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Tørst

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

45 Reviews
Reviews: 45
Visits: 146
rAvg: 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

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Reviews: 45 | Visits: 146
Reviews by flagmantho:
Photo of flagmantho
4.73/5  rDev +4%
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. (1,484 characters)

More User Reviews:
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. (754 characters)

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. (440 characters)

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 . (177 characters)

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

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.39/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Eman17
4.57/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of bcmac983
4.74/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of jammery
4.45/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Brown120
4.61/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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

Cool place overall and very unique in design, function and offerings.

It does get overly crowded and loud on the weekends.

Some of the servers aren't really as educated on the offerings as they should be.

Prices are pretty steep for the portion sizes.

Generally speaking, things in Brooklyn, especially specialty brews are around 10-20% less expensive than in Manhattan, depending on the location and proximity to a subway.

Torst is by far the most expensive beer venue in the entire city if you measure dollars to ounces.

It's a nice place if you have the money to blow, and you will get some excellent beer, but not really worth the price in my book. (659 characters)

Photo of smithj4
4.61/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Skellbop
4.76/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.47/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

The infamous Tørst. You know, infamous is when you're more then famous. This Tørst is not just famous...it's INfamous.

Killer selection. Multiple serving size options. Works for me. (185 characters)

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.58/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Great tap selection, and a super-impressive bottle selection. Cool minimalist design and vibe. 80s music blaring (maybe it was the night if the week), knowledgeable staff. Didn't eat, but the menu seemed appropriate and beer complementary. Prices on the high side, but there's no really cheap craft beer in NYC. Awesome place. I'll go back every time I'm in NYC. (367 characters)

Photo of J-Rye
4.93/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

An absolutely phenomenal selection of beers. The bar menu is great. I suggest the olives and the rugbrod, buttered. If I could get here more often, I certainly would. The bartenders are extraordinarily friendly, helpful, and make great beer suggestions, though, with a beer list like that, I don't know if they could make a bad one. Anyway, this place is a must visit. (373 characters)

Photo of mltobin
4.4/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of slasich
4.28/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of kmkryah
4.66/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Lives up to the hype. Could use table service, but that's hardly a dealbreaker. (79 characters)

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Tørst in Brooklyn, NY
99 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.