The Brews Brothers

1 Rating

Type: Bar, Eatery

1571 2nd Ave
New York, New York, 10028
United States

(212) 249-2222

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Added by IPA17 on 03-04-2010

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2.5/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

This place used to house a Thai/Japanese restaurant and the outside decor is exactly the same but they changed the inside up to a sort of 1950's diner theme with a few flatscreen TV's and some signed pictures of various celebrities on the wall. A bit wierd. they do have sidewalk seating though I am not sure how good that is what with the multi year construction of the 2nd Avenue subway.

Anways for a place called the Brews Brothers they seem to have thrown together a hap hazard list of beers with no real thought put into it. They have some decent bottles that any beer lover would like however. Again there seem to be a lot of overlapping styles. Some highlights, Brooklyn 2, Dogfish 90 and Victory Hop Devil so clearly nothing too rare. There were only 6 taps and the only interesting one was Sixpoint Sweet Action which is fairly common in NYC bars that serve local craft.

They did have a cooler tap system set up that had a Founder's handle on it. When I inquired which beer it was from the bartender, he said its like an IPA. What arrived however was a thick stout. Now I am not complaining to get a Founder's Kentucky Stout but I was not expecting that. This little interaction was indicative of the service here. The bartneder was nice enough but fairly clueless. He spent more time chatting it up with people instead of looking at who had an empty glass or just sat down at the bar.

Not quite sure what to make of the food. Some classic bar food as well as sandwiches with brown gravy on them. What I had wasn't very good.

The UES doesn't have many beer bars but this is really not worth going to. They opened fairly recently so maybe there are some growing pains. My overall impression is that the owners were trying to get in on the "Micro Brew Movement" and really have no love of craft beer. I could be wrong.

If you are in the neighbourhood I would suggest walking about 8-10 minutes south to David Copperfield's, a true beer bar.

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The Brews Brothers in New York, NY
Place rating: 2.5 out of 5 with 1 ratings
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