So I'm going to NYC in the near future, and have 3 requests:
Saturday night I'm going drinking with some friends. We'd like to drink American IPAs and other hoppy beers. Anderson Valley, Victory Hop Devil, and anything local NYC. What local stuff should I drink beyond Brooklyn Lager? I was thinking to go to the Peculiar Pub, and would be happy to return, but perhaps there are other places we should go? I think I would prefer a place with a selection of several beers to say, a brewpub with only 4 house blends, but a really good brewpub could be good, too.
Assuming we were to go drinking at the Peculiar Pub, where should we eat dinner beforehand? Or if we go somewhere else, where to eat beforehand? Pretty much anything is okay, maybe some sort of local specialty? Pizza? Anything, really, just something good.
Finally, are there any recommendations for Vietnamese food? Many moons ago I liked Pho Pasteur, but on our last visit there (2 years ago), the food appeared to have fallen off a cliff.