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About Beer Authority
Beer Authority is a craft beer restaurant, serving gastro pub cuisine. With over 90 beers on tap and 100 bottled varieties , the Beer Authority is the perfect place to unwind after shopping, the theatre, heading home or simply hanging out. Ideally located in the Times Square district, the restaurant is located to all major transportation hubs.
New York, NY 10018
Gastro Pub, Comfort Food, American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 2:00am,
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm,
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live entertainment every Saturday night. Trivia DJ quiz every Tuesday & Thursday nights.
Please call our parties rep @ 212-510-8415.
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NYC Subway system.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Beer Authority Ratings and Reviews
Went pre-show and is great place for this if coming out of Port Authority bus terminal. Restaurant is to the right on 40th when you come out. Service was quick. Done within hour from time we arrived to time we left. Food tasty. This was lunch time and not crowded by any means. Half the price of near theatre restaurants and nowhere near the crowds.
When we walked into Beer Authority it smelled like a dive bar which is exactly what the first floor is. Luckily the restaurant is upstairs and it was open and fun and not smelly. The window seats offer great views of the street activity at 40th and Eighth. The beer menu was huge with great info on each option. The food menu offered good options. The classic sliders and fries were excellent. The butternut squash salad was amazing. Fun place for a group. We had lunch there and it wasn’t very crowded so not sure how noisy it might be on a packed night.
Went here on a Tuesday night. This was a good place to meet up with friends form NJ. very convenient and they have almost 100+ in beer and wine selection. Food was great. They have trivia Every Tuesdays. So come and join the fun. You might win awesome prices like a round of shots for the whole group, or a bucket of beer. Live sports. They have specials if any NY teams are playing.
We asked our server if the TV near us would have the Giants/Eagles game and her reply was first "I'm a Steelers fan" and then "I don't know, I'm not a manager". What? And then she made us close out early because she had to get to her "second job" (that's great, I have one, too!) but we still saw her for an hour after that, continuing to help other tables. Her attitude didn't make sense and really annoyed us. We also had to flag her down repeatedly, as she never checked on us during the day - and we were there for at least four hours.
Our server was fantastic! He made excellent recommendations and remembered each person in our party and what type of beer they like. It was a little loud, but not too packed, so we were still easily able to move around and converse. Food was great! We had the platter with mussels, quesadilla, pita with buffalo chicken dip, and nachos! The wings were loved! Mac and Cheese and smothered tots were amazing! The strawberries on the Strawberry Pecan salad were so perfectly ripe! Prices were reasonable for NYC, midtown and the garment district, so can't really complain! We will definitely be back!
We LOVE Beer Authority. We show up quite often during the summer-- before or after theater or basketball games at MSG. Sometimes we go before our event and come back after for another round. Never too crowded. Great for groups. Beer list is great/well-rounded, food is fantastic. Really love Beer Authority and highly recommend it.
The Beer Authority is in a great location, convenient for both folks coming in from New Jersey as well as Manhattan. Great food and a good beer selection. I've been there a few times, this was the first time when there was a band, which added to the experience. Fun place.
Another great trip to beer authority - good food and great beer selection! The only note for this visit which was a little weird was that our waitress changed toward the end of the meal without us being told, and not due to a change of shifts. So our original waitress was still working and I asked her for the check, but she pointed me to someone else. Otherwise, great!
Atmosphere was good, service was horrible. Never once did the server check back if we wanted more to drink. She took our empty beer glasses, no offer of another drink. we didn't see her again until 45 minutes later when she brought the check. Beer list was not as large as they claim it to be. And drafts they did have werent that impressive. They made themselves look better online than they actually were. Food was okay. Overall with all the great restaurants NYC has to offer, we'd never go back.
A great place for a burger and a beer. The beer menu was awesome and I chose a couple drafts from Anchor Brewery - very tasty! Had the Patty Melt and it was one of the best I've ever had! We had a party of 7 and everyone enjoyed the place. Being next door to the Port Authority, a lot of people might think this is a tourist trap spot but it wasn't at all. Lots of locals enjoying a drink or 2 and some apps after a day at the office. Will definitely hit this place again!
Beer Authority does one thing really, really well: beer selection. They rotate their selection regularly, and the night I went, there were 87 beers on tap, one cask, and just over 100 in bottles.
Accompanying the great beer selection is just the sort of bar food you'll want. This is a restaurant you to knowing that if you want to do it right, you'll come out with a thin sheen of oil on your fingers. That being said, everything I've had on my three visits have been tasty, with a special mention to a few of the less common offerings, like the lamb burger and the taco dip.
However, know going into Beer Authority that given its location (heart of Times Square, across the street from Port Authority) and size (an entry-level bar, the massive second floor dining room, and a rooftop space), they've got to pay the rent. All of the beers are just a dollar or two more expensive than you'd like for it to be, with the vast majority of drafts being $8 outside of happy hour. If anything, the pricing incentivizes trying rarer beers, because if a Lagunitas IPA that you can get at most neighborhood bars for $5 or $6 is $8 here, why not try something less common for the same price.
The quality of everything is really great, and I have come back for a reason, but the value keeps me from bumping this to a 5-star review. But if you're in the neighborhood, are a beer fan, and want traditional pub food, it's a fantastic pick.
My husband, daughter and I were vacationing in NY. We walked by Beer Authority on way to hotel and knew we wanted to try it. I found it on open table and made reservations. We were not disappointed. Casual dining with lots of beer choices. Service was quick and wait staff were very attentive. We liked it so much we stopped in the next day for a quick pizza and beer before departing.
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