Where to Drink on National Beer Day Around NYC

Just in time for outdoor patio weather, National Beer Day is here. As you may or may not know, April 7th is the anniversary of the Cullen-Harrison Act of 1933, which legalized the sale in the United States of beer with an alcohol content of 3.2%, thereby bringing a beginning to the end of Prohibition.

While it may be less well-known and brazen than Repeal Day each December, it is certainly my favorite beverage holiday. Here are a few fun events and locations to check out for your National Beer Day celebration:



For National Beer Day, Prospect Heights’ vinyl record craft beer bar will offer Happy Hour Specials, which is $2 off a select number of draft pours. Spin record. Drink beer. Repeat.

556 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238; @bierwax

Mikkeller Run Club Long Run

If you’ve never had a beer after a long run or race, I highly suggest it.  Mikkeller Brewing has running clubs all over the world, and this Sunday if you are in the mood for a serious detox-retox, join the Mikkeller Run Club for a beer destination run to Five Boroughs Brewing in Sunset Park. RSVP recommended on Eventbrite.  There are two departure locations.

As Is – 10:15 A.M. (approximately 11 miles)
Beer Karma – 11:00 A.M. (approximately 7 miles)

Fifth Hammer Brewing


Long Island City is home to a handful of pretty stellar breweries, including Fifth Hammer, owned and operated by husband & wife team Chris Cuzme & Mary Izett, whose colorful and funky personalities are reflected in their beers.  Try Dance of The Salt Plum Fairy, a 5% sour ale with plum, lime and sea salt.

10-28 46th Avenue, Long Island City; @fifthhammerbeer

Crawl At The Hall, Dekalb Market


Join for the First Annual Crawl at Downtown Brooklyn’s Dekalb Market. Participating breweries include Alewife, Von Trapp, Torch & Crown, Southern Tier, Industrial Arts, Catskills, Broken Bow, and Big aLICe. Tickets available on Eventbrite.
General Admission- $35 – includes two 8 ounce pours from each participating brewery and a souvenir mug.
VIP Admission- $50 – includes 1 hour early entry, a Bavarian pretzel necklace, and One FRESH 32oz Crowler from Craft + Carry to take home (a $15 Value!). From 2-5 p.m.

445 Albee Square W, Brooklyn; presented by Craft & Carry; @craftandcarry

Tørst 6th Anniversary

Celebrate the beverage and the celebrate Greenpoint’s incredible gem of a beer bar right by McCarren Park.  Doors open at 10AM.  Pick up a commemorative stein designed by the bar’s own Carson Hiner, and have some glorious pours from Suarez, J.Wakefield, Hair of the Dog, Burley Oak, and much more.

615 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn; @torst_nyc

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