TÝrst (Torst) | Brooklyn, New York
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TÝrst (Torst)
World Class based on 68 ratings
Type: Bar

615 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, New York United States 11222 [ print map ]
718 389 6034

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Hours: Sun - Wed 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM; Thu-Sat 12:00 PM - 3:00 AM


Mayor: jredmond (12) | Affiliated user(s) here Jeppe, kmercado | Taps: 21 | Bottles: 150-200


TÝrst (Torst)

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Beer Available At TÝrst (Torst) (arranged by most recent)
Evil Twin Nomader Weisse 88, Other Half Cool Summer, Bro! , Evil Twin Falco IPA 96, Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break 100, Evil Twin Yang 97, Evil Twin I Love You With My Stout 99, Evil Twin Low Life 86, Farnum Hill Dooryard Cider 1416 , Against the Grain Hamon Hamarth , Bayerischer Bahnhof Berliner Weiss with Brett Zymatore (Red Wine) , Evil Twin Aviary Six 80, Evil Twin Biscotti Break 99, Evil Twin The Cowboy 91, HaandBryggeriet Dark Force 99, Westbrook Mexican Cake Imperial Stout 100, Evil Twin Hipster Ale 93, Bayerischer Bahnhof Berliner Style Weisse with Rye 78, Elysian Dragonstooth Stout 99, Hoppin Frog Hopped-Up Goose Juice Rye IPA 98, Beyond Wild Love
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68 reviews for TÝrst (Torst)
 Ambiance  88%
 Service  88%
 Selection  93%
 Food  85%
 Value  79%
 Overall  92%
 Rating  99%
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88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
orangesol  (157) Pennsylvania | August 22, 2014
I heard about this place a few months before it opened and I had wanted to visit ever since. A world class beer bar with a michelin quality restaurant in the back? You better believe I am in on that. Atmosphere was awesome. Tons of people enjoying themselves, beautiful bar and decor to match. Quality is one of the highest I have come across. Their draft system is state of the art, their build quality is amazing and their food is some of the best in the city. Service was a touch hit or miss. When they came around it was top notch but I was left with an empty glass for a bit longer than I should have been for sitting at the middle of the bar. Selection was pretty good on our visit. They obviously had plenty of Evil Twin but they also had some killer Belgianís that I had never seen before. If you include the back restaurant I am not sure how you canít say the food is world class. If you donít then it is adequate but nothing over the top. I got the bread and butter and while it was awesome I am not sure I really got my moneyís worth. Prices were high across the board, even more so than the better Manhattan bars. Overall this is easily one of the best beer bars I have ever come across. I look forward to visiting again the next time I am in the area.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty  (457) Kyoto, Japan | August 22, 2014
Great place. Too expensive, but you almost get your moneyís worth. Our servers were excellent, both friendly and knowledgeable. Lovely selection of beers. Deserves the credit and hype itís been given.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
FullObs  (8) Illinois | August 21, 2014
If you like evil twin then its worth a visit about 20 taps... a few interesting guest beers but more than half were house beers... Reasonable prices which incl: small, medium,and large pours. .
90
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
kyr2  (16) Nicosia, Cyprus | July 18, 2014
Has a fabulous selection of beer on tap and a great selection of bottles. The staff are friendly, although their WiFi is screwy. A bit difficult to see the sign above the door and the air-conditioning was set to super coll for some reason. Despite the few drawbacks was an amazing experience.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
50belair  (146) Florida | July 12, 2014
Wacky almost gothic joint in Brooklyn. Could walk right by it and not know itís here. Friendly and well informed staff. Nice bottle and tap selection. Well worth a visit.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
john_henry  (14) , | July 3, 2014
Beautifully designed bar with a good selection of brews, a lot from Evil Twin, not sure if thats a good thing or not, guess it depends on how much of a fan of Evil twin you are. Food was good, but nothing to get really excited about. Overall, I can see why this rates so highly, and it is well deserved, would be one of my first stops in New york. The only down side for me was the obnoxiously loud music.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
trapped  (41) New York City, Turkey | June 16, 2014
Very stylish long marble bar and low wooden coffee tables. 21 taps very good selection, half-hearted food menu, good atmosphere knowledgeable and warm bartender. Place to be if youíre in Brooklyn!
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1330) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 6, 2014| Updated June 24, 2014
Place rating number 1200!

Visited May 27, 2014.

I didnít know what to expect besides hipster when I walked in. How similar was this going to be to the Mikkeller bar in SF? I think this came first so I guess it would be a situation of the Mikkeller bar being like this. Anyway, theyíre not that similar really. This place of course had a good number of Evil Twin beers available and plenty of guest beers. The bartender was nice enough to pour some free tasters. In the end I went with a full glass of one of the hoppy options. Pretty cool glass that this stuff comes in. The place is dimly lit and kind of quiet. Prices are of course sky high but what do you expect. I can only imagine what the restaurant portion is like. On the subject of food I enjoyed a steak salad. The meet was cooked fairly rare, which I was OK with. What bothered me was the damn arugula. Give it a rest. And while weíre at it (note to all chefs): please stop using dandelion greens. They are not pleasant (see my rating of DBGB). It didnít distract too much from the overall quality of the food but Iím officially over arugula.

The service was friendly despite my obvious disdain for hipsters. On that subject, I think Iím going to relent on the war against the uniqueness of looking like everyone else. Itís really just a fashion style now, not so much a philosophy so what do I care? Cool place overall and Iíd recommend it to anyone in/around Brooklyn.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
flyingrabbit  (21) , France | May 11, 2014
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
jercraigs  (314) Toronto, Ontario | May 1, 2014
Continuing on our beery trek we walked to Torst, the bar representation of Evil Twin Brewing. As anticipated they had an excellent, but spendy tap list. One nice thing is the ability to order smaller pours of the beers that are stronger or more expensive. I have a theory that the artwork on their custom glassware has hidden measurements in it, but others said the servers were pretty much eyeballing it so who knows. I took a quick look at the bottle list but at the prices they were charging there was nothing sufficiently attention grabbing to tempt me away from the draft list today. That might change on a return visit though. Decor is nice enough, the bar itself looks pretty slick, the mirrored tap lists can be hard to read at times (or maybe thatís just my eyesight? Who knows). Music is pretty loud. The mostly communal seating is fine - Iím not personally a fan but it makes sense for such a small space. We were lucky that two nice gentleman swapped their seats with us so we could sit with our group of friends. The problem when it is busy is that the long narrow space means that much of the standing room is the same space as the "ordering a drink" space, so there are not a ton of places to stand that are not in the way. Fortunately it cleared out just as we got our drinks so that worked in our favour. The service was a bit abrupt, which is mostly forgivable for how busy they were, but anecdotally that seems to be the standard. I liked the place overall, the quality of the taps means that I will definitely be back despite any minor failings (many of which are personal preference/just me being a cranky old fart) but like many other places I would like to come back at a quieter time if possible.

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