Only thing better than a selection of sliders from That Burger? Bringing those burgers downstairs to pair with big ol' bottles of rare beer in our favorite basement hangout
If Idle Hands is the East Village playground where all professional booze aficionados (the cocktail masters, the beer geeks, the wine snobs, the whiskey tipplers, etc.) descend to, well, continue their boozing endeavors, you can consider this our chosen place of play, too. Quality craft beers, 80+ bourbons for sipping, and plenty of quality spirits all make the menu without the usual pretension. And the focus here is solely on the drink. Which is great because, really, shouldn’t we all be able to focus on such fine spirits without the extra attitude? Idle Hands has always felt to us like our best (most cultured) buddy’s basement, the one we go to hide out, learn an even greater appreciation of drinking, taking solace in a non-divey dive atmosphere that also doubles as cozy underground lair of cool.
So what could make this beer mecca somehow even better? You guessed it: BURGERS. That Burger, to be exact. And despite the fact that Idle Hands is typically focused solely on the booze, we're here to bring the burgers to the beer. Get your choice of custom sliders plus some seasoned tater tots and, to wash down you and your drinking cohort's meal, Marc, Rev, and Rob have a selection of hard-to-find large format faves (i.e., 750 ml / 22 oz bottles) for you to choose from. Think Allagash "Curieux,” Abita "Save Our Shores," Blue Point "Old Howling Bastard," and Great Divide "Smoked Porter," among others. Yes, it's the rare opportunity of beer-ing AND burger-ing at the same time with Idle Hands.
But hold up before you go rushing down in search of this rare burger and beer combination: reservations are required in advance to get in on this custom combo action of sliders and booze. But trust us, it’s worth it... and you don’t even have to be an aforementioned aficionado to believe.