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Radegast Hall & Biergarten

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Radegast Hall & BiergartenRadegast Hall & Biergarten
very good

25 Ratings
Ratings: 25
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 17.1%
Taps: 12
Bottles: 83
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

113 N 3rd St
Brooklyn, New York, 11249-3923
United States
phone: (718) 963-3973

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(Place added by: gwong on 12-06-2007)
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Reviews by sleazo:
Photo of sleazo
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

As a big fan of the Bohemian Beer Garden in Queens, I was happy to have another bar by the same owners closer to home. From the inside and outside it has a pretty closely authentic central European feel to it. Two rooms, one withh booths and one with communal picnic tables. To me the communal tables and meeting new people are one of the reasons I love beer gardens. The side with the benches has a retractable roof which was thankfully closed in the winter. I was there for a long session and it wetn from a bunch of families around 6pm to a more roudier crowd starting around 10pm. The place was still jumping when I left around 2am, or at least I think it was.

The waitresses have some wierd combo german/czech style uniforms on and were generally pretty good at getting beers but there were a few LONG lag times during our session. Hopefully that was just a misstep in the early stages. Still, the Bohemian has those terrible lines so this is pretty good.

Beerwise they have a decent but not great selection. Nothing was a true eye opener that I desperately wanted but there were some good selections. I had a Spaten Oktoberfest or three, Krusovice lager, a bottled shwartzbier whose name escapes me and some others. The website was pretty accurate as far as the beer menu goes. Everything seemed clean and fresh but I did go a week after opening. Their glasswear was appropriate for style and I got to relive Oktoberfest a little by drinking a few liter Masses of beers.

The food is divided into two parts. The first which consists of Kielbasas and burgers which you get up annd order at the back grill. They get the Kielbasas at a nearby Polish butcher and it was pretty good. The burger was good as well, blue cheese on top and sweet potato fries were a good change of pace. These are the cheaper options at around $8-$12. The other side of the menu consists of full entrees with a central European feel featuring some game, pork and dumplings. I did not get a chance to sample these. i did share a rabbit and chicke n liver pate which was pretty good but I really only tasted chicken liver.

All in all this was a fun place, I am sure the scene will figure itself out before long. There were a good deal of hipsters there which makes sense figruing the neighbourhood but I think that should chage as they didnt seem to be fully enjoying the revelry and lack of PBR.

Costwise the beers get pretty pricey at around $7 a pint. I will be back, different experience(and much more expensive) from Bohemian Beer Garden but fun nonetheless.

sleazo, Dec 24, 2007
More User Reviews:
Photo of banger7
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

banger7, Yesterday at 05:42 PM
Photo of MMarkMelly
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Best Place to Meet People Off of the Bedford Stop. Excellent Austrian Dunkleweizen.

MMarkMelly, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of DRDAries
3/5  rDev -22.3%

DRDAries, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of Rankinstein
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Rankinstein, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.71/5  rDev +22%

Aside from Monk's Cafe in Philly, I found a recommendation for this place in GQ of all places. Actually was a big factor to visit the east coast of the US.

Radegast is right on the corner of street and has the Biergarten motif even on the front facade. Large, large garten and seating area that is open yet mostly covered from any rain. Long German tables all over offer plenty of seating for any size crowd. There are a few tap stations and food stations in the garten area aside from the main (and also huge) bar counter so you can get served faster by the enthusiastic and knowledgable staff. They even had a polka band going around the place playing on tables. The whole inside is old style German/Europe with brick and concrete floors and walls giving an authentic feel and look to it.

If you have been to German beer bars before you know the selections and Radegast has a great array of German and Belgian selections of all types. Tried the pretzel as well and was not disappointed. Just a great overall experience and if you have a day free in NY go to Brooklyn/Williamsburg and spend an afternoon embracing your inner German. Also hit Brooklyn Brewery a few blocks away.

Sound_Explorer, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of sirsteve42
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

sirsteve42, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of maltyhops
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%

The location was great - easy to find for a non-new yorker/brooklyner. Went on a Saturday afternoon and although it was crowded we found seats in the communal table in the biergarten. Food - I had the bratwurst and the pork sandwich - the wurst was very good but the pork was better. My friends got the wiesswurst and a cheeseburger - GREAT BURGER. They let you know that it takes a long time to cook - thick and perfect mixture. HAd nearly all the beers that I like - I had a HB Oktoberfest and my friend had the Weihenstephaner Vitus (wish they had the hefe).

maltyhops, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of luddy83
4.34/5  rDev +12.4%

I visited about a week ago and thought the place was fabulous! Great German beers, great wurst, an oompah band, a good crowd, and a positive buzz. As it was busy it took a few minutes for the server to notice us but once she did she was very pleasant and helpful. It was the beginning of their Octoberfest celebration (we were there about 1 PM in the afternoon). The crowd was diverse: old, young (babies), hipsters, neighborhood regulars. Overall, I strongly recommend a visit.

luddy83, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of Neorebel
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%

This spot is one of my favorite Williamsburg destinations. A beer garden bringing me back to my experiences actually visiting Germany. This is the authentic atmosphere - they have an indoor room and an outdoor garden. Inside, the appearance is classy and old world, with appropriate low lighting from chandeliers. Outside, there's long Oktoberfest style wooden tables and exposed brick. If you're going for brunch, arrive early, like 11ish, because it will get crowded. The food's excellent - they have what you would expect - sausages, bratwurst, potato pancakes, pretzels. There's a main menu and a separate one for the grill station outside. As for the beers, they have a tap menu with a dozen or so selections, and a rotating list of special European craft beers. The bottle list is exceptional with 50-60 different varieties. Of course the specialty is with German beer, but they also cover Belgium pretty well. Last time I went I got the Schlenkerla Marzen Rauchbier and the Leipziger Gose. The prices are a bit high, but consider the experience you are getting. I have no idea what people are talking about in regards to the service. Then again, like I said, I prefer to arrive early before it gets too packed. This is a must see for BA's in Brooklyn.

Neorebel, May 06, 2013
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Radegast Hall & Biergarten in Brooklyn, NY
88 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.