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Top Hops is a unique beer obsessed hybrid  —  We're a tasting bar with a scrumptious food menu designed to complement our favorite libation.  We are a well curated brick and mortar and online retail shop with depth and breadth.  We are a beer classroom and event space.   We have two New York City market locations and a mobile Tap Truck available for Private Event Rental.   We are the kind of place where seasoned beer geeks can share their enthusiasm and new craft beer fans can learn a bit more about the magic combination of hops, yeast, barley, and water. Join us at our tasting bars where you can sample our freshly poured beer or try a bottle from the fridge, all while enjoying some beer-friendly bites and camaraderie with fellow beer lovers.  Interested in learning more about beers with a tasting event? Look no further.  

More than a bottle shop, more than a craft beer bar, Top Hops is a celebration of beer and the good people who brew it.  We foster an appreciation for the craft and history of great beer. We are merchants AND advocates.

Ted Kenny

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Join us at our newest location at Urbanspace Union Square, centrally located in one of the city's best neighborhoods, Union Square.   Run, don't walk!

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Don't know a Double IPA from a Dopplebock, or Saaz hops from the American Cascade variety? Not to worry, Top Hops welcomes beer drinkers of all knowledge levels, from the geek to the novice. Owner Ted Kenny has created a welcoming, unpretentious environment that encourages experimentation and -- most importantly -- fun.

Top Hops at the Essex Market

We are thrilled to be in the company of pals, old and new, at the shiny new Essex Market, immediately south of our old digs, on Essex Street and Delancey.

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The Top Hops Half Pint

Eh, voila.  We are taking the absolute best of Top Hops on the road with this new vintage inspired tap truck.  Available to rent for your next private event.

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Spring 2021: Orchard Street News

In a very sad Covid update, we had to officially close our doors at this beloved location.

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