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Mugs Alehouse

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

112 Reviews
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(718) 486-8232 | map
www.mugsalehouse.com

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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
94
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
138
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.24%
 
 
Taps:
31
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 112 | Ratings: 138
Reviews by shapudding:
Photo of shapudding
4.43/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Checked this out during the 3/19/05 pubhopper with 2 buddies. We had the luck of hitting it right after their Split Thy Skull, and there was still a bunch of barleywine goodies hanging on! nice! Dimly lit with tons of heavy dark wood, some carved, and some diamond patterened stained glass on the windows. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere, and a bunch of locals hanging at the bar. 2 tv's in the front bar room, and there is a back room with more tables. The place makes me think of a TGIFriday without all the decorations. There are a bunch of mugs that line the one side of the ceiling on hooks, -which I forgot to ask about. I counted 15 taps on the one, 8 on the other, 2 cask, and about 6 Brooklyn. Drafts were $4, $4 cask, $3.50 Barleywine. Very nice selection of draft, and I really did not check out the bottles, but one caught my eye and came home with me -the DeDolle Reserva (brewed 2002). Our server was John, he was just great. Very attentive with samples, dealing with our questions, everything. We never waited more than a moment for a beer or to order our food. The selection of food seems to be breakfast and burgers. We did burgers. Ev got a "regular" cheeseburger, Geoff got the buffalo burger (the meat -not the hotsauce kind) and managed to keep a steady stream of mustard on his cheek to "economize on clean-up", and I had the ostrich burger. All food was very good, my burger was a nice thin patty and not too gamey at all, with just the perfect amount of blue cheese and a good crusty kaiser roll. Casual and friendly, a very enjoyable experience and definately my favorite of the day!

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More User Reviews:
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%

Photo of Rachel_McCulley
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Hunta03
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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Mugs Alehouse in Brooklyn, NY
94 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.
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