Mugs Alehouse

BA SCORE
94
outstanding

113 Reviews
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
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
141
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.24%
 
 
Taps:
31
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 113 | Ratings: 141
Reviews by ladnewton:
Photo of ladnewton
4.9/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I visited this establishment twice in July 2006 having been directed by an employee of the Brooklyn brewery. I had no idea how awesome this place would be until stepping in at around 5pm.

Friendly staff behind the bar and pleasant conversational people seated around the bar. A superb range of draught beers available, many of them at $4.00 for a twenty-ounce pint. The most enjoyable of these was Smuttynose IPA which was totally exquisite in its bitterness and dryness. A must!

Atmosphere is very traditional, with woodpanneling throughout and the walls bedecked by beer paraphernalia from around the world. Two UK style handpumps at the bar are in use through the winter months. A mixed, quite pleasant jukebox.

Food was available until late on both visits, home-cooked and of top quality.

In summary, this alehouse was well worth the effort of finding (I was on holiday in NYC and staying in Manhattan). I wholeheartedly recommend this alehouse to anyone keen on their beer who is visiting New York.

Excellent

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More User Reviews:
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

Photo of 2Xmd
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of MonkeyKnfeFight
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of StephRai
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of elephanteau
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of dangelop
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of Ant4711
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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