Taps: 24 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Sixpoint:
4.64/5 rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
This place is definitely one of the best neighborhood bars in Park Slope. Seated right along the popular 5th Ave, you might expect this place to draw a lot of attention... but it doesn't. It doesn't stand out or do anything to grab your attention, it simply is what it is.
And it's a great bar. The tap lines are impeccably clean. The staff is awesome. If you stop in, say "hi" to Patrick or Billy. And look for Bobby, the owner too. All of them are world-class individuals.
As far as beer selection goes, yes, they keep the usual standbys. But yo - you gotta give them credit for keeping some rare local microbrews as well. Southhampton and Sixpoint on tap, and you know they appreciate quality if they have Chimay Tripel on tap too.
A great jukebox and a cool crowd, and I guess the food is nice too. I can't wait to go back when the weather is nice so I can see what the hype about the biergarten is all about.
Definitely check this place out.
04-04-2005 18:09:58 | More by Sixpoint
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3.71/5 rDev -10.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$
I walked down to The Gate from Bierkraft during a mini-tour of Park Slope beer joints. It was pretty damn busy and crowded during the Belmont Stakes, with people enjoying the patio tables and filling up the dark bar inside.
Some cool beers on tap: Smutty Wheatwine '09, Dogfish Raison d'Etre, Avery Maharaja, Elysian Super Fizz, Two Bros Atom, Maine Mo, Westbrook, Against the Grain, Hitachino Espresso (vintage)...
The joint was sweaty hot and lively but not loud. It's a neighborhood bar with good beer, with that old-school feel to it. And why not?
07-05-2014 23:56:33 | More by DoubleSimcoe
3.86/5 rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Atmosphere - A pleasant little joint that is open enough and bright enough to not feel like a dive but a bit more like a pub. It's kind of got a half-ass / not willing to commit gothic feel to it but mostly it looks like an open pub. Seating for 30 or so without feeling crowded.
Quality / Selection - Beer wise that had 15 or so on tap beers and a few bottles to choose from. Mostly small macro to large micro breweries. Some domestic some imported. Sierra Nevada, Pauliner, Guinness. The day I went I had some NH Smuttynose. Not bad. Full bar available.
Service - Average but pleasant. This part of Brooklyn is mostly younger educated *cough hipster cough* people so there is a pleasant feel to it.
Value - Average for the area. Three pints and a tip will probably set you back $20.
07-24-2011 16:34:22 | More by jeranbrews
The Gate in Brooklyn, NY
92 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.