Beer Culture on 45th st between 8th and 9th.I am too lazy to read this whole thread. Wife is going to Broadway. Will have 3-5 hours to myself with a drinking buddy. Looking for some walkable places for good beer and one or two for food.
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I went there back in May of last year and had some things from Tired Hands and Magic Rock. Was super impressed by the selection.went to Ivan Ramen in the LES last night and they've stepped up their beer game in a big way. They've got a nice draft selection, though certain things are a bit expensive (though others were reasonable). But their can and bottle list is quite extensive. Again, prices are a little all over the place but nothing really outrageous. They've got some nice lambic (3F, Tilquin) along with local stuff and quality distro.
I hadn't been there in years and they always had some craft but nothing close to what they have now.
I've been there three times in the last year or so, the first and third visits I was blown away by the ramen, while the second visit left much to be desired. Consistency issues aside, I would put them just behind Ichiran for best ramen I've had in the city. Still need to try Ippudo and Nakamura.I went there back in May of last year and had some things from Tired Hands and Magic Rock. Was super impressed by the selection.
Was not super impressed by the ramen though, but maybe it was just an off night.
Yeah Ippudo is by far my pick. Love.I've been there three times in the last year or so, the first and third visits I was blown away by the ramen, while the second visit left much to be desired. Consistency issues aside, I would put them just behind Ichiran for best ramen I've had in the city. Still need to try Ippudo and Nakamura.
I enjoyed Ivan. Broth is nice and fishy without being too heavy or overwhelming. Noodles were pretty tasty, I liked the spicy rye element in there. Mu Ramen's miso is also tasty if you get the chance (I didn't go to their place in NY but I went one of the pop-ups they did in Boston).Pretty stoked about trying ramen at Ivan and EAK ramen on my next trip to NY. Iekei is my favorite style and it's near impossible to find anyone doing it outside Japan. EAK seems like they've done it justice. Tabetomo also looks promising and it's nice seeing a stateside ramen shop focused on tsukemen.
Was also hoping to try Ramen Shack since I've been internet friends with Keizo (he used to run Bassanova and is credited for inventing the ramen burger) for over a decade and it would've finally been a chance to meet irl, but they closed down at the end of March
I've tried just about every "recommended" ramen place in NYC. Favorites: Totto, Nakamura, Hide-chan, Bassanova, Zundo-ya (believe its now closed unfortunately)
Oh damn! Welcome.Relocated to NYC for work, arrived in town last Tuesday and I'm finally starting to pick my head up a bit to see what's going on. I'm staying up in Harlem, 118th & Manhattan. Would love to touch tips sometime with other TBers in the area!
Thanks man! Yeah, my apartment is up here. I have family in the area so it worked out well to stay uptown. Let me know next time there's a Meetup and I'll make it outOh damn! Welcome.
Is that your permanent address?
I'm trying to think of anyone here that's uptown but I'm blanking. But all the good breweries are in Brooklyn and Queens, so if you plan on venturing down, send out a message. I'll let you know of any forthcoming meet ups as well.
Welcome! I lived at 110th and Frederick Douglass for three years before moving to the UES. Love the area. Not too much in the way of solid places right by you. I heard good things about Harlem Hops on ACP and 134 but it opened after I moved out of the neighborhood, and I haven't made it up there yet.Thanks man! Yeah, my apartment is up here. I have family in the area so it worked out well to stay uptown. Let me know next time there's a Meetup and I'll make it out