New York City Super Craft Beer Festival, a Beer Fest Unlike Any Other, Coming to the South Street Seaport July 30

Guests can come and go during the day as they please

The festival will feature more than 80 breweries. 

Most beer festivals have a similar format: You buy a ticket, wait in line, and for however long the event (or your session) lasts, you can’t leave the venue and are generally crammed in with a group of increasingly drunk and rowdy fellow attendees. But one festival is taking a novel approach: You buy individual tickets for five-ounce pours of beer, and you can come and go as you please throughout the 11-hour festival.

For the second year running, the New York Super Craft Beer Festival will be held at Watermark Bar on the South Street Seaport’s Pier 15, a sprawling venue with plenty of outdoor space. More than 80 craft breweries will be pouring more than 100 varieties of beer and cider (many of which are seasonal releases) inside tasting pavilions, and food will be available for purchase. The goal of the festival is to educate guests on the different beer varieties, so beers will be organized by style including IPAs, pilsners, ales, ciders, and sours.


Drink tickets will be sold at the festival itself, but those looking to stock up in advance can do so here; Tickets can be purchased in packs of three, five, or 10. If you prefer unrestricted tastings, you can buy passes to the afternoon (2-5 p.m.) or evening sessions (6-9 p.m.) for $74.84, or can buy an all-access pass for the whole day for $150.