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Against the Grain

620 E. Sixth St. New York, NY 10009 | East Village | 212-358-7065

Location Description:

This sliver of a bar, owned by the people behind the Grape and Grain next door, stocks so many beers you'll wonder where they keep them all. Six of them are on tap, brews from small craft brewers like Sixpoint from Brooklyn and Goose Island from Chicago. The bottles, both big and small, come from all over the world: Hitachino from Japan, Westmalle from Belgium, Green Flash from San Diego. It's a beer nerd's heaven with a simple set-up that allows for enjoying your beer without distraction. In the middle of the room is a long, communal wooden table; a counter lined with bar stools runs along the exposed brick wall, which is decorated with photo prints and lit by the glare of a TV hanging above. If you're hungry you can order the beer-steamed mussels or the sausages, which are also cooked in beer, plus oysters and charcuterie plates.—Keith Wagstaff


  • Cuisine(s): Bar Food, Seafood
  • Hours: Sun-Tue 6pm-1am, Wed-Sat 6pm-2am
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Serving: Late Night, Snack Food
  • Alcohol: Beer
  • Reservations: Accepted, Not Necessary
  • Parking: No Parking
  • Payment Types: cash