JoeMcPhee (536) Toronto, ON, Ontario | July 5, 2008| Updated September 9, 2008
Yeah, this place is pretty awesome. There are lots of hipster-types hanging about, but hey... there are tons of ’em in Williamsburg and that hasn’t stopped me from drinking there. Beautiful galvanized zinc bar backed by a single row of 40 taps. Everything here is quality... no macros and the bottle selection, while lacking in anything rare, certainly has a wide selection of good stuff. The food is where this place really shines. Interesting and high quality foods especially. I had the sliders when I was there, and while they were a little too precious for my taste, they were very tasty. It’s a great spot if (like me) you love good beer, but your wife doesn’t.
Gorgeous little bar with plenty of space between tables, families and couples alike enjoying themselves, eating or simply drinking. Beer menu has plenty to keep you busy for a while and the food looked quite good too for pub food. All in all, not one of NYC’s finest beer establishments, but a mighty pleasant bar where one can have fun with a few brews at any time of day.
We swung by this afternoon for some midday drinks and escape from the cold/snow. This place has a nice layout, with an updated type look/feel to it. The bartender we had was decent, but could have been friendlier and more attentive. The draft last was very solid, with a good number of local beers on tap and quite a few other American micro offerings as well. I only saw maybe 2 or 3 non-domestics, and they were fairly standard (for example: Delirium). Still though, I thought the list was pretty solid. The menu looked interesting, but we didn’t eat. I’ll be back for sure.
Industrial looking interior with huge wooden benches. Good selection of beer on tap, about 40 of them. Majority are craft beer classics, but there are some interesting brews as well. Lots service was good. Worth stopping for a couple of drinks.
Had a work event in the back room. Cool interior and a garage style window that we opened overlooking street was nice touch. Solid draft list not terribly exciting but some tasty beverages. Waitress was nice and attentive. Food was ok forvwhat we had.
I guess I will be the first person who was unimpressed with the place. Beer: lots of taps but nothing I can’t get at most other decent beer bars or most beer shops even. Decor, all wooden yet with a modern feel. But I wasn’t really impressed, except with the size of it. The food menu is cool, I had the pickles and french fries. Other things were similar to fancy mac & cheese or fancy grilled cheese. Service was just average when I was there. I probably wont go back, did not enjoy the ambiance, particularly with the type of folks who seem to hang out there.
Extremely cool, Lower East Side hipster vibe with about 40 taps and wood communal bench tables. The food is eclectic, featuring warm popcorn with pork fat drizzled on top along with spices (paprika?). Flavorful. The beers are unusual, but not mind-blowing. However, for a restaurant, the beer selection does NOT get any better in NYC. That said, this place seems more like a bar with food than a restaurant. The scene: guys wearing fedoras. Anorexic women picking at their food. Beer-savvy waitstaff. Lastly, the decor is really cool: they took apart some log cabin in Vermont (it would seem) and put the wood planks on the walls. Interesting.