The ‘Beer Fridge’ Brings Craft Beer and Growlers to Essex Street

Posted on: August 4th, 2017 at 9:39 am by

The Beer Fridge is now open, offering craft beers and a growler station to lower Essex Street, just of Seward Park. Soft launch of the new dispensary was last night with a party presumably for friends and family.

Turnaround from announcement to commencement was rather impressive. We first announced its arrival at 41 Essex Street last month; a few weeks later, it’s open. The storefront took shape this week with the addition of a canopy and stocked shelves.

“I’ve been living in the Lower East Side for quite a while now, and when I saw the small space for lease, it was a no-brainer,” owner Catherine DiPaci told when asked about opening in this spot.

The Beer Fridge offers a wide selection of local beer and snacks. Customers can fill up growlers (with rotating tap) and create their own six-packs. Official opening is in the coming days.

“We are especially partial to the NYC craft brewery scene and will be focusing on local specialties and limited releases,” DiPaci noted.

41 Essex Street was previously home to the ill-fated Cigar & Vape, which closed back in February after a year-long run. It’s also worth mentioning that this address previously hosted Delancey Wine, which just moved a few doors southward.

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