Tørst

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

53 Reviews
TørstTørst
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

615 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, New York, 11222-3919
United States

(718) 389-6034 | map
www.torstnyc.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
98
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
173
Avg:
4.52
pDev:
6.19%
 
 
Taps:
20
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 53 | Ratings: 173
Reviews by flagmantho:
Photo of flagmantho
4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Some friends and I were lucky enough to discover Tørst while walking around Greenpoint last week after dinner. The façade is pretty unassuming, but we decided to take a chance and with our bellies full of Polish food we went in and were pleasantly surprised with what we found inside.

The interior is very Scandinavian in appearance, with a lot of light wood and geometric simplicity. Behind the long, white bar is a full-width mirror onto which the current beers are written, along with their price per pour. The beers are listed and ordered by number, and are arranged generally light-to-dark, and the stained wood (unlabeled!) tap handles are colored accordingly -- it's all very chic. The place was completely packed the night I went in there, despite having been open only a few weeks; news must be traveling fast!

The selection is fantastic, with a wide range of interesting and rare beers from around the country and the world. There seemed to be a lot of Evil Twin offerings when I was there (four or five of the 21 taps), perhaps a nod to the bar's Scandinavian theme. I myself had a Hill Farmstead Everett, which was quite tasty. Sadly, I did not get a look at the bottle list.

Service was good, fast, and knowledgeable. The staff seemed to be keeping up with the crowd pretty well.

There's a small food prep area in the back, although we didn't sample anything. Since I have friends in the area, I'll definitely be visiting this place again when I'm back in New York.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of psoriasaurus
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of FBGordon
4.86/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

One of the absolute coolest bars I've ever been to, with a great vibe, great clientele and fantastic beer selection. I completely dug the Stanley Kubrick vibe going on and had an amazing time meeting people from all of the globe and drinking some of the best beers I've ever had. If you're in the Five Boroughs you absolutely must make a stop into this bar.

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Photo of BubbleBobble
4.86/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of tbeckett
4.69/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.08/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

The selection here is always phenomenal. Can't go wrong there. Nice vibe to the place and it does feel very European.

Where Torst loses me a bit is on price. This place is so damn expensive. Even in an expensive city, the price for the pours is ridiculous, especially when some of these pours are like $12 for four ounces.

Having said that, this is a good place to visit about once a year and splurge. One day I might really splurge and eat at the Michelin-starred restaurant in the back.

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Photo of RolandBlunts
4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of biegaman
4.8/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Ela
4.39/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of SpoiledInVT
4.61/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

It's certainly a beer bar in Brooklyn. Where the hip meet up with the snobs to outdo each other in douchery. This is THE place for any beer snob to be seen, taking carefully staged beer photos for their blogs, while their friends twirl their mustaches and "check-in" a beer on the latest app.

If you can get past all of that, and are able to decipher the writing on the gaudy mirrored "menu", then you'll see that this place has one hell of a tap list. A wide array of Evil Twin (obviously), some great NE beers, along with outstanding European beers... this place really covers the spread.

Staff was very knowledgeable, albeit a bit smug. I see where some people would be turned off by a few staff members "attitudes". I, on the other hand, had some great conversation with 2 of the bartenders, and found them to be most pleasant once they took down their beer elitist wall.

Food? Well, it's amazing. You probably don't need me to tell you that.

Prices? Steep. That's certainly true. Buuuut, it's a destination beer spot, in Brooklyn, so I wasn't too surprised. I was happy when I left, and that's truly all that matters.

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Photo of DrunkinYogi
4/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

There on Friday afternoon, so was not crowded. Very open space, Spartan decor. Bar seats maybe 10 and a half dozen bench like tables. Excellent craft selection. a bit on the pricey side.

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Photo of thepenguin
4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Beervana
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of EdrickCS
4.14/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of CityofWind_brew
4.29/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Possum77
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Beer_Line
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Amazing place. Amazing chef and amazing beer selection. This is pretty much a given considering the owners. But if you find yourself in NYC and love food and beer, this place is a must!

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Photo of benzalman
4.26/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of elamb106
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of beerloserLI
4.34/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

A bit in the middle of nowhere and from the outside, without prior knowledge, I doubt you would guess it to be a pretty killer craft beer bar.

The general bar area is a mix of dated wood with a very modern and slick bar. My friends and I were there on an early Saturday afternoon so it was not crowded at all. A very laid back atmosphere and the servers were pretty prompt and friendly.

The really only reason we went was of course for their tap menu. They really feature some top notch brews. All pours are served in oversized wine glasses with a modern graphic. We didn't have any of the food option but the options were mostly artisanal appetizer type.

Overall, a pretty cool little craft beer bar. I'm not about to run back or declare it my favorite spot but if the menu is good I wouldn't hesitate for another visit.

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Photo of tribeerguy70_3
4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of richj1970
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Dingohop
2.29/5  rDev -49.3%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3.75 | food: 1

Are you serious?

Selection is good. That's where it ends.

Prices are outrageous. Staff is borderline incompetent and tries to hide this by being rude and condescending. I've watched them roll their eyes at customers who asked basic questions. Guess what-not everyone works in the industry and people are wary of your ridiculous prices.

Why the most famous beer bar in new york is surprised by beer tourists is a mystery. Their prices are down right offensive.

Very nicely designed.

I believe they have created a roach motel for beer toursits.

Happpen to live in brooklyn but won't go back. Better service and prices at an Applebees in Times Square.

Some Michelin star nonsense restaurant over there too. If you're a glutton for punishment check it out.

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Photo of neckbeardahab
4.78/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of PopnLoads
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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Tørst in Brooklyn, NY
98 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.
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