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Downtown Bar & Grill

Not Rated.
Downtown Bar & GrillDowntown Bar & Grill
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

25 Ratings
Ratings: 25
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 11.76%
Taps: 21
Bottles: 850
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

160 Court St
Brooklyn, New York, 11201-6244
United States
phone: (718) 625-2835

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @dbgbrooklyn

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: bklynbeerbaron on 07-11-2006)
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Reviews by bonbini26:
Photo of bonbini26
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Tap List-
OKtoberfests from Paulaner, Wurburger, Harpoom, Ayinger,
Pumpkin from Dogfish & Four Plus IPA- Goose Island & Smuttynose Belgian- Kwak Red, others of note, Sixpoint Esmaculator, Brooklyn Flemish Gold, and a few other pilsners and wheats...no BMC except for Guiness, but they did have Saranac Imperial Stout. Some prices were reasonable, some werent (sixpoint dopplebock $9 for 8oz, $11 for Kwak for 12oz, mostly everything else was in the $7 range.

Bottle List-
Was freakin ridiculous...500-600 bottles id say at least, pretty much every bottle that you can get in NY with a few exceptions, they even had bottles of vintage Utopia.

Food- came in for lunch had a turkey burger ($12) was pretty good...mostly Sandwiches ($11-$18) and Appetizers ($10) and a few entrees ($17-$34)....thought the appetizers were a little overpriced ($10 for hummus, wings or mozz sticks??)

Overall an awesome beer bar, tap list is pretty diverse, something for everyone, bottle list goes without saying. would like to come back on the weekend to see what knida crowd is here and how crowed it gets

bonbini26, Oct 09, 2008
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4.54/5  rDev +6.8%

I've been to this place a couple of times over the past few years - If I reviewed this place based on the my last 2 night's visits it would get 5's across the board - I stopped in on a Wednesday afternoon to check out their draft list when I noticed a little poster showing that they were changing the taps over @5pm for some 'event' - I came back around 7pm and the place was pretty crowded, but I squeezed into a seat at the bar in front of the taps - well, the change-over of draft beer was phenomenal - Allagash Curieux '07, Peche Mortel, DFH 120 '09, KBS, BCBCS, Evil Twin Naked Lunch, Founders Breakfast Stout and 12oz bottles of FFF Zombie Dust !! ($7) - I went back the following night to see if they kept the same brews tapped and yes! they did !(except no more Zombie Dust) - 8pm and the place wasn't crowded at all, and they had live music ! not too loud and sounding good - I got a few work buddies to join me and we had a great time -
8oz pours for $8.50 is a bit pricey but we got buy-backs on our third round - cool !
Incredible bottle selection in the back in coolers and on shelves - the food I saw coming out looked pretty good but I didn't try - an outdoor seating area wraps the corner - there's a small 'lounge area' in front by the bar - bartenders were on the ball and attentive - there's a single one-holer restroom - this 'corner bar' feels open and airy, while maintaining a good ol' beer pub atmosphere.

JoeBloe, May 24, 2013
Photo of beenitty
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%

Heard so much about this place, I ended up there with ~10 ppl for my birthday.

Got there on a Saturday late evening, around 730. Pretty chill place, mostly people eating dinner and watching sports games. Only a few tables seemed to really be enjoying the incredible cellar this place has to offer.

It was georgous to see the bottles sitting there for consumption!

The service defininitely left something to be desired so be prepared. Its not that they're rude, its just that there are two servers for the entire place so just make sure you let them know if you want something or else they'll forget about you.

They had very nice stuff on tap that you wont see everyday, 2009 Old Stock Ale,2010 Odyssey. But I'd say ~3/25 taps are worth getting when I visited even though I've seen the list be a bit better especially the stuff that lingers around after tap takeovers.

The bottle list is nice, a bit pricey, but be selective. Some stuff you would never pay for but 20$ for 2006 22oz Insanity seemed like a decent deal.

To their credit, they have deals, or at least had a deal on the day that I visited '08 750mL Schlafly Barleywine, '08 750mL Schlafly Imperial Stout both for 14$. Whether you feel like these beers are amazing or not, I thought the pricing was very reasonable considering all of the other overpriced bottles.

The food was less than stellar but the beer was awsome.

I dropped some coin, but overall it was worth it, I'll definitely be back.

beenitty, Jun 21, 2012
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Downtown Bar & Grill in Brooklyn, NY
93 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.