The Best Bars For Long, Quality Beer Lists

  Last modified on February 22nd, 2019

I love beer! These Upper West Side bars have the best and biggest selections in the neighborhood. Check out this list of local bars with impressive beer lists!

Gebhard’s Beer Culture

228 West 72nd Street (between West End and Broadway)

I love this place. Gebhard’s offers 250 bottled beers and 16 craft-beer drafts as well as select craft whiskeys.  The upstairs game area features table hockey, a pool table, and even dart boards. They also sell bottles and growlers to go!

They also have a section called “Grampa’s Beers” which have old classics like Pabst and Schaefer. And I’ll admit it; these cheap beers were what first got me in the door. Though they’ve since raised their prices from when I took this photo.

Gebhards Beer Culture Menu

Gebhards Beer Culture

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Amsterdam Ale House

340 Amsterdam Ave (corner of 76th)

Ale House has 31 drafts (with many rotating) and over 40 bottles and cans. This has been one of my go-to bars for years. Word of advice, though: if there’s a big show at the Beacon Theatre that night, don’t expect to get a seat.

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Broadway Dive

2662 Broadway (between 101st and 102nd Streets)

This is my favorite of the “Dive Bars”, of which there are four (Dive 106 was the latest to open). Broadway Dive stocks over 400 canned and bottled beers, many of which folks get to go. Plus 23 on tap. The refrigerator of beer that you’ll see when you walk in is pretty mesmerizing. This NYC beer bar has a super cozy feel, and a really cool upstairs section (which I still haven’t sat in!).

Best Beer Bars on the Upper West Side

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Beer Shop NYC

422 Amsterdam Ave (between 80th and 81st Streets)

Beer Shop NYC has over 300 beer assortments. You can create your own six pack, enjoy your beer to stay or go, or enjoy one of their weekly specials like Monday growler’s or Wednesday flight nights.

The vibe here is certainly different; more liking having a beer at your dining room table than being at a bar.

Best Beer Bars on the Upper West Side

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Mike Mishkin

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Mike is a native Upper West Sider. He's lived in the Lincoln Center area, Morningside Heights, and pretty much everywhere in between. You can frequently find him eating through the many great restaurants on the Upper West Side or awkwardly taking photos with his iPhone.  

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