Spuyten Duyvil | Brooklyn, New York
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Spuyten Duyvil
Excellent based on 130 ratings
Type: Bar

359 Metropolitan Ave.
Brooklyn, New York United States 11211 [ print map ]
718 963 4140

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Mayor: mansquito (3) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 60

Spuyten Duyvil

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Beer Available At Spuyten Duyvil (arranged by most recent)
Cantillon Cuvée Florian 100, Dupont Redor Pils 44, Mystic Saison Renaud 96, Wild Beer Bliss 57, Captain Lawrence Rice & Wine , Against the Grain Bay and Pepper Your Bretts 85, Jolly Pumpkin / Anchorage Calabaza Boreal 99, Crooked Stave Batch #60 99, Grimm Cassiopeia 73, Grimm Bees In The Trappe 84, Coronado / Cigar City Jurata Baltic Porter 93, 1809 Berliner Style Weisse 96, Coronado Sock Knocker IIPA 97, Coronado Hoppy Daze IPA 96, Naparbier Pumpkin Tzar 96, Crooked Stave Vieille Artisanal 99, Jolly Pumpkin No. 47 Thai Basil 93, Mikkeller / Prairie American Style 96, Magic Rock Magic 8 Ball 98, Mikkeller / Three Floyds Boogoop 99
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130 reviews for Spuyten Duyvil
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  79%
 Selection  83%
 Food  71%
 Value  62%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1448) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 4, 2013
Visited in May 2012.

First off, the name and the address aren’t on this place anywhere. Actually, the only indication of the address is on the mail box. Second, the prices are out of control. $60 for a Vigeronne 750... But that is all (mostly) forgiven by the fact that the selection is awesome and so is the area in the back. The bar is small and I could see this place getting packed during peak hours but outside, under the large trees, there is plenty of room. Cool place and I would return if in the area if I wanted something the other bars in the area didn’t stock.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois  (773) The ’Sham, England | February 16, 2013
Visited here just the once in March ’10 on a Brooklyn pub crawl. Nice little bar with a well thought out tap and bottle selection. Big Belgian/overseas influence on the bottle selection, which I knew would be the case - but not what I’m particularly looking for in the US but I’m sure is great for others. Had a small cheese plate which was tasty. Good vibes and service.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick  (751) Columbus, Ohio | March 31, 2014
Spuyten Duyvil is located in Brooklyn on Metropolitan Ave across from Fette Sau. The red exterior doesn’t have an obvious signage.

The interior is dimly lit with the bar running along the right side, and small tables opposite. Red ceiling with large hanging lights. Odd decor on the walls including an old bicycle. There are chalkboards behind the wall listing the beers that are available.

The bar has 6 or 8 beers on draught with an emphasis on Belgians, as well as some regional breweries like Two Roads. The bottled selection consists of over 50 selections, again heavier on Belgian styles. Many rarities and vintage ales as well.

Service on a relatively busy weeknight was decent. My colleague and I had a small table and were pretty much left to ourselves to order at the bar. The bartender seemed knowledgeable about the available beers.

We did not have any food on our visit.

Overall this bar wasn’t a revelation or anything but had a nice laid back if hipster atmosphere. I wouldn’t put it at the top of the list but would visit again if in Brooklyn.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Oakes  (681) Vancouver, British Columbia | June 21, 2004| Updated June 3, 2006
Reminds me of Smokeless Joe’s in Toronto - long and narrow; half a dozen taps; great bottled list. Staff could talk the talk - surprisingly rare for a beer bar. Cheese selection was solid. the garden in the back looked cool, too. One of the best.
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | August 19, 2004| Updated October 12, 2004
What people said. Awesome cozy place with a truly friendly atmosphere where the locals are sociable and were all happy to see a montrealer. Unreal beer list for america. I had some beers I certainly didn’t expect to find on this side of the atlantic like cantillon loerik, de ranke guldenberg, de proef flemish primitive. They do carry 10 cantillon if not 11. I was a bit unlucky with the taps though, among the 5 taps were éphémère apple that i get locally, vapeur cochonne and hog heaven which I’m not a fan of. Too bad a few beers on the menu were out of stock.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
GT2  (613) San Diego County , California | November 10, 2011
Pretty chic place- very small at the front with a handful of wooden tables and a cramped bar. Good selection of carefully chosen taps but only about 5 or so. Rotation is written up in chalk. Deep bottle list even though most may not be advertised. Out back is a large "biergarten" of sorts. Nice wire tables and a big garden with trees. Very nice- sort of quirky/hipster Brooklyn feel. Cheese plate was very good and well thought out. Lots of special menu items to pair with beer. This place has special connections to Cantillon so that is worth coming here in of itself especially for any releases or big events. Across the street is a typical Brooklyn deli grocery store that serves up some of the most ridiculously good sandwiches I have ever had. Hot damn.
Sammy  (561) Toronto, Ontario | January 9, 2008
This is the bottle place, for taps try Barcade a walk away. The bottle list was impressive, aimed at their own private imports that you don’t find in the store shelves, and listed by country. I saw 6 taps. It was pretty full on a late Monday night, with people in groups and the music on the higher volume side. The furnishings were what you would find curbside of rish peoples’ houses. Service was very efficient with generous comments on the part of the bartenders if you are a listener or look like you care. Loud swearing, and a younger crowd.
theisti  (551) Leawood, Kansas | January 14, 2011| Updated September 8, 2014
Stopped over after dinner across the street. Small place, with a tight bar and a few booths across from it. The place had a nice friendly vibe, and a really impressive selection of beers. Some one else grabbed the tab (thanks!) so can’t comment on the prices. Certainly worth a stop during any pub crawl of the area.

82 = ★★★½ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | October 23, 2004| Updated November 7, 2006
Absolutely stunning Belgian bottle menu, about as drool-inducing as the HopLeaf’s in Chicago or Bruges’ Brugs’ Beertje. Superb homey feel, extremely attentive and hard-working barmen, what more can you ask for really? If I had a place like this in my city, I’d be a regular. Prices are pretty steep, especially if you get into the rare bottles, but if you choose well, you won’t be disappointed. Cheese and meat plate is pretty interesting. One of the world’s best, no doubt.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee  (511) Toronto, ON, Ontario | March 22, 2006| Updated October 9, 2010
I decided to update the rating for this place since I really do think it’s slipped a lot. The prices have really gotten out of hand and the owners/bartenders have made a habit out of avoiding contact/service and anything that would involve them actually serving you. There is still a great selection of top notch bottles, but you’ll pay for them. There are a whole lot of spots I’d rather spend my time and money at. Too bad because this place really used to be the shit. Definitely one of the cooler beer bars I’ve been to. Long bar, six taps, smallish seating area that kind of reminds of Smokeless Joe’s. Loads of beer in bottles, well cared for and carefully selected. Prices seemed pretty fair to me (although I could drop a ton on all the Cantillon in here). Only thing served is beer or cheese... a winning combo in my opinion. Definitely the friendliest clientele I’ve ever met, lots of bottles were getting passed around the bar for both friends and complete strangers. Visited with beastiefan2k and dickinsonbeer and had a very good first night in NY.

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