Mugs Alehouse

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Mugs AlehouseMugs Alehouse
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

134 Ratings
Ratings: 134
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: n/a
Taps: 31
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Ratings: 134 | Reviews: 113
Photo of Denali
4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Small, low key, laid back, casual, cozy bar. Dress code is not an issue. Doesn't look like much from the outside, but don't let that stop you from going inside. Once inside, I was immediately struck by the multitude of Anchor banners hanging from throughout the bar (it's like "Anchor East"). Extremely friendly and sociable crowd. Seems like a popular place. A lot of people migrated to this bar from Brooklyn Brewery once they were closed.

There are tables and seats at the bar. Good jukebox too. Since they serve food, there is waiter/waitress service at the tables. The bartenders were very friendly and I didn't have to wait long to be served. Beer was served in the appropriate glassware.

The selection included micros and imports (25+ drafts, many bottles). The draught selections mostly matched what they had listed on their website. On tap I had Storm King, Brooklyn Triple, and Southampton Toasted Lager. They also have a cask beer available (I didn't get a chance to try the cask Porter but others who had it enjoyed it a lot). Beers were served at good temperatures as well. They had a lot of Brooklyn Brewery beers, although Anchor seems to be their "home beer away from home", since their first four taps were all Anchor (Steam, Liberty, Porter, and Foghorn).

Getting there is also easy (3 blocks from Bedford Ave Station on L. train).

I had a really good time here and enjoyed some fine beer. I look forward to coming back again.

Photo of yen157
4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Looks like it was a college bar in another life. It was smelly and sporty, but that just added to its charm. Incredible draft and bottle selection. There were about 30 beers on tap and who knows how many in the bottle. The bottled beer list features a good number of vintage ales, (barley wines, thomas hardey's, etc) and great representation from around the world. It's location is a bit out of the way (Brooklyn) but perfect if you're heading out to the Brooklyn Brewery for a tour and a pint.

Photo of jrancan
4.95/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

IMO this is the best bar in New York. Let's start with the selection. Around 30 on tap and another 50 or so in bottles (including vintage ales). Most beers are served in 20oz pints, and most of those are just $3.50 (Anchor Liberty, all Brooklyn's, Sierra Nevada Pale, etc.). Had Schneider Hefe which was $4.25 for 20oz!!! I haven't seen these prices anywhere, especially NY. My girlfriend had a few Lindeman's at $4.00 for 10oz. The bartender, Mike, gave us many free tastes and also bought us a round of Ayinger's........very nice gesture. Only had the nacho's, but even they were fantastic (maybe that's the Brooklyn Monster talking). I rank this number 1, slightly ahead of The Blind Tiger and d.b.a. Don't let the Brooklyn address fool you, it's only about 10 minutes from Union Square in Manhattan. I will be going back every chance I get.

Mugs Alehouse in Brooklyn, NY
94 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.