Alongside the sleek taproom and vast sidewalk seating, the tented yard on the side of Manhattan’s only craft brewery offers a nice respite for drinking beer in the heart of SoHo. Pull up to a picnic table at Torch and Crown and sample from a portfolio that includes pilsners, ales, fruited sours, and IPAs. Beyond beer, the brewery also has a cocktail menu using New York-made spirits like St. Agrestis Aperitivo and Greenhook Gin. A full restaurant menu helmed by chef Alex Pilas (formerly of Eataly) offers everything from classic bar snacks like Pork Rinds and Spiced Nuts to a large format feast of a Whole Roasted Pig, several sides, and dessert for 10 people.
After plenty of pandemic-related delays, Torch and Crown has finally opened its three-story, airy space in the heart of Manhattan, making it the borough’s only operating brewery. Expect lots of IPA variations and a beer, wine, and spirits list all sourced from New York state. On the food side, the on-site restaurant serves everything from bar snacks and brunch to a large-format pig feast that feeds 10, so there are plenty of options to fuel an entire afternoon or evening visit.