The Nonic Pint Glass or English Pub Glass

Nonic Pint Glass
Nonic Pint Glasses on Amazon

The nonic Pint Glass is also known as a Nonik Pint Glass or English Pub Glass.  This glass is a staple in most breweries and pubs and sometimes turns up in restaurants with large beer selections.

Similar to the traditional pint glass the nonic pint has a narrow base which expands out to a wider mouth.  It’s defining feature is a bulge a few centimeters from the top of the glass.

Benefits of a nonic Pint Glass

Nonic Pint glasses are a general utility glass and will find a home in just about any bar setup or beer glass cabinet. Their wide mouths and bodies also make for easy drinking of most session beers

Typically these are 20 oz glasses so they’re especially good for larger bottles of beer, growlers, or kegs.  The nonic pint also just looks like a better pint glass helping to add a little style to your setup.

Other Notes / What’s with the Bulge?

Nonic or “no-nick” glasses have greater structural stability than their straight sided predecessors.  That bulge in the upper portion of the glass makes it less likely to chip or break when it’s stacked on other glasses.  This stacking method of storing glassware is very common behind bars and in storage areas.

What Beer Goes with a nonic Pint Glass?

Like the conical pint, the nonic is basically a utility glass.  You can enjoy just about any ale or lager from this glass.  Because these glasses tend to be higher volume vessels (typically 20 oz) I recommend sticking to ales, though.

Specifically you’ll be looking at lower alcohol beers that you enjoy drinking a lot of.  Think session beers that have a mild flavor profile.

Where Can I Buy Nonic Pint Glasses / English Pub Glasses?

This glass turns up frequently as an English pub glass in sets like the Libbey Craft Brew Sampler Beer Glass Set that we’ve reviewed previously.  They’re also pretty common on their own in sets like this one from Amazon.

Other than that you should be able to find these in most box stores like Target, Walmart or even Home Goods.

You can expect to pay between $7 and $10 per glass.