Inside Hudson Hall, where beer drinkers gather near the bar.
Although it's technically in Jersey City, Hudson Hall has a great lineup of beers on tap and an equally impressive food menu, too. Photo courtesy of Hudson Hall

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13 New York Breweries and Beer Halls That Serve Excellent Food, Too

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There’s just something about a beer hall. We don’t know exactly what it is but somehow, no matter what the context, occasion, or neighborhood, we always manage to have a great time when we visit one. Not many things can improve upon your quintessential beer hall, bar, or brewery experience, but if there is one thing, it would have to be really, really good food. An exceptional food menu can make or break our evening (and make or break our state of inebriation after our second pint). In other words, it’s as vital as what’s on tap.

So, with that in mind, we present our guide to the best beer halls, bars, and breweries in the city, each with some incredible food. So, assemble your squad, and let’s toast with some well-earned pints.