Looking back over the past 12 years (!!) from our home in the Brewmuda Triangle on East 7th Street, Jimmy’s No. 43 has been part of the larger NYC craft beer scene for more than a decade. We’re very excited to once again be the unofficial “clubhouse” for NYC Beer Week, which kicks off for us this Friday, February 24th, with the annual SimulTap, featuring a local beer made from local ingredients (we’ll be tapping a keg of “Something Ugly this SMASH comes,” a collaboration IPL from KelSo and Greenpoint Harbor featuring a State Malt and State Hop – aka SMASH beer – at 5PM).
Jimmy’s No. 43 has always prided itself on our support of local and artisan brewers around the world (want to know more about the beers that inspired us over the years? check out this article in Brooklyn Magazine), and we still feature many new brewers on our 12 rotating taps and even more beers by the bottle. Drop by and try the newest from IcoNYC (Queens, we have their High Ryse on tap right now), Industrial Arts, Threes and Other Half (among others).
Or maybe whisky is your preference! We have added a robust menu of hand-crafted spirits, which you can drink neat, on the rocks or in one of our signature cocktails – many of these brands are from the emerging distilling scene here in NYC. We also have one of the city’s best selections of cider and several NY State wines.
We’re also serving up a seasonal market menu, featuring both meat and vegetarian options, including our lasagne made with pork from Flying Pigs Farm, one of the sustainable farms we have supported over the years. And speaking of food and showing the love… we’ve nurtured quite a few impressive chefs over the past dozen years, including one of our first chefs, Philip Kirschen-Clark, whose inventive work in our kitchen was profiled many moons ago in this Grub Street article.
We always try to be inventive without being gimmicky, whether it was the city’s first sour beer week (we’ll be bringing back April Sours on Saturday, April 29th) or our annual Battle of the Belgians (which we are bringing to NYC Beer Week with an all-Trappist version – get tickets here).
So as we greet another NYC Beer Week (see our full list of events here), we’re proud of our rich craft beer heritage and how we’ve tried to be a part of the larger East Village community we call home. Hope to see you at the bar… you’re part of Jimmy’s beer family!