Admittedly I didn’t spend as much time here as I planned since I enjoyed the Foundry so much. It was a bit annoying that the tap list was a chalkboard on the far end of the bar. It was quiet by the time I arrived which I didn’t mind. And they KBS on tap, served at a reasonable size, for a reasonable price which I didn’t mind either. I can imagine this place must get deafening when fully packed, but they do have a well curated tap list and the bartender was friendly.
The last time we visited the Dirty Truth, on the night of Hurricane Sandy, it was very dark because of a power cut and lit only by dim light bulbs and candles, making it very hyggeligt. I seem to remember from a previous visit that the walls are a rich red colour and hung with original modern art for sale. The service is friendly and the beer list is very good although we steered clear of the Belgian bottles (Tillquin, De Ranke and Cantillon for between $37 and $60 a pop) and the Herefordshire ciders as we don’t cross the Atlantic to drink European beers we can have any time at home for a fraction of the price!
(Last visited 29 October 2012).
Établissement visité le sameid 1er mars vers 13h00. Ambiance: Local sombre sur le long. Musique pop en sourdine. Service: Un peu lent mais connaisseur. Sélection: Un solide choix d’une quarantaine de fût européen et américain. Nourriture: Sandwich Brie BLT. (236e rating d’établissement.)
0 Stars! What we received for the 3-5 minutes of being there was a seriously bigoted and pretentious staff. Some one should let them know, that went out in the 50’s.
Walked into this bar with my four friends, sat down, admired their artwork & took some pictures of us all together being that it was my good friend’s bachelorette party. This douche walks up and says to us all........we can’t serve you, we’d be over serving you. Most ridiculous, flat out, obvious lie ever.........I DON"T DRINK.....EVER!!!!! Never have. It’s not my taste & I was the DD anyway so I can say beyond a 100% shadow of a doubt that I was not intoxicated in the least. This jerk still refuses to serve me or anyone else to include something as innocuous as a coffee. Mind you, this is after only 3-5 minutes of walking in the door! We hadn’t even had a chance to walk to the bar, we just sat down at our table. For all they knew we could have been there for food, which was exactly what we came for, the duck! This was Ben, not Chris, although he allowed it.
When asked to state another reason (again, because his was obviously not true) he couldn’t come up with anything except "there were a number of things we saw." In 3 minutes? Like what buddy? We don’t have painted on ankle biter jeans or thick black glasses and a bowtie? It’s not like we were disheveled and dirty or something. I’m an 8 year veteran of the US Army and now I’m a corporate recruiter for the top 20 on the Fortune 100 list. My friend’s are school teachers, exec assistants etc. Not some early 20 something’s who are there to dance on their bar.
If your looking for a place to get treated like trash, THIS IS the place for you.
If your looking to get a drink, THIS IS NOT the place for you. Don’t you know you’re not allowed to drink in bars? Beyond absurd!
Racist? Sexist? Elitist (you’re a bartender, get a clue)? = Bigot = The Dirty Truth.
By the way, there are 2 much nicer bars within a 3min walking distance of this disgrace with much larger selections of beer on tap & as well as everything else to include better pricing.
A very clean and upscale beer bar. There is a big draft beer menu though on my visit nothing very obscure. Premium prices on the more esoteric beers. For somebody who hasn’t had a lot of US craft beer this would be a great spot. But for the more grizzled RBian, you won’t get the ’wow’ factor here. Better off hitting up the brewpub in town.
This seems like quite the hip place. Good crowd when I visited on a Friday night. Seemed very trendy. It might sound like I’m being condescending, but I’m not. You could drop this place in the middle of Brooklyn and no one would notice. But either way, the folks I sat next to at the bar were quite friendly and a struck up a nice conversation with more than one person. Fair prices, and a relatively interesting menu. Although once I got past the few local beers that were new to me, I guess there really wasn’t much that interested me. Put there were 4-5 Jack’s Abbey taps on, so I was good for awhile. Average service, my only real complaint in this regard was a draft board that was difficult to read and no paper menu. All told, a nice spot in a hoppin downtown area in the middle of nowhere. Glad I went, would certainly consider going again if I was in the area.
i’ve been there a handful of times over the past few years. i’ve always had a good experience. it’s not cheap, but you get what you pay for, and the quality here is quite good. i’d like to see an even more adventurous tap list, but they always do have a lot of unique items -- local/regional beers i can’t get in nyc.