This is the best pub Iíve entered so far. Beeing a swede on vaccation in NY with focus on beerdrinking and getting to know people, this was elite. The bartender immediately sensed what I wanted and I did not only drank some of my best beers here, I also spend the whole evening with some wonderful regulars. The interior tells tales of some great brewers/events being there. Love it!
Been going here for years and years... excellent neighborhood bar with a kick-ass beer selection. The people that work there and that patronize it are all great, unpretentious people. The kind of place I wish I could go to more often. Oh and they have darts. Címon!
A nice corner bar with a decent size patio especially for the area. I was visiting my sister with my wife and our two dogs and we wanted to wear the dogs out before leaving them at my sisters house for the evening. We walked them through Prospect Park and into Park Slope when we decided it was the perfect day and time for a pint. The Gate was perfect for our needs because they had a great tap list, gluten free bottle options for my sister, they let you order in food from wherever you want, and they allow dogs. We initially hung out on the patio because we werenít sure how the other patrons would feel about our dogs but we got cold enough that we didnít care about that anymore. The patrons and staff must be used to having dogs because everyone was happy to pet them and no one batted an eye at our pit bull. We had a few pints, ordered in some burgers, and had an enjoyable time. The service was quick and very friendly, even though it was crowded during the NFL playoff game. The crowd was mostly regulars, of which I would be if I lived in the area. Great place.
JanLaursen (66) Copenhagen, Denmark | January 19, 2011| Updated July 31, 2012
On the surface this place might look like quite a few other places, but once you get there you grab the atmosphere of a neighborhood-bar. We watched a few of the matches of the Soccer World Cup there in the summerof 2010. And had a few beer from tap as well. Very decent selection. Would like this place to be my local bar, if I lived in N.Y.
Stopped in for food and beer after a bottle run at Biercraft just down the street. The bartender has a binder full of menus from the literally dozens of nearby carryout places. You phone in your order, and a bike shows up with some darned good vitals. Two Brothers brewing was featured on tap, but there were lots of local and a few European brewers too. We were a day early for a cask festival that was to feature mostly English beers and "some surprises", according to the poster. Besides beer, the place also serves hard liquor. Classic neighborhood hangout kind of place. Dogs allowed.
Draw here is the sunny front yard biergarten as opposed to a cramped garden area in the back like other places. Decent selection of American micros with a couple of import specials thrown in. Neighborhood vibe. Nice local sloper hang out on a sunny warm afternoon for beer and people watching. Nights tend to get loud and crowded however.
JoeMcPhee (531) Toronto, ON, Ontario | July 28, 2007| Updated October 14, 2013
Lots of taps of mostly quality product. I like the layout of the inside... a large open room with small wooden table around the outer edge and a large space in the middle for when it gets crowded. Nice large patio area, which seems to be the main draw. Worth stopping in when in Park Slope.
made it here for the Southampton tasting and was pleasantly surprised. Had the option for 16 or 12oz pours on pretty much everything, which helped with ticking. Got there early, before the southampton beers where put on, so the selection is good even when there isnít an event, though nothing all that rare. Decent prices and friendly service. No food, but bringing in food is no problem (pizza place across the street is decent). Nice neighborhood bar which, despite one really drunk couple who broke a glass, probably doesnít get too rowdy. Iíd come back more often but itís a bit of a trek from manhattan via subway.