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New York Magazine
"Whether you’re in the mood to settle in at the bar or grab a six-pack to go, Top Hops offers a modern solution for both. Beer snobs will love the expansive refrigerators that line the back walls, stocked with hundreds of craft brands...The knowledgeable staff are happy to customize a flight of samples from the rotating roster draughts."
The Sunday Times Travel Magazine
Total Guide New York
“I want to mingle with the locals. Where should I stay, hang out, shop and eat to mix with the cool kids?...Ease into evening with the regulars at Top Hops, here for the craft beer.”
The New York Times
For High Class Beer, Low Key Surroundings
"There's fine beer just about everywhere on their premises -- on shelves, in neatly stacked boxes, in refrigerator cases, on tap for growlers."
"Former Anheuser-Busch salesman Ted Kenny opened this LES tasting room/bottle shop/beer seminary in winter. Savvy beer servers tend the 30-foot bar, pouring from 700 worldly bottles and 20 taps that are part Belgian, part regional and mostly American craft seasonals and limited-releases...this is beer-geek heaven: A blackboard behind the brews lists the date the keg was tapped and when the draft line was last cleaned, along with the beer style, IBU count, brewery location and tasting notes."
Best Beer Ever
"Kenny's retail store carries more than 700 brands of beer and also features a tasting bar. In short, it's what most men envision as heaven."
Time Out New York
Best Beer Store in NYC
"This Lower East Side store is Disneyland for brew heads."
The HUNT Guides
"This is the most egalitarian craft beer I’ve ever stepped into. It’s a place where hipsters, foodies and craft beer geeks crowd saddle up along the bar to marvel at the 20 rotating taps from around the world...More importantly there’s an amazing beer list with 700 bottles and cans for your tasting pleasure. And if all that imbibing whets your palate, delicious local snacks make for a perfect accompaniment."
The Village Voice
2013 Best Craft Beer Shop
"Mostly they come for Kenny and his friendly staff... making you feel like a regular even if you've been through the door just a couple of times."
Travel + Leisure
America's Best Beer Bars 2014
"This bright, no-nonsense neighborhood institution -- part tasting room, part retail shop, and all beer geekery -- has been a welcome alternative to the Lower East Side since in opened in 2012."
The Pursuit of Hoppiness
"...One of a growing number of shops around the country that treat beer like wine, with a fussily curated collection of bottles you'd never find at the local beverage mart"