Upright Brew House


I’ve talked a lot lately about my preference for double cheeseburgers over the ubiquitous pub burger. Upright Brew House serves one of each, so I was able to do a side-by-side comparison. Both are made with Angus beef, but Upright Brew House attached their name to the double cheeseburger, which made me think that my previous bias might be confirmed.

Burgers Ordered: The Upright Burger and the Angus Steak Burger

The Taste: The Upright Burger features two smaller patties, topped with American cheese, bacon (for 2 bucks extra) lettuce, tomato, and onion rings on a sesame seed bun. The Upright Burger is a thicker, pub-style patty, topped with Irish cheddar or gruyere cheese (I went gruyere), lettuce and tomato on a brioche bun. Indeed, I enjoyed the more traditional, less funky flavor of the Upright Burger, though I think that might be in part to choosing gruyere on the pub burger. If I had to do it over again, I would have chosen the Irish cheddar for a less funk-on-funk combination of meat and cheese. The onion rings on the Upright Burger also helped to tip the scales in its favor.

The Verdict: No matter which burger you choose at Upright, you’ll leave satisfied. But if you want my expert opinion, the double bacon cheeseburger is the way to go.

Upright Brew House is located at 547 Hudson Street in Manhattan, New York. 

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Article by Brad Garoon

I run this burger joint.