I dig the openness of this place. Iíve never been here when itís crowded but with few people its very comfortable. Nice bar, good tap and bottle selection. Industrial look with tables and some comfy couches with some nice art throughout. Donít know how the food is. Pricey - even being from the area I was surprised to pay $13 for a Westmalle Dubble.
Best Dia de los Muertos E-V-E-R. BTW beer before mezcal is a bad idea, just thought Iíd throw that one out there. Austinpowers says there was a live DJ, but I coulda sworn I saw some hippies playing tambourine and drums in one corner of this place but maybe it was an agave-coated-worm induced hallucination of mine. This place is definitely top notch though, very posh. I prefer your more dingy rough-around-the-edges bars, but this one was definitely very enjoyable.
Me and LordErasmus hit this DUMBO institution for Dia de los Muertos! I loved the swank feel of this place. It is a bar, not especially a beer bar, yet it has a very strong selection of Belgian brews. ReBar was voted #1 new NYC bar. There is a live DJ and a cool brick-lined space with arched ceilings in a former factory. Thereís an art gallery towards the back. Itís definitely a scene - everyoneís sharply dressed.
Second floor of a factory/loft space in Dumbo which serves as a kind of community gathering / artgallery/ peformance space / coffehouse. Taps have included quality yet familiar domestic and foreign selections e.g. Hacker-Pshorr, Kwak, Rogue, Great Divide, Bear Republic and N.C. Brother Thelonius. Each foreign draught is poured whenever possible in the breweryís glassware, which is a nice touch. Bottles include several American micros as well as Belgians like Chouffe, Duvel, Chimay, Lindemans. Donít look for many rare finds, however. A bit pricey. Small plate/tapas bar menu.