Beer Authority

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174 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub

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Beer Authority is a craft beer restaurant, serving gastro pub cuisine. With over 90 beers on tap and 100 bottled varieties , the Beer Authority is the perfect place to unwind after shopping, the theatre, heading home or simply hanging out. Ideally located in the Times Square district, the restaurant is located to all major transportation hubs.
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4.2
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3.9
Ambience
3.8
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70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service. Very loud. Get the Mac n cheese side.

NN
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Delivered what I expected. It’s a bar with plenty of beer and bar food.

CB
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

The service was definitely sub par. They didn’t bring us water. No one told us that if we sat roof top that we’d have to fend for ourselves. The chairs were ridiculously uncomfortable. The food was ok but nothing special. Would not recommend this place to anyone.

A
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A little quieter than I expected from a bar but was amazing food and a good brunch deal

ED
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

I was not happy with my meal at all and the way they did things were odd. For instance I asked for a coke float and one guy came by plopped the ice cream and then said the soda is coming soon.

WD
Dubai
4 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Average range of beers and didn’t live up to the website. Service was nothing special either. This is neither for beer enthusiasts or tourists. Give it a miss

JC
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It wasn’t busy at first around 4pm but then it was absolutely slammed, wall to wall people. So loud you couldn’t hear yourself think! Went back a second day for lunch and it was much better. Great beer list and good food!

AK
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Food was above average, but expected better beer selection. Only a handful of actual craft beer on tap, most was normal. Also less than 60 available unlike the marketing for 90+.

f
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I have been to Times Square a few times this year and been to Beer Authority three times. It is very consistent, affordable and easy to get a table. Great draft selection and the appetizers are really good. The service has been great every time.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Service was okay. Servers were in a disagreement with each other and not hiding it from patrons. Food was mediocre at best and order wasn’t fulfilled...just replaced with a different option that was not offered to us ... simply given. Not good enough Beer Authority!!

A
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food was better than expected. Wide selection of beers. Very, very loud. Good service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fun place!

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HS
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had food here and it was excellent. The bar man was very informative and willing too

KV
Indiana
41 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The beer selection was very good. The mimosas were very tasty.

D
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Best pub grub in NYC! Great prices for NYC.

CA
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

While vacationing in NYC my wife and I stopped in for the first time on Friday for a really good meal. We saw a flyer while there, advertising brunch on Sat. and Sunday. We went on Sunday for the Jazz brunch and thoroughly enjoyed the food and the music, excellent musicians in the band.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Amazing brunch deal! Best French toast I’ve ever had.

KG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

A great place to hang out with friends before a show or to sample many different kinds of beers. Service was a bit slow, and we sometimes felt like an afterthought, but I can imagine it was because of the volume of people there. The fried burritos were gigantic!

JK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I went with a friend to watch the NCAA basketball tournament and while the games were on there was no interest in them. I thought it was a sports bar.

The food was pretty good, the service was very good but I thought the beer list was good not great.

If it's not a sports bar, the beer list is just good and the food is good then there are many places in NYC that are just as good if not better.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

I love that they have a good selection of beer! The food is good(only had appetizers). People were nice, but our server was very forgetful. Awesome location!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place! This is where a Syracuse fan needs to be during March Madness! Very friendly hostess and waitress (Laura). Food and drinks were excellent, as well as decent prices.

SJ
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Just ok. Booked a high top. Even the confirmation call said high top. We got a table. Food was just ok nothing special. Service slow.

TB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Server was attentive, gave good recommendations and responsive...will definitely be back!

DC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beer Authority has an extensive selection of beers and a great selection of food.

MW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Went there before a show. Fast service. Great selection of beer and mixed drinks. Food is ok. Really loud, but not so bad you couldn’t talk.

UW
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Midtown bar with pub grub menu. Extensive draft beer selection is the big plus.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice section of beer....and food was tasty.....recommended

PC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

If you make a reservation for you and someone else, don't expect it to be fulfilled when you get there and tell you your table is bumped because there's a party of 20 coming in, then a party of 30 after. Other small tables were left reserved as well. So our table was bumped instead of giving us what we wanted, which was available because we were only a party of 2. We reserved a high top, not a few tables. Seat us then and there, at the table we requested as it was available. When the other parties with reserved tables come in, figure it out then. Hostess made us feel like we were not good enough.....I get it, our bill wouldn't have been anywhere near the cost bigger parties would rake in. But hey, we were paying customers none the less. And we were celebrating a birthday. The high top was reserved in the event friends were coming after work hours.
Happy hour prices can definitely be better also. Work on that.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Flew from Florida and met family from California for dinner. Place was nice once we were upstairs. A little unkept downstairs. Service was just “okay” we were handed off to another server after we placed our orders and she didn’t show much interest in us, and you could tell she was a little aggravated she has to pick up a table. In all my years in restaurant management, I would never let a server pass off a table just to go home - it’s just unprofessional and makes the guest feel like they’re unwanted. Food was good, though it took a while to come out. Look into expanding the cider offerings - that’s continuing to be a trend, and I missed the variety.

JK
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, typical American menu, tacos, burgers ect but as the name suggests an extensive list of beers. Recommend the draft Guinness.

MA
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great beer selection! Everything was great except burger was overcooked. Everything else was perfect!

NS
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Food was mostly good, except the cheese was missing on the bacon, egg, and cheese. Servers were nice, but the restaurant was late to open, leaving us sitting around. Great value, will probably go back.

H
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Hostess very quickly seated us. Waitress stretched thin - running all over. Bus staff pretty useless in supporting waiters. Food OK.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Service was slow.

OT
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

It was good not great. It worked fine for us. It’s nothing special or memorable but is fine for a casual dinner and drinks with friends.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Waitress was very rude. Noticed other table was not having a good experience with her.

R
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Good place for lunch! Not overpriced and tasty menu

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Christmas Eve dinner was perfect!

HR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Our server (I think her name was Caitlin?) was pretty rude. Never checked on us despite being pretty empty. Had to flag her down for everything. Otherwise beer list was pretty nice and food was tasty! Cool spot!

d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went with coworkers after work. Had a great time. Will definitely organize it again

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