Mugs Alehouse

BA SCORE
94
outstanding

141 Ratings
Mugs AlehouseMugs Alehouse
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(718) 486-8232 | map
mugsalehouse.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Ratings:
141
Reviews:
113
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.24%
 
 
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Reviews by Ruds:
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4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

As per the previous review I dropped into Mugs (not for the first time) during the 'Split Thy Brooklyn Skull' strong ale festival

They ordinarily have around 30 beers on tap from across the states, with a good 10 or so from NY and neighbouring states

When I visited 2 weeks ago, I stayed purely on the rare (and strong - all 8% ABV+) festival beers

They were reasonably priced at $2.50-3 each and were served in a 6oz glass

I've never been to a beer festival in the states but I've heard some of the measures are simply quite laughable - 2oz, even 1oz???? !!!

6oz was just right and about as small as I'd want to go in order to truly sample a beer, as opposed to sniffing a drop !

The place was busy, but the service was decent considering and we simply stood a few feet back from the bar and sampled some rare beers including, from memory :-

Arcadia Pappy's Bourbon Barrel Old Ale
Brekenbridge 471 IMP IPA
Sierra Hoptimum
Left Hand Oak Aged Imperial Stout

Great bar, decent festival, hope to head back for the same weekend next year, this was the 12th festival I believe?!?

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.59/5  rDev -14.9%
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 -10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of lauad
3.1/5  rDev -26.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2.5

Photo of bgold86
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of smithj4
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
4.64/5  rDev +10%
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 -10.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.56/5  rDev -15.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Photo of Phigg1102
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Jlabs
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of AGust82
4.64/5  rDev +10%
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 -13.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of StoutBoi
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
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 +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.4/5  rDev +4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Mugs Alehouse in Brooklyn, NY
4.22 out of 5 based on 141 ratings.
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