41 1st Ave (btwn E 2nd & E 3rd St), New York, NY 10003, United States
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    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
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    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
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    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
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    • 5:00 PM–2:00 AM
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    • 2:00 PM–2:00 AM
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    • 2:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 7:00 PM–10:00 PM
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  • HuffPost

    This lower east side staple might be dreary from the front, but inside is a covered garden and often, customers with their adorable pet dogs. Read more

    HuffPost · August 10, 2010
  • Metromix

    50 kinds of tequila and 130 single-malt Scotches intrigues a young and welcoming crowd of hops lovers. Yeah, there's a ton of beer too. Read more

    Metromix · August 5, 2010
  • Village Voice

    Grab a few and plan on staying for awhile when its nice out - the backgarden is on our top urban oasis list.

    Village Voice · November 7, 2011
  • eric m.

    Outstanding selection of beer and whiskey with a friendly vibe.

    eric mortensen · January 17, 2011
  • The Corcoran Group

    If whiskey is your drink, then this is your place. Gets crowded on the weekends. Visit during the week and bring your dog.

    The Corcoran Group · August 17, 2010
  • Mike G.

    Holy Jesus, D.B.A. has awesome beers. They had Double Dead Guy Ale, which I didn't even know existed... (Awesome)

    Mike Gee · March 10, 2009
  • John E.

    Patience is key for getting a drink.

    John Ebbert · January 3, 2010
  • Nina Y.

    Staff here seem to have an attitude. Am always talked down to despite asking basic, reasonable questions.

    Nina Yiamsamatha · February 26, 2011
  • Talia F.

    Bathrooms and service suck ass

    Talia Fisher · August 22, 2010
  • Siobhan Q.

    Dogs are welcome at this bar. Come in and grab a beer with your pup.

    Siobhan Quinn · August 14, 2011
  • Susan L.

    Hot mulled cider with rum OR whiskey. Heaven in a slow cooker...

    Susan Loh · December 21, 2010
  • Jim C.

    Lazy afternoon?... want great beer?... want to sit outside? D.B.A. is the answer

    Jim Crosby · April 29, 2009
  • Brew York

    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.

    Brew York · April 23, 2012
  • Nick B.

    Ask if you cab pet the cat in the box. It's cute & licks itself on the bar.

    Nick Bilton · October 1, 2010
  • Jason F.

    Two TVs showing Yankees game, none showing Mets, refused to put things right. Obviously a despicable place run by terrible people.

    Jason Fry · May 11, 2010
  • Adam A.

    Great dog friendly bar with outdoor seating in the back!

    Adam Alix · September 19, 2014
  • Nina C.

    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.

    Nina Cebenko · May 23, 2012
  • James B.

    Best beer/whiskey bar in the city (and i live across the street)

    James B · September 7, 2011
  • Juston P.

    Great back patio, great beers, infuriatingly slow bartenders. One of my favorite bars in NYC.

    Juston Payne · April 14, 2011
  • Anoop R.

    Get one of the 12+ beers on tap and enjoy it on the back porch. Don't stay too long! They're pricy for the neighborhood.

    Anoop Ranganath · September 5, 2010
  • Jintrovert W.

    Back porch is amazing

    Jintrovert Williams · June 4, 2010
  • Helen

    Dog friendly and back patio. Sounds like a perfect summer activity.

    Helen · May 22, 2014
  • Carlos V.

    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.

    Carlos Valle · February 25, 2013
  • Jeremy L.

    It’s a beer lover’s mecca—250 brews (20 on tap)

    Jeremy Le Van · October 20, 2011
  • Sam C.

    Great beer selection and cool outdoor/greenhouse seating area. Be careful of seats that smell like dog s#it, there are a lot of them because they allow dogs

    Sam C · July 29, 2011
  • Mark S.

    Go to d.b.a. and order a Four Roses Small Batch, neat.

    Mark Sussman · June 13, 2010
  • Jesse K.

    Drinks choice, yes plentiful. Mens room, yes hold breath. Go the the website and see if you favorit bar stool is vacant, then run over.. .

    Jesse Karma · March 23, 2010
  • michael d.

    The bar name stands for 'doing business as' which has its own interesting story as to how that came about

    michael donohoe · July 27, 2009
  • Greg S.

    They'll let you order food from any restaurant and have it delivered there to eat...

    Greg Smithies · June 24, 2009
  • Annie B.

    Animal friendly.

    Annie Bienstock · June 21, 2014
  • Laura V.

    I love this place, but why does it always smell like a locker room?

    Laura Vitaro · May 3, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    Back patio is good for groups, get there early to snag a table on sunny days.

    Serious Eats · March 5, 2013
  • Matt M.

    Best bathroom in the city.

    Matt Maison · September 2, 2012
  • Men's Health Mag

    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.

    Men's Health Mag · November 10, 2011
  • Boy_Lucey

    a LES must, with a great backyard

    Boy_Lucey · October 26, 2011
  • pinsuda s.

    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

    pinsuda sagooleim · September 19, 2011
  • Kelly M.

    Bartenders are painfully slow

    Kelly MacKinnon · September 18, 2011
  • Rob H.

    Great beer selection, outdoor space, and the filthiest bathrooms in NYC. Classic...

    Rob Howell · April 18, 2011
  • Adrianne B.

    Outdoor patio!

    Adrianne Benzion · April 2, 2011
  • Mike N.

    Get Kira, a great summer-y white beer. Made by Belgian monks, only about a hundred barrels a year. Dba is the only place in Manhattan where I've found it.

    Mike Nguyen · July 16, 2010
  • David S.

    Take a deep breath before entering the men's room!

    David Slone · November 11, 2009
  • Neal J.

    Drink the always-rotating cask-conditioned ales to start, then go to any of the other 15-or-so rarely distributed beers on tap. And please, don't have the damn Hoegaarden.

    Neal Joseph · September 28, 2009
  • michael d.

    Corona and Amstels cost about $7. This is becuase people are dumb enough to order them when they could spend less on more with a quality beer on-tap

    michael donohoe · July 9, 2009
  • Patrick H.

    Great beer list and a nice patio on the back

    Patrick Hayes · August 6, 2014
  • Xinyi C.

    Soooooo cute. Great place for drinks with the girls or a hot date with the man 👍 beer selection is excellent lol- written by TD

    Xinyi Chen · July 12, 2014
  • Brian D.

    Smells like poop.

    Brian DeVito · February 2, 2014
  • Michael P.

    Sundays: $8 mimosas, bloodies, mulled cider (in the winter). FREE bagels + lox!

    Michael Portanova · October 30, 2013
  • Seth M.

    Four Roses Secratariat for half the price at Mayesville...

    Seth McGuire · August 29, 2013
  • Filipe F.

    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.

    Filipe Fortes · July 10, 2013
  • Jacob Anderson C.

    The bartenders seemed uninterested in taking our orders. We just grabbed some water and left.

    Jacob Anderson Cooper · June 29, 2013

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