We love wings and beer here at 89th and Broke, and naturally we love deals, so anytime we can combine all three, we are happy campers. Recently I’ve been craving beer flights, so after a little research I found out that David Copperfield’s House of Beer, a secret gem of the UES, offers a good beer flight option.
I honestly would never venture to York Avenue unless I was going for something specific, so it’s very possible that David Copperfield’s doesn’t get a lot of traffic because it is off the beaten path, but that’s also what’s nice about it. You almost prove your allegience to good beer by doing your due diligience to find it and travel over there. And I’m happy to say that you are greatly rewarded for your effort.
While the beer flight option was enough to entice me, David Copperfield’s moved fromÂ the Â ”Really Want To Try” to theÂ ”Must Try Now” column in my mind when I found out that they have half-priced wings and $3 Olde Saratoga pints on Sunday nights. Done and done.
I headed over two Sundays ago for the wings and while the cheap $3 beer was tempting, I had to stay true to my interests and I split a beer flight with my boyfriend. For $18 or $19, you can sample five different beers in 6 oz quantities – more than most places. Like Gingerman or another favorite, Rattle n’ Hum, David Copperfield’s boasts an impressive beer selection (30+ on tap) and it delivers, with prices ranging from $6 – $20+.
We were actually thankful that the beers we could choose from for the flight were limited, making our decisions easier, but we still took some of the waitress’s recommendations.Â I should have written them down, but since the beer selection changes often enough, it may have been pointless anyway. I do know that we tried two pumpkin beers (one had the name Pumpking – our favorite of the two), one wheat, one lager and one ale. We liked them all for the most part, but our personal preferences for light vs hoppy beers certainly came through.
As for the wings, there were four heat intensities (mild, medium, hot, atomic). I opted for the medium and it was exactly what I was hoping forÂ spiciness wise – not too much or too little. TheÂ flavor was really good butÂ it wasn’t quite like traditional buffalo wings which I liked because itÂ makes them unique. But you won’t be disappointed if you were in the mood for classic wings either.Â My boyfriend stupidly ordered the atomic, even after our waitress cautioned that it was extremely hot, and after two wings he was sweating and had to push the plate away. I’m guessing this is the only time that he ever left a wing on the table, but they were so hot that he couldn’t stomach it. I tried the tiniest nibble imaginable and I suffered for almost 30 minutes. The pain far outweighed any benefit of flavor and it made my tongue “water” for a long time.
Because he was hungry, we decided to get an order of the nachos as well. We definitely liked them, but the chip to topping ratio wasn’t quite right, leaving a lot of empty chips below the pile. I’d say they rank slightly to moderately above average on my personal scale of nachos.
All in all it was an excellent outing and lovely date night night, if wings and beer screams romance to you as it does to us. We are planning manyÂ a Sunday night dinner here and we look forward to sampling more and more beers. Here’s a list of all of their specials:
- Monday Night: Monday Madness ALL Finger Food 1/2 Price & Monday Night Football on ALL TVs
- Tuesday Night: 80s Night All your favorite 80s music and rolled back prices. $2 Off ALL Entrees.
- Wednesday Night: Ladies Night – $5 Kettle One Martinis & $3 Select Pints
- Thursday Night: Pint Night $1 Off ALL Pints. 8PM to Close
- Sunday Night: Wings Night 1/2 Price Hot Wings & $3 Olde Saratoga Pints