The Double Windsor

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4.25/5
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

210 Prospect Park W
Brooklyn, New York, 11215-5750
United States

(347) 725-3479 | map
dwbrooklyn.com

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Added by gregcurley on 10-23-2009

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
28
pDev:
7.29%
 
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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by Freshie:
Photo of Freshie
4/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Nestled right up against a prominent corner of Prospect Park in Brooklyn, the Double Windsor is situated among many other good restaurants and bars.

One might miss it if you don't look. No sign-age out front. But the glow of candles and lanterns inside, suggests a good spot to come in and relax with a good pint.

An open space with nice low wooden bar to the right that swings around into the corner. Seating along the front windows and the right side. Nice long plank table in the middle area. Lighting is low and the atmosphere is very chill. Indie music in the background.

Service at the bar was prompt and courteous. There were 15 taps, with the usual Brooklyn, Six Point, fare. I chose the O'Reily Stout. Varied glassware. Tulips, Chalices, Pint, and Imperial Pint glasses.

Did not try the food, but the menu did look limited. Seemed like there was only have a dozen items.

A good spot for a beer after dinner.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of DerekE4750
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Very nice folks. Great atmosphere. They don't have a huge list, but they had two beers I really enjoyed. I had a great meal myself, and everyone around me seemed to be enjoying theirs. If you're in that part of Brooklyn, it's a place to go for sure.

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Photo of markgugs
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of WheelsPSU
4.01/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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Photo of socon67
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Was here for the Founder's Tap Takeover 5/16.

A - Has a hipster vibe. Place looked like and old building from the outside. Chalkboard listed the selections. Crowd was a good mox of beer drinkers and locals wandering about.

Q - Not a fancy place but it had a cozy feel.

Serv - You have to order everything at the bar. Service was slow and if I wasn't with folks for the event it might have taken much longer to get food\beer. But all pours were in the proper glassware.

Sel - 10 taps of Founders including Curmudgeon's Better Half. I checked the beermenus list and they seem to have a great selection all the time. Bottles of Cantillion were available.

F - Has the bacon cheeseburger (recommended on foursquare) and it was good. Average portion.

V - For a craft beer place, and one in NYC, this was a fair price. Pints of craft beer for as low as $5 is more than reasonable.

I don't know if I'll be out that way again, but I'd recommend DW as a place to get some good beer.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Spent a few hours here on New Years Eve (before we did the Midnight Run at Prospect Park-nothing like running a 5k drunk on good beer).
I thought this would be really crowded since it was NYE, however we walked in and found 2 empty seats at the bar.
Nice fun atmosphere...looks like an old time bar mixed with hipster decor and beer posters and signs. Nice long bar with a chalkboard listing all the brews...about a dozen or so. Nice selection...I think 10 of the 12 were brews I never had. They poured the brew in appropriate glass which is very important to me.
They said they had a cask, but empty when I was there. They are always updating the beer list on beermenus.com as well.
The service was what you would expect from a bunch of hipsters...nice but stand-off-ish at the same time...its Brooklyn!
The food looked awesome, but didnt have any.
Prices were very reasonable for NYC...around $6/beer.
Overall, id go back in a minute.

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Photo of Sammy
3.86/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

An up and coming place. 14 taps, with a couple of them newer rarer items. Not so many bottles, but also a couple that were thought out and from the better selection about Brooklyn. A good place for drinks, fairly full on a Saturday night at 8 pm, many people eating. Service was good and it was friendly despite the obstacles, though I would not ask them about the beers. Loud but not ear shattering, conversations were to be had, among your own crowd. Frindly, recent college graduate crowd. No room at the bar. People liked the food.

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Photo of bpalfrey10
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

The worst part about moving out of Windsor Terrace, aside from lack of access to Prospect Park, was leaving behind the Double Windsor. The bar opened up while I was living there, but due to the worn wood interior and other touches, it feels it's been there for decades. The beer selection is fantastic and rotates frequently. And I LOVE the happy hour deal, $2 off all drafts, I don't know why everybody doesn't do this. They also do beer flights which are great. The food is out of this world, small menu and everything is done really well. I'm no vegetarian but I highly recommend the roasted vegetable sandwich.

I had some incredible beers while studying for the bar exam at this place, and wish I could get back more often. I wish they used the actual tap handles because they always look cooler (they use generic taps and have a beer menu).

Overall, an incredible bar with great beer at great prices.

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The Double Windsor in Brooklyn, NY
Place rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 28 ratings