TÝrst (Torst) | Brooklyn, New York
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TÝrst (Torst)
World Class based on 58 ratings
Type: Bar

615 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, New York United States 11222 [ print map ]
718 389 6034

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Hours: Sun - Wed 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM; Thu-Sat 12:00 PM - 3:00 AM


Mayor: jredmond (19) | Affiliated user(s) here Jeppe, kmercado | Taps: 21 | Bottles: 150-200


TÝrst (Torst)

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Beer Available At TÝrst (Torst) (arranged by most recent)
Prairie Artisan Ales / Evil Twin Bible Belt 100, Carton Regular Coffee 93, Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Weiss , Brewfist / Prairie Artisan Ales Spaghetti Western 95, Prairie Artisan Ales Puncheon 98, Evil Twin / Stillwater / Stone The Perfect Crime Aged in Red Wine Barrels , Mikkeller/Prairie American Style 96, Evil Twin Double Barrel Jesus 100, Carton Decoy 86, Thornbridge Wild Raven 98, Evil Twin Low Life 87, Evil Twin Lilí B 99, The Peekskill Breweryís Simple Sour 93, Wild Beer Modus Operandi (M.O.) 92, Cisco Island Reserve Gose 71, Cigar City Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale 99, Cigar City Marshal Zhukovís Imperial Stout (Rum Barrel) 61, Cigar City Hopped on the High Seas IPA (Hop #529) 91, The Bruery Rueuze 98, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Natale Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top 98
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58 reviews for TÝrst (Torst)
 Ambiance  90%
 Service  89%
 Selection  94%
 Food  88%
 Value  80%
 Overall  92%
 Rating  99%
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80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK  (720) Pennsylvania | July 14, 2013
Going to Torst was certifying,yuan unforgettable experience. The place has no exterior sign so it took a few minutes to find it. The interior looks like something out of an ikea catalog,mots of bleached wood and uncomfortable furniture, which is not surprising given its Nordic origins. The bathroom is coed but thats neither here nor there for Brooklyn. Apparently there are plans to develop a back room as a restaurant bit it wasnít open when I visited. They have 21 taps regulated by a contraption that looks like it was borrowed from the set of 2010. I was surprised that ony 2 of the 21 taps were evil twin but they have a lot of variety and certainíy somethings that arenít common elsewhere. The bottle list had way more evil twin and other goodies. I like that beers were available in 8 ounce pours which encourages tasting more varieties. The prices were hit or miss. The staff seemed to be passionate about beer and made some good suggestions. I think Iíll come back during the day when I heard it was less crowded.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (559) London, England | September 1, 2013
An exceptional bar. Clean and sleek, itís a very professional place where the staff are attentive and amiable and the range of beers impressive. You will pay for the privilege (cheapest beers are about $1 per ounce) but it is a nice drinking experience. The selection of beers might impress Europeans slightly less than it does Americans, but thatís a somewhat minor quibble. I didnít eat but the there are upscale bar snacks available (cheese, olives, bread, etc.). Definitely worth a visit.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
GT2  (535) Carlsbad, California | April 7, 2013
In short, this is Evil Twin/Jeppeís answer to MikkelerBAR only in New York instead of Copenhagen. Came with the entire NYC ratebeer group for a Saturday afternoon. Secret, unassuming white door is your entrance. Could easily pass by without knowing it was here. Interior is clean, simple, woodwork and white. Long bar with a long mirror displaying the tap list on handwritten white marker. All tap beers served in stemmed wine glasses, smaller 8oz pours and larger 12+ oz pours. Prices were reasonable up to $8 per pour. Selection is a case of quality over quantity: Probably 20 taps but excellent diversity with focus on Evil Twin of course, Belgian, other Danish beers. Tap list when I was there was lacking in American beers but no matter. Keg rotation here is quick, nothing insane like Ma Che Siete but certainly very quick with no stale keg backlog. Special edition one-off stuff on tap that you will never find anywhere else like Port BA Even More Jesus, Gin Barrel 1809 Berliner. Bottle list is insane. Letís just say that if there is a rare bottle of beer youíve been after, try and ask if it is available even if not on the menu. Food plates were cured meats, Danish rugbrod, pickled vegetables, olives. All very high quality, perfect for beer pairing. It is clear that Jeppe knows exactly what is needed when trying a flight of different specialties beers. The restaurant in the back is not open yet, but once it is, I have no doubt the food quality will be extremely high. Very cozy, clean, happening place. Was very crowded and hopping at 3-4pm on Saturday and Iím sure continued like that until close. Service was quick, on the ball, understood all of our crazy orders, clearly trained well and understand beer. Did not make me wait for more than 1-2 minutes for an order despite the large crowd. Had the great privilege to chat with Jeppe 1 on 1 for about 15 minutes. Pretty amazing experience. Even got to meet Elliot!
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy  (517) Toronto, Ontario | April 12, 2013
Though the initial excitement has worn off, this place is solid for three observed reasons: the bottle list, the tap list, and the atmosphere. I wish I could add parking. The bottle list because of special European availability, though no longer the European only Cantillons. The tap list because of the great selections of Europe and the USA as well as a good and not overwhelming selection of the Evil Twins. The lower comfortable bar and comfortable major league service. Excitement will surely pick up with the upcoming restaurant.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee  (502) Toronto, ON, Ontario | October 6, 2013| Updated October 10, 2013
Popped in here with puzzl, feedmecookies, maxxdaddy jessbnjess and j12601 after spending a day at Spuyten and Fette Sau. This is easily the most beautiful bar Iíve ever been in. Custom designed furniture with lots of contrasting wood motifs and carved/polished fixtures. The beer is definitely on the expensive end, but itís a very well-chosen list and the servers were professional and friendly. Had a loaf of the rye bread (which was amazing - but could have used some sort of butter or savoury spread) and enjoyed it. This is a world class spot - no doubt about that, I hope they can continue with their winning streak.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
theisti  (464) Leawood, Kansas | March 19, 2013
Visited early evening with Max and James. Easy to find place, right above the Nassau Station on the G train. Long bar with 20 or seats, with tables in front, and along the side. I visited prior to the back room being open, so this review is only about the bar. The highlight of Torst is certainly the beers. Draft selection was 21 beers, 11 of which were Evil Twin beers. Prices on draft are a touch high, though not out of control the quality. The bottle list is really the exceptional aspect - there are bottles that I have only seen here. Blaeber, Framboos, etc. These are very pricey, though I mean from a sheer economic perspective, are fairly priced. It will be interesting to see if this place can maintain a list like this over time. The service was pretty aloof, and it took awhile to get beers, even before the place was crowded. As mentioned by others, the mirrored draft list is difficult to read, though I am told they are fixing that. Overall, this is a must visit place for visitors and locals alike for the beer lists alone.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
jrallen34  (377) Chicago, Illinois | September 21, 2013
A great place that lives up to the hype. Arrived around 3, dead to start which is nice, got to chat up the staff and learn about the co2 system. Very cool interior. The staff was not only passionate about the bar, but knowledgable about beer in a genuine way. The draft list was outstanding with Mo, Zymatore variant, and some cool Evil Twins. The bottle list was extensive but the real gems are all the different Evil Twin beers. Roughly 20 of them, and 6 pretty rare and unique stout and barley wine variants. The bar food was great, I was drooling over the chicken sandwich. The hidden restaurant was an even cooler set up. Very impressed. Thereís a reason a ton of tourists where there by the time I left. This is a true destination spot.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
nbutler11  (316) Phoenix, Arizona | July 21, 2013
Oh my! From the decor to the tap handles to the tap list to the staff, this place has incredible taste. Canít wait to return to NYC when they have food. Definitely world class. Keep up the great work!
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
swoopjones  (294) Buffalo, New York | August 22, 2013
modern design, pretty bright. beautiful tap display. bottle list is pretty amazing, very solid draft list. lots of evil twin to no ones surprise. Impressive & iíll be back to hit all those limited evil twin bottles
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
j12601  (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | June 20, 2013
Iíve been here a couple of times now, each time with a group of friends. This certainly seems the kind of place you want to go with a few people. Not to say I wouldnít go here alone, Iíd just rather go with others as the tap list and bottle list are rather daunting and it makes it very nice to be able to order a few things and share them. First time here there were 10-15 of us and it never seemed to present a problem for the servers and they continued to be super friendly and helpful all the way through. The dťcor is sort of a lightly refined sauna. Lots of wood on the walls but enough modern aspects mixed in to make it feel very welcoming. For a small long place with windows only at the front, it never seemed overly dark, perhaps due to the huge (and well lit) behind the length of the bar. That is one of the only tough things at times, the taplist is written on the mirror and can be a bit tough to read at times. The tap list both times Iíve been here has been solid, lots of Evil Twin, some Mikkel, and some other interesting stuff. Plenty of new things to try each time, and often more than I could get through in a day, even sharing pours (a lot of them tend toward the bigger side). The bottle list is nice as well, offering a lot of harder to come by Evil Twin stuff, and smaller batch things. While there may have been things like Blabaer or other crazy things on the bottle list at one point, that is not the reason to come here. Thatís more of a unexpected bonus if there happens to be something like that on, but donít count on it, and certainly donít come just for that. Come for the lists (tap and bottle) full of things that may be equally hard to come by, just not as well known or talked about. And get the Danish bread. Seriously. Get a few orders of it. That stuff is incredible.

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