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Best Breweries Near Washington Heights

Craft beer is now most certainly a thing in New York City (as it was in the pre-Prohibition days, of course), and the Edge Hotel certainly serves as fine headquarters for exploring some of the Big Apple’s sudsy spectrum. Here are a few of the breweries easy to reach from our Washington Heights location, plus a shout-out to some high-quality taverns and gastropubs that won’t disappoint in the craft-beer department.

The Bronx Brewery (856 E 136th St)

“No Nonsense Ales” goes the tagline of the Bronx Brewery, established back in 2011. You’ll find a nice and varied assortment of beers coming out of this outfit, from More to the Core (a Kölsch) and the Summer IPA to Where You Stand, a Berliner Weisse pumped up with cucumber and basil, and the Steep Aside Pale Ale embellished with tea (get it?) and chamomile. The Bronx Brewery Taproom a stone’s throw from the production facility pours year-round beers plus whatever seasonal and specialty brews are currently being whipped up—open each and every day of the week!

Alphabet City Brewing Co. (96 Ave C)

East Village brews await you at Alphabet City Brewing Co., which helped kickstart New York City’s modern craft-beer revival in 2012. The flagship offerings are the Village IPA and the 7th Street Blonde Ale, while the Rapture Double Platinum Blonde, the Loisaida Imperial Lager, and the Sugar Plum Fairy Complex Dark Ale are special seasonal releases.

SingleCut Beersmiths (19-33 37th St., Astoria, NY)

Make the trek out to SingleCut Beersmiths, and you’ll most certainly be rewarded given the caliber of its creations: from the Kim Hibiscus Sour Lager and 19-33 Pilsner to the Weird & Gilly IPA and the Softly Spoken Magic Spells Double IPA. The taproom’s open Thursday through Sunday, serving up samplers and pours and also filling crowlers and growlers.

Beer Safaris Out of the Edge Hotel

You’ve got plenty more brewery options looking a little farther afield, not least over in Brooklyn: home to, for example, Brooklyn Brewing, Sixpoint Craft Ales, and Braven Brewing. And then there’s the rich lineup of beer-focused bars in New York City, from the Pony Bar in Hell’s Kitchen and Proletariat in St. Mark’s to Fools Gold on the Lower East Side and the legendary Blind Tiger Ale House on Bleecker Street: all of them excellent destinations for savoring some craft brews.

So join us here at the Edge Hotel in Washington Heights for boutique luxury on the roof of Manhattan and take advantage of our location as a springboard for craft-beer safaris throughout the five boroughs!

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