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Oct 18, 2013 10:17 AM

Beer Bar Near Chinatown/Reading Market?

Looking for a good beer bar in the area to sample some brews I can't get in NYC. Thanks

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  1. There's actually a beer garden in the RTM, with 24 taps: There's also the new-ish BarLy in Chinatown, I haven't been there yet but they have 60 taps: If you head a few blocks south of there, Time and Smokin' Betty's both have good beer lists. If you're looking for a particular beer, you can try finding a place that serves it at

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    1. re: Buckethead

      Awesome, thanks for the suggestions. Will report back

    2. I would also consider Bru at 1318 Chestnut. Its an indoor german style biergarden with a good beer selection.

      With regard to Molly's in RTM, while it has a lot of taps, I find it highly unlikely you are going to find beers there you are not going to find at better places in Manhattan especially if you go to places like the Gingerman or Dbs.

      Not too far a walk would be Monks. One of the best Belgian beer selections on the East Coast though you would have to cross Broad street.

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      1. re: cwdonald

        Any place to pick up some bottles of Russian River?

        1. re: MVNYC

          The best bottle shop in Philadelphia is the Foodery. They have multiple locations. 10th and Pine, or the corner foodery at 1710 Sansom.

          Both will be a 15 minute walk from the RTM.