What’s old is new again, especially when it comes to a certain craft-beer bar in Croton-on-Hudson. The Green Growler, formerly located on S Riverside Ave since 2011, has reopened a half-mile away at 4 Croton Point Ave.
Owner Seana O’Callaghan saw a chance to welcome new customers, since the new location is near the train station and right off the highway. The parking situation is also improved, with private spaces in the back, and additonal parking at the nearby commuter lot.
When you crack the seal on the front door, you’ll notice a new lounge area with a community table and a cushy couch made for kicking back. Also noticeable is the retail section, stocked with bottles and cans, with an adequate number of rare selections, and some New York local brews. According to O’Callaghan, the bottle shop will grow, even if it is minus the homebrewing supplies (they’ll still sell kits) carried at the previous location. “We’re going to add pickles, mustards, hot sauces — things that go with beer,” O’Callaghan says.
At the bar, they’re still doing growler fills, serving flights, and pouring pints, but they’re doing so with two more taps, bringing the total to 12. “It’s one of my favorite, most challenging things to do, and I put a lot of thought into it,” O’Callaghan says of the establishment’s well-balanced draft list.
Food choices have also expanded, now including pickles and olives, a cheese plate, a hot dog with kraut, and a soft pretzel with beer mustard. Don’t be surprised to see specials like a pulled-pork sandwich from nearby Memphis Mae’s, plus brownies and blondies for dessert.
Be on the lookout for cool events at The Green Growler, a tap-and-stock list that’s updated daily on their website. Stop in and have a few cold ones; this is one of the area’s best craft-beer havens.