Taps: 20 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 80 | Reviews: 30 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by flagmantho:
4.73/5 rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$$
Some friends and I were lucky enough to discover Tørst while walking around Greenpoint last week after dinner. The façade is pretty unassuming, but we decided to take a chance and with our bellies full of Polish food we went in and were pleasantly surprised with what we found inside.
The interior is very Scandinavian in appearance, with a lot of light wood and geometric simplicity. Behind the long, white bar is a full-width mirror onto which the current beers are written, along with their price per pour. The beers are listed and ordered by number, and are arranged generally light-to-dark, and the stained wood (unlabeled!) tap handles are colored accordingly -- it's all very chic. The place was completely packed the night I went in there, despite having been open only a few weeks; news must be traveling fast!
The selection is fantastic, with a wide range of interesting and rare beers from around the country and the world. There seemed to be a lot of Evil Twin offerings when I was there (four or five of the 21 taps), perhaps a nod to the bar's Scandinavian theme. I myself had a Hill Farmstead Everett, which was quite tasty. Sadly, I did not get a look at the bottle list.
Service was good, fast, and knowledgeable. The staff seemed to be keeping up with the crowd pretty well.
There's a small food prep area in the back, although we didn't sample anything. Since I have friends in the area, I'll definitely be visiting this place again when I'm back in New York.
04-01-2013 14:29:07 | More by flagmantho
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4.68/5 rDev +2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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 80 ratings.