Other Half Brewing Company

Other Half Brewing CompanyOther Half Brewing Company
Other Half Brewing CompanyOther Half Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

195 Centre St
Brooklyn, New York, 11231-3907
United States

(917) 765-6107 | map
otherhalfbrewing.com

Notes: Tasting room hours:

Monday 12pm - 10pm
Tuesday 12pm - 10pm
Wednesday 12pm - 10pm
Thursday 12pm - 12am
Friday 12pm - 12am
Saturday 10am - 12am
Sunday 11am - 10pm
BEER STATS
Average:
4.3
Beers:
638
Reviews:
3,739
Ratings:
24,192
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.46
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
314
pDev:
8.3%
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Reviews by Kdouble:
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Kdouble from Tennessee

4.69/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Decided to visit the brewery while staying near Time Square. Great blend between the brewery and the neighborhood. We got there are noon on weekday and the place was already filling. They had a fantastic selection of brews and the bartender allowed us to sample anything we wanted to try. Always a nice touch when the bartender remembers your name like you are a regular coming in every day. They brought out free samples of Raspberry Crunchee which was just off the production line. I would definitely go back.

Apr 21, 2019
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TheGent from New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

I love the vibe at Other Half. Pretty small venue, very industrial, with hip hop music always blasting.

The quality of the beers is great, especially their IPA's and more recently with some of their lagers. Their kettle sours are coming along, and their stouts are very good, but I tend to prefer to the lower ABV ones than the 13%, 14%, 15%+.

The service is good. They are not the quickest or most outgoing, but if you are there, speak up and get the attention of someone you will get fast and professional service.

The selection depends on how you look at it. If you are looking for a brewery with wide variety of styles, this is not the place for you. Their menu us overloaded with NE Style IPA. Usually a lager, a few stouts, and one or two sours. I like the selection, because I go their for the IPA's and occasional stout.

Mar 17, 2020
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Mikexw from New York

4.72/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Feb 15, 2020
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Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.06/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Visited on a Sunday night. Almost all the seats are full, bu the drink was not bad.

V - Tap room right next to the brew house which was active this Sunday night. Not brightly lit, small, picnic tables. The restroom is one of those asexual ones, with just stalls with doors. 3.75

Q - The beers are very good. 4.5

Sel - But the selection is almost exclusively IPAs. IPAs are great, but having some different styles to break up the monotony would be very helpful 4.0

Ser - No table service but the bus boy is very diligent. They hold your credit card when you have a tab - can’t we do with out this in the 21st century. I can't imagine how bad it can get when the place is busy. 3.75

Jan 27, 2020
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MaximumYuks from Oregon

4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Jan 06, 2020
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frozyn from New York

4.14/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

NYC's hype brewtastical, OH has a 2 year old-ish taproom that bends heavily towards the industrial vibe. Concrete floors, simple adornments with wood tables. On busy days the back area near some fermenters is open for conviviality as well. The music tends towards hip hop/rap most days I'm there, and it tends to be a bit too loud most of the time, but my hearing isn't great so loud music anywhere hinders my enjoyment of a place.

The beers are almost always good. Diversity isn't there -- always a combination of NEIPAs (from single to triple), pastry stouts, fruited cereal semi-tart things, and the obligatory lager they make. It is Other Half, after all, so the beer is going to be good-to-great, depending on how you like it. Service -- even when they're slammed on a Saturday -- is always prompt and efficient, and during less busy hours the bartenders are happy to discuss the beers and beer in general.

For out of towners, if schedules permit, you're better off visiting during the week. If you want to see peak OH, though, 3-4 PM on a Saturday is your time.

Dec 21, 2019
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Dmbphoenix from New York

4.12/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Good beer in an awful location. Music is ghetto blasting gangsta nonsense that kids or dawgs don’t need to hear .

Very good selection. Nice to experience OH, bought in heroes from nearby Defonte’s. Nice place to get away for a bit in the middle of nowhere.

Nov 07, 2019
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Nichols33 from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Sep 11, 2019
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MikeM75 from Virginia

4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

The place is tiny! But they do a great job servicing everyone, and the beers....

Sep 09, 2019
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elamb106 from New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Aug 26, 2019
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smela3 from Texas

4.81/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Aug 12, 2019
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schroeder1200 from New Jersey

3.59/5  rDev -19.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Aug 06, 2019
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kingjohnh from New Mexico

4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Aug 04, 2019
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benjaminsa from Vermont

4.27/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Aug 02, 2019
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Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York

4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Jul 01, 2019
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TedStrosser from Pennsylvania

4.82/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Jun 16, 2019
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GRG1313 from California

4.68/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Jun 16, 2019
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WOLFGANG from South Carolina

4.91/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Mar 29, 2019
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Mar 21, 2019
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RollTide7 from New Jersey

4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Pretty small tasting room (relative to what I am used to) that's been packed with not much additional seating or room available each of the times I've visited. Vibe is a graffiti styled industrial with some neon thrown in. bathrooms are kind of nice as they have individual coed rooms/stalls and a joint area to wash hands which definitely makes the most of the available space and help minimize wait for the bathrooms. Service is typically pretty good, and they do a good job working through the crowd for pours. Though I did have to wait for an extended time when i wanted to buy cans and was waiting over the merch/growler fill area and no one came over for probably about 5 minutes.

Beer selection is great and typically very IPA/IIPA heavy, I went once and was a little disappointed with selection as there was a takeover event from another brewery and most of the offerings were stouts. Releases typically take place further down the street closer to the mcdonalds in their warehouse building and they move the cans inside to the the front left near the merch later in the day. Also note its not very kid friendly as its quite loud and crowded with not a lot of open space. Would be fine for a very small kid, but not good once they are mobile.

Lastly merch is pretty expensive and that's kept me from from purchasing anything, $25 t-shirts. Interesting mix of people with everything from hipsters to hazebros to wall street peeps and normal joes.

Mar 13, 2019
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DaveCash from New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Mar 05, 2019
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Cheddytopper from Rhode Island

4.69/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Feb 18, 2019
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npolachek from New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Solid selection. This place was mobbed. That’s expected with the New York City location with beers as good as they serve. Solid music, long lines, but you will be rewarded with top 250!! The best beer in NYC.

The bar tenders are great, but taking down the service from 4.5 to 3.5 as Other Half does not pick up the phone, and multiple questions I've submitted throught he website weren't answered (either ever or in a timely fashion).

Feb 17, 2019
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hops_for_thought from New York

4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Combination review of the tap room and my first can release

Great people that make some really excellent beers (unique opinion I know). I love the tap room, staff have been A+ the handful of times I've been for drafts and the occasional stout bottle. Appreciate the tap selection, nice to try the beers I wasn't able to score cans/bottles of. Feel ancient typing this but do think the music can be loud, realize that's embarrassing

Can release experience was awesome and I'd 100% go again. Hear the line was crazier than normal (5th anniversary - I arrived at 6am and was ~400th in line) but had a great time swapping beers, chatting with strangers, and the staff did a solid job keeping us up to speed on allotments etc.

Feb 10, 2019
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jykleo from New York

4.08/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Arrived at 11:50 AM on Tuesday. Waited about 10Min. to open.
12:05PM, about 12 people lined !
Cans to-go was 4 can pack only. Therefore inconvenient to try as much as IPAs possible.
Majority of the tap rooms were OK to buy from 1 Can.

Jan 30, 2019
Other Half Brewing Company in Brooklyn, NY
Brewery rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 24192 ratings