TÝrst (Torst) | Brooklyn, New York
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TÝrst (Torst)
World Class based on 73 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 (12) | 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)
Other Half Experimental 06300 Stout , Perennial / Evil Twin Loomi Weisse 71, Evil Twin Nomader Weisse 87, Evil Twin I Love You With My Stout 99, Cigar City Cider and Mead Hard Cider 88, Other Half Cool Summer, Bro! 80, Evil Twin Falco IPA 96, Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break 100, Evil Twin Yang 97, Evil Twin Low Life 86, Farnum Hill Dooryard Cider 1416 , Against the Grain Hamon Hamarth 82, Bayerischer Bahnhof Berliner Weiss with Brett Zymatore (Red Wine) , Evil Twin Aviary Six 80, Evil Twin Biscotti Break 99, Evil Twin The Cowboy 91, HaandBryggeriet Dark Force 99, Westbrook Mexican Cake Imperial Stout 100, Evil Twin Hipster Ale 92, Bayerischer Bahnhof Berliner Style Weisse with Rye 77
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73 reviews for TÝrst (Torst)
 Ambiance  88%
 Service  88%
 Selection  92%
 Food  85%
 Value  78%
 Overall  91%
 Rating  99%
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90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
MannyGoldberg  (6) , England | July 17, 2013
As far as overall experience goes this blows every other beer bar Iíve been to out of the water. Light years ahead of everything else in New York and all the European places Iíve visited. Super friendly staff, beautiful decor and nothing but hits on the tap list. Canít wait to return.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK  (736) 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.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
bob_w  (51) new york, New York | July 3, 2013| Updated July 4, 2013
it can be pricey, but then, itís NYC. wait -- itís greenpoint!!! anyway, they manage to get some pretty remarkable beers on tap.
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.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
salvaticas  (20) , | May 23, 2013
Nice ambiance, they certainly put a lot of work into it. The bar itself is beautiful. I didnít go in the back room, I just wish the main room was a little larger and lighter. I thought the service was great, they had lots of bartenders on hand so I never had to wait. Part of me wishes they had table service but if the bar service is always that good it doesnít matter. The selection was obviously amazing; the most unique beer list iíve ever seen. They did a really good job of including everything from very low ABV to very high, and lots of variety with styles. Perhaps maybe a little heavy on the porter/stouts, especially given it was late spring. Others have complained about the value but I didnít think it was that bad. Welcome to new york! I also like the ability to get 8oz pours. I have to give this place a 20 overall though, just for the pure ridiculousness of it. A great addition to BK and a great effort.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
craftbk  (2) Brooklyn, Alabama | May 17, 2013
Hands down one of the best beer bars in NYC and the world. With an ever changing selection of world class beers, TÝrst strives for nothing short of excellence. Definitely worth the visit to Greenpoint.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
luttonm  (129) Belgrade, Serbia | May 14, 2013
What a fantastic bar. Absolute attention to detail in the design and set up of their beer system, generous and intriguing beer list, more or less reasonable prices. Great that theyíll do smaler pours so you can try more things. The neighborhood attracts a lot of hipsters but on an afternoon we were able to get a large table up front and take our time to enjoy. Canít wait to come back when the restaurant opens. Immediately a favorite spot, though I imagine this can get crowded and overrun. Still, a destination place in NYC
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
rickhall28  (285) Parsippany, New Jersey | May 5, 2013
I visited Torst today & enjoyed my time there very much. This is a very original craftbeer bar (only open 1 1/2 months)...with a Danish theme...which makes sense since the owner Jeppe is Danish. He is also a gypsy brewer and many of his beers are available on tap & in the bottle (and can) under the Evil Twin & Westbrook names. He brews in SC, CT, & Denmark among other places. The bartender Anthony was very helpful which was important given the large selection of unusual & hard to find beers & Torst not offering flights. That meant I had to order 8oz glasses to have even a chance of sampling a variety of the beers (vs the 14oz pours). I started with a very unique Evil Twin Bikini Beer...believe it or not a 2.7% IPA! I then moved to the Italiano Tipopils Pilsner at 5%...nice and dry...followed by the Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA at 6.5%...my favorite of the day. I finished with a can of Westbrook IPA at 6.8% that Jeppe has made in the brewery of that name...very nice European style IPA. Although both the draft & bottle lists are impressive...keep in mind many of these beers you will likely not have heard of given they are from gypsy brewers (Jeppe and others I presume). Thatís part of the fun of course but I recommend several visits as well as leaning on one of the bartenders. Although they have cheese & meat boards...the real menu & Danish restaurant will open up in a back room in the near future (or so I was told). Although this is a great place...especially so shortly into its inception...I think the 100 ratings a number of people have given are way too generous (or enthusiastic). A place doesnít get a 100 rating out of the gate...it needs to earn it over time...& prove that their success is not a fluke. I also canít give a perfect score to value. This place is on the expensive side...& thatís OK given its NYC & unusual beers...but still not a 10 in this category...same thing with the ambiance...really nice...but a perfect score? Finally...& this is just me personally...before I give a 100 rating I would usually like to see a hand pump, or a cask ale...or just a little more character & history to the place. Still...great new craftbeer establishment...definitely worth a special trip.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
Maverick34  (52) New York | April 29, 2013| Updated June 26, 2013
Pros: Outrageously good Evil Twin & other selection; knowledgeable, friendly staff; cool space, limited but quality menu Cons: can get very crowded with scene-y types; best during the weekday/off hours.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
infi  (1) New York | April 26, 2013
Destination beer bar, by far. Excellent service, tap selection, bottle list, ambiance and feel. One of the most beautiful looking bars, as well. All recognition due to Jeppe, Dan, Jon, and the rest of the TÝrst family. Would never pass a chance of re-visiting!

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