this is my favorite beer bar along with the blind tiger. Joe and the crew are very helpful, they will slice up a top notch cheese & cured meat plate for you, and the decor is super cool. there are map and anotomy charts like they used to have in grade school, funky ashtray collections, etc. above average jukebox tunes (it’s so hard to beat the Khyber Pass in Philly). tap beer selection is tits up, and it’s fresher than ever b/c NYC’s best tap line cleaner Andy is a regular. crowd is williamsburg folk who won’t laugh at you if you didnt buy all your clothes at Beacon’s Closet.
I don’t get the excitement for this place. Maybe 6 taps, bottle lists on chalkboards all over the place, seemingly at random. I assume there is another kind of bottle catalog or something, but none was ever offered or that I could see easily. Staff was busy talking among themselves rather than seeing what I may want to drink. Meh.
Would like to go more often, but it is a hike out to Brooklyn. Some great beers frequent this bar, rare bottle list can be expensive. Events are worth going to if you have the cash.
Need to revisit, but i enjoy this more than I used to.
Quite disappointing to be honest. Run down place with only six taps. None of them very exciting when we visited. Guess it was good before the beer scene exploded in NYC. No reason to go here again in my opinion.
This bar has a good vibe, and a very friendly bartender, who knows his beers. But if I wanted some Freigeist, I didn’t have to come to the US. Selection in here was very dissapointing. The beers really weren’t my style. Very expensive as well. We got out quick. Wouldn’t go back.
I’ve missed it the first time, walked right past it. There is no sign outside so it’s easy to overlook. It’s a pretty small place, but nicely decorated, feels cozy. Very nice backyard patio, feels bit magical like you’re not in NYC. Tap selection is limited to 6 taps, emphasis on Belgian and European beer styles. Same thing with bottle selection which is quite pricey. Service could be better, not the kindest people behind the bar. No WiFi. Considering it has such a high score on RB I’ve expected a bit more. However there are interesting brews on tap and it’s a pleasant place. Worth visiting, but don’t expect too much.