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Fourth Avenue Pub

Not Rated.
Fourth Avenue PubFourth Avenue Pub
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

25 Reviews
Reviews: 25
Visits: 39
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: n/a
Taps: 27
Bottles: 60
Cask: Y
[ 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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Reviews: 25 | Visits: 39
Reviews by GJ40:
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Photo of cuveedelphine
3.53/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of bgold86
4.74/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Love Fourth Ave Pub! They always offer an A level draft list with some very nice bottles as well, bartenders are always great and friendly. Nice outdoor area in the back, unlimited free popcorn and really close to the train and the Barclays center. What more could you ask for? (277 characters)

Photo of markgugs
4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of rojapa
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Frustaz
5/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

You wait your whole lifetime; you travel around the world, and you try the best bars in the best cities, and then one day the thing you're looking for is found right in your own neighborhood.
4th ave is as good as it gets. Like Harry's New York Bar in Paris, the crowd is made up of locals, travelers, derelicts, cowboys, poets, and pop stars. If you can't make conversation with a stranger here, you have social problems.
Bartenders are fun and knowledgeable and the beers are copious and rather epic.
~Frost (509 characters)

Photo of rorjets
4.68/5  rDev +10.4%
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. (603 characters)

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of greenmanwl
4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
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... (1,222 characters)

Photo of socon67
4.01/5  rDev -5.4%
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. (811 characters)

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
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! (1,334 characters)

Photo of brystmar
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
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. (508 characters)

Photo of unclejazz
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
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. (980 characters)

Photo of IronCitySteve
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
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. (910 characters)

Photo of bpalfrey10
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
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. (931 characters)

Photo of dedrinker
3.59/5  rDev -15.3%
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. (727 characters)

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Fourth Avenue Pub in Brooklyn, NY
93 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.