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Black Forest Brew Haus

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Black Forest Brew HausBlack Forest Brew Haus
BA SCORE
87
very good

47 Ratings
Ratings: 47
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.65%
Active Beers: 41
Beer Ratings: 175
Beer Avg: 3.82
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

2015 New Highway
Farmingdale, New York, 11735
United States
phone: (631) 391-9500

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Reviews by mgbickel:
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4.13/5  rDev +7.3%

Another weekday lunch trip...well, late lunch at least.

From the outside, this looks like a place my grandmother would go to...nothing about it screams "Brew Haus". The interior is another story...although I am still not getting the German influence. I called the interior a cross between a 70's night club and a Smokey Bones.

You enter into a wide opened area...there is a room for seating off to the left and a large "U" shaped bar a few steps up on the right. The is another bar on the main level that lines the wall where the kitchen is. The brewing equipment sits opposite the entrance. There is yet another room beyond the large bar area...this place is massive!

The beer selection is better that average for a brewpub. They have your common selections, but also some special brews...I opted for the smoked porter.

The food was really good...with a decently unique menu.

The service was great...we had a few different girls taking care of us...I guess the main reason for that is the time of day we were there...but hey, points are points!

We almost didn't go into the place based upon the outside, but once in, we were pleasantly surprised. Worth checking out...

mgbickel, Feb 08, 2011
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

alexsergio, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%

Not much to eat here for vegetarians. The beer cheese fondue is a delicious for dipping pretzel's in though. Really delicious. The quesadilla was good, but fairly standard. As for the beer, it's good. Nothing special, but it's okay. It's on par with what I've come to expect from small brewpubs/breweries. I really like the atmosphere in here though. There's a darker room with the bar, a more well lit second room and an outdoor patio area, so there's lots of variety in terms of location once inside. This aspect makes up for the previous weaknesses. It fills a certain void on Long Island. There's really no other sizable brew pubs that feel brewery-like, rather than like a restaurant (such as John Harvard's), so I appreciate them leading the way on Long Island in that regard. The beer could use some work (95% of all LI beers could), and if there was some more vegetarian options this place would be top notch.

ArsMoriendiOU818, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

JKIPA05, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Bigtimejd19, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of clay23
4/5  rDev +3.9%

clay23, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

sirsteve42, Jan 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

bsm80x, Oct 24, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev 0%

Located in an industrial area, and with a red and green chipped paint facade (most likely this place was a former Italian restaurant...no blue, black or yellow here) and with poorly designed signage, I wasn't expecting much. The back looked like the front. If it wasn't for the parking lot I wouldn't know which was which. My home brewing partner didn't think it was opened, but it was.

We stepped inside and were pleasantly surprised. Great atmosphere. Lots of polished dark wood. Bright copper brewing kettles in plain sight. Lot's of space (two nice bars, multiple dining areas and an outdoor "beer garden"). Friendly service.

We ordered the flight and some finger food. The Weizen was very good. The Pilsner a bit over hopped. The Amber and Oktoberfest tasted identical. The Pumpkin was a pleasant surprise. No overwhelming pie spices. My beer battered chicken tenders were perfectly cooked and my friends Quesidilla was pretty jumbo. I can't rate the real food but I plan on coming back. A nice experience and I'm looking forward to their winter brews

theBubba, Oct 23, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev -1.8%

Very good German style beers. I had the hef and my girl had the pale ale.. both were very good... not the best ever but way beyond good and paired well with the food.

Server was so so... asked for a beer menu and he quickly went thru the 5 or so beers they offered and left us be... not superb but far from horrible service... about average.

Food was phenomenal... I ordered the brat and my girl had the bruben which is a beer simmered Ruben.... mine was also cooked in beer.... again... great food.

Overall I would definitely recommend this place if you haven't been and are into German beer. The food goes excellent with the beers and it's a perfect brew pub type eatery.

pjkelley82, Jun 19, 2013
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Black Forest Brew Haus in Farmingdale, NY
87 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.