While the Essex Ale House sadly languishes shuttered up, just round the corner on Rivington Street a new beer bar has appeared. Technically a gastropub, but with plenty of room for non-diners, Spitzer's Corner bears no relation to anyone in government at Albany.
The bar's 40 taps are the main attraction, only four of those are of the global corporate variety. I believe a number of those will be rotating choices, not confirmed as the bar staff were busy but presumed as some offerings are currently summer seasonals. The bottle list currently stands at 32, all of which are quality craft brews. No Bud Light or cheap cans of PBR here!
The airy interior features central long tables and perimiter bench seating. There is a raw fish bar to the right of the impressive tap line for those who like oysters with their St. Bernardus Abt.12.
101 Rivington Street (corner of Ludlow Street)
Tel. 212 228 0027
Hours: 4pm to 2am (4am Fri/Sat).