Waterfront Ale House
New York, NY 10016-8204
Village Voice's Description
Despite its apparent connection with Brooklyn's Pete's Ale House, the food here is considerably better. Old-timer Waterfront Ale House has long been Kip's Bay's favorite neighborhood bar, shading into gastropub territory with its slightly-sophisticated-for-bar-food offerings. The hamburger is solid and reliable, the nachos more well-cheesed than they need to be. But check the evening chalkboard specials, which include rather daring things for a bar, such as diverse fish carefully broiled, various chops and cutlets, and, especially, meal-size salads that seem aimed at the ladies. The main draw here, though, is an extensive on-tap beer list, including the products of craft brewers from all over the country.
Tips from foursquare
Free popcorn, great craft beer on tap, and a great food menu make this the go-to beer spot in Kips Bay.
The food here is amazing. I always order off the specials board. The hot sauce selection is also impressive.
Don't let the dark exterior dissuade you from coming in an enjoying a few beers and a delicious Ostrich Burger and Sweet Potato Fries or the Moroccan Stew.
try to stick to the fish dishes (good specials)
Great weekly beer selection. Skip the burger and order the vinegar based pulled pork, one of the best in town.