340+ Beers on the Wall – Lionsbeerstore
Have you ever found yourself in a place that offers such a massive variety of heady, delicious beer that you say to yourself, “I wonder how many of these I could try before my friends have to carry me home?” Fear not, Lionsbeerstore has a solution that will save you and your friends the trouble. This casual, friendly eatery offers a menu of over 340 beers, and the option to purchase single bottles or an entire gift box to-go. Located on Second avenue in the East Village, LionsBeerstore is the perfect place for a great dinner and well-curated beers before deciding to conquer the local watering holes, or to meet with that new fling on Bumble.
Aside from the astonishing selections of brews, the menu is a mix of Mediterranean flavors with an undertone of good ol’ Texas barbecue. Many dishes feature ingredients that are either baked, cured or smoked in-house, and are accompanied by fiery home-made sauces.
The Greek Meatballs and the Mac n’ Cheese are a great way to start off. Succulent, deep-fried pork meatballs served with a yogurt dill sauce, or a manageable portion of mac with both Dubliner and Manchego cheese.
Ready for the main event? We’ve got the house-made sausage platter, and the butcher burger if your next round of drinks leaves you craving copious amounts of meat. The sausages are served on top of a bed of caramelized onions, with slaw and the house “4-alarm” mustard (which totally lives up to it’s name). The burger comes covered with house-cured bacon, and is served on a homemade cumin bun with a side of crispy steak fries.
You can tell that the Texas-native chef really takes pride in his meats, and seems to find the perfect places to infuse smoky, irresistible bacon. Oh, and if you’re looking to sample some suds and have a snack, they also offer house pork rinds on the bar menu.
Even the well-versed beer snob will be excited while “shopping” along Lionsbeerstore’s wall of bottles ranging from top-shelf American crafts, to hard-to-find Belgian gems. If you find yourself lost among the wall, or their selection of drafts (did we mention growlers are available?) we recommend placing yourself in the capable hands of the staff to recommend a flight to go with your meal.