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May 24, 2007 04:59 PM

Beerhaus in the West Village/NYU area?

Anyone know the name of that beer place that I wanna say is in the West Village/NYU area and built to resemble something like a monastery. Very cool place I went to several years ago, but can't remember the name or where it is or even if it exists anymore. Thanks in advance.

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  1. Cloister Cafe? (that's more east village) Belgian Beer Bar?

    3 Replies
    1. re: cimui

      Burp Castle, 41 East 7th Street off 2nd Ave?

      1. re: fsd1116

        Ahahahah!! I'd never heard of Burp Castle. This has to be what OP's talking about. I *must* check it out.

        1. re: cimui

          Burp castle apparently changed mgmt about a year ago. I haven't been there in about 6 months, but last time I was I was chatting with the bartender about some of the changes. I guess they're not going over the top on the monk theme anymore. They wear normal clothes. They're allowed to converse freely, etc.

          I still like the place. It's just a little less kitschy/medieval.

    2. I'm not sure what a monestary looks like, but Vol de Nuit is very unique! It's a Belgian beer bar on w4th st just east of 6th ave and is almost unmarked. You enter through open, red doors, pass a front bar that is sometimes open, cross a cozy courtyard, and then enter the main building, which is generally pretty dark. I believe they also have mussels and frites.

      1. are you thinking of Vol de Nuit (or the belgian beer bar, as everyone calls it). it's on w 4th at 6th ave. you walk through a courtyard (maybe that's monastery like?) and there are red lights in the back.