Old Oak Tap | Ukrainian Village/East Village | Bar/Lounge, Craft Beer, Gastropub, Patio /Beer Garden | Restaurant
Upscale Ukrainian Village bar with an eclectic menu and crowd-pleasing craft beers.

Our Review

Wondering where the older siblings of the kids at the Continental—the ones with jobs and starter homes—head when they need to cut loose? Try the Old Oak Tap. On a typical Friday the 1,500-square-foot front patio is jammed, and every third patron seems to be bouncing a baby between sips of Saison DuPont. The high-ceilinged interior has been widely compared to a ski lodge, but the feel is more goth-modern, wrought-iron chandeliers in tenuous balance with the low, clean lines of the dark oak tables and pale green banquettes. The menu is full of spiffed-up bar standards like sweet-and-sour Thai drumsticks, roasted beet and goat cheese salad, a yellowfin tuna sandwich, and a shrimp po'boy. The craft beer list showcases a lot of predictable crowd-pleasers—Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, Three Floyd’s Alpha King, Two Brothers Cane and Ebel—but also a couple intriguing curveballs like the Magic Hat #9 Pale Ale, a light, fruity, strangely pleasant brew I’d never tried before and liked a lot by the fourth sip. Like the beer list, Old Oak overall follows a well-known formula, but if the formula works, why mess with it?

Martha Bayne

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Wondering where the older siblings of the kids at the Continental—the ones with jobs and starter homes—head when they need to cut loose? Try the Old Oak Tap. On a typical Friday the 1,500-square-foot front patio is jammed, and every third patron seems to be bouncing a baby between sips of Saison DuPont. The craft beer list showcases a lot of predictable crowd-pleasers—Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, Three Floyd’s Alpha King, Two Brothers Cane and Ebel—but also a couple intriguing curveballs like the Magic Hat #9 Pale Ale, a light, fruity, strangely pleasant brew I’d never tried before and liked a lot by the fourth sip. —Martha Bayne

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