When I can’t get to a brewery to drink craft beer I go to one of the many craft beer bars in the city. City Hops is one that is on the way home from work (kind of sort of). They are a craft beer store with a bar, so you can buy a can or bottle (or 2 or 3) to take home. You can get a draft beer to drink there, or you can have your can or bottle opened (for a slight fee, depending on the price of the beer). They also fill growlers, either your own or you can buy one there, they have 32 oz, 64 oz, and 128 oz(seriously! I think that one is kind of a joke). This is a rather small spot, with a decent selection, kind of dark and there is a column right in front of the bar. It also seems to have a lot of regulars.
They are by no means unique in offering cans and bottle to go, a quick look through Google I found at least 6 in various parts of the city and the other boroughs. Some serve food and some don’t. City Hops doesn’t, but Subway Inn across the street from them will deliver.
On this night I had KCBC/Barrier Crypto Currency, Grimm Artisanal Ales Sunroof, and Mikkeller Brewing San Diego Misty Elliott. Mikkeller does have an NYC brewery, I had already sampled the NYC ones. I couldn’t find a website, but they have Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Links are below. Enjoy the pictures below and check out City Hops!