New York City-Lower East Manhattan
May 11, 2018
This compact yet cool East Village spot specialises in rare and unusual beers. Proletariat, hidden away behind Jane’s Sweet Buns, is a quirky space, its walls full of framed postcards and old newspaper clippings. The work of some of the people behind Death + Company, it’s a great place for sampling interesting craft brews with a rotating menu of obscure and little known beers to sample. This place is heaven for beer geeks, serving some proper oddities and brews you’ll struggle to find anywhere else in the city. It’s on the tiny side though with just ten stools at the counter. There’s a modest but tempting menu of bar snacks, upscale treats like lamb burgers and a beer braised brat sandwich. The staff here are really well-informed and more than happy to make recommendations or offer tastes from the tap if you’re not sure where to start. The prices reflect the unusual nature of the stock though and are on the high side, but as we said, there are beers here you won’t find anywhere else.
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