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Tørst

Not Rated.
TørstTørst

Taps: 20 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
100
world-class

80 Ratings
Ratings: 80
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 8.93%
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ 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

Notes:
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(Place added by: slander on 03-07-2013)
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Reviews by flagmantho:
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flagmantho

Washington

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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4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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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
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Tørst in Brooklyn, NY
100 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.