Spuyten Duyvil

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Spuyten DuyvilSpuyten Duyvil
BA SCORE
97
world-class

143 Reviews
Reviews: 143
Visits: 184
rAvg: 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

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Reviews: 143 | Visits: 184
Reviews by soulgrowl:
Photo of soulgrowl
4.2/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Well, of all the awesome beer bars I visited in Brooklyn (thanks to StonyB for the tips), this one was probably the least awesome, but that's not to say it isn't pretty damn awesome. The selection is simply out-of-this-world. Their specialty seems to be extremely arcane Belgian beers, especially gueuzes and lambics, and if that's your thing, then this is your place. However, the atmosphere is kind of blah, too well-lit to be a dive, but too narrow and cramped to really feel comfortable. The bartenders aren't the friendliest guys, but they do know how to pour. Some of the prices seemed exceedingly high, especially if you go for something really obscure, but their on-tap domestics were reasonable at $5-7 a pint. They also offer one cask ale as a bonus (when I went it was Ridgeway IPA). Overall, it's absolutely worth checking out, but in my opinion there are better places to have a beer in the area. (909 characters)

More User Reviews:
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. (453 characters)

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%

Photo of mdlipski
4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of El_Lupulo
4.3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of JonahNW
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Beautiful old room, great tap and bottle selection, great backyard. (68 characters)

Photo of liamt07
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of MonkeyKnfeFight
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Srkolodn
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of botanu
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of MMarkMelly
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Interesting Headed Here from the Street ~2008 Suited. Fun Vibe Good w/ Friends. (79 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
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. (399 characters)

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

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. (604 characters)

Photo of JoeMans
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of rollom
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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Spuyten Duyvil in Brooklyn, NY
97 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.