Huge place with a nice patio, and the interior is wide open to the fresh night air, a real plus in good weather. Decent selection that featured a lot of local stuff. An OK stop on the way to or from Dirckís.
theisti (746) Kansas | April 13, 2015| Updated September 21, 2015
Visited on a Friday afternoon. It was a beautiful Spring day, all of the windows were open on this huge beer hall. Inside, there are a ton of tables and a bunch of seating at the two winding bars. Pretty brick design. Beer selection is 24ish draft along with a bunch of bottles and cans. Selection is solid, though nothing rare or crazy on. Food menu is primarily brats and pretzels, and you have to pick up the food at a separate bar. Good service, fun relaxing place to spend an afternoon. I can imagine this place gets bonkers on nights and weekend.
70 = ★★Ĺ (Locals should check it out, visitors with extended time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Big, crowded, trendy. Some decent draft offerings, I guess, but they donít usually have anything out-of-the-ordinary on. Itís becoming a pretty crowded beer scene in Greenpoint; this is probably a place you can pass over in favor of several more interesting options within walking distance.
Large and very nice bar/restaraunt. Service pretty much non existent as they ignored me and let me walk around and walk out. They had a sandwich board out front advertising a Belgian sour that was spelled wrong so had be excited, only to find out it was a common Oud Bruin. Not samples, expensive and disappointing all around.
Big open place in Brooklyn. We only stopped in for a couple of drinks before heading off to TÝrst, but service was good, and the selection was quite decent. Nothing exceptional but the ambiance of the place was great.
First stop of the day. Actually, had I known that Torst was literally around the corner from the train station that would have been the first stop but as it worked out this was on the way to Dirck the Norseman. This is probably the trendiest German restaurant Iíve been to, but itís not entirely a bad thing. They have several dozen taps, a good number of which are decent beers. They have several sausages to pick from and plenty of toppings to add. Mine (the Krainerwurst) was good but expensive. $7 for not very much food and no sides. Oh well, itís New York, I shouldnít have expected anything less. The bar wraps around three sides of the serving area so there is plenty of seating there. Also the windows were all wide open so you can sit at the edge of the restaurant (no sidewalk or patio seating) and look at the park across the street or just enjoy the weather a bit. The servers were very nice and offered some free samples. Given how close this is to the train station Iíd say it definitely warrants a visit.
This place has nice bathrooms, a good beer selection, and a nice selection of interesting sausages. Unlike Radegast Hall & Biergarten, this place doesnít strive for an authentic Bavarian experience. Instead, it includes various US beers next to German beers. It includes sausages made from various exotic meats and even have vegan sausages (ironically listed under the traditional sausage section... maybe it was a mistake). While the beer list isnít incredible like that of the nearby Torst, it is respectable and included 4 beers that I have not yet had. The bathroom faucets are really cool. They have Jenga. The value is acceptable, though a little on the pricy side, with beers going for $7-8.
German beer hall says it all. Taps of about 20-25, with varying selection....Can you say Mango Habanero IPA? Plenty of sours and belgians around. Staff is quick and aims to please. Love all the brats on pretzel hot dog rolls. Food list is basic, but good. Hard to decide if it is better when the weather warms up and the garage doors are open, or when itís colder and the fireplace is roaring....One of my favorite places around.
A top notch German sausage restaurant/bar in Williamsburg. I visited in April 2012 and it was quite busy. A very large place with seats outside and in, very spacious. Largely features sausage - I tried the rabbit/veal, venison, and duck, which were super tasty. $8-11 each, they ainít cheap! The beer menu is fairly extensive, a large representation of German styles, but others as well. Nothing crazy, but definitely solid craft offerings. Overall, worth it for a food and beer stop in NYC.