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Bar Great Harry

Not Rated.
Bar Great HarryBar Great Harry

Taps: 21 / Bottles: 50
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

22 Ratings
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 6.54%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar ]

280 Smith St
Brooklyn, New York, 11231-4741
United States
phone: (718) 222-1103

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(Place added by: PEBKAC on 09-18-2007)
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Reviews by evil_liver:
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evil_liver

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.5%

06-10-2014 07:23:25 | More by evil_liver
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Ant4711

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-08-2014 15:49:33 | More by Ant4711
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DRDAries

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11%

07-01-2014 13:53:53 | More by DRDAries
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

06-24-2014 00:49:34 | More by Jason
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-19-2014 20:08:45 | More by hoppymcgee
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oakaged88

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-12-2014 20:35:54 | More by oakaged88
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tabhill

New York

4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$

Even though I arrived during happy hour, the bartender was very quick and didn't mind describing some of the beers that I wasn't familiar with. She even gave me a discount on the growlers. Unfortunately the discount was more than made up for by the parking ticket I got for not buying a muni-meter coupon...something I'd never heard of before visiting brooklyn. I was really impressed with the wide selection and will definitely be back, but next time I'll look for the muni-meters.

12-03-2013 02:54:51 | More by tabhill
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IronCitySteve

Pennsylvania

4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

A: A low-key evening having some Captain Lawrence on cask. The bar was not overly crowded and the poeple were quite friendly. As the night went on, it got more crowded with a diverse crowd. Most ages, 21-60.

Q: For as much as the taps turn over, there is never a problem with cleanliness or freshness.

Ser: Spot on service. No matter how crowded it was, we never went without brews. Our waitrress had a great knowledge of the ever changing tap list. Fun and friendly.

Sel: They have a really nice selection of locals like Sixpoint, Greenport, Captain Lawrence and Brooklyn. They also had some Mikkeller, Pretty Things, Bear Republic and Sierra Nevada.

O: A nice place to hit up. If you are looking for some NY state brews, they have a decent selection. The taps are always changing too. Definitely a cool vibe early, though it did get a little loud later on.

12-17-2011 22:22:22 | More by IronCitySteve
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beenitty

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped by this place a ways back when I was tracking down the few places who still had a keg of Bitches Brew.

Stopped in at 2pm on a Friday because I was told by the waitress the day before that the keg would kick soon, so I got there when they opened the door. She even offered to shoo people away from ordering it the night before to make sure that I could get some.

As the only person in the bar, the atmosphere was cosy (lol) but the waitress was super cool. I got my growler of BB and she gave me a pint of Old Rasputin on nitro on the house. We chatted about beers etc and I put her onto Hill Farmstead (summer 2010) and I saw that subsequently they started getting kegs from HF soon after that.

Good spread of tasty brews and good prices as well. Firestone, Great Divide, Mikkeler, Victory, Captain Lawrence, Ommegang, etc. Typically dont visit this part of Brooklyn often but definitely a solid beer bar. Dont hesitate to stop in if youre around this area.

Great service. Great Beer. Great Prices.

05-11-2011 14:33:05 | More by beenitty
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SkunkWorks

New York

4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

My girlfriend and I stopped here for a couple of beers before heading over to Beer For Beasts. We got there right as it opened so it was pretty empty but it filled up pretty quickly.

The bar area is pretty nice. The windows are fairly large, so there's a good deal of natural light inside. There are some random things on the walls. Three pinball machines in a small room in the back. The crowd is kinda what you would expect to find at a beer bar in Brooklyn. The music was pretty much all classic rock.

We had no complaints about the tap lines or anything like that. The bartender was friendly and knowledgeable and even referred us to another beer bar nearby when we wanted to get something to eat.

The fact that this place doesn't have food is a knock against them, though.

You can see their tap list on their website, which is nice. All to often, you look at a bar's taps online and none of them are current. They have an interesting line up with plenty of fun things to try.

This place is certainly worth a visit if you're in the area. Cheers!

03-27-2011 14:49:46 | More by SkunkWorks
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Bar Great Harry in Brooklyn, NY
94 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.