Active Beers: 23
Beer Ratings: 337
Beer Avg: 3.88
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 8 | Show All Ratings:
4.81/5 rDev +14%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$
Cliche but this really is a diamond in the rough. A moderately industrial area in northern Queens (Astoria) but only about a 12-15 minute walk from the subway N/Q Ditmars Boulevard stop.
The atmosphere is wonderful, they have outdoor seating, a big, semi-industrial space with plenty of room to sit and enjoy. And they brew beer there! Depending upon what time you go (I was there once when they opened on a Wednesday and a couple of times during the weekend) you can take a tour and actually see these guys at work! They also play music on vinyl (the Wednesday I was there they actually played customers' LPs) and on the weekends they have live music, even Jazz. You don't find a place like this very often.
Quality and service were definitely solid, the beers are delicious and as fresh as you can get considering they were brewed only steps away in the back of the building. It's not rocket-science, the staff is attentive, approachable, knowledgeable and they all know how to pour a pint so I'm not sure what else you could ask for from a brewery bartender...
Selection is tops, they have all the beers you can find anywhere they distribute plus they have "taproom only" selections that you can only get there. Perfect score in this category because once again, this is the source so the beers I had were as fresh as fresh can be.
Food was also solid. You can tell that someone took a moment to select beer-appropriate food, not just a deep-fryer with predictable bar-food. The meat-pies were really good, I had a cheese plate that was actually paired with a flight and the pretzels (I think they get these from somewhere else) were really good.
Value is on par with, or better than any other good craft-beer venue in the city. You can hear live music with no cover charge, you're drinking beer that was brewed right under the same roof. It's definitely a bit of a hike and feels like it's in the middle of nowhere, but once I found the place I felt right at home. Prices were competitive with any other craft-pub, and their growler prices for empties/refills were reasonable.
I will definitely be back.
10-01-2013 18:53:49 | More by CarlosDanger
4.34/5 rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
First visit here and I'm more than happy I came.
Easy to find, and close to LaGuardia (I mean, you could plan a little extra time into a layover and make it easily for one). I didn't have any issues parking, although it seems like the "legal" thing to do is park on the street even though there is a shopping center parking lot across the street.
Warehouse style with concrete floors and cinder block walls (minus 4 walls which are seemingly very nice horizontal cedar boards). The ceiling seems to be paneled and painted a dark gray, with steel support beams painted orange. The lighting is mainly track lighting or hanging lights over the bar, but during the day (since the space is shared with the actual brewery) there are also many fluorescent lights that Om sure are used. There are aging barrels in 2 sets of 12 that add a lot of character to the place.
You'll find 5 large wooden tables (each seat 10) and a small bar (with 7 barstools). The stools are minimalist metal with square tops and no back rest. There are 12 beers on tap of varying styles. No wine or liquor available. Food is available is the form of "artisanal meat pies", but I didn't try anything. There is a full band space upstairs above the restrooms and seemingly an office. No TVs, but some awesome music and themed nights to boot.
Of the 12 beers I had the Kim (sour lager) and Billy Full Stack (double IPA). They primarily (at this point and to put it plainly) do lagers and hoppy beers. The quality of the beers is solid and are absolutely worthy of a trip regardless of your beer style preference.
Overall, I can't wait to come back and I fully recommend anyone come by when they can.
08-15-2013 00:03:24 | More by qcbrewer
4.4/5 rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75 | $$
A: Very welcoming warm environment - industrial but tasteful with wood, steel and cement surfaces, large communal tables. Very "brewing" oriented with malt sacks on racks and brewhouse clearly visible. Outdoor seating and mezzanine stage with live music.
Q: I'm a huge fan of this brewery, they've only been open @ half a year and for their age they have really impressed. Brews split between hoppy ales and lagers
S: Friendly and knowledgeable. Bar service only so you'll need to get up for pints. Food was brought to our table though
S: They had 8 beers on tap including a nitro barrel aged brew (amazing btw).
F: Totally decent. Meat pies and pretzels with excellent cheeses and sides
V: On par with NYC.
Overall, this is a very notable entry into the local beer market and worth visiting.
07-14-2013 18:07:03 | More by jerrytodd
4.39/5 rDev +4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $
What a fun place to be on a nice Sunday afternoon. They had a really amazing rock band playing on this elevated area, which I have no idea how they got all their equipment to.
Walking around, the bar itself is literally the brewery and you'll be surrounded by tanks and bags of malt. At the bar, you can get a flight to sample 5 of their beers for $10.
They do a pretty darn good job. I recommend their IPA and Black IPA.
07-06-2013 06:28:50 | More by dar482
4.03/5 rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | $$$
Came here on a Saturday in the afternoon. The vibe here is clearly a working brewery that blends its craft offerings with the Rock & Roll of the Golden Age. They have live music and a projector to play video of concerts when not cranking tunes.
Atmosphere is a relaxed crowd of folks enjoying a flight or pint. I'm sure in the evening it is a much different crowd.
Six taps of their offerings. All the glassware is cleaned right there, and a chalkboard explains the beer styles.
Service is decent. You need to order everything at the bar, but they are fiarly efficient.
There is a good mix of offerigns with a leaning to lagers. No issue there; the wrold needs more lagers.
Food is available and looked tasty.
My english pint was only $5 but as others mentioned the pricing for growlers borders on insanty. I don't get that price point at all. $20+ for a fill and $10 if you buy the growler...
Glad to see a brewery in Queens. These folks seem cool.
04-06-2013 21:56:18 | More by socon67
3.73/5 rDev -11.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$$
SingleCut is a new brewery in Queens with a tasting room in the front. Currently open only for limited hours Th - Sun. A limited food menu is to debut this week.
I am a big fan of the working brewery that opens its doors to the public without expending a lot of money and effort on decor - we are here for your delicious products, fresh from the source. Judged by those standards SingleCut is a winner. When visiting yesterday there were four beers available (the list is constantly changing): the 19-33 Queens Lagrrr (sic), a very dry pilsener style that would be much enjoyed on a hot summer day; the Pacific NW Mahogany Ale, a hop forward amber ale reminiscent of Deschutes Mirror Pond; the More Cowbell Milk Stout, a black, roasty, creamy stout; and my favorite the Full Stack IIPA, a strong, aromatic, super hoppy double ipa.
The beers are available as a sampler, five 5 oz. tastes for $10, and by the pint (not sure of that price). The double ipa was $8 for what looked like a 12 oz. pour. As has been mentioned by earlier reviewers theses prices are typical of a NYC craft-beer bar but are out of line for a tasting room or brewpub. The growler prices are also steep, both for the beer and the empty bottles. By all means bring your own. One other factor in deciding whether this is worth the visit is getting there. From the last stop on the N train it is a brisk 15 minute walk. Not the most fun in the winter. So, you've really got to get motivated to visit this place. Or, you can try their beers at a growing number of bars in the city.
02-19-2013 12:18:42 | More by hoponit
3.86/5 rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$$
Stopped by this relatively new brewery on a trip to NYC. Cool place, a few big tables to sit down and imbibe. Cool area on second level for live music. Bar area is open and extends into the actual brewery. Dim lighting, cool atmosphere, good service. The beer is above average, but it's so expensive (32oz growler fill of the DIPA is $13). Bring a growler since buying a growler there is outrageous. $10 flights are offered. Overall its a good place, but the prices make it more of a place to have "A" beer and then take off unless you are a heavy spender. If this place had more reasonable prices it would be a real winner.
02-11-2013 03:29:59 | More by ejh06752
4.05/5 rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$$$
Place is very well done. Community tables provide a nice place to drink. Small bar with attentive service. Double stack DIPA was very good.
Prices are out of control for a brewery. $26 for a 64 ounce growler is very excessive, that is just the beer itself. Also, $20 just for the growler bottle is obscene. 13oz pours of DIPA for $8 is expensive, that would be okay for a bar, but not when the beer is straight from the source.
Good luck to these guys, the place was packed on a Saturday afternoon. But once the novelty wears off those prices are going to be a problem.
02-03-2013 18:11:44 | More by jrnyc
SingleCut Beersmiths in Astoria (Queens), NY
92 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.