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MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | July 3, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Gorgeous little bar with plenty of space between tables, families and couples alike enjoying themselves, eating or simply drinking. Beer menu has plenty to keep you busy for a while and the food looked quite good too for pub food. All in all, not one of NYCís finest beer establishments, but a mighty pleasant bar where one can have fun with a few brews at any time of day.
JoeMcPhee (502) Toronto, ON, Ontario | July 5, 2008| Updated September 9, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Yeah, this place is pretty awesome. There are lots of hipster-types hanging about, but hey... there are tons of íem in Williamsburg and that hasnít stopped me from drinking there. Beautiful galvanized zinc bar backed by a single row of 40 taps. Everything here is quality... no macros and the bottle selection, while lacking in anything rare, certainly has a wide selection of good stuff. The food is where this place really shines. Interesting and high quality foods especially. I had the sliders when I was there, and while they were a little too precious for my taste, they were very tasty. Itís a great spot if (like me) you love good beer, but your wife doesnít.
swoopjones (305) Buffalo, New York | October 12, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
good spot, solid draft list, american micro dominated. food was solid. worth the stop
ben4321 (256) Hoboken, New Jersey | December 29, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
We swung by this afternoon for some midday drinks and escape from the cold/snow. This place has a nice layout, with an updated type look/feel to it. The bartender we had was decent, but could have been friendlier and more attentive. The draft last was very solid, with a good number of local beers on tap and quite a few other American micro offerings as well. I only saw maybe 2 or 3 non-domestics, and they were fairly standard (for example: Delirium). Still though, I thought the list was pretty solid. The menu looked interesting, but we didnít eat. Iíll be back for sure.
beastiefan2k (177) Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington | July 11, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I guess I will be the first person who was unimpressed with the place. Beer: lots of taps but nothing I canít get at most other decent beer bars or most beer shops even. Decor, all wooden yet with a modern feel. But I wasnít really impressed, except with the size of it. The food menu is cool, I had the pickles and french fries. Other things were similar to fancy mac & cheese or fancy grilled cheese. Service was just average when I was there. I probably wont go back, did not enjoy the ambiance, particularly with the type of folks who seem to hang out there.
austinpowers (152) New York, New York | January 31, 2008| Updated May 25, 2008
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
Extremely cool, Lower East Side hipster vibe with about 40 taps and wood communal bench tables. The food is eclectic, featuring warm popcorn with pork fat drizzled on top along with spices (paprika?). Flavorful. The beers are unusual, but not mind-blowing. However, for a restaurant, the beer selection does NOT get any better in NYC. That said, this place seems more like a bar with food than a restaurant. The scene: guys wearing fedoras. Anorexic women picking at their food. Beer-savvy waitstaff. Lastly, the decor is really cool: they took apart some log cabin in Vermont (it would seem) and put the wood planks on the walls. Interesting.
Jow (146) New York | April 26, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Had a work event in the back room. Cool interior and a garage style window that we opened overlooking street was nice touch. Solid draft list not terribly exciting but some tasty beverages. Waitress was nice and attentive. Food was ok forvwhat we had.
puzzl (138) New York, New York | February 19, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Frat boy central. There isnít a person here under 6 feet tall. Besides me. I am under 6 feet tall. I feel like a man amongst giants in this place. But, the selection is good and the prices are decent and the food is tasty.
bmerz (121) Brooklyn, New York | October 10, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
Good option in the LES for food and beer. But itís not so focused on beer. Plus ithe design is really good. The draft list is engaging but not very adventurous. It can be hard to get a seat. Not really a beer spot anymore with so many places having comparable beer lists.
Slipstream (88) | June 7, 2008| Updated July 19, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Hipster corner is more like it - Ludlow & Rivington Streets in New Yorkís Lower East Side. 20 years ago this area was a drug-infested dump, now it is full of slick 20 and 30 somethings, dressed up and heading out for music and drinks. It is a nice place to sit on a warm night and watch the action, and to drink up from a very good selection of brews. There are a lot of drafts available, and a good selection of bottles too. The beer is tasty, definitely not watered down, and the prices are normal for NYC. There is an interesting selection of eats as well, with things like kobe beef burgers and artisanl cheese with macaroni. The portions are small, but the quality is high. The toilets are interesting, with something like 6 private rooms, equipped with hand dryers that will almost blow the skin off your arms.
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