Extremely Unusual Place to Buy Beer

March 27, 2011

If it's not the most unusual, it's certainly a contender. A pharmacy in downtown Manhattan allows people to fill up their growlers with beer as they pick up prescriptions. Duane Reade on 72nd and Broadway has a Brew York City service counter where customers can buy or fill up their existing growlers, a 64 ounce glass jug of beer. Local craft beers are available for purchase there. At $7.99 per refill, the deal is competitive by any standard.

"It's a pharmacy, so this is interesting," one customer said. "You can buy beer here, but this is even better."

Though employees are bar staff, the counter does not sell beer by the glass. Apparently, it becomes the second pharmacy in the city with a beer counter. Photo by WORXLife/Paul Schreiber



Lucy's picture

72nd/Bway isn't downtown Manhattan.