NEW YORK CITY | Milk & Hops (Chelsea) is one of two Milk & Hops venues in New York City, and is the answer to anyone who has ever asked themselves “why isn’t there a craft beer bar that takes its cheese as seriously as it takes its beer”. Ok, so nobody probably actually asked that question, but where sure glad that someone answered it.
Milk & Hops is the creation of Yang Gao and Rick White. Gao ran a wine and spirits store in Astoria, Queens at the time and decided to rectify the fact that there wasn’t a good boutique cheese or craft beer store in the area. Milk & Hops is all about giving customers a place where they can find a carefully curated selection of craft beer, cheese and gourmet goodies to take home or enjoy in store.
The Chelsea location has eight taps of American beers available in three sizes, or growlers to take away. If there’s not a beer that you want on tap, there are a few hundred beers on the shelves and in the fridges that will contain something you want. You can also purchase bottles to take away. For food it’s of course Milk & Hops’ selection of some of the best cheeses and charcuterie from around the world, again to either take away or enjoy in store as grilled cheeses, sandwiches, or cheese plates.
Along with the two Milk & Hops locations, the owners also own two shops called Astoria Bier & Cheese, which are basically the Queens versions of Milk & Hops, which are all in Manhattan.
Milk & Hops (Chelsea)
166 9th Avenue
New York 10011
Telephone: 212 989 1999
Mon – Thu: 12:00pm to 11:00pm
Fri – Sat: 11:00am to 12:00am
Sun: 11:00am to 10:00pm