Spuyten Duyvil

Mayor: mansquito (7) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 60
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | May 15, 2007
I was surprised at the size of the pub was given its reputation. It probably sits less than 50 people. We went there on a busy Friday night and ended-up sitting on the floor. Far from an art-deco place this is a very casual pub that feels like being in someone’s apartment. Cool patio in the back. Clientele (at least on a Friday night) is late-20s and seemed more like yuppies than beer geeks. Beer menu is all you’ve heard and then some. The bottle list is almost as impressive as what the best beer bars from oversee (Kulminator and friends) have to offer. No fillers, just great beers. The tap list was great too. Rather pricey but worth it. A must.
82
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Hawksfan17  (63) Raleigh, North Carolina | February 27, 2007
My friend brought me here to show me this cool place. It looks like a high school chemistry set. There are so many obscure things and they have a nice selection. I especially like their window seats.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
hophead75  (83) Largo, Florida | January 15, 2007
This is my favorite beer bar in NY, and I would have to say that the courtyard in the back has alot to do with that. It’s a great place to relax with good friends and great beer. The selection here has been well documented and I was not dissapointed either of the two times I have been here. Lots of rare bottles that you will not find anywhere else, easily at least. The atmosphere is very eclectic, the service is great. Their meat and cheese platters pair well with the beers they serve. A must for any ratebeer member or beer geek that is in the NYC area.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
Aeneas  (3) Port Jefferson Station, New York | November 6, 2006
Simply the best beer bar in NY! The small size and relative isolation of Spuyten make it really a niche bar. They have 6 taps and a cask and an incredible bottle selection of hard to find beers from around the world. The bartenders are friendly and very knowledgable about their beers. Spuyten serves light fare including meat and cheese plates, olives and some sweets, all of which serve to compliment the beer. If you’re in NYC and miss this one, you should not forgive yourself!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
PilsnerPeter  (100) Flushing, New York | August 11, 2006| Updated March 2, 2009
Quaint ambiance, dimly lit and old-time decor. The bottle list is the most impressive here. They have rare Lambics, and some vintages. They have a selection of cheeses and olives (for those who like that stuff) There are only six taps, but they are usually something worth while. A bar that has a carefully picked selection.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
Walt  (189) Austin, Texas | July 31, 2006
No sign on the door or anything....crazy...I thin kthe ambiance was awesome and the selection great...just a ton of great Belgian beers...I was pissed they didn’t have Cantillon Sputen Duyvil that I could buy though...real pissed.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
cathschlag  (4) Montréal, Quebec | May 9, 2006
Une expérience tout simplement hallucinante! Des bières incroyables, des fromages savoureux, une ambiance du tonnerre avec une clientèle relax et cool, des employés sympathiques qui connaissent admirablement bien la bière, bref, un endroit INCONTOURNABLE. Seule critique : peu être un peu cher, mais pour de la qualité, j’imagine qu’il n’y a pas de prix... Merci à Aaron pour m’avoir fait découvrir de nouvelles bière et pour avoir été si sympathique.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
chimay67  (60) hunt sta, New York | April 1, 2006
This place is like a belgian gold mine tucked into a corner of Brooklyn. You will find stuff here that you have only read about. Bring a friend or make some there for the 750’s. Very rare gems on tap. They do serve cheese plates if you need a nosh. Very hip of thrift store decor, this one is a keeper.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee  (529) 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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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k  (234) Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington | March 21, 2006| Updated July 26, 2011
I just got back from the best bar in the world. Got to say hi to Dickinsonbeer and Joe McPhee, with whom I enjoyed this great spot. I have to give a full 15 for selection to this bar. The have a good amount of beer and most importantly they have hard to find brews, which to me is a 15. The service was very good, the bartenders knew their beer. The owner is a great guy. I got to bring my own Alesmith Wee Heavy (Thanks Clark VV) in for a few people to try out. I had the following to drink: Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock (not actually distributed in NY), Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel (don’t think this beer is actually distributed in America), Avery Mephistopheles Stout, and a few others. Had some cheese (all good lots of choice), enjoyed beer with fellow ratebeerians and other beer geeks there. Its a geat place all around and I gave it a 19 overall because othing is perfect but htis is as close as it gets. The interior is a collection of stuff bought from a whole bunch of garage sales, and old bottles of beer ( I mean some really old bottles). From the outside seems a little dingy but that just adds to the ambiance. This is definitly the #1 bar in NYC if not the rest of the world. For example, random Monday they were holding a mini Bock-festival because it was the first day of Spring. Had a bunch of different bocks on tap and bottled. Original score 92.
Used to love, has declined in quality and grown in cost.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 8/20
maltjack  (1) Bethesda, Maryland | February 11, 2006
A welcome port for a regular out-of-town visitor to Williamsburg/Brooklyn

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