Beer Authority

New York

Like a Parthenon of pints, BA's comprised of a growler-slinging, Irish-pub-like ground floor, a forthcoming rooftop, and, between them, what feels like the tasting room of a mod brewery situated in a skyscraper office, where dangling copper lights and exposed ducts are illuminated by massive windows, and rows of taps elevate the spirits of those in the elevated seating. Of course it'll be difficult to focus on any of that after making a run through the seemingly unending lineup of ass-kicking beers flowing the 80 taps, 100+ bottles, and smattering of casks.