Spuyten Duyvil | Brooklyn, New York
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Spuyten Duyvil
Excellent based on 137 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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

Spuyten Duyvil

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Beer Available At Spuyten Duyvil (arranged by most recent)
Alvinne Morpheus Wild 75, War Flag American Pilsner , Moody Tongue Steeped Emperor’s Lemon Saison 79, Rothaus Pils Tannenzäpfle 45, River Horse Oatmeal Milk Stout 93, Alpine Beer Company Duet 100, Lammin Sahti (US Version) 39, Dieu du Ciel Péché Véniel 95, Cantillon Cuvée Florian 100, Dupont Redor Pils 43, Mystic Saison Renaud 95, Wild Beer Bliss 55, Captain Lawrence Rice & Wine , Against the Grain Bay and Pepper Your Bretts 90, Jolly Pumpkin / Anchorage Calabaza Boreal 99
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137 reviews for Spuyten Duyvil
 Ambiance  86%
 Service  79%
 Selection  82%
 Food  71%
 Value  62%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
trapped  (64) New York, Turkey | June 18, 2014
Another hipster place for slightly inebriated beer crowd. Visited the place early evening and had trouble finding it since it looked more like a pawnshop or neighborhood repairshop than a bar. But once inside, I really appreciated the place. Six taps and around 80 bottles were available at them time. The decor inside fits the profile of the clients very well. The food, what food? They have cheese and meat products for people starving. The prices are a bit steep but the selection was very good. The bar tender was very knowledgeable and warm. I will certainly visit the place again.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs  (350) Toronto, Ontario | April 29, 2014
We stopped in on a Saturday afternoon after gorging ourselves across the street at Fette Sau. We actually walked right past it on our way to Fette Sau and wouldn’t have recognized the entrance if I hadn’t looked it up in advance of coming. The bar itself has a vaguely European cafe feel to it, long skinny bar area, it is the kind of place that has a bicycle hanging from the wall and custom wood tap handles. It’s apparently also the type of place that kind of smirks when you ask if they have coffee or caffeinated beverages. The tap list was decent with a couple of solid choices and a decent range of styles. Bottle list had more rarities but most seemed less appealing when I discovered that they were not in fact 750ml bottles as I had assumed from the prices, but were in fact 375! Still, some definitely worth a splurge depending what you were into. The best feature of the place in my opinion was the large sunny back patio. It was the perfect day for it for us, with plenty of sun but not too hot. We visited with puzzl, Pearl and dickinsonbeer and it was a great spot to relax and hang out with friends. It’s a nice bar, and the sort of sleepy afternoon feel was nice compared to busier spots we went to on this trip but as others have noted the prices can be steep even for NYC. All that said, I had a great time and I would come back and it’s well worth a visit, but I suspect that its overall ranking in NYC is partly based on high historical ratings.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick  (796) 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 1/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 1/10   OVERALL 9/20
cratez  (256) Toronto, Ontario | December 29, 2013
When I visited: Late September 2013. What I had: an imperial IPA on tap and a glass of sauvignon blanc for the lady. What I liked: Despite the small size of the bar we were able to grab seats right away. What I disliked: In keeping with the obnoxious service and atmosphere there’s no sign for this place so initially we walked right past it. Once inside we couldn’t see the draught or food menus so we had to ask the twit working the bar, who was more interested in talking down to us than actually explaining what was available. We reluctantly ordered one drink, passed on the food options (most of which we couldn’t pronounce), and rushed over to Barcade, where the night was salvaged. IMHO the suffocating pretension and sleazy hipster vibe of Spuyten embody everything that craft beer is NOT about, and you couldn’t pay me to come back here. Avoid. Overall Rating: 36
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
jtclockwork  (269) , New Jersey | October 22, 2013
Great beer bar in Brooklyn. High quality selection with a few surprises. Nice shaded outdoor area outback.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Crockett  (7) Southampton,Ontario, Ontario | October 21, 2013
Not a massive selection, but this is a great bar for a friendly visit of like minded beer geeks. Very friendly.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow  (128) Ottawa, Ontario | September 25, 2013
Walked across the bridge, had some fresh pizza and ice cream, and then walked over to enjoy some beers. The list was impressive although not as crazy as I thought it would be; was also pricey. However like the eclectic/hipster atmosphere (probably because it was mostly empty), service was top notch, and enjoyed relaxing and enjoying some beer.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1503) 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 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
bob_w  (52) new york, New York | July 4, 2013| Updated July 11, 2013
can be a bit pricey, but there’s no lack of quality on tap or in the bottles. they have a lot of cool events, to make visits interesting and sometimes surprising. very nice backyard. friendly staff, nice local crowd.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
PRBeer  (332) Parsippany, New Jersey | June 3, 2013
Wonderful, original, eclectic craftbeer bar that is a destination in and of itself. I highly recommend a stop here when visiting Brooklyn craftbars...but definitely worth a special trip alone. I gave them a 14 out of 15 for selection...not for quantity (this isn’t a Yard House) but for quality...for unusual and hard to find selections. The decor is very much like an antique store...maybe even an oldtime hardware store. There is a really nice courtyard out back too. The food choices are great. They include cheeses...meats...pickles...olives, and the like...all of the highest quality (if you need something more substantial...go to Fette Sau nearby for amazing BBQ). The place is filled with regulars (locals who realize how lucky they are to have a place like this in their neighborhood) as well as craftbeer explorers like myself who will read about a place like this and search it out. I recommend you do the same!

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