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49 Reviews
Reviews: 49
Visits: 160
Avg: 4.55
pDev: n/a
Taps: 20
Bottles: --
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

615 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, New York, 11222-3919
United States
phone: (718) 389-6034

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @torst_nyc

Place added by: slander on 03-07-2013

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Reviews: 49 | Visits: 160
Reviews by drewone:
Photo of drewone
4.23/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Definetly a must stop when in NY, on the border of greenpoint and Willamsburg, an easy walk from the L train.
Went on a Thursday night around 7:30-10.
Very cool unassuming facade with no signage. Well designed simple interior, tap set up seems very professionally done. Al beer seemed fresh and served in appropriate containers and glass ware.
As others have mentiond, really liked the choice if three sizes (for both price, ability to try more and for sanity's sakes). Scrutinsed the tap list, ordered and the bartender would aknowledge your order by giving you a run down of the characteristics of the beer (reminescient of a high end restaurant ). At first i mistook this as the bartender being really knowlwdable only to realize when ordering off the bottle list that the spiel was given them to memorize. Not really a complaint so much as I just a realizatiomthat i shouldn't rely to heavy on their opions. Service was overall good, there was one point where there was a rush of people for a half hour and the bar was overwhelmed, but other wise care was taking In the pouring of beer.

Menu List the tap offerings and a selection of bottles. There is another whole bottle list that you can ask for with many more offerings.

Nice selection, alot of Evil Twin as you would expect, many I have never seen.

The main thing I would mention is that there is now a restaurant hidden in the back - Luksus, only been around a couple of weeks and is super hyped right now. It only seats 26 and they only do a few seatings a night - for a $74 fixe price plus an additional $43 for beer pairing per person. It seemed very expensive and I only heard more about it after the fact so I did 't even consider going. The bummer was that one person that I did a trade with mentioned he was able to buy BA Justin at Torst. I asked the bartender about it (after already ordering quite a bit) and at first he acted like no problem only to come and tell me that he was just told that it was now only for the restaurant... Subsequently I heard that the beer served in the back was impressive, but with out any specifics. Had I known I would have considered the splurge since I only get out to NY every few years.

All in all I had a great time and every beer I had was really good or better.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of CityofWind_brew
4.29/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Possum77
5/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Beer_Line
5/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Amazing place. Amazing chef and amazing beer selection. This is pretty much a given considering the owners. But if you find yourself in NYC and love food and beer, this place is a must!

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Photo of benzalman
4.26/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of elamb106
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of beerloserLI
4.34/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

A bit in the middle of nowhere and from the outside, without prior knowledge, I doubt you would guess it to be a pretty killer craft beer bar.

The general bar area is a mix of dated wood with a very modern and slick bar. My friends and I were there on an early Saturday afternoon so it was not crowded at all. A very laid back atmosphere and the servers were pretty prompt and friendly.

The really only reason we went was of course for their tap menu. They really feature some top notch brews. All pours are served in oversized wine glasses with a modern graphic. We didn't have any of the food option but the options were mostly artisanal appetizer type.

Overall, a pretty cool little craft beer bar. I'm not about to run back or declare it my favorite spot but if the menu is good I wouldn't hesitate for another visit.

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Photo of tribeerguy70_3
4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of richj1970
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Dingohop
2.29/5  rDev -49.7%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3.75 | food: 1

Are you serious?

Selection is good. That's where it ends.

Prices are outrageous. Staff is borderline incompetent and tries to hide this by being rude and condescending. I've watched them roll their eyes at customers who asked basic questions. Guess what-not everyone works in the industry and people are wary of your ridiculous prices.

Why the most famous beer bar in new york is surprised by beer tourists is a mystery. Their prices are down right offensive.

Very nicely designed.

I believe they have created a roach motel for beer toursits.

Happpen to live in brooklyn but won't go back. Better service and prices at an Applebees in Times Square.

Some Michelin star nonsense restaurant over there too. If you're a glutton for punishment check it out.

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Photo of neckbeardahab
4.78/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of PopnLoads
5/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of lauad
3.61/5  rDev -20.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 2.75

Photo of starny
3.38/5  rDev -25.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Photo of ericdavidmorris
4.97/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.7/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Clearly the selection and quality here is top-notch, every beer is poured the way it should be, correct temperature. Everything is poured into the big Torst wine glasses, which is fine. The selection of beers on tap was really interesting, obscure European imports, some rare US craft, and everything in between. Obviously a large amount of Evil Twin.

Didn't get much food, but did get the olive plate, which was outstanding. Seriously, if you like olives, don't miss this one.

The prices are downright offensive, but when you go here, you know that going in, so you're prepared.

Service was good, bartender was friendly, willing to help with suggestions on the lesser-known tap selections.

Absolutely worth a stop, but bring a sack of gold with you.

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Photo of Zekenyce
4.16/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4.3/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

A great place to enjoy quality brews, especially Evil Twin, which is the featured brewery. (The owner is the founder of Evil Twin). They have Danish food(the owner is Danish) that is mostly small and for snacking. The service is good and friendly. The decor is perhaps a little sterile and chi chi for me. It looks more like a fancy cocktail bar. Nevertheless, this is a cool place to hang and to enjoy excellent quality off centered brews.

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Photo of MTesta
4.9/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of destruise
4/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of cuveedelphine
4.17/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of hoprage
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

A must visit beer place if you care about beer. Always new and interesting beers on tap. Knowledgeable staff and friendly if not on a busy night. Also a great bottle selection .

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Photo of tjg584
4.06/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of suckaj
4.43/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BeerBucks
4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

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