Published on November 10th, 2014 | by Adrienne



Located in the former Golden Cadillac space, and brought to you by the same owners, it’s a big departure from that concept. Instead of 1970’s inspired decor and menu, Boilermaker offers a return to the basics: its namesake drink is actually a shot paired with a beer.  The other big news is that the team is joined by Erick Castro, formerly of San Diego and one of the guys behind Polite Provisions.

Boilermaker is a great all-around  neighborhood bar with a laid back vibe. There’s plenty of space for a large group and something for everyone on the broad menu, which includes cocktails on tap & by the glass, punch pitchers and a wide range of beer on tap and in bottle or can – in addition of course to the Boilermaker shot-and-beer pairings.  Prices are affordable, ranging from $5-11 a drink.  Don’t miss out on the truly delicious hamburgers either!

Good for: Happy Hour – Late Night – Groups – Low Key Date – Casual Drinks

Reservations: Not necessary  |   Max Group Size: N/A
Food: Full Kitchen   |   Wine: Yes   |   Beer: Yes

Sample Boilermaker Pairings:

All-American – Miller High Life & Ancient Age 80 Proof Bourbon

Machete In Space – Tecate & Cabeza Blanco Tequila

National Anthem – Brooklyn Lager & Old Grand-Dad Bonded Bourbon

Beer Eye on the Straight Rye – Six Point Righteous Ale & Sazerac 6-Year Old Rye

Dark & Bitter – Victory Storm King Stout & Ramazotti Amaro

Photo Credit: Paul Wagtouicz



13 First Avenue (at First Street)East Village


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Mon-Wed 5pm-2am
Thurs-Fri 5pm-4am
Saturday 4pm-4am
Sunday 4pm-2am


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About the Author

Adrienne is one of the co-founders of Dipsology. When she’s not drinking, sleeping & breathing cocktails, she can be found in Napa, drinking wine instead. You can read about her non-cocktail adventures on her blog and follow her @alstillman.

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