Heartland Brewery (City Guide Magazine)

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Heartland Brewery

127 W. 43rd St. Map 646-366-0235 www.heartlandbrewery.com

Times Square has a new American restaurant serving handcrafted beers, housemade sodas, and a hearty steakhouse menu. The handsome, 12,000-square-foot space boasts Victorian touches and a large-scale mural in the style of Thomas Hart Benton. Lunch & dinner daily. (M) All cards. 

Heartland has consistently brewed New York’s freshest craft beers, including six classic brews and a wide range of seasonal ones. Brewers at Heartland assemble a variety of distinctly American ingredients to create their beer recipes. Heartland’s beers taste different than beers from Germany and Britain because they are made from indigenous ingredients such as Wisconsin malt, hops from Washington and Oregon, and American yeast. All beers are served at their freshest within one to two weeks of brewing.

It did not take long for the Heartland’s brewing techniques to be recognized. Heartland’s Farmer Jon’s Oatmeal Stout won a bronze medal at the prestigious Annual Great American Beer Festival in Colorado in 1995 and a gold medal in 1997.

The restaurant’s well-prepared food and carefully designed, homey setting won accolades as well. Heartland was named Best Brewpub by New York magazine in 1996 and 1997. Since then, Heartland has grown into the largest group of brewpubs in the region.

Other locations: 350 Fifth Ave. @ 34th St., 212-563-3433; 625 Eighth Ave. at 41st St., 646-214-1000.

*New to the family is HB Burger, also at 127 W. 43rd Street.

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Reviews:

"It was cold so I popped in for some soup....not beer honestly! I had sausage and kale soup and quite simply it was probably the best soup in the world! I also tried a couple of their local drinks which were delicious as well. Also the lady that was working the bar was really helpful and had some amazing tattoos."-KingRolo, UK, March 2015, TripAdvisor

"We stumbled across the Heartland Brewery after going to The Empire State Building. We ended up going back a number times over the 4 days we spent in NYC as it was close to our hotel. We can highly recommend the Empire beer, it's amazing. The food was also very good. The ambiance is also very nice with a large bar and sport on the TV. The service is also very good well done 5 stars."-Steve D, March 2015, TripAdvisor

Read a review by critic Richard Jay Scholem.

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