First. Peculier is spelled correctly. I was reminiscing about this great bar I used to go to when living in New York. The Peculier Pub on Bleeker Street in the Village has one of the best and most different selections of beers available--their web site says over 500 bottles and 17 on tap. And the really cool thing is that the ones on tap are not just Bud Light and Michelob Amber Bock, but different ones.
The atmosphere is cool, but may be geared for a 25-35 aged crowd. It's a little dirty, a little disorganized, you sit on old church pews, the bathrooms are very small and dated. But you know what you came for--trying a bunch of new beers in a relaxed environment. Here's the beer menu.
I've tried many beers there for my first time. Delirium Tremens is one that I can remember, mainly because of the name and the unique bottle it came in. Reminds me I gotta pick up a bottle of that again to write about it.
So if you need a place to go for a beer while in NYC, this is the one to check out.
Tell me your favorite spot or your best memory of the Peculier Pub.