Part steakhouse, part pre-Prohibition shrine, the Heartland Brewery is a modern and entertaining eatery that has specialized in craft beer since 1995. Multiple locations dot Manhattan Island from the Empire State Building to the South Street Seaport, all boasting tinny tankards of artisan brews with seasonal specialties sprinkled throughout.
Thirsty patrons can indulge in one of the classic pours such as the Kolsch, Belgian IPA, Imperial Stout, Kelly's Irish Red, Not Tonight Honey Porter, and Buffalo Bock. If you can't commit to one, choose a flight of all six. Or order the seasonal flight that adds in a special 5-oz tasting to top off the standard six samplings.
Sidle up to the bar or settle into a booth. The menu is large, serving up classic pubfare with metropolitan twists. Warm up your tastebuds with free-range mini-Bison burgers and the Southern Fried Dill Pickles. Dive into the St. Louis Smoked Ribs or the Black Angus Steak. For lighter plates, nibble on Wild Mushroom Ravioli or the Ahi Tuna Salad.
Visit the website for the location closest to you. The Union Square locale offers late night happy hour from 10pm to close with $5 cocktails, appetizers, shots, pints, and well drinks.
I love this place, but it's pretty expensive between the food and the drinks, especially if you're going for an hour or two and you're catching up more than just a regular dinner. The late night deals that you mentioned are really good though.
By L.R. - senior writer Saturday, 21st of May @ 05:30 am