The Lower East Side Gets a Little Beer-Happier
Top Hops (94 Orchard Street), a craft-beer shop-slash-tasting room is gearing up to announce itself to the Lower East Side. A few more details on the concept have emerged: It will specialize in American craft and select imports and offer growlers. If you're not a Lower East Sider, you can still be a customer: Top Hops plans to offer online shopping. It will also host beer classes, tastings, and guest brewers.
Just what the LES needs: more beer
It's not the only beery news in the neighborhood.
Culturefix recently added draft beer taps to its small bar-slash-gallery space. It will offer a rotating selection of craft beer, like Sixpoint Brownstone, Whale's Tale Pale Ale, and Southern Tier's 5 Boroughs Belgian-style pale ale. The bar has just kicked off its Sunday Classics series, which features weekly chamber-music ensembles and $4 drafts.