United States > New York > Brooklyn
bmerz (118) Brooklyn, New York | October 10, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
Awesome bowling alley. Unless you live here you probably havenít been to one this cool, or with this good of beer. Itís not really a beer spot but the beer they have is fantastic for any bowling alley I have to imagine.
Maverick34 (42) New York | December 31, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Cool as all hell. Think 1970ís bowling alle in stroudsberg PA - with a working Dome Hockey game. Good selecton of american crafts.
ChairMissing (7) Brooklyn, New York | September 1, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good spot. Reminded me of some of the bars I frequented with the family back home in MN (though lacking the authenticity). Decent beer selection at decent prices. Plenty of space for a place in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I will definitely be visiting this spot again.
Leighton (389) London, England | November 2, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great place for bowling AND beer. The owners of this place work hard to cultivate a vintage feel and I would say they are successful. The lanes themselves are nice, unpretentious, attractive and clean. The bar section is decorated with lots of old beer signs and other ephemera. The beer lineup is strong, with an emphasis on American craft. The draught beers tend not to beer extremely rare but are all extremely solid. There is also a decent bottle list that will have some goodies on it. Last time I was there this list included AleSmith YuleSmith, Schlafly Oak-Aged Imperial Stout, Rogue Double Dead Guy and others. The experience could get a bit pricey, but I think most beer drinkers/bowlers would agree the Gutter is an experience worth having.
mephisto (53) , Taiwan | May 14, 2010
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
arrive at 1:30 am and there are still some people hanging here. itís in the middle of a lot of empty warehouses and there is a bowling alley next to the bar. the selection of beer is good but not great, quite an interest place.
Rastacouere (606) Montreal, Quebec | September 24, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
The concept itself means that you need to come at least once. With a couple of friends, itís tough to imagine a better time. The dozen or so taps were not quite as spectacular as Iíd hoped compared to the Barcade the day I went, but you canít spit on a fresh Prima Pils. It comes out a bit expensive though if you want to bowl, at 7$ a game per person, you can spend an easy 30$ in an hour. There seems to be frequent lineups as well, but it was not too bad when I visited. Globally a place youíll definitely want to see, but more for the context than the actual beer list and atmosphere. The staff appeared knoeledgeable and helpful though.
azazel24 (4) | April 10, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
loved the allagash on tap. checked out this place six months ago, but from the rating doesnít look like the place has changed. bowling and beer. what more could you want!
PilsnerPeter (100) Flushing, New York | November 17, 2007
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Visited just to get the vibe of the place. The tap selection is all session stuff. Mainly Fishermanís Brew, Allagash White, Victory PirimaPils, and things along those lines. The bar ambiance is perfect. Makes me feel like Iím at an old family get together for a cousinsí birthday in the 1980s. The bowling... good luck!!! I went on a Sunday night at like 5:30pm and it was an hour wait!! Ha! If youíre looking for a bar with a nice ambiance and session-able brews.... Go to their other establishment Barcade. Or, go to one of the most laid back bars just blocks away, the Diamond.
LordErasmus (9) New Jersey | November 9, 2007
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Visited with austinpowers by this point in the night I was so wasted I could barely see where I was standing, but he was nice enough to buy me a taco from the mexican place across the street somewhere. I remember, the delivery guy wanted to run off with our 20$ bill even though the meal was only 10$ - ANYWAYS - that has nothing to do with this place, other than the fact that they donít serve food. Overall, this place is pretty great, I just wish it hadnít been our last stop that night. I think I managed to bowl a 24?? How do you even do that? Rambling again, but yea see review below me its much better!
austinpowers (152) New York, New York | November 8, 2007| Updated July 31, 2008
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Visited with LordErasmus one drunken evening. Yes! Gutter is the epitome of a faux-divey bar and bowling alley. From the Grain Belt Beer lampshades to the 1980s-era used (and glitch-prone) bowling equipment, everything about this place exudes character. About the only thing new at Gutter, thankfully, are the bowling shoes.
I suspect the owners had no shortage of cash but were deliberately aiming at a dated, weathered look. They succeeded!
The beer list is impressive, though I can barely remember what was on it. A similar selection as Barcade, which is a good thing. I would rank this bar #2 on the must-visit list after Spuyten Duyvil, and just ahead of Barcade. LOADS of character.
The wait for bowling on a Saturday night at 1am was about 20 mins.brbr
Food: Gutter doesnít serve food, but you can order in (just like at Barcade) from surrounding restaurants. The only food after 1am is Mexican - so plan accordingly and bring Beano.
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