Beer Garden Midtown East – Hidden Gem in Midtown East
The Jeffrey – Craft Beers & Small Bites off the Queensboro Bridge311 E. 60th St, btw 2nd Ave & 1st Ave
Beer Garden in Midtown East overlooking the Queensboro Bridge equipped with a cocktail lab, truffle popcorn, and a cozy, country charming atmosphere.
FeedMeMore of The Jeffrey? Ab-so-f*ck-ing-lutely. This place is great and has an unpretentious vibe with outdoor seating & $20 Growlers. We’ll be back here… a lot. FeedMeMore of any Beer Garden in Midtown East!
Midtown East lacks the cute, quaint bars that you find nestled in the West Village. There are plenty of sports bars, such as Cornerstone, Session House, and 1051, but what about a craft beer with an eclectic, cool ambiance? Well that’s exactly what The Jeffrey has provided to the Midtown East/UES. A wonderfully crafted bar, with an intimate, comfortable atmosphere offering craft beers, small bites, and even an outside beer garden.
The Jeffrey is located on 60th Street, right off of 2nd Avenue, which some are thinking… isn’t that by the Sapphire Strip Club? Well, yes, but The Jeffrey is a great addition. The front is unassuming and not overly flashy, so be on the lookout for the signs, etc. and you won’t miss this down to earth feederie.
The bar appears very narrow at first and probably will be crowded, but if you go in, towards the back there is a spacious indoor seating area and an outdoor beer garden! The outside seating is a plus, there aren’t very many bars in a 10 block radius that offer the option of drinking your beer in the sun. The place is very relaxed. I walked straight to the back and sat myself.
The menu isn’t large, but they have a great selection of craft beers (one of my favorites is the Stillwater for $8 – it’s packing a good % of alcohol and is still light and refreshing). The Jeffrey also offers growlers for $20 (only for a few limited beers though and they are the lowest alcohol %). They also offer carafes of Sangria for $20. The drinks are pretty reasonably priced for the area.
The food is small bites, bar snacks, and sandwiches. The best thing on the menu? The truffle popcorn for $5! It’spacked with truffle and cheddar flavor and for $5 it is a great addition to any beer. Also, they have breakfast sandwiches on Sigmund’s pretzels (although this isn’t on the menu – just ask for these breakfast delights). Yum. I would stay away from the meat and cheese platter, as we were slightly disappointed with ours. The meat (wild boar and chorizo) was very gamey and the portions of cheese weren’t very large. There are much better cheese & meat trays down the avenue at Kurant Wine Bar (on 2nd Ave btw 57th & 58th St).
However, Feeder still loves The Jeffrey. Much love and props go to the creators for the vibe and atmosphere – and beer garden in Midtown East! There’s nothing else around here that offers the same feeling! The Jeffrey is trending, so go before it becomes too popular!
Other places similar to The Jeffrey: Bondurants on 85th & 2nd Ave. or Loreley Beer Garden in LES.
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