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Dispatch from NYC

By Jasmine · May 22nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Joe and I got a minute to drop by a place called Spitzer, in the lower east side, enticed by the “40 Beers on Tap!!” sign out front. The inside is wood and steel, strangely austere, though I imagine on weekends it’s probably nice to have all that space. No half pints, no samplers. Tasty herbed popcorn appetizer. The female bartender seemed entirely uninterested in us, and gave me a dirty look when I asked to try a beer. A yes or no would have sufficed. The beer was sublime. The variety of choices would definitely bring me back there again.

Tags: Beerventures

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Joost Schuur // May 24, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Pah, Spitzer, Peculier Pub on Bleeker has 3-500 kinds of beer!

    And stop by McSorley’s on 7th: New York’s oldest, continuously operated bar.

  • 2 Jasmine // May 24, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    We know McSorley’s well – we used to live on 5th. Always crowded with tourists though.
    Peculiar Pub, though, we’ll try to check it out!

  • 3 Joe Ruvel // May 28, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Thanks Joost!

    I love Peculiar Pub – didn’t get to go this time unfortunately. That place introduced me to beers from countries that i didn’t even know existed? Ever been to Burp Castle – i love it there. McSorley’s is fun too – on memorial day i walked by and it was a scene out of a movie – packed to capacity with a bunch of sailors smoking outside. Ah New York.