Beer Authority

3.9
151 reviews
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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.
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DC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beer Authority has an extensive selection of beers and a great selection of food.

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MW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went there before a show. Fast service. Great selection of beer and mixed drinks. Food is ok. Really loud, but not so bad you couldn’t talk.

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UW
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Midtown bar with pub grub menu. Extensive draft beer selection is the big plus.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice section of beer....and food was tasty.....recommended

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PC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

If you make a reservation for you and someone else, don't expect it to be fulfilled when you get there and tell you your table is bumped because there's a party of 20 coming in, then a party of 30 after. Other small tables were left reserved as well. So our table was bumped instead of giving us what we wanted, which was available because we were only a party of 2. We reserved a high top, not a few tables. Seat us then and there, at the table we requested as it was available. When the other parties with reserved tables come in, figure it out then. Hostess made us feel like we were not good enough.....I get it, our bill wouldn't have been anywhere near the cost bigger parties would rake in. But hey, we were paying customers none the less. And we were celebrating a birthday. The high top was reserved in the event friends were coming after work hours.
Happy hour prices can definitely be better also. Work on that.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Flew from Florida and met family from California for dinner. Place was nice once we were upstairs. A little unkept downstairs. Service was just “okay” we were handed off to another server after we placed our orders and she didn’t show much interest in us, and you could tell she was a little aggravated she has to pick up a table. In all my years in restaurant management, I would never let a server pass off a table just to go home - it’s just unprofessional and makes the guest feel like they’re unwanted. Food was good, though it took a while to come out. Look into expanding the cider offerings - that’s continuing to be a trend, and I missed the variety.

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JK
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, typical American menu, tacos, burgers ect but as the name suggests an extensive list of beers. Recommend the draft Guinness.

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MA
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great beer selection! Everything was great except burger was overcooked. Everything else was perfect!

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NS
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was mostly good, except the cheese was missing on the bacon, egg, and cheese. Servers were nice, but the restaurant was late to open, leaving us sitting around. Great value, will probably go back.

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Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Hostess very quickly seated us. Waitress stretched thin - running all over. Bus staff pretty useless in supporting waiters. Food OK.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was slow.

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OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was good not great. It worked fine for us. It’s nothing special or memorable but is fine for a casual dinner and drinks with friends.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Waitress was very rude. Noticed other table was not having a good experience with her.

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R
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Good place for lunch! Not overpriced and tasty menu

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve dinner was perfect!

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HR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Our server (I think her name was Caitlin?) was pretty rude. Never checked on us despite being pretty empty. Had to flag her down for everything. Otherwise beer list was pretty nice and food was tasty! Cool spot!

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went with coworkers after work. Had a great time. Will definitely organize it again

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DG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Our 6:15 pm reservation was honored and we were brought to a table near the windows so the view outside was as good as it could be given the location. Due to how busy it was I was not able to get a flight of beers to taste which I can understand in a way but I found it unusual for a place call "Beer Authority". The beer list appears good but I was not able to try more than one. We had theater tickets and service was fast enough that there was not concern getting us out in less than 1 hour. Although the experience was good I would not rush to go back with so many other taverns in the area.

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M
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Went in for some beers on untapped but they were out of 3 of my 4 desired beers. I wish they kept that up to date.

The founders burger was one of the best burgers I ever had. Amazing! Pulled pork sliders were delicious as well!

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OT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was good. I would recommend this place if you are in the area.

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P
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I was happy that I was able to make my reservation on line just the day before we needed it; and the restaurant honored our request for a window table. Everyone in our party totally enjoyed what they ordered.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Very rude waitress, had to complain to management to send a new server with better attitude.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We were seated immediately, but we waited for a really long time until the server came to take our order. The food was okay, but we were really unimpressed by the service. Took too long, didn’t ask if we needed refills or anything. Every time we needed something we had to go out of our way to flag the server down.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great burgers and extensive beer selection. Great value for the price.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Avevamo chiesto se ci fosse qualche piatto piccante, la cameriera ha detto no, risultato: 2 dei 3 piatti presi erano extrapiccanti.

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JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Brisket Hash was dry and the 'over easy ' eggs were served over HARD. My wife's Brisket Dip Sandwich was also dry with a poor bread to meat ratio and no au jus to 'dip' with. When we for asked au jus, we were told no problem by the waiter. He brought back a soup cup full of what looked like greasy chicken broth. This is not the fault of the waiter who was very good at his job. Pleasant, polite and attentive. I would rather like to think that since it was NYC Marathon Sunday and the place was very quiet, that the kitchen just wasn't on stride. It's a pretty cool place to look at and the drinks were fine although a bit pricey ($14.00 for a 3 oz Kettle One). If you think you're going to tuck in to something sumptuous and very special, look elsewhere.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Decent place to watch a game. Good beer list and great service. Food was below average.

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SS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good. Service was not great. Our wait staff switched mid way thru and our order was not accurate. It was difficult to figure who to talk to in order to get the issue resolved. Plus we went without drinks being refilled. Honestly the wait staff did not seem to care.

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MC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Service good. Much too loud even for a sports bar. Menu limited. Food ok for what it was.

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SG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place with very large beer selection. Food was simple and tasty. Service was very good as well. I would definitely go back.

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FM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very spacious upstairs, good rooftop bar, friendly service. Would recommend for anyone looking for a place to eat near Port Authority!

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B
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

This was my 2nd time there. Very loud and I had to yell to talk which I don't enjoy- my ears were ringing for days. Rooftop just ok and first come first serve.

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EB
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There's not a lot of choices in this area that aren't awful Beer Authority is a solid, friendly sporting type bar with a great beer menu and yummy food. You're not going to do better than this unless you want to go somewhere really sitdown-y.

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Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

A decent beer list, though only one cask ale was disappointing, especially as the one choice was a fruited wheat ale.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great location & food!

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KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Before concert dinner. Good beer and food selection

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BM
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were visiting for the day. Beautiful sunny hot day. We made reservations for a rooftop lunch. No one told us nor did it specify on website that the rooftop didn’t open till 5! Very disappointed plus restaurant was very warm. We had asked to turn up the air and were told “it’s on”! All in all the food was good.

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TC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for dinner and beer. Cocktail list is good as well, which can be unusual for such s beer centered place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Staff pas très sympathique!
On ne nous a pas demandé la cuisson pour les hamburgers ils étaient beaucoup trop cuits. Bière enlevée a mon mari de façon fort cavalière car nous avons fait gouter a notre fils de 18 ans celle ci mais que l on n a pas oublié de nous facturer. Bref pas de très bon souvenirs dans ce resto.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Brunch was terrible. The menu listed here is NOT accurate. Food was terrible and the music was terribly loud.

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