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Spuyten Duyvil

Not Rated.
Spuyten DuyvilSpuyten Duyvil
BA SCORE
98
world-class

172 Ratings
Ratings: 172
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 10.45%
Taps: 7
Bottles: 110
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

359 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, New York, 11211-3309
United States
phone: (718) 963-4140

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Reviews by ikats:
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4.33/5  rDev -1.6%

This place shot up the list of NY's beer bars to the top spot pretty quickly after it opened. I can argue whether it is the best beer bar (not according to my criteria), but it is a damn good beer bar. During the first couple of visits, I wasn't sure whether I'll return (Brooklyn is not exactly close to any of my routes). However, I keep finding myself going back regularly, especially when I want to spend some quiet time with a friend.

Atmosphere is very relaxing. The place is filled with odd flea-market type stuff all around - a subway sign here, an old baby scale there; hygiene poster from the mid 20th century is my favorite. The place is not pretentious, and it is very comfortable. There is a small garden in the back if the weather is nice. Restrooms have chalkboards all around for you to express your creativity. The bar has never been too crowded, but I always come there late.

Quality of beer is excellent, and selection is wonderful. Barely any US craft beer; this place is concentrating on craft imports (especially, Belgian beers). There are only 6 (or so) draft lines, plus one cask handle, and as a result, it may be hard to find some particular style on tap. However, whatever they have on is usually high quality and interesting, so I never had hard time making my selection. Bottle list is extensive. One drawback is that the place is fairly expensive. For food you have a selection of cheeses and cured meats. Had it once, and it was very good. Goes fine with Belgian beers.

Service was always good. Bartenders have always been friendly, relaxed, able to provide good advice and to answer any questions.

I can see myself visiting Spuyten Duyvil regularly if I lived closer. Excellent beer bar in all aspects.

ikats, Feb 15, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

How on Earth do I not have a review of Spuyten Duyvil down?

Love this place. Have been here so many times and tried so many different beers that I probably would have never been able to. 1984 Boon Mariage Parfait, Cantillon Saint Lamvinus on a hand pump, and on and on and on. The decor is awesome, the selection is thorough (even with the minimal taps) and it's worth a visit if you've never been.

RblWthACoz, Aug 20, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev -1.6%

In the hipster-elitist tradition, there's no sign for this place and every beer is super expensive, much like the local's rent. However, if you can afford it, there's plenty of hard-to-find brews. Though hard-to-find COULD be desirable, the quality of these rare brews leaves something to be desired. Many of the beers have sub-90 reviews on Beer Advocate. I don't take my chances on beers over $10. I like the garden in the back. It's a relaxing place to drink a decent craft beer. Doesn't compare to say, Bohemian Beer Garden in Astoria, but it's still a nice change of scenery compared with most bars.

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Spuyten Duyvil in Brooklyn, NY
98 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.