Off-Centered Ale Trail: New York City - Atlas Obscura Lists

Off-Centered Ale Trail: New York City

Take a bite out of the Big Apple with Atlas Obscura and Dogfish Head Brewery.

New York City is one of the most well-documented destinations in the entire Atlas. Over the years, we’ve identified more than 250 intriguing, unusual locations around the city.

As a result, our New York City Ale Trail features a real cross-section of what the city that never sleeps has to offer. It begins far away from the crowds, on the banks of Dead Horse Bay. This SeaQuench-Ale-inspired shore is littered with thousands of glass bottles and other ephemera that have washed up here over centuries. Dogfish Head Brewery’s Flesh & Blood IPA is captured in Mulberry Bend, once the epicenter of Manhattan’s notorious Five Points neighborhood. And for 60 Minute IPA, we’re searching for a secret from the past hidden in plain sight. When the restoration of Grand Central Terminal’s beautiful ceiling was completed in 1998, a single patch was purposefully left untouched. This small section of dirty ceiling, accumulated over more than 100 years, is a tiny window into the Grand Central that once was: a bustling hub filled with the smoke of millions of cigarettes and cigars, mixing with the smoke and soot from steam engines.

You can check out our Ale Trails across the country here, and start building your own by clicking the “Add to List” button alongside each entry. We’ll see you out there!