Randolph Beer
Randolph Beer

Randolph Beer

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.randolphnyc.com/beer
  • Phone: (212) 334-3706
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Wednesday: 12:00pm - 12:00am
    Thursday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Beer Garden, American, Burgers
  • Executive Chef: Schaap and Masterful
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: For large parties, private events and all other inquiries, please email us at beer@randolphnyc.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Bowery and Elizabeth
  • Public Transit: J train to Bowery, BD trains to Grand, 456 trains to Spring St
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Randolph Beer
Randolph Beer is a craft beer-focused bar and restaurant located in Nolita, NYC. Our menu features healthy, modern American fare with subtle South East Asian and Australian influences. Our beverage program features a rotating lineup of over 60 different specialty Craft Beers, including up to 48 on draft, as well as an ambitious selection of new world wines and a specialty drink menu featuring beer, wine and champagne cocktails. Located on the ground floor of one of the oldest still operating hotels in New York City, the space incorporates 100 year old wood from a tobacco barn in Kentucky, reclaimed sidewalk pavers from DUMBO, a lightening-struck Maine oak tree and Ford Model-T headlamps.
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Randolph Beer reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.3
    Service3
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (2)vibrant bar scene (2)neighborhood gem (2)great for outdoor dining (1)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)fit for foodies (1)Show More
  • Stick to the beer
    DisappointeddinerVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Bland egg scramble, undressed salad, no tea on hand... Overall poor experience for NYC.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Beers
    RuntoeatVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Have been here a few times and it's a nice little spot. The wait staff is attentive and friendly. They have a great beer selection and a neat matrix on profiles of the beers.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Randolph
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great food, GREAT beer list. It was, however, deathly hot in the restaurant. We asked them to turn the AC higher, but we couldn't feel any change in the temperature.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service2.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 40 reviews are from the Randolph Beer reviews archive.
  • Fun, funky, great staff
    JustC
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Went to this place for a glass of wine before a wedding then went back to try the food a few days later with a small group of friends. Delish and fun - low key vibe. Liked it a lot - will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find from The Infatuation
    Christopher
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I was saying goodbye to a friend who was about to catch the Chinatown bus home, so location was the first factor in trying to find a place to eat that wasn't Chinese food. We love craft beer and enjoyed trying different kinds on the menu. The food was awesome as well! I can't wait to come back and try other types of beer. The ambience is fabulous and it was the perfect cap to a great weekend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good beers & food but poor service
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The place is was understaffed when we went on a Thursday night for dinner. It took a so long to get the menus that we grabbed them ourselves. The waitress was curt when she finally got around to us (groups of 5 or more include 18% gratuity) so she was getting tipped regardless. She didn't write down any of our orders - no upside in doing this. She forgot what beers we ordered and then gave us attitude when it took forever to get them; she even asked one of the guests why he was upset and if he needed a "time out". Once she realized we were not happy she tried harder to be more amiable, but the damage was done. The food came quickly and was great, but the service left a lot to be desired. Would go back for beers but not to eat.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great beer and good
    JRose
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Still one of my favorite spots in the city for consistently amazing food and beer (and I have been to A LOT of places in the city). I love their highly curated beer list, organized by type on a coordinate grid-of-sorts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud, but delicious
    trentshfr
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Stopped in at Randolph Beer for dinner and drinks before a show at the Bowery Ballroom. Must say that the food was pretty great. I had a Chopped Chicken and Avocado salad and my friend had the Kale & Grain. Top that off with a couple of beers and it wad pretty great. The only issue I really had with the place was how loud it was. I couldn't hear my friend very well throughout dinner, which was fairly annoying. Our server was quick it being another round if beers but nothing special.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice New Option off Bedford
    Kireinano
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    This is the kind of place where grown-ups go to dine and drink in Williamsburg. Great atmosphere and supreme customer service. Top-notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome birthday dinner
    RyanR
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We took a chance on this Chinatown spot because we needed to nab a table for six on short notice, and this place popped up. Apparently things heat up a little later in the evening, so at 6pm, we had our pick of several tables. Our waitress was a gem and provided us with plenty of beer samples (they have an awesome selection), then hooked us up with our choice of half-price happy hour craft brews (avail til 7). She also recommended we try the fried chicken thighs, which were delicious. But the cherry on top was the cookie cake topped with candles that they brought out for my boyfriend's birthday. Consider us regulars from now on!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is definitely becoming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    This is definitely becoming our go-to hangout. Love the ambiance and I recently ate there for the first time and had no idea the food would be as good as it was! Those french fries are dreamy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • _anonymous
    annoymousVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This place is great. The Grain & Kale salada is AMAZING. Have been here several times just for that dish. All around, everything on the menu is good here. My only negative: Sometimes it's a little bit too loud and the music has been cranked up to high to really hear your conversation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't bother.
    Mikey
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Reserved a table for 10 pm arrived beforehand. No hostess to check reservations. Waited for ten minutes and was never helped. Bartenders payed no attention.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Staff but...
    EllePVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    It was super loud. As in, you could barely hear the person sitting next to you and are forced to shout every word. One girl at the bar (about 20 feet from our table) was literally screaming her stories to her friends, and the table next to us was doing similarly. I left the bar well fed but hoarse. The staff were wonderful and very attentive despite it being super busy and completely packed, the food was good... but I won't be going back on a weekend night. It's just too damn loud.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vibrant beer palace
    wheeler14
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    Nice bar/restaurant with vibrant music, good service, lots of beer to choose from. Was a bit quiet that evening, but it was a monday so that is to be expected. Food was good, simple and well executed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best curated beer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    One of the best curated beer menus downtown and the pub food (even for this vegetarian) is terrific! Even when it is hectic, I've never felt ignored by the waitstaff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A 19-piece (yes, 19) impromptu
    JRP1
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    A 19-piece (yes, 19) impromptu bluegrass band broke out after we'd finish dinner and entertained the remaining diners (less than 19 of us, likely) with many songs. Enjoyed every minute of it, and had to pull ourselves away around 11:30, else we would've been there all night!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Randolph Beer
    goperuVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Great food. Very good service!! Loved the variety of beer and the recommendations from the server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ok food, not so good service
    greenmachine80VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    A friend and I came for dinner. I like the interior, a nice casual ambiance. The servers, both our waiter and the hostess were kind of rude, almost as if they were just trying to rush us through the meal and then out. The food was all good, the lobster sliders were heavy on bread light on lobster salad, so I wouldn't recommend getting those unless you really just like toast. I won't come back because the people working here were rude. Our waiter was annoyed that I wanted to look over the beer menu instead of just ordering the pilsner that he recommended. He was aloofly rude for entire meal. Too bad, because I wanted to like this spot.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best beer on Broome St
    jdelVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    I work a few blocks from the Randolph, and have to say it is one of my favorite dinner and lunch spots. The food is spectacular...the Brussels sprouts are like candy, the fries are of the waffle variety, and the burger is a monster worth taking on. The lobster sliders and chicken sandwich are also personal favorites, as are the mussels. While the food is great, their most notable feature is their beer list. While it isn't one of those "every beer ever imaginable" type of spots, the list is carefully curated and arranged from light to dark, hoppy to malty. Great way to discover craft beers you've never heard of. For true beer fans, the rarities list has some hard to find or limited run beers for fairly reasonable prices. Nothing bad to say.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved this place - food was
    Yenni
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    Loved this place - food was great but they rely too much on their happy hour. The beer is overpriced if you are going anytime after 7pm. They should consider bringing their beer prices down a bit to get people to stay later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • really fun, great space and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    really fun, great space and exceptional beer options. well done in every way
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, great beer, however,
    gal1
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    great food, great beer, however, the steak and ribs were unavailable and we were there at 7:15 pm so it's not like they could've ran out. the food we did have was delicious though.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off the Eatin' Path
    BlackEyedPea
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    The waitress was friendly and casual in a very pleasant way. She was well-informed of the menu and the beer list. The food was tasty without taking itself too seriously. The ambiance is dark and cozy, clean and rustic. Please note that they are not equipped to mix fancy cocktails. They can whip up a whiskey and coke, but not a Manhattan. They are a beer-centric bar. The music was a little loud, but only because we were seated directly under the speaker. Go to this restaurant now, before the rest of Manhattan catches wind of it. Also, try their cafe and bar next door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LES gritty bar
    ArglikesfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    We were surprised to find such fresh delicious food at this LES gritty bar. great beers and awesome lobster sliders. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    The dining experience was great - we had very tasty pork ribs paired with kale cole slaw and a DELICIOUS garden bigger that was definitely plenty and filling. Definitely recommend if you're with a small group and just wanting to hang out somewhere with good food, friendly service and a plentiful selection of beers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rustic Gastro-pub
    Aroundjenn
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    Randolph Beer wasn't what I expected in a good way. Gastro-pubs have a rap for being hearty, moderately to noisy and packed. I don't know if it was the rain, but when my guests and I walked in , we were pleasantly surprised. Our hostess greeted us and allowed us to sit anywhere we pleased. We sat in the booth in the front and pretty much felt like we had the dinning room to ourselves. The menu was your standard brunch fare with the typical eggs, toast, waffles, frittatas, and burgers. An eclectic mix for the meat lovers to the vegetarians. I highly recommend the crispy grits. My Egg White scrambled was healthier than I imagined, no complaints there. This is sure to become a neighborhood gem if it isn't someone else's already.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Came here when it first opened
    LizBBVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Came here when it first opened and found service/timing to be much better. I suggested this place for a girls' night out and I got there about 15 min before the reservation and the host pointed out the table we'd have and told us they were setting it up. Get seated, and after placing our appetizer and drink orders, we waited an excessive amount of time before the waiter (doubling as bartender) told us the order was screwed up with the party before us at the same table. Impossible, as I'd gotten there early and there was no party immediately before us. Everything came out much later than it should have, including my entree. They comped us for a round of drinks and my entree, but it's not fun eating an entree late! Disappointing!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and great beer.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    Great food and great beer. We couldn't ask for more.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • stopped in for a quick bite
    MarcnvinnyVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    stopped in for a quick bite and a beer because we heard it was good. that was an understatement! food was great, unique and delicious. great beer choices and the staff was helpful in describing each selection. ended up having a few bottles of wine instead though because that list was great too..... been back a few times since!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for brunch, but lots of kids
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    I went here for brunch with a friend. We got there early, just before noon, and for the first fifteen minutes or so it was quiet and the service was excellent. However, once it started filling up it felt like there might have been too few waitstaff to handle the crowd. Also, almost every other table had young children, and it got very loud (kind of felt like a Chuck E. Cheese at points)--a bit too loud for a casual brunch. But that may be a plus if you have kids. Anyway, other than that, no complaints--the beer list was amazing and the food was excellent, so I'd still strongly recommend. Would like to go back sometime in the evening after the kiddos have gone to sleep.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything we ate was delicious.
    YumbunsVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    Everything we ate was delicious. The burger, chicken sandwich, Mac n cheese. All great. Also the triple horse beer was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Beer Spot in NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/29/2012
    If you're serious about beer, you must not miss this still new addition to east SoHo (I refuse to use the realty designation of NoLita). Unbeatable and ever changing selection, listed intelligently on the menu and delivered in the appropriate glassware at the appropriate temperature by knowledgeable staff. Even if you think you're not serious about beer, go and be educated on its myriad of aromas, flavors and textures. It won't disappoint and you'll leave a convert. The food is expertly and painstakingly crafted takes on pub fare. Don't miss the double fried chicken thighs or the house cured pickles. Sadly the cheddar brats have not been available since Sandy, but they'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great beer selection. Tasty
    FrivmoVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2012
    Great beer selection. Tasty burger & fries. A great find in the area.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, great beer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    Excellent food, great beer selection and a good scene.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Attractive little spot in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    Attractive little spot in a quickly changing neighborhood. Can see this becoming a neighborhood staple as the area changes. Great food and great selection of beer all at a very reasonable price. Was hoping for a bit more diversity with the craft beer selection, with 60 beers on hand I expected to see more that I hadn't heard of or tried before. Will have no hesitation returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I reserved a table. When I
    luvFoodJoeVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2012
    I reserved a table. When I showed up the manager said that "all the seating is in the front, but if my buddy is already at the bar , that it would be good to just stand at the bar because they want to use all the tables in the front for a party." I told him that I still want a table. I walked to the back for the restaurant and saw a small table that said "reserved." When I asked for it, they were reluctant to seat me. So I responded" Let's me get this straight. I made a reservation for a table through OPENTABLE.com I am looking at a reserved table. Who else is this reserved for? I am the one standing here." They promptly sat me. It was just weird.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • love the space and the choices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2012
    love the space and the choices of beer. thou on the expensive side. as for food, short list. can add a few more.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • beer-centric restaurant/bar
    IZ817VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    beer-centric restaurant/bar with GREAT macaroni and cheese and a very good quinoa salad. i'm not really a beer person but my friend who loves his brewskies definitely will be back here often.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great beer hall with tasty eats
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    Beers galore to choose from, with expert staff to help you choose the right one to fit the mood and taste profile craving. The burger was excellent, and both the evil sprouts and kale salad superb and unique versus what i have eaten at other gastopubs. Dont forget to ak for the sambal aioli sauce if you are getting fries, a taste of asia is definitely in the cooking
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic