SingleCut Beersmiths

SingleCut BeersmithsSingleCut Beersmiths

Type: Brewery, Bar

19-33 37th St
Queens, New York, 11105-1118
United States

(718) 606-0788 | map

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Added by SinglecutBeer on 12-08-2012

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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 92
Photo of Gajo74
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Had the pleasure of finally visiting this great local brewery and favorite of mine. Great beer brewed on the premise. Decent snack food; I had the brats. Cool vibe; I liked the turntable and vynil collection. Service was ok. Will definitely go back!

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Went on Saturday 6/25, industrial themed placed (right near Steinway & Sons) that you can tell has a lot of TLC put into it to make it look great. Big garage door was open letting a nice breeze in, lots of long tables and it was pretty packed. Vinyl record player was jamming out some out school tunes. By the records there was a pretty good selection of table games like Cards Against Humanity, Trivial Pursuit, etc. The kind of place you want to be!

Beers were all very fresh, poured into snifters for the most part. Selection was about 5 or 6 taps and two bottle choices to take home. A couple of things had kicked. Service seemed a bit overworked, but they were generally friendly.

Definitely worth it to check out this place on a summer afternoon. The setting and beer really make it destination-worthy.

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Photo of emount91
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

beautiful tap room in a great area, excellent service and friendly staff, great selection for the most part. the big kicker for me was the single deck vinyl set up they were using to play music, genius. really ties into their branding perfectly (especially if those were first-press records!). Will be back very soon!!

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Photo of Phigg1102
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Great setup in Astoria, tons of board games to choose from while swiggin some of the best beers NYC has to offer. Service score was slightly low because of some strange business with being to move from a table because its a fire hazard.. Not sure what its doing there then.. But the guy was super nice about it and it wasn't too big a deal. A little out of the way but well worth it!

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Photo of DovGibor
4.2/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Been to SingleCut twice and enjoyed both experiences. They have their latest offerings on tap and usually one or two bottle offerings. They had a cask tapped on one visit, but I'm not sure how often that is available. The space has an industrial look but is very comfortable. The food is simple but reasonably priced (for NYC) and good. Beers are obviously fresh and delicious. Staff are attentive and seem to enjoy their jobs.

If you take their tour it's short and sweet but worth doing. The guide was fun and answered all my questions. He gave great overview and was willing to discuss nitty-gritty. There was some craft/anti-contract brewing proselytizing, but nothing objectionable.

It's a bit of a trek to get to them; Google & their website say to take the train, but I find the bus is better. I say it's worth it and recommend checking it out.

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Photo of CaptainInsaneO
3.74/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4

Vibe - The classic polished industrial brewery vibe with an extra helping of classic rock. Lots of live music and board games.

Quality - really good beer, served fresh and delicious, no doubts there.

Service - I'm hurting them on the service for the sole reason that everything is over priced for a brewery. The whole point of getting a drink at a brewery is that the lower prices allow you to sample a larger selection of their offerings. Usually the prices are the same you'll find at the bars that serve their beer, sometimes their prices are steeper than you'll find at bars serving their beers. I just bought two bottles of their imperial stout at a grocery store for 2 bucks cheaper than what it would cost at the brewery. kinda messed up.

Selection- they have a solid selection of their brews, nothing stand out here. Top points go to brewerys that put their experimental stuff on tap to see how people like it,I don't know that they DON'T do that here, but I've never seen it.

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Photo of monkeybeerbelly
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

nice little place! visited with my brother on a Wednesday night so i expected it to be a little quiet. Well we were basically the only people there except one guy sitting by the bar. this allowed us to chat with the knowledgeable bartender and was able to discuss some recipes and techniques with one of the brewers. cool place i would definitely come back again. scene was pretty typical for a small brewery taproom, but did love the fact that vinyl was spinning the whole night we were there. The beers we had, about 8 different ones, were all solid, but nothing that really blew me away. I did buy a bottle of their brett barleywine so that should be sick. Again, since it was empty that made service super attentive to us. Great place and highly recommended if your in the area.

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Photo of NickandToni
5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I don't ask for much. Great product, knowledgeable service, honest acceptance, and a non-pretentious environment. Obviously this is a place where people love their craft, work and brew a product that is worthy of recognition. This is the quintessential spot on the outskirts of the city embedded and hidden in a Astoria, Queens where if you build it they will come mentality wins every time. Hopefully all beer enthusiasts will find the time and wherewithal to get out and visit the crew at SingleCut. I tip my hat to the belief, that a long forgotten American dream, lives strong in the passion of making something to be proud of.

Thank you.

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Photo of alex_delany
3.73/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Hopped on a subway to Astoria and spent about three hours at Singlecut this Saturday afternoon with a large group of friends. This was my second time at Singlecut, and it was a solid experience once again. The IPA line was fantastic, and both Billy Half and Full Stack were available in bottles. They had Mo Shuggie on tap, which is my favorite Singlecut brew. The major problem that I had was the same problem I've lways had with Singlecut, and that would be consistency. They seem to be missing a factor of consistency in their brews. Half stack tasted incredibly different than the last time I had it, as did Is This The Real Life. Definitely a bit frustrating.

The space has a great atmosphere (long communal tables with plenty of stools) in a warehouse-style space. You could catch glimpses of the brew space, while a constantly changing selection of vinyl flowed through the speakers. The food was relatively cheap, and although not mind-blowing, got the job done.

Overall, a solid spot with an impressive IPA line-up. Would love to see a band play there (as bands often do) at some point.

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Photo of pinyin
4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Love this place. Easy to park at. Kind of a cool spot on the weekends because it's located in more of an industrial area of Astoria.

These guys are big on IPA's and Lager's (the best style of yeast imo..) so I am basically in heaven every time I come here.

The servers are cool. I can see how some people on yelp might think they are pretentious, but I did not find that to be the case at all. I think the guys and gals here are just very passionate about their product and quite serious about their quality control, so some people might misconstrue that at as them being hipsters or too trendy.

Simple fact, 99% of all brewers have big beards.

Favorite beers here are Jan Olympic White Lagrr and Mo Shuggie Soulbender IPA.

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Photo of Billolick
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

10 Mins from Laguardia...which is why I made it over here...

cool/hipsterish kinda vibe/quality home made brew/growlers to go but bar pricing ($18 and up)

They serve some simple bar bites kinda fare...chill music playing on the turntable (naturally).

Well worth checking out if you are local, and worth a short excursion if you have some time to kill while picking up/dropping off at the airport .I enjoyed my brief visit

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Photo of crispinol
5/5  rDev +15.5%

After discovering this local brewery's beers recently (and really enjoying them) I thought it was high time to trek out with my wife to North Queens to check it out.

Initial impression - how did I not know about this place and come here sooner? It is impressive! Here's what struck me first:

A) The scale of the place. It's a bonafide full-scale brewery.
B) Great aesthetics. A mix of industrial, wood, steel, kegs, grain sacks, communal tables, and a 2nd story stage all with a warm and inviting vibe. Outdoor seating on the front sidewalk too. Very relaxed vibe with a mix of hipsters, locals and elder statesmen like myself (ahem!)
C) They play vinyl and a great music mix both my wife and I really enjoyed.

If it were just that, it'd be worth checking out for the experience (staff was friendly and helpful too). But the beer was terrific. My wife had a flight of five beers and what maybe most amazing was she enjoyed them all (she's not the biggest beer drinker). I noted that the mix of people here was fairly evenly divided between male and female.

As much as I've enjoyed their beers at pubs, the freshness of the pour from the source was revelatory. Truthfully while there were a few I liked better than others, none were disappointing.

Very much worth the trip and my favorite beer place to hang in NYC now!

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Photo of CarlosDanger
4.81/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Cliche but this really is a diamond in the rough. A moderately industrial area in northern Queens (Astoria) but only about a 12-15 minute walk from the subway N/Q Ditmars Boulevard stop.

The atmosphere is wonderful, they have outdoor seating, a big, semi-industrial space with plenty of room to sit and enjoy. And they brew beer there! Depending upon what time you go (I was there once when they opened on a Wednesday and a couple of times during the weekend) you can take a tour and actually see these guys at work! They also play music on vinyl (the Wednesday I was there they actually played customers' LPs) and on the weekends they have live music, even Jazz. You don't find a place like this very often.

Quality and service were definitely solid, the beers are delicious and as fresh as you can get considering they were brewed only steps away in the back of the building. It's not rocket-science, the staff is attentive, approachable, knowledgeable and they all know how to pour a pint so I'm not sure what else you could ask for from a brewery bartender...

Selection is tops, they have all the beers you can find anywhere they distribute plus they have "taproom only" selections that you can only get there. Perfect score in this category because once again, this is the source so the beers I had were as fresh as fresh can be.

Food was also solid. You can tell that someone took a moment to select beer-appropriate food, not just a deep-fryer with predictable bar-food. The meat-pies were really good, I had a cheese plate that was actually paired with a flight and the pretzels (I think they get these from somewhere else) were really good.

Value is on par with, or better than any other good craft-beer venue in the city. You can hear live music with no cover charge, you're drinking beer that was brewed right under the same roof. It's definitely a bit of a hike and feels like it's in the middle of nowhere, but once I found the place I felt right at home. Prices were competitive with any other craft-pub, and their growler prices for empties/refills were reasonable.

I will definitely be back.

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Photo of qcbrewer
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

First visit here and I'm more than happy I came.

Easy to find, and close to LaGuardia (I mean, you could plan a little extra time into a layover and make it easily for one). I didn't have any issues parking, although it seems like the "legal" thing to do is park on the street even though there is a shopping center parking lot across the street.

Warehouse style with concrete floors and cinder block walls (minus 4 walls which are seemingly very nice horizontal cedar boards). The ceiling seems to be paneled and painted a dark gray, with steel support beams painted orange. The lighting is mainly track lighting or hanging lights over the bar, but during the day (since the space is shared with the actual brewery) there are also many fluorescent lights that Om sure are used. There are aging barrels in 2 sets of 12 that add a lot of character to the place.

You'll find 5 large wooden tables (each seat 10) and a small bar (with 7 barstools). The stools are minimalist metal with square tops and no back rest. There are 12 beers on tap of varying styles. No wine or liquor available. Food is available is the form of "artisanal meat pies", but I didn't try anything. There is a full band space upstairs above the restrooms and seemingly an office. No TVs, but some awesome music and themed nights to boot.

Of the 12 beers I had the Kim (sour lager) and Billy Full Stack (double IPA). They primarily (at this point and to put it plainly) do lagers and hoppy beers. The quality of the beers is solid and are absolutely worthy of a trip regardless of your beer style preference.

Overall, I can't wait to come back and I fully recommend anyone come by when they can.

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Photo of jerrytodd
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

A: Very welcoming warm environment - industrial but tasteful with wood, steel and cement surfaces, large communal tables. Very "brewing" oriented with malt sacks on racks and brewhouse clearly visible. Outdoor seating and mezzanine stage with live music.

Q: I'm a huge fan of this brewery, they've only been open @ half a year and for their age they have really impressed. Brews split between hoppy ales and lagers

S: Friendly and knowledgeable. Bar service only so you'll need to get up for pints. Food was brought to our table though

S: They had 8 beers on tap including a nitro barrel aged brew (amazing btw).

F: Totally decent. Meat pies and pretzels with excellent cheeses and sides

V: On par with NYC.

Overall, this is a very notable entry into the local beer market and worth visiting.

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Photo of dar482
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

What a fun place to be on a nice Sunday afternoon. They had a really amazing rock band playing on this elevated area, which I have no idea how they got all their equipment to.

Walking around, the bar itself is literally the brewery and you'll be surrounded by tanks and bags of malt. At the bar, you can get a flight to sample 5 of their beers for $10.

They do a pretty darn good job. I recommend their IPA and Black IPA.

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Photo of socon67
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Came here on a Saturday in the afternoon. The vibe here is clearly a working brewery that blends its craft offerings with the Rock & Roll of the Golden Age. They have live music and a projector to play video of concerts when not cranking tunes.

Atmosphere is a relaxed crowd of folks enjoying a flight or pint. I'm sure in the evening it is a much different crowd.

Six taps of their offerings. All the glassware is cleaned right there, and a chalkboard explains the beer styles.

Service is decent. You need to order everything at the bar, but they are fiarly efficient.

There is a good mix of offerigns with a leaning to lagers. No issue there; the wrold needs more lagers.

Food is available and looked tasty.

My english pint was only $5 but as others mentioned the pricing for growlers borders on insanty. I don't get that price point at all. $20+ for a fill and $10 if you buy the growler...

Glad to see a brewery in Queens. These folks seem cool.

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Photo of hoponit
3.73/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

SingleCut is a new brewery in Queens with a tasting room in the front. Currently open only for limited hours Th - Sun. A limited food menu is to debut this week.

I am a big fan of the working brewery that opens its doors to the public without expending a lot of money and effort on decor - we are here for your delicious products, fresh from the source. Judged by those standards SingleCut is a winner. When visiting yesterday there were four beers available (the list is constantly changing): the 19-33 Queens Lagrrr (sic), a very dry pilsener style that would be much enjoyed on a hot summer day; the Pacific NW Mahogany Ale, a hop forward amber ale reminiscent of Deschutes Mirror Pond; the More Cowbell Milk Stout, a black, roasty, creamy stout; and my favorite the Full Stack IIPA, a strong, aromatic, super hoppy double ipa.

The beers are available as a sampler, five 5 oz. tastes for $10, and by the pint (not sure of that price). The double ipa was $8 for what looked like a 12 oz. pour. As has been mentioned by earlier reviewers theses prices are typical of a NYC craft-beer bar but are out of line for a tasting room or brewpub. The growler prices are also steep, both for the beer and the empty bottles. By all means bring your own. One other factor in deciding whether this is worth the visit is getting there. From the last stop on the N train it is a brisk 15 minute walk. Not the most fun in the winter. So, you've really got to get motivated to visit this place. Or, you can try their beers at a growing number of bars in the city.

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Photo of ejh06752
3.86/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Stopped by this relatively new brewery on a trip to NYC. Cool place, a few big tables to sit down and imbibe. Cool area on second level for live music. Bar area is open and extends into the actual brewery. Dim lighting, cool atmosphere, good service. The beer is above average, but it's so expensive (32oz growler fill of the DIPA is $13). Bring a growler since buying a growler there is outrageous. $10 flights are offered. Overall its a good place, but the prices make it more of a place to have "A" beer and then take off unless you are a heavy spender. If this place had more reasonable prices it would be a real winner.

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Photo of jrnyc
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Place is very well done. Plenty of tables. Small bar with attentive service. Relatively spacious tap room with cool vibe. Excellent brats.

Nice selection of beer, Singlecut has really stepped up its game and making some great stuff.

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