In short, this is Evil Twin/Jeppe’s answer to MikkelerBAR only in New York instead of Copenhagen. Came with the entire NYC ratebeer group for a Saturday afternoon. Secret, unassuming white door is your entrance. Could easily pass by without knowing it was here. Interior is clean, simple, woodwork and white. Long bar with a long mirror displaying the tap list on handwritten white marker. All tap beers served in stemmed wine glasses, smaller 8oz pours and larger 12+ oz pours. Prices were reasonable up to $8 per pour. Selection is a case of quality over quantity: Probably 20 taps but excellent diversity with focus on Evil Twin of course, Belgian, other Danish beers. Tap list when I was there was lacking in American beers but no matter. Keg rotation here is quick, nothing insane like Ma Che Siete but certainly very quick with no stale keg backlog. Special edition one-off stuff on tap that you will never find anywhere else like Port BA Even More Jesus, Gin Barrel 1809 Berliner. Bottle list is insane. Let’s just say that if there is a rare bottle of beer you’ve been after, try and ask if it is available even if not on the menu. Food plates were cured meats, Danish rugbrod, pickled vegetables, olives. All very high quality, perfect for beer pairing. It is clear that Jeppe knows exactly what is needed when trying a flight of different specialties beers. The restaurant in the back is not open yet, but once it is, I have no doubt the food quality will be extremely high. Very cozy, clean, happening place. Was very crowded and hopping at 3-4pm on Saturday and I’m sure continued like that until close. Service was quick, on the ball, understood all of our crazy orders, clearly trained well and understand beer. Did not make me wait for more than 1-2 minutes for an order despite the large crowd. Had the great privilege to chat with Jeppe 1 on 1 for about 15 minutes. Pretty amazing experience. Even got to meet Elliot!
Very homey entrance with vestibule makes you feel like you are entering a home. Inside there is a clean Scandinavian design. Service is slow but extremely attentive when it’s your turn. Selection is excellent with several brewpub only selections available on my visit. Yes, it’s pricey, but so is the beer they serve. Burger was simple and excellent. Certainly worth the limited effort it takes to get there from Manhattan.
An extremely trendy and popular bar with a craft beer focus that is almost second to none. I can see how this scores so highly, the place is small, an ultimate scandinavian design study and attracts an abundance of beer geeks with its constantly high-flying beer list. Professional service. Prices are in consequence, but really, this comes with quality. I can’t say this really is one of my favourite places in the globe to have a beer, but clearly, I could always, always find something very interesting to drink here.
Visited at noontime on Saturday, 14.5.16, with my brother and his baby boy in a stroller - this means family friendly, so beware. The best part of the place is the superb, clean design. Minimalistic with attention paid to the tiniest details. This doesn’t necessarily mean customer-friendly, as the seating - pic-nic benches, are very uncomfortable and not designed for an extended stay. Perhaps that’s the point. Service at the bar and the place was way too crowded when we were there.
Great tap list of unique and carefully chosen beers, beautiful glassware, high prices. Worth visiting if in the area, but I think I’ll skip it next time in NYC.
Difficult to find this bar in Brooklyn. Expensive to get to and expensive to stay. 20 some taps and a great bottle list. Did not try any food. Visited late afternoon and it was not that busy. Well worth the time to visit.