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Tørst

Not Rated.
TørstTørst
BA SCORE
100
world-class

91 Ratings
Ratings: 91
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 8.48%
Taps: 20
Bottles: 0
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

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(Place added by: slander on 03-07-2013)
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Reviews by flagmantho:
Photo of flagmantho
4.73/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

flagmantho, Apr 01, 2013
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lfrancisco, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of clayrock81
4.35/5  rDev -5.4%

Why a 4.35? Just b/c I can now do that with the new system.
I can see how this bar would be a terrible place to visit if you went on a crowded day.
That being said, the wife and I went on Sunday at noon (literally it was 12:01 PM) and there were two guys there and then us.
They had two bartenders and I must admit that I see where other reviews about some staff "problems" derive from.
The one bartender wasn't a snob but gave off a little 'tude, where the other guy was completely cool and ended up talking to us for the whole hour we were there.
As for the food we didn't eat, but of course the main reason to come is the beer.
What can I say other than the beer selection, while limited to 21 taps at a time plus an extensive bottle list for here or to go, is incredible.
Beyond the obvious multiple Evil Twin choices are some great domestic and international choices.
The pints are priced on average, maybe a little more, than other Brooklyn bars.
The bottle selection prices are high but that's more of an observation than complaint.
Nice place to visit when no one else is around and you want some excellent craft beer.

clayrock81, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of JWQ
4.59/5  rDev -0.2%

The bar is amazing and it is a really cool atmosphere. I stopped by here on an early Sunday afternoon to check out the place so there was not much of a crowd. I had the Yin/Yang mix. Really good.

You can also buy the glasses they serve for $15. I bit pricey, but I got one anyway. The only thing that was not up to par was the bartender. He was not friendly when I asked a couple questions about the place. I mean there was literally 6 people there and he was very stand offish. Not what I like to see in a bartender! Asked him a couple question about Greenpoint and his reply was simply "Idk I am from Long Island."

Wish he was cooler, but this bar is definitely one of the finer establishments I have been too.

Cheers!

JWQ, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.86/5  rDev +5.7%

This bar is awesome. The interior is absolutely beautiful and the beer selection is top-notch. They have great prices on Evil Twin beers, I'm guessing due to the owner's connection with Evil Twin and they allow you to get different size pours, which is something I really wish more bars did. They also had Sucre on tap! What an awesome surprise that was. They have a small food menu as well if you're so inclined. The choices seemed interesting but I didn't give it a try this go 'round. I'm sure the experience on a weekend night is much different than Monday afternoon, but I'll certainly give it a go on some weekend night in the future.

ArsMoriendiOU818, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of pswierc23
5/5  rDev +8.7%

pswierc23, Jul 30, 2014
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Tørst in Brooklyn, NY
100 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.