Downtown Bar and Grill | Brooklyn, New York
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Downtown Bar and Grill
Exceptional based on 14 ratings
Type: Bar

160 Court Street
Brooklyn, New York United States 11201 [ print map ]
718 625 2835

downtownbarandgrill.com

Taps: 20 | Bottles: 800


Downtown Bar and Grill

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14 reviews for Downtown Bar and Grill
 Ambiance  74%
 Service  72%
 Selection  81%
 Food  75%
 Value  71%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  76%
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74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | February 2, 2013
Located in the busy commercial part of Brooklyn. Typical american pub interior with the TV screen killing an otherwise pleasant interior. Over a dozen of tap lines with some interesting offerings, I remember there was a 2 year aged Allagash Interlude as well as classic American craft beers and maybe 2 or 3 imports. Not the greatest tap list in town and they donít seem to go after the exclusive exotic beers like some other beer bars in NY but you are sure to find a beer or two youíll want to drink from the tap list. The bottle list however is very impressive. They may not have that rare exotic beer (or if they do, they go fast) but the sheer number of choices is overwhelming. Hundreds and hundreds of bottles to chose from including many aged bottles (aged Black Chocolate, aged Rochefort, etc.). You can see a lot of the bottles in three 2-door large fridges. I didnít eat there but from what I saw they offer adequate typical greasy pub food. Worth a stop imho.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
bmerz  (121) Brooklyn, New York | October 10, 2012
The main reason to come here is an extensive aging program with verticals of many great beers from the US and abroad represented. They even had a Westy 12 there last time I went. So they have some pretty rare stuff as well as relative comprehensive representation for a broad range of breweries. The prices are a tad high but there are a decent number of really good deals to be had for random bottles, if you know. Itís not the most atmospheric place, kind of a basic pub / cafe in a neighborhood filled with more designed places. But for aged beer...itís probably got the most options in the city.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
brystmar  (15) Dallas, Texas | January 25, 2012
Iíve spent a good bit of time and money at this unique bar in Downtown Brooklyn. Though the ambiance and service are lackluster, neither is the reason you come here: youíre here for the vintage beer selection. Need a 2007 Bourbon County Stout to complete your vertical? Want to assemble a full vertical of Rochefort 10 from 2004-present? Theyíve got you covered. Want a 1oz pour of an unattainable beer like Sam Adams Millennium? No problem. None of these options are cheap, but they arenít absurdly expensive either. I canít think of any other bar that can match DB&Gís selection in this regard, and thatís why I bring my friends here. A final note on prices: join their free rewards membership club thingy and earn 10% of your purchase price in future bar credit. Nice perk that they didnít need to offer, but is certainly appreciated.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
dfh  (1) , Lebanon | November 25, 2010
they have the best selection of vintage beer from Dogfish Head Brooklyn brewery samuel adams from ww stout to utopias & millennium north coast old stock even anchor barleywine 2003
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
160COURTST  (1) BROOKLYN, New York | February 22, 2009| Updated March 4, 2010
They have over 800 bottles of beer inculding rare and vintage brews. The food was great and our server jason was delightful.
56
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
puzzl  (138) New York, New York | February 6, 2009
Decent beer selection but a very typical sports bar ó I feel like Iím in Ohio suburbs or something when Iím in this place. Food sucks, and the servers tend to botch your cheques with even remotely complex orders. Very expensive. A great bottle selection is certainly this barís selling point, with a special emphasis on Captain Lawrence brews (batch 1 NoríEaster, for instance), but again youíll pay out the nose for them: $40 for the above. (Oh, and no Cuvee de Castleton, donít get your hopes up). Not worth a stop unless you are desperate or in the area.
58
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
keithk  (11) brooklyn, New York | January 12, 2009| Updated May 30, 2012
**Pros: about 20 taps, a huge bottle list, bartenders willing to give you a sample. Service is very attentive. Tables on the sidewalk in good weather, and a tiny "lounge" area with couches in the front. Lots of TVís usually playing sports. (You might consider this a con) **Cons: Place has the distinct look of your average new and clean Irish pub, you would never expect it to be a serious beer bar. Food is lousy typical tex-mex, wraps and burgers. Ambiance is weird. Always a bizarre mix of music playing, every time I go, 70ís and 80ís pop/rock and not a pleasant memory lane trip either. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam. Music gets really annoying and repetitive. And they will *never* ever buy you a buyback. Ever. Taps are not seriously curated, the beermaster here is not really paying attention.
46
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 3/20
derst27  (2) Hackettstown, New Jersey | April 23, 2008| Updated June 3, 2008
They are SO OVERPRICED that I had to take out a Home Equity loan to cover my tab. Some of the bottles are $25-$30, yeah for a regular bottle and the double mixers are $17!! Usually Irish bartenders are pretty jolly and friendly, not so, NOT SO!! Guys a jerk. The only thing theyíve got going for them is their ridiculously huge beer selection. ALSO, fyi their ginger ale may be flat and the bartender wonít let you know about it, heíll just serve it like its hot...awful
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee  (502) Toronto, ON, Ontario | August 1, 2007
Decent place in the middle of Cobble Hill. One of the largest bottled selections in the city. A small but well chosen tap list. Long dark bar and a friendly barkeep. Sunday soccer games attract a lot of Europeans. Itís a pretty solid place, all things considered.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Walt  (189) Austin, Texas | December 23, 2006
Wow! What a cool place and the owner is awesome!!!!!! Great selection!!! He even took us into the cellar! Food was great too!!!!

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