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 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
tiggmtl  (117) Vancouver, British Columbia | October 19, 2004
The ambiance is simple to the point and comfortable. The service very knowledgable and friendly (and pretty effeicient too - despite the place being packed I never had to wait and never felt rushed in chatting with the barmen). The selection is fantastic for Belgian style enthusiasts. They focus on that and do it very well. Tap selection was perhaps not astounding (with the exception of Fantome on tap) but the bottle menu clearly made up for it. Although the first couple of rare beers ordered were out of stock, the majority were available including some real discoveries. The cheese plate was of a very generous size for the cost and paired well with the beers, though the beers are truly what it’s all about. ’Essential’ does not begin to do this place justice!
maltydog  (4) Brooklyn, New York | September 20, 2004
A wonderful selection of beers, and great atmosphere. Even though the number of drafts is only six, I still often find that there are a higher number of really good drafts here than at bars with 20-30 drafts! The bottles are actually over a hundred rather than 60! I am happy to say this place is a local to me.
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 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Eyedrinkale  (129) Astoria, New York | August 16, 2004| Updated September 4, 2006
The Holy Grail of beer bars and lord knows, I’ve been to many. Think going to Belgium without having to fly there. Great bottle selection and 5 or so handles with a cask usually tapped. A cheese, meat or chocolate plate is always available and sometimes, pate. Get a sampler of your choice of 4 for $10. Must go to experience. Joe is the owner and he is very knowledgeable and friendly. Seems like Joe has been leaning towards addimg more micros, so it’s not all imports. A must stop if in the state of NY. They have a nice selection of wine and sake as well.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
Volgon  (10) Manchester, New Hampshire | July 8, 2004
Small narrow bar with a nice outside area. 6 great taps and a bottle list that is sure to impress. Mainly focuses on Belgian ales, although some rare American beers are present. Food consists of excellent cold meat and cheese plates. While I’ve seen better selections, I’ve never been to such a great beer bar.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Jeppe  (84) Ølbutikken, Denmark | June 24, 2004| Updated June 1, 2006
Great place, very laid back! Very good Belgian bottle selection, but unfortunately no so good American draught selection. Friendly bartender! One minus though, they had no Fantome Black Ghost left even though it was on the list and that sucked BIG time....!!!
  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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
austinpowers  (152) New York, New York | April 4, 2004| Updated January 21, 2007
There’s no sign out front except a chalk board on the sidewalk advertising rare & obscure beers. 90% of the beer menu is non-US with hoppy beers scarce and lambics to the fore. 10 different Cantillons and 8 Fantomes when I went. Joe Carroll, the owner, was as pleasant as could be and told me about the location’s 1920’s barbershop past. The bar was rather Belgian in atmosphere, with homemade furniture and odd gramophones serving as decoration, along with a collection of ashtrays from US motels and a collection of glass soda bottles. The formidable European (and especially Belgian) beer menu is quite a draw. Interestingly, Joe carries a slew of sakes from Kiuchi Brewery (makers of Hitachino Nest beer), as well. Additionally, locals will find that the prices at Spuyten Duyvil are not that high, given what we’re used to in NYC. The food is an assortment of artisanal cheeses, meats, pates and Callebaut chocolate that makes for pleasant eating. All in all, this is the very best beer bar in NYC and one of the best beer bars I have ever visited in the world. The RateBeer rankings of Best Places agrees.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Evelyn  (2) New York, New York | March 22, 2004
I love this place. Sure it is in an unusual spot in Brooklyn. Who would've guessed that there would be such a lovely inviting Belgium beer bar in Williamsburg? The first thing you notice when you walked in is a café/bistro atmosphere. The furniture and decorations are all second hand and for sale. I find this to be a wonderful element to add to a watering hole. Every time I have been here I always eye the pictures of anatomical figures and various ash trays all seemingly form old Belgium breweries. The bar is quite narrow, like a railroad apartment. They also have the best garden are in back of any bar in the city. The reason why I call this a Belgium beer bar is that they have over 50 bottles of Belgium beers, including a wonderful Fantome selection and with an even better one for Cantillon. They also have quite a few bottles of rare English and German beers as well. They have only 6 taps and one cask, but all are rotating. Each time I go they have some very interesting selections including recently one of my all time favorites, Perkuno’s Hammer. The owner feels that even Duvel is too trendy and does not stock it. The selection will blow you away. My favorite thing here is what they do with their "food" menu. They mainly have small platters of cheese and/or meat served with nice bread and crackers. Everything I have had seems to be equally rare and distinguished as the beers they pour, but the cheese makes this place out of this world.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
NewYawker  (6) New York, New York | March 20, 2004| Updated March 21, 2004
This place reminded me of being in Amsterdam. Like a little coffee cafe, the have a clean bar and very cool cieling fans. the furniture is eclectic, and the art work is set up like a flea market. Everything has price tag on it. Joe the owner and bartender, was a great guy and he spent time with us teaching us about his trips to Belgium. There were six taps which feature Dogfish 90 minute, Reissdorf Kolsch among others, and one cask ale. The best part was the amazing bottle selection which had a great deal of Belgian and French beers. Not that pricy for NY either. The food selecition of fine cheese and crusty French bread complements beer well. I only wish they had more American beers there, but Joe doesn't want to have beers that are so easy to get. IMO, though, some more craft brewed American Micros would make this place even better. Great beer bar!

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