The space at 6th Avenue and 29th Street has been like a revolving door of restaurants over the past 10 years but I think it may finally have a permanent tenet.  Chef George Mendes from Michelin-starred Aldea opened this spot last year focusing on rustic Portuguese food and craft beer.  Lupulo actually means "hops" in Portuguese and the ever changing tap list pays homage to that name.

Everything from the rich malty stouts of Alesmith Brewing to bright hoppy IPA's from Hill Farmstead and salty Goses of Westbrook have been known to make an appearance.  The bartenders are more ready to answer any questions and will happily pair beers along with your meal as well.

The menu changes along with the tap list but you can expect delicious Portuguese fare like spicy Red Snapper Cru with fermented serrano chili in a coconut milk kaffir-lime broth.

 Hot, crispy Salt Cod Croquettes with piri piri mayo...

...and a gorgeous dish of Manila Clams.  This is a welcome new spot for after work drinks near Penn Station and the circular bar makes it the perfect place for both a date and solo dinner.  

835 6th Avenue @29th Street
New York, NY 10001