Located at 222 West Houston Street, Houston Hall is perhaps Manhattan’s best new beer bar opening in at least a year’s time. This place is a legitimate beer hall, craft-beer bar as well as a great addition to the West Village craft-beer focused NYC bar crawl. Very spacious for Manhattan, Houston Hall offers nearly three dozen communal tables and all the tap beer offerings are made by Greenpoint Beer Works (a bit of a misnomer, Greenpoint Beer Works is not actually in Greenpoint, but in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn. This company makes the Kelso beers and the Heartland Brewery beers, among others). And it’s not just German style beers available at Houston Hall, but the selection runs the wide spectrum of beers (everything from a pilsner to a very malty scotch ale to a hoppy IPA). Despite opening in early January, 2013, Houston Hall feels as though it’s been around for a while. This is definitely a place worth going out of your way for. We can’t wait to return.