The brew hounds behind super-popular Houston Hall opened this Flatiron watering hole without much fanfare, but it didn't take long for those looking for a pint (or a massive stein) to find their way over. While less sprawling than its sister spot, the 26th Street locale keeps an old-timey vibe with wooden stools and black and white artwork on the walls. There's an extensive beer selection and a healthy list of cocktails, and unlike Houston Hall, there is plenty of grub to choose from. Whatever you get to snack on, be sure your order includes the gigantic, beer-garden-style pretzel, which is served dangling from a hook and comes with an excellent and funky cheese sauce.
38 W. 26th St.; 646-790-3200