Deli/bar place we walked to based on its reputation. Interesting draft last. Eclectic and maybe overpriced bottle selection - or because I’m in NY it seemed overpriced. Sandwiches looked good, but we were still full from Mile End. Solid place for a draft, for sure.
Pretty neat spot with tons of bottles to choose from and a few dozen taps of pretty interesting stuff. Nice back patio to sit and sip at.
t0rin0 (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | August 13, 2013| Updated August 20, 2013
Visited February 2009 and again in May, 2012.
My first visit here was a bit depressing as we had flown out to see Les Paul play (timing it around EBF in Boston) but the day of the show, while we wandering around in Brooklyn, the venue called to cancel the reservation since Les had fallen the night before and hurt himself. Bedridden he caught pneumonia and died a few months later… As for Bierkraft they had a nice selection of bottles and the sandwiches were good but we couldn’t eat it there and while they had several taps to choose from they wouldn’t let us drink anything there. The taps were only for growlers.
My second trip was in 2012 and since my first visit they’ve gotten the appropriate licensing to serve beer. They’ve also added some tables and some counters. It was late when I arrived so there weren’t a lot of people in there but it was still fairly busy. No ticks to try so I got a Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale and hung out for a bit. I’m told that they’re in the process of getting a license to brew beer there too which would be pretty interesting. Nice place with a good beer selection.
Nice place with a pretty good selection of bottled beer both warm and cold. Would have liked more taps but still a good variety for only 16 taps. People were very nice and food was great had a meat and cheese plate. Didn’t try the ice cream sandwich but other people liked.
plenty of interesting beers on tap. they’re not afraid to put up some wild stuff, either. last week they had something like 10 sour beers from germany on tap (which were really great)! great bottle selection. prices are a little steep, but i’m sure that rent isn’t cheap in park slope. nice backyard. friendly, knowledgeable and passionate staff.
One of the more well-known bottle shops in the NYC area. A bit narrow when you walk in as you’re surrounded by refrigerators and shelves full of bottles on both sides. In the back is the growler station and deli. There are some tables on the deli side where you can eat and drink. In the summer time, there’s a back yard area to sit as well. Let’s start with the growler station, which is probably the highlight for me. These guys get some great things on tap and on top of that, for very reasonable prices; $10 for a growler of Boat Beer or Victory Swing Session is a definite win in my book. As you get into stronger and more esoteric beers, the prices escalate in a hurry. If you ask me, you don’t really need a growler of imperial stout anyway. People here are pretty knowledgeable and helpful. Now to the bottles; this is where things fall apart. While the selection is very very good, the prices are exorbitant. Bottles can end up being 5-10 bucks more expensive than at other places in Brooklyn or Manhattan. Truly tragic; I’d go here way more often if the bottle prices were more reasonable. The sandwiches are quite large here, though very good. They cost $11 and come with free Zapps chips, so that works for me. Overall, I’d say Bierkraft is one of the best places in town to get growlers, but not so much for bottles.
theisti (903) Kansas | February 1, 2013| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited late afternoon on a Tuesday. Interesting layout to the place, fairly narrow when you enter with a long bench against the wall, picnic tables, and seats across. Had a coffee house vibe to it, almost. As you walk towards the back, the food is on the right, and the taps are to your left. The coolers of beer are around the corner from the taps. When I visited, there were about 5 people there, but I can imagine this place and get jammed and crowded pretty quick. The 10 or so taps are well chosen, and the bottle selection was well above average. Knowledgeable (though some what aloof) staff, pastrami sandwich I had was fine (bread was a touch stale). Overall, another really great beer geek hang out.
88 = ★★★★ (best in area, a must for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
msante79 (342) Mount Prospect, Illinois | January 23, 2013| Updated January 24, 2013
Kind of surprised this place does not get higher ratings. Small place on 5th in Park Slope. Basically one side is bottle shop and other side is bar/sandwich shop with a growler station in the middle towards the back of store. Kind of like a horseshoe shape. Pretty nice bottle selection and lots of cool beers available for growlers and to drink on the other side. I grabbed a sandwich to go and while it was good I thought $12 was a little much but that seems to be the norm in this neighborhood. They have events every week and will give you samples of anything prior to buying a growler. Also it appears that they brew their own beer so they be serving that soon as well.
One of the driving forces in NYC beer culture...they have great events and should be higher in these rankings. The selection is large for such a small space. It is really good for some breweries but has a lot of gaps in selection which is warranted given the physical size. They guys pouring growlers and ringing you up all seem super beer nerdy. Have picked up a number of choice bottles there you aren’t likely to find elsewhere. I hear the sandwiches are awesome but haven’t had one yet.
Amazing place. Beerstore and pub combined. You can buy beers from the fridges on bottles or get it from the taps (15 or so taps). Rare and goods ones. I like this place a lot. The music was very loud but that’s the only negative...
Not the cheapest place.