Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn

Other Half Brewing Company - BrooklynOther Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn
Other Half Brewing Company - BrooklynOther Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn
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:
580
Reviews:
3,514
Ratings:
23,047
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.46
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
309
pDev:
8.52%
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Reviews by icemanls4:
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5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

More User Reviews:
Photo of Dmbphoenix
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.

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Photo of Nichols33
4.13/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of MikeM75
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....

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Photo of elamb106
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of smela3
4.81/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of schroeder1200
3.59/5  rDev -19.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

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

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

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

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

Photo of GRG1313
4.68/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Kdouble
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.

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

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of RollTide7
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.

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

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

Photo of npolachek
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).

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Photo of Max_W
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.

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Photo of jykleo
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.

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Photo of cambabeer
4.19/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

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

Cool spot in Brooklyn doing making great beers!

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Photo of JamFuel
4.37/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

This is the taproom, the garage is really ony for release day can sales,

The taproom is pretty small, seating maybe 40 to 50. Seating to the right and along the windows with bar and merch sales straight in. The brewery is in the back, so you can smell the work being done. Not much of a vibe at all, just a pretty industrial space with lots of hipsters.

Tap selection is about 20 strong, usually all OH beers, but with occasional guests. Selection is very much IPA forward, I think there were 2 non- IPA beers when I was here. Of course, OH are very good at IPAs, but if that's not your favorite style, you might get a bit bored. Looking at their website today, there are actually only 10 IPAs and 10 other styles, so maybe I was there at an unusual time. Either way, the beer is very good.

Service was quick and friendly, maybe not overly chatty, but the flow of people was pretty constant.

Overall, OH is one of the best breweries in New York, so should be on every beer fans list.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.15/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Other Half Brewing Company - Brooklyn in Brooklyn, NY
Brewery rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 23047 ratings