Beer Boutique

BA SCORE
91
outstanding

30 Ratings
Beer BoutiqueBeer Boutique
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

497 Union Ave
Brooklyn, New York, 11211-1046
United States

(718) 599-0020 | map
beerboutiquenyc.com

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Added by nielsborhd on 04-29-2012

PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Ratings:
30
Reviews:
7
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
6.78%
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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by Billolick:
Photo of Billolick
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Smaller place, almost under the BQE in your favorite quality craft beer saturated/international beer destination neighborhood.

Cooler filled with bottles to the right, beer centric food/snack options to the left and growler fill station behing the counter in the back. What goes for a growler here and all that they fill are 25 ounce plastic bottles which come at no cost to you the consumer. About 10 BA worthy options on tap when I visited. Follow on Beermenus.com for seemingly frequent updates.

Charming and friendly younger couple runs the joint with obvious pride and love for the products. Worth a visit if crawling through the area. Would be a regular visit if I was more local.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of StoutBoi
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of SkiBum22
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of wyckyd_sceptre
4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

First stop for beers in Brooklyn and it was awesome. The woman behind the counter was so helpful. Let me know that the Carton can was expensive (SS CREAM for $6) without me asking. Not just trying to make a buck off of excited beer nerds. Started talking about the draft list and she grabbed me a fresh Lunch out of the back. Small but good selection. And free plastic "growlers". Will definitely be back.

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Photo of elamb106
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Urk1127
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Well-kept little shop with some good options, but don't seem to bring in as much as other local shops. I walked out without finding anything, but they still have a decent amount to choose from.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of bgold86
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Gnargusto
4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of AB_Inbev
4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Great little place in BK. Service is enthusiastic and they have some great beers. Could be a bigger place though, kind of small.

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Photo of jammery
4.59/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JoeMans
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Paul68
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of vfgccp
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of kiwibrew
4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Best beer store I've ever been to, hands down.

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Photo of rjp217
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Malta
4.76/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JC333
4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of botanu
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of BeerLovinBuckwildUnicorn
4.7/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Love love love the Beer Boutique. Its my go to for all my beer treats. Vitaly & Masha are always so welcoming and friendly.. and of course super knowledgeable. The beer selection never stays stagnant, both on draft and in bottles. Was a bit hesitant about the plastic growlers but they're awesome and portable.

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Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.85/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I've always had such a difficult time finding quality brews to-go anywhere in NYC. Thankfully Beer Boutique opened a few years back. The owner is super nice and always has a few jokes for you. The store contains multiple taps with disposable 32 oz. growlers at usually reasonable prices. These growlers have the added benefit of appearing nondescript and I've had no issues walking around drinking from them in public. The police in Manhattan don't know what they are, at least. I know drinking in public is frowned upon, but I frown upon spending $9 for a single sub-par beer and it doesn't look as scummy as drinking "something" from a paper bag. Most beers here are top-notch and priced fairly, in bottles or on tap. I also love the look of the store and they're planning future expansion with some seating inside. I'm definitely looking forward to that. They also sell some snacks inside, which is good because the market down the road charges an absurd amount for everything. If you love craft beer, and need it to go, this is the place to go in Brooklyn.

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Photo of Hirshi
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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Beer Boutique in Brooklyn, NY
4.13 out of 5 based on 30 ratings.
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