Good Beer NYC

Beer Store and Beer Garden
East Village, New York
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  • Eliza K.
    "$6 pints and $8 flights"(4 Tips)
    Joshua H.
    "Great beer selection, both in bottles and on tap."(11 Tips)
    Christoffer J.
    "Amazing selection of craft beer on bottles and cans."(15 Tips)
    Ashley E.
    "Go for a draft beer flight And leave with a sixer of a rare variety."(2 Tips)
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  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RoseJuly 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I've been an ABC devotee for years- but stopped by to my pleasant surprise- found a greater selection of domestic craft beers to go. Would still pick ABC to hang and sip, but Good Beer for roadies.
  • Christoffer J.
    Christoffer JakobsenApril 14, 2016
    Amazing selection of craft beer on bottles and cans. Focus on American beer but a decent selection of European too. A few taps for a glass to stay, or growlers to go.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BrykNovember 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    $8 flights are the go to move. Sit back, relax and enjoy 4 one of a kind beers on tap that change weekly. You will never get these anywhere else in the city
  • Raphael L.
    Raphael LangenscheidtAugust 17, 2015
    Great selection. Mostly domestic, but decent amount of German beers. Perfect relaxed seating in the back to enjoy whatever beer you just bought. Quiet, cool vibe.
  • Larry K.
    Larry KoestlerApril 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Good Beer has everything a craft beer lover could want: a selection of bottles & cans as far as the eye can see; superb customer service; and an amazing staff that cultivates a warm, inviting vibe. Read more
  • Nate B.
    Nate BeattyNovember 3, 2015
    Beers are arranged east coast to west, starting in the front to the back. They have a great selection, despite their merely "good" name
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HaftelJanuary 22, 2015
    Great beer selection, both in bottles and on tap. The folks working here know their beer and provide excellent recommendations. Love the space too, great for hanging out with friends.
  • Brew York
    Brew YorkAugust 3, 2011
    A great spot to test-drive beers in a sampler before you grab a growler. Check out their bottle selection in the coolers, organized by region from front (East Coast) to back (West Coast and Abroad).
  • Eliza K.
    Eliza KNovember 8, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    With $6 pints and $8 flights, Good Beer is the perfect way to get to know some craft brews. It's relaxed, comfortable environment and friendly staff make this place hard to leave.
  • Alan M.
    Alan MooimanAugust 5, 2012
    If you're looking for a shop with a good selection of craft beers, this is it. I've been looking for a place like this in the city for a while. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Sean S.
    Sean SmithDecember 15, 2015
    Great beer selection both on tap and in bottles (and oh how many bottles). Staff is always super nice and helpful.
  • Aditya B.
    Aditya BasuAugust 20, 2014
    Excellent collection of bottled craft beers. Unique even for craft beer enthusiasts. Much more than the always available Stone, Dogfish, Bear Republic, Ommegang etc.
  • Eliza K.
    Eliza KJanuary 7, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Get ready for the best kid-in-an-candy-store experience you'll have in 2011! Go talk to Dave, the owner, and he'll help you choose a flight that suits your taste. Don't leave without trying something!
  • Ingrid S.
    Ingrid StenquistFebruary 23, 2013
    A true gem of a find as far as beer stores go. Huge selection. Also $8 tasting flights of whatever is on tap or just grab a half pint while you browse.
  • Kristin C.
    Kristin CraigNovember 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best beer selection during the fall and winter months, smuttynose, peak organic, all around the greatest place in NYC for decent (and fucking amazing) beer
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatDecember 14, 2011
    To get your craft beer fix, seek no further. Grab a growler to go or make your own six pack. Either way you'll be leaving with…wait for it….good beer.
  • Frank R.
    Frank RimalovskiFebruary 3
    Been here 5+ times
    Beer is great here. Amazing selection of cans and bottles, and a handful of amazing and eclectic beers on tap. Bring a growler!
  • Cassidy
    CassidyAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I wish I could be locked in this store overnight and have a "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" kind of night so I could try all the beers. they would all be magnificent.
  • Ryan G.
    Great beer selection. Limited seats. And you can not drink cans or bottles onsite.
  • Daniel F.
    Daniel FisherAugust 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    This is THE place to shop for your craft beer needs. Grab a sampler or a draft while you're there. They also host tasting events. Read more
  • Red F.
    Red FabbriMarch 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Support local beer and the stores that dare to stock them. Best selection in the hood, and nicest staff too.
  • Nick A.
    Nick AndlingerJanuary 24, 2015
    Great place. Cheapest craft 6ers in town. Too bad they close at 10.
  • Tyger M.
    Tyger MadendaNovember 9, 2011
    It's called "Good Beer" and not "Good Pretzel" for a reason. Flights of rotating brews are the best method of introduction to new favorites.
  • ben m.
    ben mJanuary 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Attention parents of Alphabet City and the East Village: this place is stroller friendly! Dad's like good beer too.
  • Luc D.
    Luc DoanNovember 30, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great beer, they take credit, but bring some cash to tip your bartender
  • Eliza K.
    Eliza KApril 21, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Follow Good Beer on Twitter @goodbeernyc or on Facebook to get updates about tasting events. They're always a good time, and who doesn't like getting to know a brewery with a $6 flight?
  • Kayleigh H.
    Kayleigh HarringtonSeptember 24, 2016
    Great selection of beers and knowledgable people to help you find a new favorite!
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhSeptember 19, 2015
    Come here for craft beer! Enjoy a beer flight ;)
  • B M.
    B MNovember 19, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Great new place. Totally chill people behind the bar, great selection and prices. I only wish they'd let you buy bottles and drink them there.
  • Alex F.
    Alex FishJuly 2, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Best store in NYC for your craft beer needs. Prices are on point as well.
  • Peter M.
    Peter MacKellarAugust 13, 2011
    Great beer store with options from across the country. Found Cisco's Whale's Tale here as one of the few Manhattan sellers.
  • Chad B.
    Chad BurgessAugust 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Great $8 flights. Start the night here and take a snack break at This Little Piggy which has amazing roast beef sandwiches and also decent beer.
  • Katie C.
    Katie CubesNovember 20, 2010
    Do the sampler they guys behind the counter will really tailor to what u like or dislike. Great way to try a neew draft u haven't had before
  • Monica C.
    Monica CullenFebruary 22, 2016
    Make your own six pack and drink the draft beer while you shop.
  • Paul R.
    Paul RieckhoffJune 3, 2012
    A must if you're in the hood. Great stop on a Sat or Sun afternoon. And they have Golden Spike from Utah.
  • Joshua N.
    Joshua NessFebruary 10, 2012
    They have a Munich beer I haven't been able to find anywhere else. Try the Augustiner!
  • cindy
    cindyAugust 21, 2014
    Beer menu that changes with good, hard to find choices. Good snacks !
  • Frank E.
    Frank EspositoAugust 17, 2014
    Great beer selection. My favorite craft beer store in the city.
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaSeptember 8, 2015
    Don't be shy to ask for a recommendation
  • Brian W.
    Brian WingetSeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Friendly, knowledgeable staff, great prices, cool events, solid flight offerings. Recommended!
  • Alexandra B.
    Alexandra BerlinFebruary 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This place sells Augustiner Edelstoff, which I highly recommend for anyone searching for an authentic, delicious Bavarian beer.
  • Rob P.
    Rob PrattJune 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They serve a limited amount of beer-worthy food such as kielbasa, hot dogs and pretzels.
  • Colin R.
    Colin ReubenJune 2, 2016
    Everything! You can't go wrong with any of the beers 😃
  • Marshall H.
    Marshall HNovember 27, 2010
    Chat with the guys here about their favorite of the 12 current options on tap. Then get a pint or a flight before filling your growler.
  • Farrell T.
    Farrell TesJuly 10, 2012
    Try the Abita Strawberry or Abita Amber. Easily the best two brews of Abita.
  • Buck H.
    Buck HerouxAugust 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Beers in the cooler are organized geographically. Check the labels and stick to the WEST.
  • Tom C.
    Tom ChaseOctober 15, 2014
    try a different beer each time. don't make the mistake of committing to one and sticking with it. that would be a waste! so many good ones.
  • Sergio M.
    Sergio MedinaJuly 5, 2016
    Good variety of bottled beer. They offer 5 taps
  • Soo Young A.
    Soo Young AhnDecember 29, 2014
    Fly on taps first, and browse the fridge later; there is a last call around 9:40pm
  • Olivier T.
    Olivier TharanDecember 3, 2010
    beer selection is fantastic! interestingly the Carolus van de Keizer is really cheap.
  • Ethikus
    EthikusApril 11, 2012
    This ethical & sustainable local business is offering 10% off during Shop Your Values Week! Read more
  • Sean G.
    Sean GanannNovember 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab a seat and sample before taking home some new tastes. There is no excuse for drinking bad beer again.
  • BetsyM
    BetsyMOctober 25, 2012
    Got a flight for $8. Great way to sample new beers!
  • E M.
    E MurrayJuly 5, 2014
    They have a small selection of sour beers if you ask. 🍺
  • Caty B.
    Caty BennettMarch 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheap, amazing selection. $8 flights!
  • Alex S.
    Alex StillFebruary 21
    Great place to have a beer while shopping for more beer.
  • Willem V.
    Willem Van LanckerJune 15, 2015
    Good spot to get hard-to-find varieties of Gansett.
  • Sharone K.
    Sharone KatzFebruary 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The $6 sampler is a great way to try lots of new things.
  • pinsuda s.
    pinsuda sagooleimAugust 29, 2011
    Ask the guys who work here to put something together for you. Describe your taste and they'll stay within your budget. Read more
  • Zach K.
    Zach KelferApril 13, 2015
    They have an amazing selection of great beers
  • Jason P.
    Jason PriceFebruary 12, 2011
    This place is great best selection in the city and really cool staff
  • Lindsey A.
    Lindsey AnnJune 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Good Beer, when do we marry?! Awesome place, very friendly staff, super helpful.
  • Donald K.
    Donald KorohFebruary 22, 2011
    Great place to sample different beers! Stop by to start the night.
  • Melanie R.
    Melanie RiveraJuly 23, 2011
    New favorite place for craft beer! So much to choose from!
  • Ashley E.
    Ashley EckelMarch 8, 2011
    Go for a draft beer flight And leave with a sixer of a rare variety.
  • Tom S.
    Tom SauerAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to find some hard to find beers.
  • Slow Food NYC
    Slow Food NYCJune 27, 2012
    Happy to award the Snail of Approval to Good Beer NYC
  • Neel B.
    Neel BhargavaJune 25, 2014
    Unbelievable beer selection. Seriously.
  • Noah L.
    Noah LucasJanuary 3, 2011
    amazing beer store in EV. make sure you get a flight
  • Aaron
    AaronJune 17, 2011
    Great selection of micro brews.
  • Nick M.
    Nick MoloneySeptember 16, 2015
    Great selection of singles
  • Joe S.
    Joe SmolenskiJanuary 20, 2012
    amazing selection of beer in bottles!
  • Scott C.
    Scott CJuly 23, 2011
    Always find something new and different here.
  • Willem V.
    Willem Van LanckerJuly 16, 2015
    Always a good source for Gansett.
  • Leanne Z.
    Leanne ZickMay 2, 2016
    Not much of an actual bar but good for take home
  • Daan V.
    Daan V.February 23, 2011
    Every other week they have a FREE beer tasting. Be sure to check it out!
  • Zucker B.
    Zucker BakeryApril 19, 2012
    Try the Cherry Vanilla in da cone
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LeBlancNovember 13, 2010
    try the sweet and savory beer corn
  • Marie R.
    Marie RuNovember 5, 2011
    A great variety of beer!
  • Josh C.
    Josh ChaplinNovember 17, 2014
    That's good beer
  • Greg S.
    Greg SiegalApril 27, 2013
    Try the beer.
  • torr d.
    torr duerOctober 13, 2012
    Try the BEEr!
  • Louis A.
    Louis AquilerMay 10, 2012
    They have good beers here.
  • Nate N.
    Nate NagySeptember 30, 2011
    Ask Dave about the growlers
  • Brandon A.
    Brandon ArbiterMay 11, 2013
    Get an Innes & Gunn to go
  • Matt H.
    Matt HantzJuly 14, 2012
    Despite the fact they don't serve food, they don't allow dogs. Boooo.
  • Joe W.
    Joe WhitmarshNovember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab a Saison Dupont.
  • Mike B.
    Mike ByhoffJune 18, 2011
    Try the beer!
  • Mike M.
    Mike McBryanFebruary 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Hopslam is back!
  • Sean G.
    Sean GanannFebruary 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Have a beer.
  • Mike M.
    Mike MassrttiNovember 20, 2010
    Best place ever!!!!!!!!!
  • Goronah
    GoronahJuly 1, 2013
    Estava sem saber o que comprar, mas a vendedora foi super atenciosa, mesmo com meu inglês capenga. Pergunte por dicas sem hesitar!
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