In the city that never sleeps, the dining options are vast and varied - which can sometimes be overwhelming when you're casually browsing for places to go on a night out. Luckily, there's something for everyone in NYC, including many hot spots if you're a craft beer lover. Here, we're rounded up the Top 5 places to check out for the best craft beers in New York:


1. The Pony Bar
With tons of beer on tap and yummy bar food, this Upper East Side classic also makes the list for another reason: it's open until 4am on Friday and Saturdays. Try their Pigs in a Blanket or Mother Loving French Fries if you're in the mood for a snack.


2. Randolph Beer
Have you ever served yourself your own beer? At Randolph, it's possible thanks to their self-pour tap system from PourMyBeer. You're charged by the ounce, so can check out a ton of great brews without breaking the bank. Check out one of Randolph's three locations in Nolita, Williamsburg or Dumbo.


3. As Is NYC
At As Is, you'll find beer from all over the world in a cool, vibey setting. They also offer a Wednesday night running club, with beer specials for runners, so you can enjoy a little fitness to work off the draft you'll enjoy afterwards.


4. Blind Tiger Ale House
For over two decades, this craft beer bar has been a city favorite. Endless options, knowledgable bartenders, and for cheese lovers, you won't want to miss the weekly Wednesday cheese selection from Murray's Cheese. Oh, and the cheese is free!


5. The Owl Farm
Located in Park Slope, this craft brew mecca also offers a robust cider list. For gamers, check out their pinball options (you can even join a league). Expect a laid-back atmosphere, perfect for Sunday afternoon hangs.