St. Gambrinus Beer Shoppe

BA SCORE
96
world-class

34 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Beer-to-go

533 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, New York, 11217-3097
United States

(347) 763-2261 | map
stgambrinusbeer.com

Notes:
No notes at this time.

Added by jimmy82063 on 10-14-2013

PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Ratings:
34
Reviews:
9
Avg:
4.45
pDev:
3.37%
 
 
View: Place Reviews | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by Billolick:
Photo of Billolick
4.01/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Another new spot in BKLYN, NY, what a borough for beer btw! Can you say international beer destination?

This smaller, clean and neat spot is on Atlantic ave, just a short walk from Brooklyn Heights and Park slope and even closer to the Barclay's center.

Small bar up front for pints and growler fills, tables opposite bar and towards the rear. Bottles o'plenty on shelves in the rear. Bartender spoke of some shared outdoor space out back that will be available in the warmer months.

Expect qualtiy craft tap options, 16 flowing, towards the interesting side of the spectrum, up to date details are posted on beermenus dot com. Food is limited to some bar snacks and an array of semi-foodie paninni type sandewedges.

Run by a crew of friendly grown up beer geeks, Added bonus....got a fresh taste from a can of Heady Topper from one of the owner, so clearly raised marks for service!

Pleasant and worthy spot

 913 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of BethanyB
4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Just a block away from the Barclays/Atlantic Terminal subway stop, never was there a such a gold star establishment with such a convenient location!

Part bottle shop, part bar, this small, yet comfy and well cared for spot is much loved by Brooklyn beer geeks. Pay the $60 or so to become a member, because once you see the carefully curated selection of bottles (a mixture of "top shelf" classics and exciting local innovations), you will be back for more, and more. Plus, the free growler and the wicked T-shirt (god, I love those T-shirts) make up for half the price alone! Members also get frequent mouthwatering emails about the exciting new specimens on draft and on the shelf--you'll always want to run out and grab something once the heads up hits your inbox.

This isn't Total Wine, so don't go in expecting to locate your favorite go-tofill-in-the-blank. The selection isn't huge, but trust me, it is GOOD. Sometimes, they may seem to be on a bit of a style kick when it comes to the newer stuff, and that's my only complaint. For example, for a while there the place seemed to be WHOLE LOTTA sours, and now, as if we're going backwards alphabetically, saisons are cropping up all over. Maybe it's just a sign of spring? Regardless, everything is good, and if you want a specific style, there's sure to be something there for you. Love your Trappists? You'll find them all here.

It's hard to go in to buy bottles alone. Once you see the chalkboard menu and engage with the friendly, fun, and wickedly knowledgeable staff, you'll just HAVE to sit down for a glass of something good.

They have my favorite kind of lighting: not so bright that you feel like you're under surveillance, and not so dim that you're wondering, "What color is this IPA?" It may seem weird that I feel the lighting deserves a big mention, but for me, it's a big contributor to what makes this place feel like home.,

I just met my favorite employee there the other day, although everyone there is super cool, for sure. If you see Britta with the hip glasses, somehow subtle facial piercings, and wavy brunette locks, say hello for me!

 2,124 characters

Photo of Dharmelink
4.64/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.65/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jonhowe
4.97/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

St. G is one of my favorite places in Brooklyn, and really all of New York City, to drink and buy beer. The tap list is ALWAYS among the best in the city, and on event nights it's truly world class. They're really good at getting the hard to get LOCAL rarities, which is a nice touch. Also, the pricing for draft beer is absurdly low.
The bottle selection is great too: all the beers I want, none of the ones I don't, reasonable-for-New-York prices. And if you don't know what to get, the owner Ray or one of the staff is always eager to give you a recommendation.

I can't recommend this place much more highly.

 614 characters

Photo of NastyNorseman
4.43/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

This place has a great selection on tap of regionals and a fun rotation of stranger brews from the outside. The vibe is great if you don't mode the young Broojlun hipster crowd. Nice selection of craft beer to take out. Excellent product with knowledgeable, helpful staff! Will definitely visit again when in Brooklyn. This place is top notch.

 343 characters

Photo of rojapa
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jhavs
4.6/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Nice little place that makes up for quantity of selections with quality. They have a nice taplist, small bar, and a garden area to sit outside out back. Have a small, but quality selection of retail beer offerings including many from local breweries.

 252 characters

Photo of StoutBoi
4.18/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.43/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

If you're going to shop for bottles and cans, you may be disappointed. I rarely find anything of note here as it seems all the goodies get bought up almost immediately.

But despair not. Growler fills are the move here and you won't be disappointed with the tap selection. It's off the hook. Always some major gems on here. And if you're unsure, just drink a little something before getting that fill.

I have spent hours here drinking and enjoying the good company. Excellent vibe to go with the excellent beer selection. A standout spot in a city full of them.

 564 characters

Photo of Phigg1102
4.27/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of metter98
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ericdavidmorris
4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.85/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JaredSammy
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of bgold86
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of suckaj
4.07/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of bcmac983
4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Skellbop
4.26/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ErinGinocchio
4.76/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Great selection. Fantastic prices - their prices for growler fills is hard to beat in that neighborhood. Small space, but they use it beautifully. Interesting selection, and they are constantly getting new things in. I recommend this place to everyone!

 252 characters

Photo of Spreetaper
4.15/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of almostjay
4.26/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of rwbrown
4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of Jlabs
4/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of REY_CORTEZ
4.83/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

My favorite bar/beer store in the city. A quieter more refined bar for the true beer connoisseur. Constantly revolving tap, growler service, wide and diverse selection of bottles for carry out and a knowledgeable & friendly staff. Great location near Brooklyn's Barclay Center and plenty of public transportation.

 314 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
St. Gambrinus Beer Shoppe in Brooklyn, NY
4.45 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.