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116 Ratings
Ratings: 116
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: n/a
Taps: 20
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: 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 by flagmantho:
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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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of braican
4.76/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of misternebbie
4.61/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of ChipChaight
4.39/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Spreetaper
4.32/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Great selection and a very knowledgeable and friendly bartender.
Too bad I live in the complete other side of Brooklyn or I would frequenet this place quite a bit!

Photo of almostjay
4.13/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
4.49/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of StoutBoi
4.59/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of mothman
4.37/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.3/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Kappakoosh
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

Nice place, great beer selection. Quite a bit of ET on tap, which is to be expected and I am not complaining. Food was great (Confited Duck sandwich was awesome). Atmosphere was not much to talk about, meaning the staff was a little stiff, which rubs we the wrong way. Not a 100 Rating in my humble opinion, but I would frequent if I live close by. Better places in NYC IMO.

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of James_A
3/5  rDev -34.2%

Can nobody see this place for what it is... the tasting room for a gypsy brewer?

The bar room is over-designed. The herringbone wood inlay that is EVERYWHERE you look gives me headache, and the mirrors above the back bar with the beers written on them is quite possibly the stupidest design element I've ever seen in a bar. You can't read the writing.

Bartenders and crowd are the most insufferable beer snobs you will ever have the misfortune of spending what could have been quality drinking time with.

Different beer styles being poured at different temperatures, although gimmicky, is a good idea.

Now that Evil Twin is being distributed more widely, my advice is to drink those delicious stouts in better bars.

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Tørst in Brooklyn, NY
100 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.