The Burp Castle will always hold a special place in our hearts because it was the very first beer bar we went to when we moved to New York City, on a recommendation from our friend Phoebe. It’s basically the place to go if you want Belgian beers – and also a quiet atmosphere. (The bartender shushes the room if it gets too loud.)
With medieval-esque paintings on the walls, it does feel as though you’re going back in time when you walk in the door. Dark wood tables and chairs maintain the vibe. You can pick up great Belgian drafts that you normally only see in bottles elsewhere like beers from Corsendonk or Boon (sours on draft!). You might even find a mead available if you are interested in exploring honey wine. Drafts usually range from $7-9. Every Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday, free frites are available from Pommes Frites starting at 5 p.m. until they are gone.
Burp Castle is located at 41 East 7th St. in the East Village and is open at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Nearest subway is the 6 train at Astor Place.