The absence of beer would transform a number of age-old American traditions, including ball games, backyard barbecues, and snorkeling in the bathtub. Protect American values with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of flavorful fare and craft beer at David Copperfield's House of Beer on the Upper East Side.
David Copperfield's satisfies guests with the tantalizing tandem of craft beer and a menu that takes comfort food seriously. More than 30 draft brews and upwards of 100 bottles keep throats moist and ready for rousing toasts to friends, family, and the forgotten heroes of vaudeville. Grab a starter such as the French onion soup ($6.99) or chili cheese fries ($8.99) to prepare the stomach for the deluge coming its way. Pair a pint with a 5 alarm Mex burger topped with cheddar, serrano peppers, guacamole, and chipotle remoulade ($11.99). Or opt for a grilled chicken aloha sandwich with melted swiss and grilled pineapple ($10.99). Baby back ribs are available by the rack ($22.99) or half rack ($17.99), while fajitas come unracked and sided with guacamole, refried beans, cheese, and your choice of grilled chicken ($16.99), steak ($17.99), veggies ($16.99), or a steak-and-chicken combo thought impossible by culinary physicists until just a few years ago ($17.99).
Scotch, tequila, and bourbon augment David Copperfield's beverage options, letting hop-heads share bar space with their shot-shooting brethren. Train your beer-sharpened vision on the restaurant's big-screen TV, which allows patrons to catch all the sporting action, from college to pro.
Not valid with happy hour or other specials; dine-in and takeout only.
- From hefeweizen and cask-conditioned ales to imperial stouts, David Copperfield's pays homage to everything barley and hops-related. Light wood walls and pilsner flags hanging from the ceiling set the scene for over 100 kinds of beer (30 on tap), ranging from the usual Bud and Becks to hand-crafted lagers brewed by Trappist monks in Belgium. (There's also a nice selection of whiskey and tequila.) – David S. Hirschman, New York
- …its “stellar” craft suds selection is “extensive” enough to entice “beer snobs” from all over town; regulars say the “friendly” barkeeps really “know how to pour” one here. – Zagat