Eastern Standard (address and info)
Magnums, Jeroboams, Methuselahs, and Salmanazars of specialty brews... these folks are literally big on their beer program. Bar Manager Naomi Levy "crafts" lists, as opposed to just populating them. To bless her menu, each label needs to achieve the "Trifecta Standard": interesting, local (whenever possible), and stylish. Sour beers, beers for sharing, beers as exquisite as fine wines -- Eastern Standard has something for everyone, from the recreational swiller to the judicious aficionado. We asked to "sample" the 9-liter St-Feuillien (the real king of beers), but instead were pacified with a Zombie Killer Cherry Cyser (an invigorating mead). A delicious consolation, but we guess we know where we rank in the hierarchy.