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12 Ratings
Ratings: 12
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: n/a
Taps: 16
Bottles: 145
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
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730 Classon Ave
Brooklyn, New York, 11238-4223
United States
phone: (917) 449-6793

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @covenhovennyc

Place added by: BeerdedLadies on 05-12-2014

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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 3
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4.3/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Sunday, post an offensive BBQ session in Red Hook, working our way back towards Bed-Stuy, with the suggested stop along the way somewhere south of Atlantic. What? No, we’re good, I know how to to from the from to there, got it. Lord of parking, I, it''ll be front row center ‘cause, well, yeah...

Narrow and deeeeeeepish, the front corridor holding mix & match tables (3 shortys, 1 long one, 3 shortys, 1 long one) to the far side on shared benching and colored leather chairs in orange, green, tan, & brown. The space done with the outer wall in beige & white with retro beer trays mounted (cool Rhinegold Gil Hodges tribute tray), and the inner wall showing a sprawling two-tone green fields mural (although I’m pretty sure it had been done over the last time I was in). Track lighting running the length of the room to both sides of center.

The front wall is a roll up paneled door, open now to take in the Classon. I should caution you not to sit out front on the benches there and rudely chain smoke if there are people seated at that first table inside, lest Ben absolutely not throw your cigarettes into the street, officer (We’re seated more than halfway back tonight and there’s a nice breeze here).

Off to the rear and around the bend, a small wood bar with a plank wood base; seating for 6 on mix & match stools & chairs. A pair of 8 tap towers with non descript handles butting up against each other on the bar, and a small food prep area to the rear where all the kitchenings happen, which is pretty much an array of pretzels & chips; other foodings (sandwiches, meat & cheese, pickled veggies, olives), coming soon. My recent revisit found 3 pretzels & 6 varietals of a bag of chips, I’m wondering when the sandwich and stuff will ever kick in. Barback wall is all blackboard space. Taps are listed in colored chalk at both ends, plus foodings and things (a shark, planets) drawn in.

4 double wide coolers run the wall adjacent to the bar; bottles, bottles, bottles, oh, the goods. Take ‘em to go or drink ‘em in (Bottles have a $2 capping fee to drink in house, reasonable). Empties and some beer books for sale lining the top, and a framed map of Prospect Park over a self serve water cooler forward. And a single table to the rear rear occupied by people playing Uno (Hey! Quiet down back there!) Track spots over the bar and bottle coolers.

16 taps, more than ½ of them from the greater Gotham area (Other Half Citra IPA, Grimm BFF, Brooklyn Weisse, Finback IPA & BQE Imperial Stout, Barrier Saisoff, Defiant Belgian Tripel, Docs Sour Cherry Cider, Carton Boat Beer), and the remainder a mix and match of craft (Evil Twin/Crooked Stave Ryan And The Gosling, Maine Mean Old Tom, Bells Amber, Founders Porter, Two Brothers Domaine DuPage, Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale), and a single import in the mix (Schneider Edel-Weisse). I drank the Other Half Citra IPA (because of awesome) & Evil Twin/Crooked Stave Ryan And The Gosling.

Neat little backyard space and I mean, a little backyard space. A single table for share and a raised area lawned with a trio of baby tables and some chairs surrounding. Went last night for the Ballagash event and drank a whooooooooooole lot of Nancy. Owner Bill out and about, he does a nice job here. I have deemed their pricing to be reasonable, draftwise, and even the bottles were not shock. I dig. Yeah, I could do time here.

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4.34/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of JohnG190
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Small but nice selection of bottles. Outstanding draught selection offered daily.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.6%

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5/5  rDev +11.6%

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4.44/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.36/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Terrific new addition to the Prospect Heights/Crown Heights area. Extremely nice and welcoming owners.

The atmosphere is more "coffee shop" than it is "bar" - it's the kind of beer hall to go grab a delicious pint and have a conversation with friends than it is a noisy pub. Right up my alley.

Their selection is really great. They have 16 taps, mostly focused on local and regional beers. Honestly, my biggest frustration in going is not being able to try more things off their menu at one time.

They are also a bottle shop, and while they don't have a massive selection of bottles, their selection is really well curated and their prices are right on par with other bottle shops in the area. You can also pay a $2 capping charge to open any bottle in shop to drink on premises.

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