This industrial-rustic beer hall has been open a few months, but it’s still one of the Upper East Side’s best-kept secrets. Twenty taps feature a rotating docket of craft beers and ciders while a steampunk contraption dubbed the flux capacitor controls the nitrogen/oxygen mix and temperature for perfect pours. Behind the brews is Anne Becerra (Blind Tiger, The Ginger Man), NYC’s first certified female cicerone (beer sommelier). A young after-work crowd occupies long tables of reclaimed wood, admiring a (relatively) open space and Colombian artist Brian Boerner’s graffiti murals. Toward the rear, you’ll find pinball games, big-screen TVs and, come winter, an increasingly popular fireplace. Craft cocktails, beer floats and a full menu of upgraded classics (bratwursts, beef brisket, wings, burgers) and less common options like Korean-style kimchi pancakes round out the experience.
THE DRINK TO DRINK: If the plethora of beers don’t do it for you, there’s a solid cocktail menu (also featuring beer in some drinks). Today’s Global Business Climate is a Negroni-ish blend of rye, calvados (apple brandy), Lillet Blanc, Amaro CioCiaro and bitters with an absinthe rinse.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: In the rear of the bar, there’s a charging station. A couple of bucks gets you a secure locker and all of the juice your phone needs.