Drink Up: Where to Enjoy National Beer Day 🇺🇸🍻🍺

Need a reason to order a pint? It's National Beer Day on Saturday. 

Some may debate that it isn't a real holiday but, there's nothing more American than beers with your friends. 

In the words of President Thomas Jefferson, “Beer, if drunk in moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health" -- so why the heck not! Let's do this:

1. Hudsons at Pier 81 (West 41st St & 12th Ave)

hudsonsnyc Good things come in 3’s.

What's better than enjoying a beer on the water? 

Celebrate National Beer Day aboard Hudson's at Pier 81 you can indulge in classic beer offerings, as well as a crafty collection featuring international and domestic favorites! 

The three-story yacht features bi-level dining and a spacious roof deck lounge where beer lovers can get up close and personal views of the Statue of Liberty and New York’s sweeping skyline. 

2. The Rag Trader (70 West 36th St)

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Make your way to The Rag Trader to try their Black Duck Porter by Greenport Harbor Brewing Company

With a reasonable ABV of 4.7% and strong notes of cocoa and coffee, The Black Duck Porter is a very sessionable (alcohol-by-volume) beer and a perfect choice deserving of your enjoyment on a day celebrating beer, and any day. 

3. Beer Table To Go (87 East 42nd St)

beertable Looks like your Wednesday just got a heck of a lot better - we’ve got three fresh, canned beers from the fine folks over at @transmitterbrewing at both locations. And all of ‘em are perfect springtime sippers. See you this evening!

The curated tasting room featuring eclectic beers with unusual snacks and small plates has two locations in the city, one in the history-rich Grand Central Terminal, the second in the Westfield World Trade Center. 

Raise a glass for BT2G, they're offering 20% off all draught beer from April 6th through April 8th. 

Also check out their growler or mason jar to go options.

4. Café Spice (109 East 42nd St)

cafespice Need something fresh, quick and easy to eat? Try out our Potato Samosas. #CafeSpice

Global cuisine at high quickly, and great taste is what to expect when you visit Cafe Spice. 

In addition to National Beer Day, it's National Samosa day over at Café Spice. Head over for two potato samosas with any choice of beer for $5.99.

5. Maya (1191 1st Ave)

mayanewyorkcity Did you know this Sunday is National Empanada Day? Come by for Chef David’s favorite shrimp empanada recipe!

The modern Mexican eatery is known for its carefully crafted, yet bold flavor.  We typically head to Maya on weekends for their all-you-can-eat-and-drink Boozy Brunch (one of NYC's best-kept secrets).

In celebration od Saturday's festivities they're offering  $5 beers all day long! (It's also national Empanada day on Sunday if you need an excuse to brunch).

6. Michael Jordan's The Steakhouse NYC (23 Vanderbilt Ave)

mjsteakhousenyc Join us this Saturday from 4-6pm for National Beer Day! We will honor National Beer Day with complimentary tasting of award winning seasonal & year round craft beers from Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company. 🥩@mjsteakhousenyc 🌎on balcony in NYC’s historic Grand Central Terminal. 🚊@grandcentralnyc . #mjsteakhouse #foodandcity #steakhouse #nycfood #grandcentral #midtowneats #eaterny #f52grams #thrillistny #tryitordiet #nofoodgoestowaste #nycfoodie #topfoodnews #eatingnewyork #foodandwine #yougottaeatthis #grandcentralstation #nationalbeerday #beer

Jordan may be known for his slam dunks, but his business ventures are pretty solid (sneakers for days). You won't find any 23's or sports memorabilia in the restaurant, but the steak is worthy of a championship ring. 

Swing by and order a craft beer from the award-winning Devil's Backbone Brewing Company and be treated to a complimentary hot pretzel.

Prefer your beer with no pants on? Experiment with a new brew. 

Stop by any Gerber Group venue on National Beer Day to experience the hospitality group’s exclusive IPA in partnership with local Captain Lawrence Brewing Company

The two-row malt and centennial hop made brew is currently served at Mr. Purple, The Campbell, Kingside, The Roof, Irvington and Whiskey BlueLoaded with floral aromas and citrus notes, the IPA is not overpowered with hops - a no-brainer thirst quencher for this glorious holiday.

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