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Where to refill your growlers in NYC
March 4, 2010, 11:05 am
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I am a somewhat recent convert to the brotherhood of beer appreciation (I didn’t drink or really enjoy beer until a year or two out of college), so perhaps my relatively newfound love for the bubbly brew has made me disproportionately enthusiastic about the concept of filling up a 64 oz. growler. I bought a growler from Whole Foods, but it’s been difficult to find other places that will let me bring my growler in and fill it up in case I don’t want what’s on tap at WF, or I want to taste before I buy. This is why I’ve put together a list of places in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn where you can refill your growlers to your heart’s content. Enjoy, beer brethren. (I can say that, right? Even if I don’t have a penis?) In no particular order:

  1. New Beer Distributors (LES) 167 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002. (212) 473-8757
  2. Belgian Room (East Village) 125 St Mark’s Place, Manhattan, NY 10009. (212) 533-4467
  3. Good Beer (East Village) 422 E 9th St between 1st and A, New York, NY 10009.
  4. Whole Foods Market (LES/SoHo) 95 E Houston St at Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002. (212) 420-1320
  5. Whole Foods Market (Tribeca) 270 Greenwich St., New York, NY 10079. (212) 349-6555
  6. L’Asso (Nolita) 192 Mott St. between Kenmare & Spring, New York, NY 10012. (212) 219-2353
  7. Blind Tiger Ale House (West Village) 281 Bleecker St. at Jones St., New York, NY. (212) 462-4682
  8. Chelsea Brewing Company (Chelsea) 59 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011-1008. (212) 336-6440
  9. The Ginger Man (Murray Hill) 11 E 36th St, New York, NY 10016. (212) 532-3740
  10. Rattle ‘n’ Hum (Murray Hill) 14 East 33rd Street, NY (212) 481-1586
  11. Brouwerij Lane (Greenpoint) 78 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
  12. South 4th Bar and Café (Williamsburg) 90 S 4th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211. (718) 218-7478
  13. American Beer Distributing and Thrifty Beverage Center (Brooklyn) 256 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231. (718) 875-0226
  14. Pacific Standard Brooklyn (Park Slope, Gowanus) 82 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217. (718) 858-1951
  15. Bierkraft (Park Slope) 191 Fifth Avenue at Berkeley Place, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 230-7600
  16. Brooklyn Beer and Soda (Prospect Heights) 648 Washington Avenue at Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY. (718) 622-8800
  17. The Brazen Head (Cobble Hill) 228 Atlantic Avenue (Court Street), Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, (718) 488-0430
  18. Marlow & Sons (Williamsburg)81 Broadway, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211. (718) 384-1441

THANK YOU to the commenters who helped me grow this list! By the way, L’Asso (Nolita) has specials on growler refills with any $20+ purchase of food/pizza. I went in on a Sunday and I think they were offering $5 growler refills, but you should call ahead because I’m not sure it’s a running special. You can also check Twitter: lassonyc for updates.


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Don’t forget about Bierkraft in Park Slope (5th Ave. btw Union and Sackett/Berkeley). 13 beers on tap, 3 on cask, growlers encouraged.


Comment by Matt

Thanks! Just added it!

Comment by Melody

Eater mentioned Marlow and Sons also. It’s raining beer!

Comment by H.D.

Grab in Park Slope on Seventh Avenue between 14th and 15th fills growlers, and posts their beer menu at

Comment by killerchimps

Awesome, thanks!

Comment by Melody

[…] They’ll be featuring 12 taps and hundreds of bottled beers, and this’ll be one of those places you can get your growler filled with – you guessed it – good beer.  […]

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Nolita Mart & Espresso Bar at 156 Mott St in Manhattan also have growlers and growler refills. Featuring three local beers on tap at all times.

Comment by Nolita Mart & Espresso Bar

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