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Beer Available At Mugs Ale House (arranged by most recent)
Barrier Oblong American Dark Strong Rye Ale , Local Option Kentucky Common 87, Greenport Harbor Other Side IPA 89, Smuttynose IPA 96, Barrier Evil Giant IPA 97, Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2001/2003-Present (18%) 100, Off Color / Mikkeller Beer Geek Mus 65, Heather Ales Alba Scots Pine Ale 85, Avery Anniversary Twenty 99, Brooklyn Blood Brothers Red IPA , Uinta Hop Notch IPA 97, Founders All Day IPA 96, Brooklyn Scorcher 58, Stone RuinTen IPA 100, Westbrook One Claw Rye Pale Ale 94, Barrier Dunegrass Double IPA 86, Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager 92, Mikkeller Yeast Series 2.0: Brettanomyces Lambicus 88, Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Life & Limb 99, Founders Kaiser Curmudgeon 99
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bob_w (51) new york, New York | July 4, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
great wait staff, lots of variety on tap, lots of special events. good prices. nice backyard. one of nyc’s pioneer beer bars. and they put the rangers games on the t.v.! the only criticism i have is that i wish they would put their mussels back on the menu -- they were awesome, and i miss them!
Slipstream (84) | March 15, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A regular bar that happens to have an excellent range of beers on tap and in bottles, and for good prices too, especially for a "hip" part of NYC. I agree with bmerz’s comments - it is unpretentious, just a good, classic beer joint. There is a bar room in the front, and quieter tables in the back. They have special events pretty regularly, I gather, so that is another reason to be aware of this place. The waitress was friendly and helpful. I plan to visit again.
Theydon_Bois (461) The ’Sham, England | December 22, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Have dropped by Mugs a few times, most recently in March ’11 for the ’Split Thy Brooklyn Skull’ strong ale festival
They ordinarily have around 30 beers on tap from across the states, with a good 10 or so from NY and neighbouring states.
On this visit I stayed purely on the rare (and strong - all 8% ABV+) festival beers.
They were reasonably priced at $2.50-3 each and were served in a 6oz glass
The place was busy, but the service was decent considering and we simply stood a few feet back from the bar and sampled somestrong stuff including :-
Arcadia Pappy’s Bourbon Barrel Old Ale
Brekenbridge 471 IMP IPA
Left Hand Oak Aged Imperial Stout
Great bar, decent festival, worth a visit on a normal night also.
bmerz (118) Brooklyn, New York | October 9, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
Mugs is a classic and so deserves to be. There’s no pretense or really any style that’s not sort of it’s own not trying to have style. It rocks...just a good pub...except wait...do they have a 2002 of Brooklyn’s Monster Barley Wine, a bunch of Cantillon, and a 20 taps of rare stuff from an event they just did....all for good prices served in 20 oz pint glasses by serious bartenders...yes they do. They have dedicated lines to non-beer nerd classics...respect. Brooklyn Brewery did a special for their 20th anniversary last weekend. More respect. Cheers Mugs!
strowlands8 (5) Ontario | September 3, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great spot. I personally really like the laid back atmosphere, kind of a country bar feel with sports on TV. Really great beer list, probably the best selection I found while I was in NY, even compared to some of the places ranked higher on this site, a plus the best value by far. Proper 20oz pints for 6 dollars. HIghly recommended.
ltdan546 (20) | August 11, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in on a hot sweaty day this summer. Loads of interesting choices on tap. Slightly weird vibe (craft beer + 90s grunge + ball game on TV) but definitely friendly. Got some advice from a bartender who’d just gotten home from Belgium for our upcoming trip.
luttonm (106) Belgrade, Serbia | July 29, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice traditional pub feel but great beers all around. Great music too. Food menu looked weird. Reasonable prices and well worth a stop if you’re in the area. Great
brystmar (15) Dallas, Texas | January 25, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Hands down the best value for craft beer in Brooklyn, possibly in all of NYC. Despite its proximity to Overpriced-Because-It’s-Ironic--burg’s main drag, Mugs remains the most reasonably-priced bar in the region. About half of their ~25 beers on draft are only $4.50 for a 20oz pour!
Bottle list is impressive, but typically outdated. It’s common for me to go through 2-3 choices before finding something they actually have in stock. What IS in stock, though, is typically outstanding. Last time I was there, I shared a 1988 Lee’s Harvest Ale with my friend for the unbelievable price of $15. Did I mention this place was a bargain?
To top things off, this bar ranks among the least trendy or pretentious in the area without being run-down or trashy. It’s open and spacious, rarely crowded (even at midnight on a Saturday in the summer), and very relaxed compared to its surroundings. All of this makes Mugs one of my favorite spots in the city.
BMan1113VR (346) Los Angeles, California | January 9, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Near the subway. Stopped by and met up with ChairMissing. Sort of an old school, slightly upscale sports bar feel. Big TVs, full bar. Didn’t try the food. Tap selection was decent, but nothing too special. Not a bad place if you are in the area, but not a place to seek out.
LilBeerDoctor (293) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | December 4, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
A good stop in Brooklyn. This is a small but cozy bar with a grungier, but friendly crowd. They have a pretty long tap list, most of which is NY locals, but a couple other stuff too. Their events bring in some of the rarer beers, but I haven’t been to one yet. They do have an extensive bottle list also. I only ordered food once, as it is on the pricy side, and it was good (chipotle wings). Beer prices are pretty good for NYC. Overall, a good place to stop in for a pint if in Brooklyn, although I wouldn’t expect any crazy offerings.
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