SingleCut Beersmiths

SingleCut BeersmithsSingleCut Beersmiths
SingleCut BeersmithsSingleCut Beersmiths
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

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

(718) 606-0788 | map
singlecut.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.2
Beers:
168
Reviews:
2,388
Ratings:
11,692
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.38
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
128
pDev:
8.22%
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Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 128
Photo of Harrison8
4.11/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Really funkly space in what feels like a heavy industrial area. Interior is a smattering of high top tables and a short bar. A balcony showcases a full rock band musical equipment setup. A projector and screen show ole movies (music related?). It's all dimly lit, with one glass garage door forming about the only natural ambient light. Staff is fairly friendly for NY, but not outgoing by any means. 'Efficient' is a good word here. Selection covers SingleCut's own beers, which span a gamut of styles, but not that diverse. That said, the IPAs are great. If IPA selection is your goal, then this place gets a solid boost. All-in-all, industrial music space with a big IPA listing.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Astoria queens not too far from LaGuardia across from a supermarket , parking is on the street

Wood paneled bar with galvanized steel finish

Blasting vinyl toons -?pink Floyd, Cindy lauper

Solid selection of great beers

Pretzel

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Photo of Sammy
3.89/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

16 taps, with maybe a dozen on. Met objective of trying newest Singlecut beers, and one offs. Crowling station a plus. Reasonable size, and not too busy for a Saturday night.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

this place is so awesome, they have a really cool vibe, and some of the best beers, especially hoppy beers, in the city and beyond. they space is rad, mellow, relaxed, loosely music themed, with a small bar, a huge beer list, some wooden features giving the space some warmth for being a warehouse type, and a mix of different tables around. we posted up at a high top with a round of hazy ipa types, all of which were distinctly different from one another and what else exists in the world out there, and all of which were fantastically good. the harry doesnt mind and the im an alligator were standouts, as was the heavy boots of lead stout. the bartender was relatively busy it seemed, but took the time to chat with us, walk us through the specifics of the beer list, and share a few samples. we had a great time sipping these fine beers and hanging out here, i just wish we would have had more time, i could have spent plenty of time drinking here, the hoppy stuff was all lights out, a continuation and affirmation of what i already knew about these guys in my experience with their stuff before our visit. for all the breweries we hit in new york, this was one of my favorites, amazing beers happening in here!

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Photo of jykleo
4.25/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Many parking space near by.
Slightly dark space but not bad.
Service is excellent and good variety of beers athough 3 or 4 were sold out. (Sat. 11:00AM !)

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Photo of Naeblis
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Pain in the a** to get to, even from NJ. Friendly staff and a nice overall vibe to the place. Disappointed by selection. Arrived a day after a release and they were already out of cans. Luckily they make crowlers :) Probably won’t be going back anytime soon due to terrible location.

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Photo of ProNR
3.65/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Open space and tables to sit and enjoy your beer. Place was clean and orderly. Games and cards available for patrons. Decent selection of beer available. No food options but understand you can order in from local places. Worth a visit.

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Photo of T_Blaze
3/5  rDev -31.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Decent brew but way overpriced! How is it that a 16 oz 4-pk from Singlecut is almost twice as expensive at the Alchemist?!? There is no way that SingleCut is better, I hope they adjust they pricing soon... until then I’m not buying

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Photo of TheSeeker
4.86/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Well full disclosure this is my neighborhood brewery but nonetheless they are top notch. Beers are killer, among the best not only in NYC or NY State, but I'd go as far to say along the NE. The place is just so cool, industrial but warm. They only play vinyl. Great BBQ eats. You have to get up to the bar for anything so that's the only reason I don't rate service higher. Selection is very IPA heavy which suits me just fine but some may find that limiting. Still a few sours, stouts in the mix. Just a great vibe every time I visit. They also offer growlers, crowlers and cans to go.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
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 +1.4%
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 +2.7%
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 +0.2%
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 -4.1%
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 -14.6%
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 -2.1%
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
4.93/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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 -14.8%
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 WillieThreebiers
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Guitar themed brewery with a mildly hipster-ish/ rock-n-roll vibe across the street from a market shopping center with plenty of parking. Small taproom with a straight bar opposite the entry that seats about 10 with a few tables spread about the room. There is a loft area that is sometimes used for live music, but I haven't been up there, so I can't say much else about it. There is also some outdoor seating in the summer.16 well-assorted beers on tap, I really like their IPA, although many taste very similar, they similarly taste very great. Friendly service. Great place to grab a few and unwind.

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Photo of Billolick
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
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 +14.2%

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 +9.8%
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 -0.9%
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 +0.5%
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 +0.2%
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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SingleCut Beersmiths in Queens, NY
Brewery rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 11692 ratings