The Cannibal

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MONDAY - SATURDAY: 11 A.M. - 11:30 P.M. | SUNDAY: 11 A.M. - 10:30 P.M.
212.686.5480 | WEBSITE

The Cannibal houses a butcher and a beer bar under one roof. Situated next to its sister restaurant, the Belgian-themed Resto, Cannibal’s cozy bar, eight-seat “meat counter” and outdoor patio lie beyond an arched tunnel lined with beer fridges from which bottles can be purchased to-go. The owner, a cycling freak, named the bar after Eddy Merckx, a Belgian Grand Tour cyclist who rode in the 1960s and ’70s and was nicknamed, you guessed it, “The Cannibal.”

Known For
  • day drinking
  • full menu
  • bar food
  • craft beer
  • outdoor / patio
What to drink
With a list of over 450 beers from around the world, either by bottle or the seven-line draft system, Cannibal is beer (and meat) central. But they also offer a small, tightly curated list of wines by the glass as well as digestifs.
Midtown East
Should you be so bold (and have 45 minutes to wait for preparation), The Cannibal serves a half pig’s head for two, with Russian dressing, rye and melted gruyère. Also, check out their new second location at Gotham West Market.