Mission Dolores

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35 Ratings

Type: Bar

249 4th Ave
Brooklyn, New York, 11215-1008
United States

(718) 399-0099 | map

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Added by meguiar on 04-07-2010

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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by corysmith01:
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4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

This is my local bar and the bar I've easily been to the most, even with other suitable options in the neighborhood. The reason I always come back is I know there's going to most likely be something on tap that I've not yet had. They do an excellent job of rotating their beers, and while doing so, always managing to have a few on there that are curveballs, in the best possible way...beers that you've not seen or perhaps not heard of. Two beers that ended up being at the top of my list of favorites were discovered here. The bartenders are always personable, but what's more, they're knowledgeable about the beer they're serving, they can answer your questions. Really solid place to consistently try new brews.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mltobin
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of chiefz1
4.68/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Brianh427
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Patinthebronx
4.88/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Mission Dolores offers 20 impressive taps (except for Narragansett which they keep as their cheap beer), an occasional cask, and an interesting to look at interior. It's got a glass ceiling in the front section, and an oiled metal tin ceiling above the rustic wood topped bar, and murals and areas with exposed brick. It's a nice place to hang out, although it is a little small and can get crowded, although I've always felt fairly comfortable there. They don't serve food but you can bring it in; and they have a $20 minimum for credit cards.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Always worth a stop when in this part of Brooklyn although I never want to stay here too long. Less intimate and more noisy and crowded than most of my preferred beer bars and getting a seat at the bar is always a challenge.

Still, you'll want to slide in here to grab a beer or two based on the selection, which is always killer. If you don't find a major want or rarity or hard-to-get beer on tap here than you're simply not looking.

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Photo of biegaman
4.68/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Rifugium
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

While in Brooklyn for whatever reason, I decided to stop in MD as they were having an anniversary celebration with a notably great taplist. It seems like a cool hangout, with a small bar, and some outer chamber seating. Pleasantly grungy. The bartenders were friendly. I can't speak for the taplist on a "normal" day, but the anniversary brought out names such as KBS, Zhukov, and Xocoveza Charred (on nitro no less), to name a few, with some bottle pours from Cantillon and the like. So, yeah, neat.

If I lived in Brooklyn, I'm sure I'd be here a lot, and if/ when I go back to Brooklyn, I'll be stopping in again.

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Photo of jjboesen
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

I really like this place! It has all the criteria necessary for a beer bar to be great. First, the atmosphere: Mission Dolores is the least pretentious place in Brooklyn. There are some games in the courtyard, through which you pass upon entry. The bar area is homey; there are a few tables and a small bar that seems to have enough room for everyone. The patrons are eclectic: beer lovers, local bar flys and couples with kids - who were well mannered (unlike booger ranchers in other area venues.) It must be the atmosphere.
The beer selection was superb, offering a wide variety of local crafts. The bartender was attentive, professional and knew her craft. Plenty of water with nary an empty glass. While the only food offered were potato chips, this was not an issue, since you can get food anywhere on Fourth Avenue.

Definitely worth a stop. To quote Jerry Seinfield: 'DELORES!"

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Photo of Spreetaper
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great selection and service. Bartenders are also up to speed on most everything they have and willing to offer good suggestions. Previous review over the years seem to note lack of Brookyn beers - well mainly because there were very few breweries in Brooklyn 5+ years ago.. now that has changed and the menu reflects it.

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Photo of bgold86
4.57/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

They always have a great selection, really nice vibe, bartenders are always great. Their tap takeover/events are always fantastic, a must visit and you'll see why!

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Photo of Phigg1102
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Interesting setup, I walked into the bar after walking through what seemed like a persons apartment yard or something. Nice divey feel with top quality beers.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of markgugs
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Jlabs
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of StoutBoi
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Todd
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of dangelop
4.44/5  rDev +5%

Photo of ColForbinBC
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of rozzom
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.71/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Mission Dolores was the last stop on my little tour of Park Slope beer bars. It's a cool space on 4th Avenue, sort of like an old garage... you enter through a hallway with tables, then there is a patio and finally the bar. Lots of different areas for seating and chilling. They accept dogs here, be warned!

The Mission was chill on a Saturday evening at around 8pm, and I enjoyed my time there. I love going to a bar that is not impossibly crowded like I'm used to in Manhattan.

On tap: Empire Cream, Port City Wit, Sierra Keller, Other Half, Dogfish Positive, Thornbridge Jaipur cask, Lagunitas Brown Shugga, Founders Pale... nothing crazy, but alright. I went for spirits (bourbon!)

Beers are six dollars except for rarities, but their twenty-dollar minimum on credit cards blows. They have no food except for potato chips.

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Photo of DRDAries
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Hirshi
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Mission Dolores in Brooklyn, NY
Place rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 35 ratings