A review of Draught 55 in Manhattan's Midtown East

Located at 245 E. 55th Street in Midtown East (or is it Sutton Place?), Draught 55 picks up in the location formerly known at Blackstone’s (and, before that, Jimmy Walker’s).  Layout is practically identical to its previous incarnations: spacious bar area on the right side of the spot, a slightly elevated dining area takes up the rest of the place (this was where the pool tables were for Jimmy Walker’s).  A separate bar area in the very back of the space, beyond the bathrooms and kitchen.  The draught beer offerings number around two dozen, nearly all quality craft-beer. The bottled beer selection is solid too.  The food is somewhat standard bar/pub fare.  Midtown East/ Sutton Place needs more craft-beer focused spot like this and maybe one day, the nabe will have its very own craft-beer focused NYC bar crawl.

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