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88 /100 545 PRESIDENT ST
“Stopped by on a Friday afternoon. Nice and open with high ceilings on the inside. I don't think I've anything bad by Finback and glad to make it out here. Nice tap list and nice list of beer to go. Definitely on my list of places I have to get back to.“
hopdog 4 days ago
78 /100 333 DOUGLASS STREET
“Stopped by after OH on a Friday afternoon. Goes back farther than I thought and nice outside area. Sat at the bar and had the place almost to ourselves. Beers were decent enough, but nothing that would make me come out to Philly again for with all the others in the area.“
hopdog 4 days ago
90 /100 195 CENTRE ST
“Came on a Friday during Munchies week. No traffic from Philly (wtf) and made it an hour before they opened. They did let us in a bit early ... the place started filling up a bit by the time we were ready to leave, but never any issue with getting beers and feeling spaced out. Awesome tap list and to go list .. OH is one of my current favorite breweries and usually love anything by them.“
hopdog 4 days ago
70 /100 445 ALBEE SQUARE WEST, DEKALB MARKET HALL
“Small store inside DeKalb Market. Can grab cans to go, or beer in plastic cups to consume with your food. Selection is smaller than other Craft and Carry stores, but that's the nature of the location I suppose. Taplist had a few ticks, nothing super exciting.“
explosivedog 6 days ago
78 /100 730 CLASSON AVENUE
“Trendy spot. Quite long and thin, which makes it hard to look at cans when they're busy and there's a line at the bar. Taplist is very good. Can selection is good but generally pretty pricey. No small pours or flights. A cool bar.“
explosivedog 6 days ago
74 /100 1170 NOSTRAND AVE
“Small taproom with a good range of styles. Beers generally pretty good. Food was good. Staff very friendly. One of NYC's more secluded breweries, so you'll be getting a train to your next stop, but an enjoyable visit.“
explosivedog 6 days ago
78 /100 364 ATLANTIC AVE
“Cool space with full bar including a good selection of beer. Staff are friendly. A more unique selection of breweries show up here that at most bars in NYC. Food is good, though the portion of fries is absurdly large. Not somewhere I would necessarily say is a must for tourists, but somewhere I visit frequently as a local.“
explosivedog 6 days ago
72 /100 8 WILSON AVE
“Small space, cool minimalist vibe. Beers pretty good. Flights available. Staff enthusiastic. Decent.“
explosivedog 19 days ago
70 /100 141 LAWRENCE ST
“Cool modern brewpub feel in an area without many other options. Beers come in a very large variety of styles for NYC, but unfortunately not many of them are done well. Flights available.“
explosivedog 123 days ago
88 /100 710 FULTON STREET
“Best German beer hall in the city. Fight me. All the big basic imports, seasonal changes, octoberfests galore if you're here at the right time. Most of the food is terrible. Prices are up there. Boot isn't worth it, just stick with the liter pours. Occasional rare-ish German IPA or stateside Belgian IPA. Obazda with brezel is delish. Seating outside most of the year, Euro-league on the projector screen. Kids running around everywhere. Bathrooms are quite large if you've had a rough night & need to plank. Right next to the local bus or subway, solid cider/wine bottle shop across the street. Less awesome German-esque beer hall across the street too. Fried cutlet is awesome, atmosphere is stuffy, stay at DSK.“
MicroGrog 133 days ago
82 /100 43 MAIN ST
“This is definitely the more convenient ET location, located in the touristy part of DUMBO. This is just a tap room, so no brewery here. Great selection of ET NYC beers that range from pastry sours to pastry stouts and pastry IPAs to more traditional lagers. Annoying scrolling menu, but otherwise a nice place to drink. It has some outdoor seating as well. Beers to go are available.“
mansquito 144 days ago
84 /100 195 CENTRE ST
“OH is a medium-sized yet very crowded industrial space located across the street from a ratchet McDonald's and the BQE. As everyone can attest, the beers are usually quite good and the selection is usually solid unless too many seltzers are taking up space. What is new and pretty exciting is that the to-go selection has really blown up and there are now dozens of 4 packs to choose from that are not otherwise available on tap. The pours are small and overpriced, but you are there to tick not to drink. Service is fine and the people are all really nice but it is so crowded sometimes that it is hard to get a beer.“
mansquito 145 days ago
84 /100 623 SACKETT ST
“This place opened up right at the beginning of the pandemic and fortunately has been able to power through it. Like all the Gowanus breweries it is very popular on weekends with a hefty crowd. Currently there is plenty of both indoor and outdoor seating. Beer selection is pretty extensive and has enough rotation to justify a visit every couple weeks. They also have plenty of cans and bottles to go. Interior is low-key and not too loud. Dog-friendly inside and out. Beer is solid. There is nothing earth shattering, but I do hope they keep getting better especially with respect to the barrel-aged beers. They do not really do hype styles too much, which is nice.“
mansquito 153 days ago
90 /100
Owl Farm (Bar)
297 9TH ST
“The Owl Farm wasn't my local. I couldn't afford to live in this trendy, gentrified oasis of fakeness. However, this bar was most excellent & I often found reason to visit. Perfect place for a brew when it's storming outside. Low lighting. All the floor to ceiling wood creates some pleasant acoustics. My bartender often rotated, & I don't believe anyone ever recognized me. Still, the service never suffered, samples always plentiful. Free wifi, still somewhat rare. Not a whole lot of beer chatter unless you initiate it. 24-30 taps on a slow afternoon, which is the only time I ever went(I regretfully never visited during covid but once). Beer focus generally was on drinkability. Fresh saisons, moderate abv stouts & ipas, a certain love for Allagash, always a few local ciders. I think I had a one off keg from Eve's randomly here. Not many bars in Brooklyn were generous with cider beyond the 1-2 junk pours. Prices per pour were a hair less than similar bars. Looking forward to returning on day.“
MicroGrog 170 days ago
84 /100 730 CLASSON AVENUE
“This was my local for a couple years, till right before we moved out of town. Glorietta Baldy was "our" local, but I seemed to come here more. Thin, table hugging walkup, bar half way in past most of the seating. In & out doors to the backyard, which was better than okay. Usually sat at the bar, early, ordered a quick sour & went to check the coolers behind me. Chalkboard, messy, diverse. Ugly sunken couch in the back corner. Well rounded selection, all chilled. Maybe too many IPAs & graffito cans. Cider selection was the best I've found in NYC since New Beer closed up. Tom, the beer guy there, seemed to appreciate that I appreciated the ciders. Service was fine, beer geek chatter was good, quiet enough to take notes. One of the bartenders was always a little distracted, but most hustled & kept on top of things. They answer questions about availability on Instagram. Bottle prices were ever slightly cheaper here then the surrounding area. Taps were about the same. If I was hungry, the grilled cheeses were excellent, on some Caribbean bread or something. Never had from the to-go charcute selection, but it seemed popular. I often carried two canvas bags filled with bottles home. The train really wasn't that close. Covid turned this place purely into a bottle shop for a bit, grateful for it. Cheers.“
MicroGrog 170 days ago
34 /100
Wegmans (Beer Store)
21 FLUSHING AVE.
“Nice Wegmans but fairly basic beer selection. Very few new craft choices but you can find an old favourite.ok prices since all year round. You can drink outside. Bar seconded to staff for 20 months. “
Sammy 184 days ago
76 /100
Hops Hill (Bar)
886 FULTON STREET
“Very good bartender, small but organized. Good taps list with good taps. Varied prices from fair to pricey on some very good bottles and a can or so.“
Sammy 184 days ago
78 /100 43 MAIN ST
“Smallish place, organized, but it's a window corner very heard to get parking on. From a c ouple years back, its a pastry beer lineup. The noticeable differences were the foedre lagers, an Italian pils, and a barleywine. VG service.“
Sammy 184 days ago
84 /100
Beer Witch (Beer Store)
460 BERGEN ST
“Excellent new bar/beer store. The for sale beers are well curated, with an emphasis on including some weird foreign beers as well as the usual suspects. Nice tap list on top of that. Inside is clean and modern. There are also outdoor tables. The prices are fairly reasonable (cheaper than Brouwerij Lane for example). This is definitely a place worth stopping in.“
mansquito 185 days ago
70 /100
Honey's (Bar)
93 SCOTT AVENUE
“Warehouse district bar & fermentation space. Concrete & wood booths, small bar, menu markered on the back bar glass wall, cold, intentionally industrial, though there are potted plants lying around. Overall, a smaller space. Crowd often consists of intentional outsiders, alt, weird, deathly skinny & fashion-focused people. Prime time brings more generic crowds, but you would feel out of place wearing shorts & a baseball cap. The small, back room mead-making & aging space is usually available for a tour & often hosts events, like DJs. A few of their more staple meads on tap, plus cider if seasonal, couple of guest beers(upstate/regional), maybe kombucha/kvass/other ferments. Several bottles, but anything rare is very expensive or long gone. If you're a fan, you've probably had them all before. They also have surprisingly creative cocktails. Had a Instagram-ish gray lavender martini thingie that was tasty. Food is sporadic, small, centered mainly on veggies, but very creative if a little pricey. They host very thoughtful dinners & chef takeovers, sometimes trucks. Also very veggie-centric, but occasional there is meat or fish. Walkable from KCBC if you're visiting, but not much else. L Train is pretty far. Interesting spot for excellent mead. Product is better than the place, but that's just one dork's opinion.“
MicroGrog 185 days ago
74 /100 585 FRANKLIN AVE
“Small taproom in a neighborhood without much else. Unusual beer selection by NYC standards - they make no IPAs - and generally pretty decent quality. Staff very friendly and happy to give samples etc. Worth a visit.“
explosivedog 196 days ago
84 /100 623 SACKETT ST
“Pretty large modern taproom with patio outside. Very good selection of beers on tap with 20 of their beers + some ciders. Plenty of different styles. About 20 cans and bottles available as well. Very friendly service. Really liked this place and would like to come back.“
Iznogud 202 days ago
78 /100 141 FLUSHING AVE BUILDING 77
“Located a bit away from major tourist or beer routed, but still easily accessible by ferry. The taproom is in the large business building which hosts several restaurants. 10 beers on tap, mostly farmhouse and sour and couple of cans. Neat industrial space, with large tables and benches I believe there is a patio as well.“
Iznogud 202 days ago
82 /100 550 VANDERBILT AVE
“Pretty spacious bar with patio outside. 17 taps which are mostly local with addition of gems like Oxbow and Tilquin. Haven't checked the bottles list. Friendly service. Certainly worth checking out.“
Iznogud 204 days ago
82 /100
BierWax (Bar)
556 VANDERBILT AVE
“Medium sized place with bar dominating the room. Whole wall behind the bar is one huge record shelf (they say 5k records). Dimmed lights give it dark cozy atmosphere. 12 taps of mostly local beers, but also some regional gems like Hill Farmstead and Obercreek. Good selection of bottles and cans. Really cool place, I could see myself coming here if I lived in NYC.“
Iznogud 204 days ago
82 /100
Beer Witch (Beer Store)
460 BERGEN ST
“Medium sized store/bar with long bar and some tables in the back. 12 taps and plenty of bottles in 10 or so fridges. Some interesting brews I haven't seen at other places. Good service.“
Iznogud 205 days ago
76 /100 87 RICHARDSON ST
“Pretty large taproom with modern neat interior. Seems to be quite popular (and if I may say with people you don't typically see at breweries) since it was crowded during my visit. 15+ taps which were mostly sours and IPAs. They serve pre-selected flights which seemed pricey to me. Solid beer quality. OK for a visit if nearby.“
Iznogud 206 days ago
70 /100 300 RICHARDSON ST
“Visited in the evening, the industrial taproom was quite busy. Small patio outside. I was told no half pours which was a bummer, because I didn't feel like pouring another half liter into myself. Beer was served in plastic glasses. 12 taps on which included one guest beer and a cider. The pilsner I had was OK. Was expecting a bit more.“
Iznogud 207 days ago
86 /100 990 METROPOLITAN AVE, BROOKLYN
“Spacious taproom with large bar in one corner. Modern industrial interior, could use some warmth. More than 20 taps and bottle pours alongside cans and bottles. Quality wise beers were very good to excellent. Plenty of different styles. Good service. Well worth visiting if you're in town.“
Iznogud 207 days ago
76 /100
Beer Boutique Inc (Beer Store)
497 UNION AVE
“Small store with couple of hundred beers on shelves. Plenty of different breweries and styles, but nothing really caught my eye.“
Iznogud 208 days ago
76 /100 470 UNION AVENUE
“Small beer shop with 8 taps and several fridges with cans and bottles. One tall table and seats at the bar and in the window. The place has neighborhood, local feel to it. Friendly service. Beer selection seems to be focused on local brews. If I lived close I could see myself coming here more often.“
Iznogud 208 days ago
78 /100 34 RIVER ST
“Medium sized place with bright modern, somewhat industrial, interior. They had 14 beer taps on, 4-5 bottles and a bunch of cans. As expected the beer list is heavily focused on IPAs which can make it a bit dull despite the quality.“
Iznogud 209 days ago
74 /100 52 34TH STREET
“Nice spacious taproom. Industrial interior, but with enough wood and details to make it almost cozy. They had beer on 9 out of 16 taps, some cans in the fridge as well. They serve flights. Beers were OK, wouldn't expect too much. Kind service. If you're in Industry city check it out.“
Iznogud 209 days ago
82 /100 550 VANDERBILT AVE
“This place is way bigger than the other Beer Street and is located at the top of the bustling Vanderbilt open streets corridor. The beer selection is large and locally focused. The inside is quite spacious but the storefront is quite long so they have plenty of outdoor seating. They do not serve food, but there are tons of worthy restaurants nearby whose food you can bring over. Definitely worth visiting.“
mansquito 210 days ago
86 /100 730 CLASSON AVENUE
“This place has a nice tap selection, with loads of fridges with an American and international selection. This place is one of the places that sometimes gets beers first in the city. Prices for cans are expensive generally, so seldom worth taking out. The food is actually quite good (though simple) and is worth sitting around for a few hours. You also have a help yourself fridge of cheese and meats, which is pretty cool. The backyard is chill and the Covid-era seating in the front is a nice touch too.“
mansquito 210 days ago
80 /100 43 MAIN ST
“Medium sized place with big U shaped bar in the middle. Modern, industrial, even a bit cold interior. They serve coffee in the morning, I believe beer starts at 11 AM. They had 18 beer taps and couple of seltzers. The list is focused heavily on IPAs and sours, but there were couple of lager and imperial stouts and a barley wine. All ET except one guest tap. Bit too much adjuncts in most of the beers for my taste, if that does not bother you it's certainly worth checking out.“
Iznogud 211 days ago
80 /100 545 PRESIDENT ST
“Medium sized taproom with small patio outside. Industrial minimalist interior. Pretty much empty on the evening I've visited. They had 19 taps, more than half were IPAs but luckily rest was split among 6 or 7 different styles. Very good quality of beer. Good service. Certainly worth checking out, specially since there are more interesting places nearby.“
Iznogud 212 days ago
88 /100 43 MAIN ST
“Second location of Evil Twin NYC, and it follows the blueprint of the first. Clean modern aesthetic interrupted by lots of indoor plants. Unfortunately, they also took the scrolling neon signs that make ordering a beer a headache. Luckily, QR code menus are also available. Beer quality is obviously the same as the other location, as they do not brew at this one. 4oz pours available. Much more convenient for the majority of tourists - it is a very short walk from the Brooklyn end of the Brooklyn bridge - so unless you want to combine your ETNYC experience with other breweries along the L train, there's no real need to go to Ridgewood.“
explosivedog 299 days ago
80 /100 87 RICHARDSON ST
“Large taproom in the outer parts of Williamsburg. Beers are mostly sours and hazy IPAs, with only a few in the 'other' section on our visit. Beer quality is generally good without being incredible. Food is charcuterie plate type things, which are good but very expensive. Definitely worth visiting.“
explosivedog 299 days ago
78 /100 79 NORTH 11TH STREET
“Un lugar con una gran variedad de cervezas e inclusive tours guiados del lugar, tiene un buen ambiente, aunque personalmente siento que la barra es muy pequeña en comparación a las demás actividades que hay.“
WillySenpai 309 days ago
70 /100
Pig Beach (Restaurant)
480 UNION STREET
“Large busy space by the canal. Loud, lots of young people having a good time. Beer list is fine, nothing particularly exciting, but solid local craft options. Food is good. Definitely not a destination place, but a decent option if in the area.“
explosivedog 339 days ago
84 /100 34 RIVER ST
“Nice open modern space right next to Domino Park. Location and Other Half mean that when the weather is nice you need to show up at opening to stand a chance of getting a table. Even during a storm we had a thirty minute wait. Taplist is good, usual Other Half stuff, plus a few of the more experimental brews they do at the Domino Park location. Lots of outdoor seating. 4oz pours available. A much more pleasant space than the original location, but a bit less soul for it.“
explosivedog 339 days ago
58 /100 300 RICHARDSON ST
“Brewpub is in an industrial area in East Williamsburg, not a long walk from TALEA, Grimm, Interboro etc. Flights are available. Beer quality was mediocre or worse. Vibe is grungy brewpub from a decade (or two) ago. There aren't really places like this in NYC any more, but I didn't miss them. Probably only worth a visit to the most stubborn / diligent tickers.“
explosivedog 368 days ago
70 /100 76 4TH AVE
“Old school bar with a backyard. Taplist throws up some exciting oddities from time to time, so worth keeping an eye on. Otherwise not somewhere I would go out of my way for.“
explosivedog 368 days ago
76 /100 550 VANDERBILT AVE
“Spacious modern bar with lots of outdoor seating (at least at weekends when Vanderbilt is closed). Helpful staff. Great taplist, predominantly local focussed. Bottle pours available. Bathrooms are weirdly dark. Otherwise excellent.“
explosivedog 368 days ago
76 /100 293 GRAND AVE
“Visited for brunch. Beer list is good, lots of great local options and a variety of styles. Food was outstanding, though the kitchen seems a bit disorganised as it took forever. The shop section is great, with lots of interesting cans and bottles, as well as the regular shop part (get the babka). Well worth the excursion.“
explosivedog 368 days ago
88 /100 545 PRESIDENT ST
“Decent sized industrial space fitted out really nicely. Barrel seating outside. Beer quality is of course excellent because Finback. Staff are helpful and know the beer list. Also hosts a distillery and a dumpling restaurant, so non-beer options are great. Easy to combine with nearby beer locations, which is a big benefit over their original location. Can get really busy on warm weekend afternoons, so either go early or on a weeknight.“
explosivedog 368 days ago
74 /100 234 STARR ST
“Busy bar with limited outdoor seating and loud music. Atmosphere was a little rowdier than usual at craft beer places in NYC, but none the worse for it. Selection good. Staff were friendly. Good bar.“
explosivedog 368 days ago
84 /100 533 ATLANTIC AVE
“Bottle shop and bar with one of the best bottle shop selections in NYC. Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Taplist is great, with 4oz pours available. On Tuesday, they do sour beer bottle pours, often pretty expensive bottles I wouldn't otherwise try. Only issue is that much of the stock is kept at room temperature, so I tend to only buy IPAs that have shown up since my last visit.“
explosivedog 368 days ago
72 /100 62 HENRY STREET
“Decent bar in an area that doesn't have loads of good options. Taplist good mix of locals with a few good local cans. Food was good quality bar food. Perfectly reasonable.“
explosivedog 368 days ago
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