Great place, but overrated to a point. The hype is alive & well, that’s for sure. The beer list had a lot of gueuze, lambic, Cantillon bottles and the like, but didn’t range far from there compared to other places, such as d.b.a.. The draft list is limited too, largely because they don’t have that many taps. Still, they do an excellent job of making their choices count. The presentation & preparation of the meats & cheeses are more impressive than the meats & cheeses themselves, but still a very nice touch overall. Is it an exceptional beer bar? Sure. Will I go back? Of course, and I can’t wait to check out Fette Sau. But it still ranks behind d.b.a. if your criteria is pure beer selection. S.D. has a nice bar cat too.
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.