This is one of my go-to spots, when I have cash that is, and it is a craft beer store / beer bar. 12 taps and located on 86th St. between 2nd ave and 1st ave. The name is City Swiggers

While I have been at City Swiggers before, even making special trips there to give them my empty cardboard box holders (save the turtle!), this was a special occasion because it was the first meet-up for New York Craft Beer Crew. I have been to other meet-up but this was the first, “first” meet-up.

The organizer is Jake. I feel confidant writing that online since he posted it in the meet-up group and when I said I would write a blog post about the City Swiggers Meet-up he didn’t say: “OH NO DON’T DO THAT I’LL BE RUINED!” He seemed to think it was a good idea, of course I hadn’t written the blog post when he said that ….

City Swiggers, when you walk in to your left is a cooler with beer, to your right are shelves with beer and in front of you is an island with shelves underneath it with more beer. I found about these shelves when I asked for wheat-free beer and I was directed to these underground shelves with gluten-free beer. Since I had previously drank “Redbridge beer” (1/8 of one and then put the rest of the pack in my apartment’s garbage room, my super is still giving me dirty looks). I almost ran out of the store.

Uggg, back on track, the meet-up was pretty good, City Swiggers gave us complimentary beer for having the meet-up there. All praise goes to Jake! I couldn’t drink it since it had coconut in it (boo allergies!). And since I waited too long to write this, and didn’t take notes …. it was nice. People talked about: Is this your first meet-up? What beer do you like? What beer was the first craft beer you drank? I think Jake has a good thing going here. I am throwing my towel in his ring 100%.

P.S. When you walk past the bar with the taps, there are tables with chairs, low and hi-tops, past them the toilets and more shelves with imported beers, not-US, European beers.

About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

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