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Mugs Alehouse

Mugs AlehouseMugs Alehouse

Taps: 31 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

113 Ratings
Ratings: 113
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
$$ - reasonable


[ Bar, Eatery ]

125 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, New York, 11211-2277
United States
phone: (718) 486-8232

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @mugsalehouse

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Avantyawn

New York

4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

Was walking down Bedford on my way to a gourmet sort of restaurant in Greenpoint, had to use the bathroom, thought I'd grab a beer and use the can and leave, ended up getting a Green Flash Imperial IPA and a veggie burger. Not bad!

A: A little dumpy, but not quite a dive, sort of feels like your average meathead Irish bar but it's almost all excellent craft beer on tap. I like that it is not a hipster haven and is relaxed and low key with local neighborhood sort of guys.

S: Stressed but friendly waitress, can't complain.

S: I was impressed with the selection, Green Flash Imperial IPA on tap, not bad! Smuttynose IPA and a few dozen more craft beer's on tap. They also have a huge list of bottles for sale on the menu.

F: I have to say, the home made veggie burger was excellent! The fries good...no complaints here.

V: 20 ounce Green Flash Imperial IPA for 7 bucks? Great! A bomber is 7 bucks at the grocery store. I was shocked it came not in a smaller glass considering the APV and price of the brew at most places. I was pleasantly surprised by the value of this place, not totally blown away by the place in general , but it's definitely a good option for a a place to grab a beer in Greenpoint / Williamsburg.

02-14-2011 03:02:20 | More by Avantyawn
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PopnLoads

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.9%

03-28-2014 17:44:50 | More by PopnLoads
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hoppymcgee

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.7%

02-19-2014 20:08:21 | More by hoppymcgee
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baakabak

New York

3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $

Love Mug's.
Great, pretense free neighborhood bar with an ever changing draft list of quality bees and pretty awesome wings. Dark wood and dimly lit like any good bar should be. The pricing is certainly reasonable, especially when compared to some of the other places in Williamsburg.
The bartenders are all friendly and knowledgable. John rules.

02-04-2014 06:51:11 | More by baakabak
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shoretaxi

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-23-2014 13:30:57 | More by shoretaxi
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GJ40

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

A great neighborhood pub. I stopped in on a nice Sunday evening so the windows were open to the street and the crowd was lively but reasonable. The draft selection is great. I had an Ithaca Flower Power which was fresh and fantastic. A truly authentic local!

09-23-2013 11:28:30 | More by GJ40
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drewone

California

3.03/5  rDev -28.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.75 | $$$

Stopped in on my way to Torst. Fine atmosphere, pretty bar-ish. While looking at the list was approached by a sever letting us know that all tables were served by servers - ok fine.

Was very underwhelmed by the tap list, nothing that I had to try, ended up leaving. Hard to compare with so many other establishment that are making an effort to have varied tap list. Perhaps I am missing something.

08-22-2013 07:14:02 | More by drewone
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metter98

New York

4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75 | $$

Vibe: Mugs has been serving up craft beers since Williamsburg became one of the "in" places to live in Brooklyn and continues to serve as a neighborhood bar with a great beer selection. True to its name, they have a large collection of mugs hanging around the walls in the front room. It can get pretty crowded during their annual festivals such as the Split Thy Skull or Belgium 2 Brooklyn but isn't that bad during other times, especially since they have a back room with tables and an outdoor seating area. I really like how they still have a pinball machine and cater to a few regular customers that always seem to be sitting at the bar.

Quality: Beers are served at the correct temperature in the proper glassware.

Service: The bartenders seem to be very knowledgeable about the beers that are currently available. Sometimes the bar can get crowded but this is a good place to get a table and order some food as the waitresses are able to bring beers back from the bar a lot quicker. The wait staff is very friendly.

Selection: With nearly 30 beers on-tap and one on cask, this bar has a pretty good selection of beers. A couple of beers are usually permanently featured on-tap such as Guinness, Hoegaarden, Lindemans Framboise, and Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier but there are enough other taps to provide a selection of new beers. They also offer a "Sweet Hoe," which is a mixture of Lindemans Framboise and Hoegaarden. If you want to try interesting selections, come here for one of their festivals when they'll have about 20+ beers available on Saturday and another 20+ different beers available on Sunday.

Food: I've eaten food here on countless occasions and was never disappointed. The standard types of appetizers are available if you are looking for something to munch on and you can't go wrong with a burger or a BBQ pulled pork sandwich. They also have a basic weekend brunch menu with choices such as omelettes and a breakfast burrito. The best food selection is available during dinner when a couple of daily specials are available.

Value: Prices for beers and food are quite reasonable, especially when you consider that the draft beers come in 20 oz. pours. They also have a beer of the week special.

07-07-2013 23:16:04 | More by metter98
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socon67

New York

4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | $$

Went here after visiting Brooklyn Brewery.

A - Place had activity. A couple tv's showed the World Baseball Classic. Nice relaxed feel.

Q - Plenty of well maintained taps. Glassware was appropriate. All offerings wer enoted on a chalkboard easily to see.

Ser - Bartenders were prompt and knowledgeable.

Sel - About 15 taps from what I could see and a great mix of imports and domestics plus some limited stuff. I had Clown Shoes Vampire Slayer and it was really good.

Food - Didn't have but what I saw people eating looked good.

Value - Compred to other places I went to the prices were better for what you got.

Honestly, this place should be the #1 craft destination in Brooklyn. I will find a way back here even though I'm not normally in Brooklyn much.

03-10-2013 19:36:00 | More by socon67
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DanTheBeerMan

New York

4.85/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

This is the absolute best bar in Williamsburg , Excellent selection of taps that is constantly rotated, and service that is unmatched. This bar provides a much needed escape from the hipster dominated bars which line Bedford ave. The prices are very reasonable, and the service is always prompt. This is the kind of bar you can walk into on a Saturday night, and the place is never overcrowded. In addition, the food from the kitchen is excellent and is served until pretty late. If you are in Williamsburg, this is the only bar you need to make a stop in for a great night out.

12-13-2012 03:49:03 | More by DanTheBeerMan
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Mugs Alehouse in Brooklyn, NY
94 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.