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Fourth Avenue Pub

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Fourth Avenue PubFourth Avenue Pub

34 Ratings
Ratings: 34
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: n/a
Taps: 27
Bottles: 60
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar ]

76 4th Ave
Brooklyn, New York, 11217-1908
United States
phone: (718) 643-2235

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Place added by: bultrey on 11-08-2006

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Photo of rorjets
4.68/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Great neighborhood bar, just a few blocks from the Barclay Center, with an exceptional list of beers on tap (27 all told). We went early on a Monday afternoon, and enjoyed some amazing local NY brews such as War Flag Pilsner, Threes Arboretum Pale Ale, Other Half 'Doug' Cascadian Dark Ale, Peekskill Eastern Standard IPA, and Rushing Duck 'Kroovy' Red DIPA. Topped it off with Bruery's "
'7 Swans ' Quad Ale. Enjoyed the free popcorn and the comfortable booth in the back overlooking the beer garden. Hope to return often, and look forward to checking out the garden when the warm weather returns.

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Photo of greenmanwl
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Super fantastic gotta say.... Staying in "The Slope" visiting and was impressed. Not just more than one Flemish Sour but something called "Goze"; not Gueze, but I guess you'd call it a salty sour...
Also had another sour bottled, which I have to say "Monk's Flemish Sour", which I can't remember who makes but it's been my fav has just been supplanted by this one: Cuvee Des Jacobins Rouge Flemish Sour", mmm. Also had and this crazy but wonderful "Old Monk's Ale", from Pannepeut. Wow, just went and went and went and went and well, it was quite nice...
To boot the server was very personable, knowledgable, yet unpretentious. Overall quite a nice experience as we traverse a few of the Belgian Beer hot spots as we find out about them, primarily here... We've mapped out apparently "the big 3", but they are a bit north in brooklyn from here and unless they are subway accessible and easily so, we might not get to em since there really appears to be great options right here. Ahhh, New York, we'd be happy for one place in northern arizona/sedona area (other than the wine loft, but that's in Flagstaff, check em out if ever there; tweny or so Belgian's always) that has what most every decent bar does here... Yeah...

Photo of socon67
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75

Went here before heading to the Barclay Center to see the Brooklyn Nets

A - 6pm on a Monday and there is a happening crowd and plenty of craft beer hobbyists. Good vibe.

Q - Glasswarewas on point, menus updated (including their Beermenus site), and taps appeared to be taken care of from what little I could gather.

Serv - You need to go tothe bar to order anything. But the place is small enough that ts no biggie, and the bartender knew his stuff.

Sel -top notch. Stillwater Saison, Ommegang Art of Drakness, and plenty of other goodies. 27 taps and a cask, plus a 50+ bottle list.

Food - none but they do have free popcorn.

V - Pricing was okay. $6 a pour seemed very fair for what they were tapping.

I'd go back here. One of the many really good spots in Brooklyn for rare releases and old favorites.

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Fourth Avenue Pub is an unassuming storefront bar on, huh, 4th Avenue near the Atlantic Avenue transportation hub. Great view of the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower before you enter!

A cramped entrance, with the bar literally "right there" and a narrow hallway with some high-top tables by the wall. But then the joint expands and offers some comfy booths and a patio out back.

Cool, chill ambience with tame 80's punk music playing and just the kind of quiet the wife and I seek on a Friday evening at 5:30 pm. You couldn't walk into a Midtown Manhattan at this time!

I counted 27 taps plus one cask (Greenport/Bierkraft Supeh Freekeh). A bunch of rarities on tap, including Allagash Saison, Bruery Mischief, Cisco Woods Monomoy Kriek, Clown Shoes Claw Fist, Laughing Dog Barrel-Aged Dogfather, Oskar Blues Deviant and Mikkeller/Three Floyds Boogoop. Also a bunch of German lagers if you care for that.

Reasonable prices, $6-$7 for most beers except Delirium and Boogoop which are $8 or higher. One dollar off during Happy Hour, and our four beers came to sixteen dollars! Can't complain at all.

There is no table service you have to order at the bar, but they're pretty chill in there. And while there is no food, they do have a great popcorn machine with fresh stuff and Old Bay to sprinkle on top.

Yeah, I will be back!

Photo of brystmar
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Conveniently located near almost every single subway line for anyone not in the immediate surrounding area.

Solid craft beer selection, and consistently so. First time I went was to meet some friends without knowing much about the place. I walked in to see a mostly empty bar with KBS on draft (among other treats) and fresh, free popcorn to munch on.

Reasonable draft prices plus a frequently updated tap selection make me a happy camper. Bottles can get pricey though, particularly their vintage bottles.

Photo of unclejazz
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I checked this place out because they were hosting a Founder's breakfast stouts tasting and I wanted to check out the KBS, as I had never had it before. The place is cozy, definitely with the extra guests for the tasting. There was not ticket or lottery system. At 7pm they started pouring and selling what they had and nobody complained. I was able to try the CBS and KBS and meet some nice beer drinking compadres for the evening. They were giving out free baskets of cereal which I thought was a nice touch, since they normaly have free popcorn. I like food with beer as much as the next guy, but when a beer bar passes on that it is nice when they offer snacks. 4th Ave did just that and for that reason alone, I like and respect them. There are two other bars very close that I will have to check out next time I make it around there, but lends itself to a nice place for a pub crawl. I will be bac to this place, the owner seems like a good guy. He had a wonderful mustache.

Photo of IronCitySteve
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

One of my favorites Brooklyn joints.

A: A quiet laid back place. Kind of rough on the outside and inside. You do get some suits in this place, but they are not obnoxious. Chalks boards on the wall announce the brews on tap.

Q: No problems here, turnover happens, but they are quick to replace it and there are no issues with the freshness or quality of the brews.

Ser: Attentive and prompt. Decent knowledge of beers and spot on with the changing tap lists.

Sel: There are about 25 brews on tap and about twice that in bottles. The bottle prices were for the most part reasonable. Had a bottle of Cantilion since it had been awhile, then hit the taps. They had some Hill Farmstead Edward which was quite tasty.

O: One of the top places to go. Reasonable prices and one of the most diverse but still relaxing places. The crowd is usually 25+ but all there having fun...no macho tough guy BS. A must visit.

Photo of bpalfrey10
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

I adore this bar, one of several amazing beer bars in north Park Slope on 4th and 5th Avenue. They keep their draft and bottle list very up to date beermenus.com. 25 or so beers on tap plus a dedicated delicious cask ale line. the selection is amazing, i've had some incredible one offs and rare batches like the superfriends IPA and an oak aged espresso yeti.

they have a nice backyard and a free popcorn machine with old bay seasoning available. bartender i'm used to (during the day) is very knowledgeable and friendly. there is also a nice backyard (although I haven't been out there yet). one nice feature is a small chalkboard above the bar that lists coming attractions.

EDIT: prices are great, pretty much $6 across the board, and they have an excellent happy hour which in my previous review I listed as $1 off and wished that it was $2 off. turns out it actually is $2 off! all the more reason to check this place out.

Photo of dedrinker
3.59/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Noisy neighborhood bar of conventional exposed brick and wood rectangular interior - didn't go around the corner though. Didn't want to penetrate any deeper into the noise cavern.

Bartenders were nice and did a standard competent job that every bartender should. Selection was good, with plenty of local offerings, but really nothing to make this a destination for any but those who live nearby.

Had to shout my conversation and that's not good. Mixed crowd of decent folks and macho meatheads. Meatheads + alcohol = no good.

Drunk girl fight outside. I can't believe the staff let them back inside to drink more and shout/sob; ruined the vibe. bad decision on the staff's part. Geeze Louise. Adults only at the bat please.

Photo of ThirstyBird
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

A friend took me here on a recent trip to Brooklyn. What a great neighborhood bar! We hit it during a very busy happy hour and with those prices I know why it's busy...$2 off drafts...$3 for a Blue Point Oatmeal Stout or a Turbodog and $4 for a Ramstein Winter Wheat, Kuhnhenn Simcoe Silly, Gaffel Kolsch amongst others. 27 taps and 1 cask. I didn't notice if they do any food there or not...which means that there beer kept my attention!

Bottle selection was good too - not large but but nice.

Will definitely seek a out again next visit to Brooklyn.

Photo of corby112
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped by during a recent trip to Brooklyn.

My buddy Paul told me to check this place out and since I was two doors down at Pacific Standard I figured I would stop in. I was very pleasantly surprised by this place and was very happy I decided to drop in.

I was there in the middle of the afternoon and it was quite dark with only natural sunlight illuminating the room. As soon as you walk in there is a long bar on the left and several chalkboards on the right announcing what was available on draft and in bottles. Past the bar there is a small seating area in the back of the room with several tables set up. The vibe was very laid back and it was quite crowded consideringthetime of day.

They had a very good selection of American craft beers as well as offerings from Germany, Belgium, England, locals and Japan. They had about 30-40 beers on draft including some nice west coast beers, locals and rarities including Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier! The bottle list was extensive as well but lacked anything rare except that Pretty Things 188? Mild Ale which I was shocked and very excited to see.

The bartender who served me was very friendly and knowledgeable and he and I talked for a while about all things beer. He was knowledgeable about the local breweries as wellas those that aren't even distributed in NY. He provided samples, answered questions and gave recommendations based on my preferences. One of the best bartenders I've come across yet.

Overall I had a great experience here and would highly recommend it to anyone who lives in the area or is just town visiting.

Photo of Nickls
4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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This place is definitely worth a stop when in the area, and given that it's so close to several others, why not? Solid selection at the time of my visit, and had a nice surprise (not a regular occurrence of course) for the Oktoberfest time period which was a wooden gravity keg of Schneider Edelweiss. Way better tasting than the bottle IMO, but that's a different story.

It's a bit cramped around the bar area, but a really nice tap list as well as several quality bottles definitely make up for this. Kinda dark, with dark wood, and mercifully not dominated by blarind TVs everywhere. Good atmosphere, and definitely seemed like a local place. Prices were reasonable for the selection, and the service was good. Offered samples even, which was a nice treat that is not often provided in most beer bars when they are busy (which was the case when said samples were offered).

Definitely worth a stop!

Photo of woodychandler
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

A change from the previous two! A wide window left with the doorway right, but still with a curtain. 26 taps, one cask. An impressive bottle list in the format of a wine list. The ceramic pink elephant above the Delirium Tremens tap made me shiver.
A wide "U"-shaped wood bar was to the immediate left after entering. The right wall was exposed brick with a couple of chalkboards listing "Drafts" and "Bottled Beers/Big Bottles", followed by a couple of CD jukeboxes. All of the way aft, on the right side were a series of booths. Oft to the left were the lavs.

A small space, but with Johnnie Walker Blue available.

Beers: lots of Belgians.

Photo of Mark
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

We went to this pub every evening during a recent one week trip to NYC. The pub seems like it's on a crappy street but looks aren't everything and it turned out to be better than it looks. Long and narrow building with lots of brick. Nice selection of beers including some west coasters. Exceptionally friendly staff was a big plus.Ralph the bartender is a tremendous guy and I consider him a friend. Just a nice place with a good loyal clientele. Two doors down from Pacific Standard, another bar with a good reputation and we actually went there first the day we got there. When P.S. was playing rap that was it for me. Over to 4th Av. and we never looked back. Enjoyable place with a great happy hour and yes the popcorn is good too!

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