Taps: 20 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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Reviews by drewone:
4.23/5 rDev -8%
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.
08-15-2013 07:01:07 | More by drewone
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4.68/5 rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I kind of have mixed feelings for this place.
I first found out about TØRST when I heard rumors that there is a bar in Brooklyn that actually gets Cantillon on tap. Whereas Yelp helped confirm that rumor in my mind, I have yet to succeed in my everlasting quest to try Belgium's best lambics and gueuze on draft outside of Belgium.
My grudges against Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø's inability to procure some of the world's rarest brews regularly on tap aside, there is always something here for any beer enthusiast to try; the fact that the beer selection is supervised and directed by a "ghost brewer" who contracts out to some of the US' finest and up-and-coming brewers (Westbrook, Stillwater, Three Floyds, Prairie to name a few) means you're always going to find something here you probably won't expect to see in other bars.
The price point can be a little steeper than most bars in the Greenpoint/Williamsburg areas, (thanks to my fellow BeerAdvocates/RateBeer members and the faux-hipster-beer-geeks for that) but the Brooklynite-by-osmosis Dane has done quite well with TØRST and I've yet to have a bad experience here; if anything else, they always seem to have Imperial Biscotti Break and Lil' B on their state-of-the-line draft system, so if you like seeing good beer flow out of cool looking taps that look like they just magically appear out of a wall... there you go.
07-15-2014 13:53:50 | More by amano_h
Tørst in Brooklyn, NY
100 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.