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Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
3.76/5 rDev -6.2%
Disclaimer: When I dropped in on a Friday evening, the bar was mostly empty except for a small group of extremely drunk people screaming Journey and Bon Jovi. This may or may not have affected this review.
The front part of the bar reminded me of a cross between a hippie's living room and a typical bar, with stained glass windows everywhere and license plates on the walls. Through the back, there is another area which looks more like the common area in a frat house (not in a bad way) with lots of couches and collegiate-type momribilia on the walls. I also remember a Star Trek pinball machine. A pretty relaxing place.
The bartender seemed to be distracted, but I think may have just been trying to avoid the train-wreck at the end of the bar like the rest of us. The selection was great, with plenty of rare brews. I had a Maharaja and a Left Hand Milk Stout, both fantastic. There was also a cask offering, which is always a good sign.
While I did like the selection, I wondered whether or not there should be more West Coast offerings in a Pacific Northwest themed bar. Just a thought, since I had great beer anyway.
I wouldn't travel cross-boro to stop in, but it's certainly a good stop if you're in the area.
08-10-2009 00:04:59 | More by jxhill
3.8/5 rDev -5.2%
Nice bar, with a nice selection of draughts, several bottles. Beer was served in a pint glass, a bit cold, but clean tap lines. Bartender was friendly, though not quite an expert, and the board was very outdated - at least 4 beers on it had kicked, including Ithaca TEN, always a downer.
Oriented towards the west coast, big screen TV in the back often shows west coast football/baseball, basketball games. The bar seems to often advertise an array of hard-to-find-in-NY West Coast beers, but never seems to deliver - they advertise long after they run out, it seems.
All in all, a nice stop, recommended.
02-15-2009 15:21:36 | More by JohnQVegas
3.89/5 rDev -3%
If you are looking for a spot to pre-game prior to an event at The Barclay`s Center, this could suit your needs. Pacific Standard is a moderate stroll away from it; or perfect if you live nearby or are in the neighborhood for other reasons.
Anyways, upon walking in, one soon notices photos and other decorations with California themes to go along with the name of this establishment. And I believe that the owners hail from the golden state. The vibe is low-key and friendly. For the beer, they have a tap list with 16 or so offerings. There were quite a few NYC area breweries that were available including Singlecut, Carton, etc.. Or you could go with the Cali theme and order something from Green Flash. The bottle list, I did not check, but I believe a small one is present. In the back, there are some couches and a big TV. Which if the bar gets crowded, gives you the option for a place to stretch out. All in all, a low-key bar with friendly staff members and some good beer options.
11-13-2013 22:17:26 | More by mltobin
3.93/5 rDev -2%
Stopped by here during a recent trip to Brooklyn.
This place doesn't look like it from the outside but it is surprisingly large. There is a decent sized seating area with tables and chairs the wrapped around the medium sized bar that's in the middle of the main room. Above the bar is the draft list and two small televisions that both had some college basketball games on. There is also a really cool back room with more seating and is decorated like a study/library. There are several book shelves filled with what look like used antique books. This place has a really cool vibe and was a very fun place to grab some beers.
The selection is pretty solid with a nice combination of east and west coast beers, locals and a few rarities. They had offerings from Stone, Ballast Point, Sierra Nevada, Green Flash, Brooklyn, Chelsea, Sixpoint and Goose Usland BCS all on draft. They also do growler fills at very reasonable prices. I was impressed.
I had a great time here and am looking forward to going back. Recommended.
03-22-2010 04:14:07 | More by corby112
3.94/5 rDev -1.7%
Decent enough, with reasonable prices and a very good selection of beers you won't find close by. Friendly bartenders. It's got a little bit more of an open layout, and it's kind of like a library at the back. Relaxed. Even energizing. I like the feel of this place much better than the closed spaces at the Cherry Tree or the Fourth Avenue Pub. But back to beer. Each of the three pubs on the block have their strengths and weaknesses. Thankfully, they all have cask! What I tried here was fresh and clean (I forget what it was, but it was fairly common). And the service was friendly and efficient even when they were pretty busy. Worth trying, especially since they're so close to two other decent bars.
10-23-2008 02:53:12 | More by NeroFiddled
3.96/5 rDev -1.2%
I've been to Pacific Standard about 4 times now.
The beer: solid list of harder-to-find draft beers. Last night I had the Pacific Rim Stock Ale, the Stone Smoked Porter and the Bear Republic Red. All were tasty, but I'll make one recommendation. If you go earlier in the evening, make sure your beer isn't one of the first few drawn from the tap. Twice now I've had beer that tasted like plastic. I suppose it's because the tap lines are new. That being said, the owners and wait staff are courteous and had NO PROBLEMS substituting or replacing my beer. Some places give you a hard time when the beer isn't right, but not here.
The vibe: fairly bright lighting, lighter wood and a younger crowd give the place a lot of energy. My personal preference is more dark and low-key but I've never felt uncomfortable or out-of-place at Pacific Standard.
If you're in the hood, I'd highly recommend stopping by for a drink. Who knew 4th Avenue would become a beer destination with Pacific Standard, 4th Ave Pub, Sheep Station and the Cherry Tree?!
10-19-2007 13:28:30 | More by blgianbeer
Pacific Standard in Brooklyn, NY
90 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.