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Beer Authority

4.2
4.2
201 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
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. Happy hour from 11am to 7pm. DJ every Thursday night.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Comfort Food, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (212) 510-8415

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Please call our parties rep @ 212-510-8415.

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Cross street

    8th Avenue

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Port Authority.<br />Grand Central.<br />Penn Station.<br />Path train system.<br />NYC Subway system.

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment every Saturday night. Trivia DJ quiz every Tuesday & Thursday nights.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 201 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Great for Lunch

  • Manhattan

    Great for Lunch

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  1. PR

    PhillipR

    New York Area

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere, great drinks, and tacos were delicious.
  2. KW

    KimberleeW

    Edmonton

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat and have a pint!!
  3. SO

    StevenO

    New England

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    If you like frozen pizza heated up, this place is for you!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    Bella birreria, cibo buono, servizio ottimo, musica troppo alta e molto rumoroso
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Horrible service night we were there. Horrible. Bad luck but won't go back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Happy Father’s Day
  7. LU

    LUVFOOD

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Food was great. Service was terrible. Had to go and get the server for everything - drinks, food, check, everything.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    It was not good at all. The starter that we got was sub par and cold. The burgers that my son and hubby received was awful. We won’t be going back here on any future visits
  9. TR

    TrishaR

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The staff is what made this place great !
  10. A

    Angelo

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere, very friendly staff, lots of room, was able to be seated without a reservation due to their being space but recommend having reservation. Had some drinks and appetizers with friends that were good quality and ok for the price.
  11. DB

    DavidB

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great location for pre-show or pre-game food and drink.
  12. LP

    LindaP

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, quiet atmosphere, great beer choices and food was terrific!
  13. KF

    KendallF

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    BAD IDEA on Santa Con day! We had reservations but were refused entrance by the “bouncer” as EVERYONE had them. Look it was a fundraiser and I get that but we made and confirmed a reservation that was basically ignored and THEN told - it wasn’t our kind of place anyway. They should have never accepted the reservation in the first place.
  14. a

    amyfrancis

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Conveniently located, with a wide variety of food options, reasonably priced for the midtown/theatre district location, loud enough to make conversation a challenge at 6:30pm on a Thursday.
  15. JS

    JSASUALUM

    Jacksonville

    331 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    331 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Super Saturday night watching Syracuse vs Duke on their multiple TVs. Great selection of local/regional craft beers. Warm friendly service from Julio. Wings were much spicier than the mild we had ordered.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There was a wide variety of food. It was hard to choose . I liked the crab cakes. My friend got the short rib sandwich and it was tasty too. Good place to dine with friends.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    excelente lugar para tomar algo y comernalgo ligero
  18. R

    Rochelle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Beer selection wasn’t that great and the TV was so loud we couldn’t hear each other across the table.
  19. KM

    KathyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a late dinner on Friday and liked it so much that we went back for brunch on Sunday which was delicious.
  20. LW

    LW76

    Philadelphia

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Quick, tasty - good beer selections and good option for an easy casual meal in midtown
  21. S

    Sheridan

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    This was our first food stop in NY. I was very excited as the reviews were good and beer selection was great. The waitress Marina seemed very rushed and promptly explained how busy they were and gave us an estimate of 41 minutes on food...didn’t set the mood to say the least, especially with reservations. The positive is they did fill the special request of location in the restaurant , which was nice. The beer came quickly which was great but the food came almost 45 min later after seeing our exact entrees served to a couple guest that arrived 25 min after us. Dumb luck, but still irritating. The food was subpar and fries cold. Luckily our server made sure to have a fresh hot basket out almost momentarily after we expressed our concerns. Sadly the experience was like trying to raise the Titanic and we will not be back, except maybe for a beer. Again, it’s sad to have to lump a great server in with crap food and bad kitchen service but a restaurant is a team and 70 dollars could have been spent much better ways.
  22. S

    Simon

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    the things we ordered were not available, this was for the main menu and also for dessert
  23. F

    Funtime

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great beer selection. Fun place for a casual meal, right in the heart of things in Manhattan.
  24. JF

    JeffinFlemingtonNJ

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Recommend for lunch if in this Hells Kitchen area. Bar downstairs is small so go upstairs to restaurant. Bigger than you think. Early lunch so noise not an issue. Oysters were ice cold--great and lunch was very good. Fish and chips light and delicious, French fries great. Chicken sandwich was tasty. So many beers to order! Had a coffee stout---good brunch choice. Waitress was very nice.
  25. L

    Lulu

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall3food1service2ambience2
    Hair In my food. Service not great. Bathroom dirty.
  26. GA

    GarethA

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    If your in to beer this is not one to miss so many you will need to come back The chicken wings are amazing Good selection of veggie options Great selection of food and drink to suit everyone A very energetic bar atmosphere not somewhere for a quite chat.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It’s cool place but not so much for family with a kid. Beers are good, food is ok
  28. M

    Mooresz

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very noisy bar with fantastic food and great beer selection ... felt slightly more expensive than other bars in the area on beer price but worth it for the much wider choice . Prime Short Rib Sandwich is the best in NYC .
  29. B

    Bday

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Was too loud. Could not have a conversation with the other 3 people at my table without raising our voices.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food, lot of noise
  31. JH

    JonathanH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Way too loud for a family meal, good beer and good food though.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Very loud. Get the Mac n cheese side.
  33. NN

    NomNomNom

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Delivered what I expected. It’s a bar with plenty of beer and bar food.
  34. CB

    CindyB

    Anchorage

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The service was definitely sub par. They didn’t bring us water. No one told us that if we sat roof top that we’d have to fend for ourselves. The chairs were ridiculously uncomfortable. The food was ok but nothing special. Would not recommend this place to anyone.
  35. A

    Alexa

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little quieter than I expected from a bar but was amazing food and a good brunch deal
  36. E

    Evie

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    I was not happy with my meal at all and the way they did things were odd. For instance I asked for a coke float and one guy came by plopped the ice cream and then said the soda is coming soon.
  37. WD

    WoodyDeb

    Dubai

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Average range of beers and didn’t live up to the website. Service was nothing special either. This is neither for beer enthusiasts or tourists. Give it a miss
  38. JC

    JackC

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It wasn’t busy at first around 4pm but then it was absolutely slammed, wall to wall people. So loud you couldn’t hear yourself think! Went back a second day for lunch and it was much better. Great beer list and good food!
  39. AK

    AlexK

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was above average, but expected better beer selection. Only a handful of actual craft beer on tap, most was normal. Also less than 60 available unlike the marketing for 90+.
  40. f

    frqnttrvlr

    Louisville

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I have been to Times Square a few times this year and been to Beer Authority three times. It is very consistent, affordable and easy to get a table. Great draft selection and the appetizers are really good. The service has been great every time.

FAQs

Beer Authority is rated 4.2 stars by 201 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Beer Authority

300 West 40th Street New York, NY 10018

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    8th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Theater District / Times Square

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Comfort Food, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Port Authority.Grand Central.Penn Station.Path train system.NYC Subway system.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment every Saturday night. Trivia DJ quiz every Tuesday & Thursday nights.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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