Earlier this summer a few of us wanted to get together for some drinks but we were getting antsy to try something new. A little digging online for good beers at good prices brought us to Peculier Pub in the Village.
A favorite among beer enthusiasts (and NYU students apparently, so the summer was a good time to go), Peculier Pub definitely has a casual, dive feel and look to it, but it’s so much more than a grungy college hang out.
First, the beer menu. Check that baby out! I’m not going to even take a guess as to how many bottles they have from around the world, but they also have a bunch on tap too which is nice. Even better are the prices! Quality beers starting at $2.50 for a regular size glass, $4.35 for a pint, $8.50 for a liter, and bottles at $4.25? I was psyched to say the least. They’re apparently also known for their “beertails” but mixing hard alcohol and beer never really appealed to me.
Another great thing about Peculier Pub is that they make you pay each round as your order it. I personally liked that since we were in a group, so it was easy to manage how much you were drinking and spending. Just don’t make the mistake I did: after ordering a drink from our waitress I mingled with others in the bar and she was stuck waiting for me to return and pay – oops! I can’t remember if it is a cash-only place, but cash is definitely easiest to handle. The price of the drinks also include the tax (which is standard), as well as a 15% tip, so everything is taken care of in one fell swoop (although you can always leave a Â little extra to be nice!).
Overwhelmed with options, I started with a Sierra Nevada pint and then moved to a beer flight. You can only do a flight with the beers on tap, but that was enough of a selection for me. I tried four beers at 10 oz each (I can’t pretend to remember what I tried…) for $14. Not the cheapest flight around but not the most expensive either. Unfortunately I must have selected beers with high ABV %s because the rest of the night is a bit fuzzy.
Anyway, Peculier Pub definitely impressed me and I can’t wait to go back and try more beer, although I’m not particularly looking forward to jamming my way through a bar packed with college students.The Basics Name: Peculier Pub (which apparently isn’t spelled wrong) Location: 145 Bleecker Street Who to take: Friends, people on a budget and/or beer fans Price: I thought it was pretty cheap for non-happy hour prices! $ Overall: Great spot for some cheap, quality beer. 5 stars. (Possibly -1 star if school is in session)