The Growler opened in 2011 on Historic Stone Street in the ground floor of an 1837 Dutch Revival building. With a mission to become a community tavern of the highest quality, The Growler quickly became known as the pre-eminent craft beer bar in downtown Manhattan and proudly celebrates the efforts of the independent American Brewer, showcasing unique and rare offerings from all around the country. Also flowing on tap is the excellent draft cocktail selection, unique to the neighborhood. All this is combined with a dedication to conviviality and hospitality to create what we hope is a great pub experience.
Growler's other great passion is dogs. Man's best friend adorns the walls and shelves as Victorian prints and figurines, and a custom oil-painted mural by Eric Mackey humourously depicts the owners and their families as the dogs who most reflect their personalities. In warmer months,neighborhood dogs (and their owners) join at the outside seating on Stone Street to eat, drink and soak up the atmosphere of the colonial era setting.
Most recently Growler has turned its attention from beer to spirits in a new cocktail bar, Underdog. Amidst the foundation walls and granite columns of the basement, Underdog also provides the same level of care and attention to mixed drinks as is given to the draft beer selection upstairs.
The Growler kitchen, open nightly until 3am, has also garnered praise for it's simple, yet delicious menu of American classics featuring chili, hot dogs, sandwiches and a much talked about burger.