Amazing bar. Ambiance, decor, service and especially selection is top notch. Staff is gracious and helpful. Bottle and draft selection amazing. Everything I had here was terrific. Canít wait to go back. Wonderful day at Torst.
First review. Amazing world class bar. Lovely wood carvings and atmosphere. Reminds me of the interior of an old Scandinavian log cabin. Beer selection is top notch. Very focused on quality. Some really rare brews. Obviously some of the rarer beers are pricey, which is to be expected. Generally the prices are decent. Attentive and gracious staff. Restaurant portion opens in a few months. Great job Jeppe!
I had the pleasure to spend several nights at TÝrst during the opening weekend. I was blown away by the experience. Truly the highlight of my beer bar visiting life.
The style is fantastic. It is a perfect combination of old world, rustic charm incredibly balanced with modern finishes. Inviting and comfortable yet classy and upscale without pretension all at the same time. That combination is rarely achieved but TÝrst has done it.
The service was spot on. Let me say again: this was during opening weekend. Most places struggle a bit in this area when they are new and still working out the kinks. However TÝrst made everything seem effortless. The staff was friendly, engaging and eager to please as well as educate.
The selection is unparalleled. There is no better place in the world right now for the true beer geek. The draft list is brilliantly curated with endless rarities, one-offs, and fantastic selections at very reasonable prices. Many draft selections are available in two different sizes allowing for more sampling. I have never seen so many beers on tap that Iíve never had before. The bottle list is absolutely stunning. Filled with incredible offerings that most have only heard of but never seen in person. Rarities doesnít begin to describe the selection. The best, most sought after beers in the world nonchalantly listed on the menu. It takes your breath away.
The food plates were delicious! When the full restaurant opens I have no doubt that it will be just as world class as the front bar.
I have traveled all of the world, specifically for beer. I have been to all the "best" beer bars in numerous countries. The bottom line here is that nothing compares to TÝrst. This is the best beer bar anywhere in the world as far as I am concerned. The care and knowledge that the owners have put in to the creation of this concept is evident. They have clearly spent many years developing the kinds of relationships with brewers necessary to accomplish the selection they offer.
This is an absolute must visit. Plan to stay a while.
Hands down one of the best beer bars in NYC and the world. With an ever changing selection of world class beers, TÝrst strives for nothing short of excellence. Definitely worth the visit to Greenpoint.
Destination beer bar, by far. Excellent service, tap selection, bottle list, ambiance and feel. One of the most beautiful looking bars, as well. All recognition due to Jeppe, Dan, Jon, and the rest of the TÝrst family. Would never pass a chance of re-visiting!
naclice (2) San Francisco, California | September 18, 2013
I went Luksus in Torst, it was totally awesome. I visited several gastro beer pub, it was the best ever I had. even better than Bar mikeller in San Francisco
Tasting menu including beer pairing is just under $ 150. reasonable price.
Wow... First word that came to mind when walking into Torst after waiting outside in a snow storm for an hour on opening day! I would catch pnemonia to come back!! :)
This place was incredible all around. Atmosphere, selection, staff everything was perfect.
Not every day or even in a lifetime are you able to sit at a bar and order some of the worlds best and rarest lambics in one sitting. It was an experience I will never forget and I cannot wait to go back!