Mugs Alehouse

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Bar, Eatery

125 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, New York, 11211-2277
United States

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Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.21
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
143
pDev:
9.98%
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Reviews: 113 | Ratings: 143
Reviews by GnomeKing:
Photo of GnomeKing
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

$4 for a 20oz'er of beers from brewers like Sixpoint, Brooklyn, and Stone? Yup. Amen.

Still, I'm not much of a fan of Mug's. The 2.5 for the atmosphere may seem harsh, but a 3 means average, and the Bennigan's-comes-to-Brooklyn look and feel of this place puts the atmosphere below average, especially for New York bars. There's nothing wrong with the environment, but there's nothing interesting or fun about it, either. There's some dark wood and golden railings (I'm thinking Bennigan's, I just can't help myself) and not much else atmosphere-wise.

The selection is good, no doubt, but not a siren song to draw me here again.

I didn't try the food, but the other reviews indicate it's good. This might be a good place to grab a burger and beer before heading over to the Spuyten Duyvil (which doesn't offer much food) for some more extended beering.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of CreightonSM
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.59/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

$8.50 for a soft pretzel? Only in NYC...

It's a good joint with decent service and well-kept draughts. Hill Farmstead brews are usually on at the same time as they are at Torst but are priced a few dollars lower.

I'd skip the food (though it isn't bad tasting) and bottles because the pricing is insane, but their selection of draught beers is good and the prices aren't bad for NYC. It's worth perusing their draft list on BeerMenus prior to visiting.

Vibe was quiet on a weekend afternoon, but I'm sure it gets busier on weekend nights - especially when the spillover crowd from Brooklyn Brewery comes in.

B (3.59)

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Photo of Spreetaper
3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of lauad
3.1/5  rDev -26.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2.5

Photo of bgold86
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of smithj4
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
4.64/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

One of my favorite places in the city. Great quality and selection both on tap and bottle. Food is basic pub fare(burgers, wing sect.) but is actually quite decent. Beer menu displayed digitally at bar. Cool old school bar feel. There are tvs for sports and a pinball machine. The crowd is cool and low key.( no frat boys) Spacious bar with two rooms, a long bar, plenty of tables and a patio in the back. The staff is friendly. Great place.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.79/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.56/5  rDev -15.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Photo of Phigg1102
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Jlabs
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of AGust82
4.64/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Service is really great. Ber selection was impressive. Burgers were very good. I would go back without hesitation. Maine Lunch, Bell's Hopslam on tap, among many other notables.

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Photo of markgugs
3.65/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of StoutBoi
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Some of the taps are too warm. Had to go with a bottle to share last time.
What are we, in England?

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Photo of elamb106
4.25/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of 2Xmd
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of HaoleToYou
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of StephRai
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of elephanteau
4/5  rDev -5%

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Mugs Alehouse in Brooklyn, NY
Place rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 143 ratings