Heineken is a solid choice, but one that is really fine and brings back memories is McSorley's Ale...http://www.mcsorleysnewyork.com/
45 years ago it was not so much of a tourist trap and you get "Two Light" for 50 cents.
They never sold "beer"! When I first visited, you could have a bottle of India Pale Ale or you swim in the "House Ale", Light or Dark, for a song...Winter months? I t was a treat to walk in from the street to sit next to the BIG OLD COAL STOVE...
We used to marvel at how many mugs the waiter "Ritchie" could carry in one hand. It was around seven or so...On a busy night it was not unusual to order four or six ales at one time (for one's self)
McSorley's is special...
"We were here before you were born"
"Be good or be gone!" (A sign hanging in the back room, Bible House?)
and "IITYWYBAD" Culinary Artist (Sign over Kitchen Door)