After plenty of pandemic-related delays, Torch and Crown 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.
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.