Contrary to its prim-and-proper cocktail-bar neighbors, Puck Fair channels the gut-comforting beer-bar glory of the East Village. A full 24 brews are on tap here, with a healthy selection of bitter and malty IPAs to complement a rotating cast of seasonal delights, from Captain Lawrence Brown Ale to the smooth Smuttynose Vunderbar Pilsner. The interior-a set of wooden booths in a room canvassed by a montage of Irish immigrant life-is cozy on weekdays (perfect for hobbit food such as the Guinness-braised beef stew) and agreeably boisterous during those wild SoHo weekends.
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