Beer Authority

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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub

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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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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.2
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4.0
ambience
3.9
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69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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amyfrancis
New York Area
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.

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vipJSASUALUM
Tampa
251 reviews
Dined on February 1, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

excelente lugar para tomar algo y comernalgo ligero

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Rochelle
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.

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KathyM
1 review
Dined on January 17, 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.

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vipLW76
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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Sheridan
Hawaii
3 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.

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Simon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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

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Funtime
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JeffinFlemingtonNJ
Philadelphia
7 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.

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Lulu
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience2

Hair In my food. Service not great. Bathroom dirty.

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GarethA
Gloucestershire
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 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

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vipMooresz
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 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 .

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vipBday
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, lot of noise

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JonathanH
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

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

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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NomNomNom
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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CindyB
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 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.

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Alexa
Washington DC
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

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EvelynD
New York Area
5 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.

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WoodyDeb
Dubai
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 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

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JackC
New England
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!

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AlexK
Orlando
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+.

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frqnttrvlr
Louisville
4 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was okay. Servers were in a disagreement with each other and not hiding it from patrons. Food was mediocre at best and order wasn’t fulfilled...just replaced with a different option that was not offered to us ... simply given. Not good enough Beer Authority!!

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Amanda
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was better than expected. Wide selection of beers. Very, very loud. Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fun place!

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HelenS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had food here and it was excellent. The bar man was very informative and willing too

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vipKyVisitor
Indiana
50 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The beer selection was very good. The mimosas were very tasty.

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Didinva
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Best pub grub in NYC! Great prices for NYC.

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ChipA
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

While vacationing in NYC my wife and I stopped in for the first time on Friday for a really good meal. We saw a flyer while there, advertising brunch on Sat. and Sunday. We went on Sunday for the Jazz brunch and thoroughly enjoyed the food and the music, excellent musicians in the band.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Amazing brunch deal! Best French toast I’ve ever had.

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KatieG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience3

A great place to hang out with friends before a show or to sample many different kinds of beers. Service was a bit slow, and we sometimes felt like an afterthought, but I can imagine it was because of the volume of people there. The fried burritos were gigantic!

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JeffK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I went with a friend to watch the NCAA basketball tournament and while the games were on there was no interest in them. I thought it was a sports bar.

The food was pretty good, the service was very good but I thought the beer list was good not great.

If it's not a sports bar, the beer list is just good and the food is good then there are many places in NYC that are just as good if not better.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

I love that they have a good selection of beer! The food is good(only had appetizers). People were nice, but our server was very forgetful. Awesome location!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! This is where a Syracuse fan needs to be during March Madness! Very friendly hostess and waitress (Laura). Food and drinks were excellent, as well as decent prices.

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vipStuartJ
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Just ok. Booked a high top. Even the confirmation call said high top. We got a table. Food was just ok nothing special. Service slow.

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