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Tørst

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

49 Reviews
Reviews: 49
Visits: 162
Avg: 4.56
pDev: n/a
Taps: 20
Bottles: --
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

615 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, New York, 11222-3919
United States
phone: (718) 389-6034 | map
www.torstnyc.com

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Place added by: slander on 03-07-2013

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Reviews: 49 | Visits: 162
Reviews by flagmantho:
Photo of flagmantho
4.73/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Beervana
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of EdrickCS
4.14/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of CityofWind_brew
4.29/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Possum77
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Beer_Line
5/5  rDev +9.6%
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 -6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of elamb106
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of beerloserLI
4.34/5  rDev -4.8%
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%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of richj1970
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Dingohop
2.29/5  rDev -49.8%
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 +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of PopnLoads
5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of lauad
3.61/5  rDev -20.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 2.75

Photo of starny
3.38/5  rDev -25.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Photo of ericdavidmorris
4.97/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.7/5  rDev +3.1%
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 -8.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4.3/5  rDev -5.7%
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 +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of destruise
4/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of cuveedelphine
4.17/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of hoprage
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
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 -11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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