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Bar Great Harry


19 Reviews
Bar Great HarryBar Great Harry

Type: Bar

280 Smith St
Brooklyn, New York, 11231-4741
United States

(718) 222-1103 | map

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Added by PEBKAC on 09-18-2007

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Reviews by evil_liver:
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4/5  rDev -7%

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Photo of jhavs
4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Great beer list, great service, and serve the brews correctly. The place is a bit dank and divey, but I think that may be on purpose. It fits the Brooklyn craft beer hipster vibe. I was there during the day on a Saturday. Was not too crowded, but I assume it brings people in during the night. Not sure if a crowd would change my "Vibe" opinion.

Bartender was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive.

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Photo of elnunesio
4.87/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This place has dreary vibe that maybe one could call divey. But the beer selection is on point. Many a good beer to choose from on tap. They do bottle pours too which is pretty cool.

Prices are about standard for NYC but the pours are pretty generous. A great spot that seems better suited for locals and I'd be extremely happy if this was my local.

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Photo of biegaman
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jjboesen
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Located in the Cobble Hill neighborhood, BGH is an atmospheric little venue, dark and cozy; there is the bar and the usual assortment of tables and such. (It kinda reminded me of the old Blind Tiger on Hudson Street.)
Low-key and inviting, to say the least. Excellent selection of taps, which include several local Brooklyn brews. Attentive bartender ready with a new pour or some more water. Be sure to include this on any Brooklyn Bar crawl.

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Photo of tvghost
4.71/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of destruise
4/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Spreetaper
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.43/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of StoutBoi
4.3/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of MichaelLamb
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of awlevy
4.52/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of StephRai
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of HoppyBeerSista
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of dangelop
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Ant4711
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of DRDAries
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of oakaged88
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of tabhill
4.56/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Even though I arrived during happy hour, the bartender was very quick and didn't mind describing some of the beers that I wasn't familiar with. She even gave me a discount on the growlers. Unfortunately the discount was more than made up for by the parking ticket I got for not buying a muni-meter coupon...something I'd never heard of before visiting brooklyn. I was really impressed with the wide selection and will definitely be back, but next time I'll look for the muni-meters.

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Photo of IronCitySteve
4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

A: A low-key evening having some Captain Lawrence on cask. The bar was not overly crowded and the poeple were quite friendly. As the night went on, it got more crowded with a diverse crowd. Most ages, 21-60.

Q: For as much as the taps turn over, there is never a problem with cleanliness or freshness.

Ser: Spot on service. No matter how crowded it was, we never went without brews. Our waitrress had a great knowledge of the ever changing tap list. Fun and friendly.

Sel: They have a really nice selection of locals like Sixpoint, Greenport, Captain Lawrence and Brooklyn. They also had some Mikkeller, Pretty Things, Bear Republic and Sierra Nevada.

O: A nice place to hit up. If you are looking for some NY state brews, they have a decent selection. The taps are always changing too. Definitely a cool vibe early, though it did get a little loud later on.

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Photo of beenitty
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped by this place a ways back when I was tracking down the few places who still had a keg of Bitches Brew.

Stopped in at 2pm on a Friday because I was told by the waitress the day before that the keg would kick soon, so I got there when they opened the door. She even offered to shoo people away from ordering it the night before to make sure that I could get some.

As the only person in the bar, the atmosphere was cosy (lol) but the waitress was super cool. I got my growler of BB and she gave me a pint of Old Rasputin on nitro on the house. We chatted about beers etc and I put her onto Hill Farmstead (summer 2010) and I saw that subsequently they started getting kegs from HF soon after that.

Good spread of tasty brews and good prices as well. Firestone, Great Divide, Mikkeler, Victory, Captain Lawrence, Ommegang, etc. Typically dont visit this part of Brooklyn often but definitely a solid beer bar. Dont hesitate to stop in if youre around this area.

Great service. Great Beer. Great Prices.

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