There is a new craft beer bar in town: Copper's Craft & Kitchen.
Just opened this month by Tom O'Byrne and Colin Stewart (from fellow east village venues Dempsey's Pub and Slainte), Cooper's got its name in honor of famous New York figure Peter Cooper (of Cooper Union). Cooper is also another name for barrel-maker, and you will notice that barrels play an important part of the interior decor.
The focus is on craft beer, with 25 rotating brews on tap complimented by an extensive list of bottled craft beer. Some of the breweries featured include Ommegang, Stone Brewing Co., Goose Island, Blue Point, Brooklyn Brewery, Six Point, Lagunitas, Harpoon, Green Flash, Troegs. (and staying true to their Irish roots, Guinness). They will also serve infused cocktails from their specialty menu, such as marshmallow vodka, pepper infused tequila and pear infused gin.
The owners are long-time supporters of MurphGuide, and the staff are your fellow MurphGuide readers, so please be sure to tell them you read about them on MurphGuide.com
Cooper's Craft & Kitchen
87 Second Ave. (E. 5th St.)
New York, NY