Because tomboyish Kristy Swanson is obviously very busy right now, the cocktail whizzes behind The Randolph made the hot star of their awesome program ale, opening the new Randolph Beer in what could be mistaken for a farmhouse owned by Robert Downey's Sherlock Holmes: old KY tobacco barn wood, gas pipe taps & footrails, a bottle rack made from highway pavement mesh, and hanging fixtures pulled from Model T's.
With homey and wood-heavy decor (think bricks walls with wood accents, wooden keg chairs, worn-wood counters, etc.), this laid-back Nolita spot's serving the best of both worlds: quality hand-brewed coffee and espresso by day, and innovative East Coast-style cocktails by night. Want your coffee IN your cocktail? They do that, too. One of the best beer bars in BYC, the Randolph at Broome features more than 30 well-curated taps that rotate seasonally, as well as a reserve beer menu built from specialty and hard-to-find beers, making this a great spot for serious hop-heads, or casual beer drinkers. The dinner menu is everything you want from a beer bar -- from small plates like pork sliders, hummus, or calimari, to burgers, BBQ ribs, and more than a few salads. The Randolph is also open for brunch and -- get this -- serves breakfast till 4 p.m.