3. Houston Hall, West Village

When we said that this place in the East Village was the “big brother” beer hall compared to Flatiron, we meant really big. Inside an old garage, Houston Hall fills its 8,000 square foot space pretty frequently during the week. On weekends, you can expect people hitting up this spot to catch major sports events and to hear DJ’s spinning top 40. Not even two years old at this point, the guys behind the beer hall mecca have found great success and it’s not surprising why. This place has been a favorite for wedding after parties, concerts and other events. Come for the beer, stay for the fancy bacon-cheddar-blue grilled cheese.