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Tørst

Not Rated.
TørstTørst
BA SCORE
100
world-class

105 Ratings
Ratings: 105
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 8.95%
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 orangesol:
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4.6/5  rDev +0.4%

I heard about this place a few months before it opened and I had wanted to visit ever since. A world class beer bar with a michelin quality restaurant in the back? You better believe I am in on that. Atmosphere was awesome. Tons of people enjoying themselves, beautiful bar and decor to match. Quality is one of the highest I have come across. Their draft system is state of the art, their build quality is amazing and their food is some of the best in the city. Service was a touch hit or miss. When they came around it was top notch but I was left with an empty glass for a bit longer than I should have been for sitting at the middle of the bar. Selection was pretty good on our visit. They obviously had plenty of Evil Twin but they also had some killer Belgian's that I had never seen before. If you include the back restaurant I am not sure how you can't say the food is world class. If you don't then it is adequate but nothing over the top. I got the bread and butter and while it was awesome I am not sure I really got my money's worth. Prices were high across the board, even more so than the better Manhattan bars. Overall this is easily one of the best beer bars I have ever come across. I look forward to visiting again the next time I am in the area.

orangesol, Apr 19, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev -6.1%

2Xmd, Friday at 09:50 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Matagal, Wednesday at 01:57 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

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.

Kappakoosh, Tuesday at 11:50 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

jaymo18, Nov 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

Maitlma, Nov 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

pjs234, Oct 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

MattSweatshirt, Oct 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

SwG237, Oct 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

liamt07, Oct 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

LightnerLiquorKS, Oct 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -34.5%

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.

James_A, Oct 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

DeaconBluez, Oct 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

StephRai, Sep 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

OleDixie, Sep 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

rojapa, Sep 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

elephanteau, Sep 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

pjkelley82, Aug 24, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +4.8%

lfrancisco, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of clayrock81
4.35/5  rDev -5%

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 +6.1%

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 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

pswierc23, Jul 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

KForge, Jul 28, 2014
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Tørst in Brooklyn, NY
100 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.