Manhattan’s Torch & Crown Brewing Company Opens

The borough's only brewery now welcomes guests to its restaurant garden

Stepping into Torch & Crown‘s now-complete 9,000-square-foot, multi-level SoHo space defies expectation. In a neighborhood known for pricey retail and residential nooks, one might not expect to find Manhattan’s only production brewery—let alone one so spacious and bright. And yet, from the heated outdoor seating to the taproom and restaurant to the underground expanse equipped with state-of-the-art machinery and custom subterranean fermenters, it’s evident that the …

Manhattan Speciality Coffee Shop Bird & Branch’s Mission to Restore

Care packages, collections and blends give back to organizations the world over

When Brandon and Faith Lee opened Bird & Branch, an independent speciality coffee shop on Manhattan‘s West 45th Street, they did so with more than the intention to serve locals a stellar cup of coffee or passersby a clever signature drink (though, they have done this with gusto). From day one, in February 2018, they sought out ways to give back to their community and this …

Torch & Crown Will Be Manhattan’s Only Brewery

This newcomer hopes to reimagine, reinvigorate and rekindle the borough's beer scene

Since 1995, Manhattan has been without a brewery. But once pandemic restrictions are lifted and it’s safe to do so, Torch & Crown Brewing Company will be opening their three-story facility on Vandam St in SoHo. There, they’ll dot the drinking room (a grand, double-ceiling industrial space) with everything needed to make beer: tanks, trolleys, buckets, and beyond, and plenty of tubing—including some that will relay …