This place is no longer interesting, having only one running tap, serving Palm. They have handful (20?) of bottles, and nice low key vibe. But really not worth the trip for beer-o-files. Lots of better choices elsewhere.
This is a pretty solid bar. A nice spot with solid offerings, decent-to-good service, and a decent scene. Good Belgian style offerings. Not a spectacular place, but a nice place to grab a drink for sure. I hadnít rated this place previously, as I thought it was part of Hop Devil...
This is me and my brotherís place. We have brought it back from the abyss. We hope you like it. We will be increasing the selection over time but I think you will agree that the ambiance is greatly improved. I noticed that some out there have knocked it. I know that this is a lot to ask but please try it again. The Belgian Room was rattled by the local police. They sent in underaged people to to trick the bartenders. No matter how much we trained and even threatened the staff, someone would sell a cop a beer. This caused a lot of pain and we are lucky to still be there. We were shut down numerous times. It hurt sales and our regulars found other places to drink. We hope we are past this. Thanks for your understanding and support of the Belgian Room.
The reason why this place is never crowded (even though itís smack-dab-in-the-middle of the LES) is because itís so ridiculously overpriced, youíd be a fool to drink here. 12oz bottles of Saison Dupont cost $11, Three Philosophers cost $9, and believe it or not, a Bud Light is $7 bucks! I walked without trying a single thing. Then again, their selection was so middle of the road, it wasnít a great loss.
Since when did they separate this listing from Hop Devil? - I have mixed feelings about this place - the ambiance is most certainly better then Hop Devil, and itís usually more comfortable and less crowded - however, it really isnít a different bar from HD - it just happens to be another room that also has s few other taps - they have a decent selection of lambic bottles, but nothing compared to Spuyten Duyvil - I guess if youíre visiting Hop Devil there is no reason not to go, but if it were stand-alone I probably wouldnít go here - much like Joe, I donít understand why there are separate entries, but hey, itís another place rating!
Popped in here after visiting Hop Devil. Some nice stuff on tap, mostly belgian styles of American beer, but good stuff. I had a Southhampton Witte that was delicious. Didnít have any food because we ate at the Hop Devil, but it looked good. Bartender was also knowledgeable. Good place.
A decent place. I kind of lump this in with hop devil, they are essentially the same place. They only have 5 or 6 taps here, with a few that never change. They used to have a great selection of bottled sours but they basically have nothing left anymore, and the prices for those are through the roof. Two years ago I got a Lou Pepe Kriek here for $23... thats long gone, and now they have the Brouscella for $33. What?