R.heart icon on user image
    J.R. ReedApril 29, 2018
    Good beer selection - albeit mostly not on tap - and a very nice patio + real outdoor area in heart of East Village. A good “start the night” kind of spot with max 6-8
  • Michael H.heart icon on user image
    Michael HaaralaJuly 1, 2016
    Awesome patio in the back with plenty of space; but, the outdoor seating closes at 10 so plan accordingly.
  • Kevin R.heart icon on user image
    Kevin RickertJuly 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    A nice place to take a friend and talk either in the bar or garden in the back. A handful of good beer on draft, more in bottles.
  • Connie C.heart icon on user image
    Connie ChiuOctober 27, 2018
    Love this dive bar with a mix of rock music and hip hop. The bartenders are so fun and took care of our bachelorette party. Got the whole bar to sing for our bride.
  • John M.heart icon on user image
    John MichaelApril 12, 2015
    Rotating craft beers on tap and an awesome no-nonsense patio in the back. Great place to catch up with friends over drinks.
  • Harry R.heart icon on user image
    Harry RaymondAugust 14, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    The backyard garden is a great place for groups. Solid beer list. Sunday trivia.
  • Jennifer G.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer GallardoJune 16, 2017
    It's very much an east village over-crowded bar, so there's that. That said, they have a very nice craft-only beer selection. They also have outdoor space but it closes early due to noise complaints.
  • Untappd
    UntappdSeptember 14, 2013
    Amazing bar in the East Village. Great tap list and an outdoor enclosed area to enjoy your pint in the warmer months!
  • Compass
    CompassJuly 24, 2013
    Choose from over 60 beers, 60 single-malt scotches, and 40 tequilas. But the best part about this First Avenue bar is their dog-friendly beer garden.
  • Ray L.heart icon on user image
    Ray LinJune 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The big beer selection is really nice, unlike the staff's demeanor. Only come if not too crowded, and make sure you have your drink order ready upon eye contact, otherwise, it's the next person.
  • Ray L.heart icon on user image
    Ray LinMay 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Come Sunday afternoon happy hour for the free Russ & Daughters bagels with toppings and relax on the back patio.
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeNovember 7, 2016
    Big ass watering hole. Make sure u know how to read the menu...don't mistake the drafts for bottles
  • Emilie F.heart icon on user image
    Emilie FuttermanAugust 10, 2015
    Happy hour, outdoor terrace, good for groups, but service can be slow. Cider selection isn't bad, but it's a beer place. Ignore what's on tap, the great stuff is bottled.
  • pinsuda s.
    pinsuda sagooleimSeptember 19, 2011
    If you're a beer connoisseur - this place is heaven. They have special bottles not listed on the menu. Ask them for what you want and they'll share secrets if you prove your knowledge. Read more
  • Julie W.heart icon on user image
    Julie WaldMay 22, 2012
    Best beer selection in the city - hands down. Don't know what you want? Ask you friendly bartender/ress. Multiple Lambics available.
  • Uber NYC
    Uber NYCMay 6, 2013
    dba in the East Village has double the options for outdoor seating. If you're trying to avoid the sun or bugs, stay in the glass vestibule instead of heading to the tables all the way out back.
  • Victor .
    Super dog 🐕 friendly bar. Also swears against mainstream beer selections, which is cool. Also great place for birthdays with outdoor seating.
  • Carlos V.
    Carlos ValleFebruary 25, 2013
    There's a cat here who hangs out in the back office. Her name is Maggie. Sometimes she pops out of the office to entertain guests. By the looks of it, she doesn't like being picked up.
  • Jessica W.heart icon on user image
    Jessica WickhamNovember 3, 2018
    Great beer choices, don’t come here if you are after a bud lite! But if you want craft beers with your dog or other peoples dogs, this place is perfect!
  • Asli S.heart icon on user image
    Asli SMarch 5, 2017
    Board games! Love the pickle backs. I think they're dog-friendly; there were 3 dogs here when I came!
  • Adrianne V.
    Adrianne V.June 1, 2014
    Chill vibe, and you can actually hold a conversation. Be sure to say hello to the resident bar cat, Meg. She's a sweetie!
  • naveen
    naveenMarch 10, 2017
    great beer list; trivia afternoons are fun. only recently realized they are dog-friendly.
  • Stefano G.
    Stefano GuidolinAugust 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    English cask ale, if you are a fan, otherwise plenty of other beers!! Obviously sit in the garden on the back!
  • Micah M.heart icon on user image
    Micah MoreauOctober 10, 2016
    Dog friendly, hard-drinking bar. The best kind of bar.
  • Audrey H.heart icon on user image
    Audrey HallApril 5, 2017
    Very dog friendly and great selection of beers on tap.
  • Cesar R.
    Cesar R.August 18, 2014
    Kind of a dingy bar, but once you get past all that you'll realize its a decent spot for quality beer and outdoor seating. Great for lazy Sundays.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagNovember 10, 2011
    The vague name has beer geeks in the outdoor garden arguing about it means. One thing that’s certain? They have damn good beer—350 bottles and 16 taps worth.
  • Mikahla V.heart icon on user image
    Mikahla VicinoJune 25, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Grab a five dollar beer at happy hour and then play games on one of the larger tables in the back.
  • Carolineheart icon on user image
    CarolineJune 15, 2015
    Great bar with an outside area as well. Nice and not too busy.
  • Chet M.heart icon on user image
    Chet ManciniAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The outdoor garden is a wonderful little oasis in the Village. Solid tap beer menu.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupAugust 17, 2010
    If whiskey is your drink, then this is your place. Gets crowded on the weekends. Visit during the week and bring your dog.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 5, 2013
    Back patio is good for groups, get there early to snag a table on sunny days.
  • Melody G.heart icon on user image
    Melody GambinoNovember 13, 2014
    Beer selection is on point. Usually easy to get a table outside too.
  • Ben M.heart icon on user image
    Ben MackeyAugust 12, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Great outdoor garden, and always some good beers on tap. Super dog friendly too!
  • David T.
    David TaylorAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The resident bar cat is named Maggie. When the back door is closed she comes and goes via the window at the back table.
  • Vieses
    ViesesJanuary 20, 2016
    Great beer selection and an outdoor patio.
  • Laura V.
    Laura VitaroFebruary 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Incredible beer selection. Cool backyard, but it closes early. Try St. Peter's Organic English Ale.
  • TMO L.
    TMO Loves FootballMarch 17, 2013
    Don't piss off the regulars! They may try to fight you! This place is so chill, but the high alcohol content will get these folks angry quickly!
  • Afi Y.heart icon on user image
    Afi Yellow-DukeSeptember 27, 2015
    Reasonably priced beers, arcade games, cool bartenders, and great music?! Yes please.
  • Regan B.heart icon on user image
    Regan BozmanDecember 30, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Excellent dive. Great beer selection and garden. Dog friendly!
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