Me and LordErasmus hit this DUMBO institution for Dia de los Muertos! I loved the swank feel of this place. It is a bar, not especially a beer bar, yet it has a very strong selection of Belgian brews. ReBar was voted #1 new NYC bar. There is a live DJ and a cool brick-lined space with arched ceilings in a former factory. There’s an art gallery towards the back. It’s definitely a scene - everyone’s sharply dressed.
I dig the openness of this place. I’ve never been here when it’s crowded but with few people its very comfortable. Nice bar, good tap and bottle selection. Industrial look with tables and some comfy couches with some nice art throughout. Don’t know how the food is. Pricey - even being from the area I was surprised to pay $13 for a Westmalle Dubble.
Second floor of a factory/loft space in Dumbo which serves as a kind of community gathering / artgallery/ peformance space / coffehouse. Taps have included quality yet familiar domestic and foreign selections e.g. Hacker-Pshorr, Kwak, Rogue, Great Divide, Bear Republic and N.C. Brother Thelonius. Each foreign draught is poured whenever possible in the brewery’s glassware, which is a nice touch. Bottles include several American micros as well as Belgians like Chouffe, Duvel, Chimay, Lindemans. Don’t look for many rare finds, however. A bit pricey. Small plate/tapas bar menu.
Best Dia de los Muertos E-V-E-R. BTW beer before mezcal is a bad idea, just thought I’d throw that one out there. Austinpowers says there was a live DJ, but I coulda sworn I saw some hippies playing tambourine and drums in one corner of this place but maybe it was an agave-coated-worm induced hallucination of mine. This place is definitely top notch though, very posh. I prefer your more dingy rough-around-the-edges bars, but this one was definitely very enjoyable.
Huge (100+) bottle and draft (15) list that constantly changes, seasonal gastropub menu with lots of bad for you choices (yay), all in an enormous sprawling old world Brooklyn warehouse in DUMBO. Come during the week though - only negative - they’re almost always closed for weddings on weekends...
What an amazing place, we came there for a party, we were treated as if we are vip They have a movie theater with a full bar and food, DJs every Friday. What more can you ask for? Only downside to the place is the restrooms are a distance from the bar