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Beer Available At Mugs Ale House (arranged by most recent)
Sixpoint Old Redhooker Barleywine , Ommegang Gnomegang 97, Barrier Red Button Imperial Red , Captain Lawrence Imperial Smoke from the Oak (Apple Brandy Barrel) 99, St Feuillien / Green Flash Bière De L’Amitié 97, Stone Matt’s Burning Rosids Imperial Cherry Wood Smoked Saison 92, Kelso Blind Barber , The Peekskill Brewery’s NYPA , Ægir Ylir Julebrygg 84, Triporteur From Heaven 84, Dieu du Ciel Isseki Nicho 99, Alvinne Cuvée Freddy Zymatore (Gin/Pinot Noir) , Barrier Oblong American Dark Strong Rye Ale , Local Option Kentucky Common 86, 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 76, Heather Ales Alba Scots Pine Ale 85
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rickhall28 (213) Denville, New Jersey | January 20, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Mugs is a great beer bar in a great beer area of NYC. Although I’d been here before I never rated it so I’m using my latest visit to amend that. The decor and atmosphere are great. The staff is also quite good (at least in my experiences). The food is very good pub food with a few higher end items too. The real star is the beer selection though. 32 taps is quite a nice number...but more important...they don’t waste any of them. The selection is always deep with no throw-away’s. I highly recommend a special trip here...in fact it’s very easy to couple this with a visit to the Brooklyn Brewery first (as Mugs has the food you’ll want after going there).
Rowlymo (7) , | December 14, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A very good proper pub. Beer range interesting Nachos very tasty. A pleasant afternoon spent drinking and watching the snow fall.
aguinessaday (10) Rakkestad, Norway | December 13, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
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 (87) | 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 (534) 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 (119) 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 (23) | 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 (108) 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
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