After almost a year of pouring rare and amazing beers that actually are only attainable to the bourgeoisie, Proletariat expanded into the neighboring space and launched a food program. Expect a grilled cheese made with Iowa Sweet Cheddar and a spread that's basically confited shallots, butter, and a little truffle oil, a pretzel that's basically been turned into chips, and some unusual burger takes including a Reuben number with red kraut, stone-ground mustard, and a crustless rye bun.
102 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009
This East Village bar is a craft beer hideaway from the, uh, hustle and bustle of St. Mark's. The bartenders are well-versed in the world of rare and unusual brews, so tell them what you like and let them decide the rest. The small and narrow space isn't great for groups, but it's definitely a place to catch up with a friend, take a super-casual date, or have a solo sip to take the day off.