The 10 Best Draft-Beer Bars in New York

The bright yellow door is a beacon for beer lovers everywhere.

1. The Diamond
As winner of the Voice's 2011 prestigious Best Of category for "Best Place To Get Drunk Inside a Gondola, the Diamond probably isn't new to our readers. But on top of hotboxing in that gondola, the draft beer selection is premier. Featuring a carefully selected menu of eight brews, the rotating choices range from sour lambics to intense, hoppy IPAs. Midwest transplants should celebrate, as the the Diamond claims to be the only bar in the world outside of Chicago that offers Dampfbier from Chicago's Local Option. On top of the cassette-tape-lined bathroom wall and free shuffleboard, the best part might be that finding a seat on a busy Saturday night isn't a challenge. Do me a favor: Let's keep it that way.
43 Franklin Street, Greenpoint; 718-383-5030

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