Mermaid Inn may sound like a tacky waterside clam bar, but it’s really the hippest bar-restaurant the East Village has seen since New York was New Amsterdam. Owners Danny Abrams and chef Jimmy Bradley (Red Cat, The Harrison) dish out North Atlantic seafood that’s perfect with a bevy of East Coast beers, including Geery’s London Style Porter from Maine, Dogfish Head Pale Ale from Delaware, and Otter Creek Pale Ale from Vermont. Where does the Hitachino Nest White Ale from Japan fit in? “Who eats more fish than the Japanese?” asks Bradley. Good point.
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