It's taken a little bit longer than expected, but Randolph Beer, the new one from the folks behind the Randolph, is set to open in the next few weeks. The space is big and sprawling, with heavy wooden booths built from a torn-down barn in Kentucky, and a long bar made from 50-year-old salvaged wood from Maine. To go with this Americana décor is a serious craft-beer menu (50-plus in total, and 36 on tap). Think American brews like Founders, Stone, Kelso, Barrier, Riverhorse, and Left Hand, as well as imports including Brouwerij Bosteels, Samuel Smith, and Mikkeller.
Food will consist of small plates with Australian and Southeast Asian influences: meat and charcuterie, beer-battered oysters, maple-and-bacon brussels sprouts, and a grilled Portuguese-style chicken sandwich. You can see some early photos of the space on the venue's Facebook page.
Randolph Beer, 343 Broome St., nr. Bowery