Mugs Ale House | Brooklyn, New York
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Mugs Ale House
Excellent based on 63 ratings
Type: Bar

125 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York United States 11211 [ print map ]
718 486 8232

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Mayor: mansquito (6) | Taps: 32 | Bottles: Unclear


Mugs Ale House

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Beer Available At Mugs Ale House (arranged by most recent)
Two Roads Lilí Heaven 91, Singlecut Billy Half-Stack IPA 57, Hitachino Nest Dai Dai IPA 64, Upright Five (#5) 97, Kelso Rye Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout , Barrier Bumble Double Wheat IPA 71, Sixpoint Old Redhooker Barleywine , Ommegang Gnomegang 98, Barrier Red Button Imperial Red , Captain Lawrence Imperial Smoke from the Oak (Apple Brandy Barrel) 99, St Feuillien / Green Flash BiŤre De LíAmitiť 97, Stone Mattís Burning Rosids Imperial Cherry Wood Smoked Saison 93, Kelso Blind Barber , The Peekskill Breweryís NYPA 95, ∆gir Ylir Julebrygg 83, Triporteur From Heaven 84, Dieu du Ciel Isseki Nicho 99, Alvinne Cuvťe Freddy Zymatore (Gin/Pinot Noir) , Barrier Oblong American Dark Strong Rye Ale , Local Option Kentucky Common 87
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63 reviews for Mugs Ale House
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  75%
 Selection  79%
 Food  76%
 Value  84%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  90%
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88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Nalu  (18) Washington | August 12, 2010
Fantastic craft brew selection - right up my alley! Good crowd, plenty of space/seating, good service and a knowledgeable bar staff. The best pub on Bedford!
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
starny  (16) New York | September 12, 2014
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1354) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 6, 2014
Visited May 27, 2014.

This is a neighborhood bar. Itís dark, itís unassuming, and they have a good amount of beer. I got a glass of the Sierra Nevada weizenbock which was just alright. They had some local stuff as well that I was able to sample. The service was attentive and while the one server was getting the drinks several others stopped by to ask what I wanted. Prices were a little high, the selection was pretty good, and they serve food but I didnít order any. There isnít much else to say about this place. Donít think Iíll make this a regular stop but itís certainly worth a look at the tap list.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
rickhall28  (260) Parsippany, New Jersey | January 20, 2014
Mugs is a great beer bar in a great beer area of NYC. Although Iíd been here before I never rated it so Iím 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 donít waste any of them. The selection is always deep with no throw-awayís. I highly recommend a special trip here...in fact itís very easy to couple this with a visit to the Brooklyn Brewery first (as Mugs has the food youíll want after going there).
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Rowlymo  (7) , | December 14, 2013
A very good proper pub. Beer range interesting Nachos very tasty. A pleasant afternoon spent drinking and watching the snow fall.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
aguinessaday  (10) Rakkestad, Norway | December 13, 2013
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
bob_w  (51) new york, New York | July 4, 2013
great wait staff, lots of variety on tap, lots of special events. good prices. nice backyard. one of nycís 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!
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Slipstream  (88) | March 15, 2013
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 bmerzís 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.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois  (625) The íSham, England | December 22, 2012
Have dropped by Mugs a few times, most recently in March í11 for the íSplit Thy Brooklyn Skullí 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 Pappyís Bourbon Barrel Old Ale Brekenbridge 471 IMP IPA Sierra Hoptimum Left Hand Oak Aged Imperial Stout Great bar, decent festival, worth a visit on a normal night also.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
bmerz  (121) Brooklyn, New York | October 9, 2012
Mugs is a classic and so deserves to be. Thereís no pretense or really any style thatís not sort of itís own not trying to have style. It rocks...just a good pub...except wait...do they have a 2002 of Brooklynís 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!
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
strowlands8  (5) Ontario | September 3, 2012
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.

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