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Spuyten Duyvil

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Spuyten DuyvilSpuyten Duyvil
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BA SCORE
97
world-class

145 Reviews
Reviews: 145
Visits: 193
Avg: 4.4
pDev: n/a
Taps: 7
Bottles: 110
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

359 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, New York, 11211-3309
United States
phone: (718) 963-4140 | map
www.spuytenduyvilnyc.com

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Reviews: 145 | Visits: 193
Reviews by GoCubsMatt:
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4.95/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This is absolutely one of the best bars that I have ever been to.

I might describe this place as being FUBABUBA (for us BA's, by us BA's). The atmosphere is great for sitting around, shooting the breeze with your old friends or the new ones you meet there, eating some stinky cheese, and imbibing any of their fine beers.

Every other review makes a big deal about how absolutely fantastic the selection is here, and I found out why as soon as I walked in. I must have stared at the chalkboard beer list with my jaw on the floor for a good 5 minutes before I could figure out what I wanted to try. After picking up my jaw and putting my tongue back into my mouth, I settled in with a Vuuve wit and was on my way to putting in a good session at the bar.

One thing that I found interesting is that the glass bottle sets and metal canister sets displayed behind the bar are for sale.

I think I would rather have a dream that I went to this place than actually go to a lesser bar. If you find yourself in New York, it is most imperative for you to clear an evening and visit Spuyten Duyvil.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of EdrickCS
4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of barleywin
4.79/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of PopnLoads
4.78/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of lauad
3.24/5  rDev -26.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.25

Photo of BillRoth
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Top notch beer bar in Brooklyn (Williamsburg), NY.
But let's start with website... pay no attention to it as far as beer listings. Tap list is 5 years old, and bottle list is (get this) 10 years old. The place is a remarkably cool and wonderful throw back, euro style beer bar with a tree covered courtyard in the back. But no one is doing the website thing. Not a knock...just be forewarned before going.
Bar room was small but full of comfortable seating. No beer menus...just chalk boards. Which work well if you can get close to see them. Inside vibe is fun upbeat. Courtyard is super cool, relaxed and a prefect spot on a warm evening to really sit back and enjoy good beer.
Beers were all at correct temperature, and served in varied and appropriate glassware.
Meats and cheeses as well as breads were excellent, and matched well with the beers we ordered.
Beers were somewhat limited, Selection was esoteric and many off the beaten path brews. Very impressive, and each of the 3 beers we had was very good. But relatively small list of about 3 dozen beers in taps and bottles combined.
Service was excellent. Despite fairly busy Friday night, one of the 3 bartenders (Will) took the time to be extremely helpful and great guy to speak with. He made thoughtful recommendations which we all enjoyed. He made it a special visit.
Overall, they are not claiming to be the "white whale" of beer stops, but are providing an excellent setting, great beer people, really good interesting beers and food. This is place for beer and beer drinkers. As great a place to relax and enjoy beer as you're going to find.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Super cool craft beer bar with lots of options. There is a nice garden in the back, tables and a bar. Good service . Six brews on tap but more bottles. All of good quality and many local. (I enjoyed and lived the Evil Twin Yang) relaxed, cool and chill vibe . I will definitely go back soon!

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Photo of Zekenyce
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of blisscent
4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of destruise
4/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of oldn00b
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This place opened right before I moved out of the city but at the time I lived down the street. It's cozy, has a fun retro vibe with things like a barber chair for a seat in the window.

I make a point to stop by every time I'm in town. Staff is friendly enough and the selection of bottles includes some tough to find brews. Nice garden area in the back, comfortable seats at the bar. Very decent offerings on tap. Definitely recommend popping in.

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Photo of shoretaxi
4.31/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of jammery
3.63/5  rDev -17.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of tobelerone
3.96/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of slasich
3.89/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Eman17
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of djgoodwi
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of elamb106
4/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of ChipChaight
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.49/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of almostjay
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of JonahNW
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Beautiful old room, great tap and bottle selection, great backyard.

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Spuyten Duyvil in Brooklyn, NY
97 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.