Spuyten Duyvil

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

145 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
97
Reviews:
145
Ratings:
194
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
9.32%
 
 
Taps:
7
Bottles/Cans:
110
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
Spuyten DuyvilSpuyten Duyvil
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

359 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, New York, 11211-3309
United States

(718) 963-4140 | map
www.spuytenduyvilnyc.com

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Reviews: 145 | Ratings: 194
Reviews by shapudding:
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4.05/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Hit this on our 3/19/05 pub hopper. Probably would not have found it if Geoff did not have the building number. We did not see any sign, but there is a mailbox at foot level at the door that does say the name.... Cute and funky music playing in a small area decorated with farmhouse decor. Nice sized bar and a bunch of small tables down the side. Nice selection of beer all separated nicely for you- you can ease your brain a bit by just looking towards a category, not that this makes it easier when there is that many to choose from. The Chalkboard lists the beers out by Flemish/UK/France/Italy/US/Bock.... and wines by white/sparkline/sweet/port. We tried the food and had the mix your cheese and meats, where you can pick from the nice listing of good cheeses, meats, and pate' assortments, $4 each or $10/3. We had the Grafton cheddar, cave aged greyere, Great Hulle Blue, and fontina, along with some good Sopressata that they slice for you behind the bar. They then serve it to you on small wood cutting boards, with a small bowl of sliced crusty bread, and 2 itsy-bitsy bowls of mustard -one wasabi-like heat, and the other a bit sweeter, both very good. The vegetarian pate' I saw going to a nearby table with their "mix", looked quite nice too. There were 2 bartenders while we were there, one very friendly and patient and willing to come back while we pondered choices, the other who made it terribly evident that our kind (beergeeks) were not his kind, and gave Geoff such a look of disdain when he asked if we could have some plates to eat our food with, and when Ev thanked him and gave a very nice tip saying "this is really a great place here", just looked at him and walked away. Well, everyone has their days. All in all, nice selection and even though I chose the bummer beer of our group, it was a pretty cool place.

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Photo of mafuellison
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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

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

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

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

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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