Heather’s, which is located at 506* E 13th, between avenues A & B, treats the gluten-free customer well. They have cider on tap (which ALex mistakenly ordered, thinking it was beer), wine, and (the grand finale) TWO kinds of gluten-free beer. I chose Bard’s over Redbridge. It was a little nippy last night to be guzzling ice-cold beer and I admit I would have rather been drinking warming red wine, but I was pretty stoked to be able to order a beer at a bar.
I realize that gluten-free beer is sometimes lost on some celiacs or gluten-free folks because they stopped consuming gluten before they acquired a taste for beer, but for me, gluten-free beer is heaven. If, like me, the one thing you miss the most about a normal gluten-filled life is beer, head over to Heather’s and rejoice!
*This is a necessary asterisk. You NEED to know the address because there is no sign or discernible way to tell that this place is open to the public and a bar. It’s hidden behind frosted glass windows and black unmarked doors. Listen for the general bar commotion to be sure. Oh and don’t be concerned by this quirk, it’s a lovely bar with good music and a great, friendly, atmosphere.