BRÜ Craft & Wurst
BRU Craft & Wurst brings the German a biergarten-like experience to Washington Square West in a block-deep craft beer retreat, from the team behind Finn McCools and Prime Lounge. An impressive beer list draws sud hounds, with Austrian, German and Belgian imports accompanied by American craft ales on a lengthy list. iPads mounted on a copper backboard control taps that you can pour yourself, allowing you to self-serve by the ounce. And all that beer needs to be soaked up somehow: here, Bavarian pretzels are dipped in smokey gouda fondue, veal cutlet is slathered in mushroom gravy, and doner kebab gets doused in spicy yogurt.
Come to watch the game but stay for the thoughtful beer menu and irresistible Bru fries that come drizzled with bacon and gravy. This German-inspired beer hall is always buzzing and busy, but if you can’t find room to hang out, you can always chill by the bar as you wait to snag a table. And if you need a break from all the sportsing, head downstairs to U-Bahn, the eatery’s smaller underground bar inspired by Berlin’s subway system.