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Mission Dolores

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Reviews: 9
Visits: 26
Avg: 4.11
pDev: n/a
Taps: 21
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
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249 4th Ave
Brooklyn, New York, 11215-1008
United States
phone: (718) 399-0099 | map

Place added by: meguiar on 04-07-2010

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Reviews: 9 | Visits: 26
Reviews by Billolick:
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3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Brand new place, funky, multiple room layout, including a middle "room" that's exposed to the elements (its outdoors actually). This place was full of 20-30 somethings, seemed to be on the "meat market" side of things, but had a cool, friendly vibe. Respectable 20 or so tap set up with familiar favorites from Brooklyn, Sixpoint, DFH and the usual bunch. Dont expect any rarities, but do know that you will be able to get a respectable pint. Mexican little joint across the street is serving up some mighty tasty fish tacos and such. Not really a place I'd go back to for the beer (the Gate is a short walk). But worth checking out for a change, with some buddies and/or to mingle with some friendly locals

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Photo of jjboesen
4.54/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

I really like this place! It has all the criteria necessary for a beer bar to be great. First, the atmosphere: Mission Dolores is the least pretentious place in Brooklyn. There are some games in the courtyard, through which you pass upon entry. The bar area is homey; there are a few tables and a small bar that seems to have enough room for everyone. The patrons are eclectic: beer lovers, local bar flys and couples with kids - who were well mannered (unlike booger ranchers in other area venues.) It must be the atmosphere.
The beer selection was superb, offering a wide variety of local crafts. The bartender was attentive, professional and knew her craft. Plenty of water with nary an empty glass. While the only food offered were potato chips, this was not an issue, since you can get food anywhere on Fourth Avenue.

Definitely worth a stop. To quote Jerry Seinfield: 'DELORES!"

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Photo of Spreetaper
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great selection and service. Bartenders are also up to speed on most everything they have and willing to offer good suggestions. Previous review over the years seem to note lack of Brookyn beers - well mainly because there were very few breweries in Brooklyn 5+ years ago.. now that has changed and the menu reflects it.

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Photo of bgold86
4.57/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

They always have a great selection, really nice vibe, bartenders are always great. Their tap takeover/events are always fantastic, a must visit and you'll see why!

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Photo of Phigg1102
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Interesting setup, I walked into the bar after walking through what seemed like a persons apartment yard or something. Nice divey feel with top quality beers.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.44/5  rDev +8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Mission Dolores was the last stop on my little tour of Park Slope beer bars. It's a cool space on 4th Avenue, sort of like an old garage... you enter through a hallway with tables, then there is a patio and finally the bar. Lots of different areas for seating and chilling. They accept dogs here, be warned!

The Mission was chill on a Saturday evening at around 8pm, and I enjoyed my time there. I love going to a bar that is not impossibly crowded like I'm used to in Manhattan.

On tap: Empire Cream, Port City Wit, Sierra Keller, Other Half, Dogfish Positive, Thornbridge Jaipur cask, Lagunitas Brown Shugga, Founders Pale... nothing crazy, but alright. I went for spirits (bourbon!)

Beers are six dollars except for rarities, but their twenty-dollar minimum on credit cards blows. They have no food except for potato chips.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.72/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of corysmith01
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

This is my local bar and the bar I've easily been to the most, even with other suitable options in the neighborhood. The reason I always come back is I know there's going to most likely be something on tap that I've not yet had. They do an excellent job of rotating their beers, and while doing so, always managing to have a few on there that are curveballs, in the best possible way...beers that you've not seen or perhaps not heard of. Two beers that ended up being at the top of my list of favorites were discovered here. The bartenders are always personable, but what's more, they're knowledgeable about the beer they're serving, they can answer your questions. Really solid place to consistently try new brews.

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Photo of markb33
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Overall, it's a really solid bar in a spot with several other great beer options in the area (the Gate and Bierkraft are a short walk away). The day-drinking scene on the weekends seems to be a little busier, and although it certainly draws a decent crowd on a warm night, you can usually find a table after 8 w/o a problem.

The 3-room railroad layout is actually kinda nice as it keeps the noise level down and lets you hear what your buddies are saying. It's a great place to sample a solid selection of American craft brews with a few solid imports thrown in. Prices are pretty standard for the neighborhood and what you're drinking.

I've been there several times and will certainly continue to go back.

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Mission Dolores in Brooklyn, NY
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