Bronx beer favorite Torch and Crown opens its Soho brewery for takeout and delivery
Cult-favorite Bronx brewer Torch and Crown has forged ahead with opening its Manhattan brewery, the company’s first taproom where people can try its beer in person. The new bi-level brewery — located at 12 Vandam Street, at Avenue of the America, in Soho — includes an event space, a tasting room, and a restaurant helmed by Christian Pappanicholas, formerly of Murray Hill meat destination the Cannibal. Torch and Crown’s Manhattan brewery is still undergoing construction for now, according to a spokesperson with the brewery, but the new location will serve as the company’s hub for takeout and delivery. The brewery’s popular stouts, lagers, and IPAs are now all be available for pick-up from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the new location and for delivery from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. to parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.
Torch and Crown got its start in the Bronx more than a decade ago, after co-founders Joe Correia and John Dantzler had their fake IDs taken from them at an unnamed bar in the East Village. The pair has been making its popular beer from a production facility in the Bronx since 2017, but the Soho expansion is the company’s first brewery open to the public.
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