Bierkraft has long been New York’s finest beer store, and now--thanks to a recently acquired liquor license--it’s become one of the city’s best beer bars, too.
Opt to drink on the premises and you’ll have full access to the store’s 1,000-plus selections. Come with friends and share a 64-ounce growler of the 13 frequently rotating drafts (such as Captain Lawrence Pumpkin Ale or Ithaca Brewing Cold Front saison), or try a solo pint of one of the three cask beers (including Oskar Blues’ Dry-Hopped Dale’s Pale Ale). Regardless of what you drink, your bill won’t spike any more than usual; enjoying your beer in-house costs the same as buying it to go.
And to accompany your brew, Bierkraft has cheese, charcuterie and a bevy of house-made sandwiches: Choose fillings such as mustard-rubbed wagyu roast beef and fresh mozzarella, which come on a ciabatta roll with house-made mayo.
Sadly, the hours of operation haven’t caught on to the rest of the store’s new barfly mentality; even on Friday and Saturday, last call comes before 9 p.m.
Bierkraft, 191 Fifth Ave. (between Berkeley Pl. and Union St.), Brooklyn; 718-230-7600 or bierkraft.com
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