Neighborhood: East Village
Address: 422 East 9th St.
The problem with a lot of cool places in New York City is the overwhelming feeling that everyone inside knows how cool they are and how cool the places are. It can be stressful. When you walk into Good Beer NYC, a craft beer store in the East Village (where you can drink the beer you buy), it feels like you're being transported to Raleigh, North Carolina. The setting is rustic, subdued, and unpretentious, the music selection is on point, and the atmosphere is more like a coffee shop than a bar. Except there's beer. Lots of beer. -Jacob Moore