Finback Brewery

Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

78-01 77th Ave
Glendale
Queens, New York, 11385-7518
United States

(718) 628-8600 | map
finbackbrewery.com
BEER STATS
Average:
4.15
Beers:
414
Ratings:
5,137
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.34
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
63
pDev:
7.37%
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Reviewed by elNopalero from Michigan

4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
The second stop on my Brooklyn tour. Early evening, before things picked up. Found a seat at the bar and enjoyed a few pours while vibing to the scene here. Yes, I think that is an appropriate use of the term. Come for the hops, stay for the stouts!
Jan 02, 2024
 
Rated: 4.04 by BeerWasp from Germany

May 13, 2023
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Reviewed by smela3 from Texas

4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4
Fun spot in a uniquely Brooklyn neighborhood. Grab some beers then head down the street for an impromptu street fest with locals BBQ’n dancing in the streets. Doesn’t hurt that they have one of the best IPAs in the country!
Aug 28, 2022
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Reviewed by leannlovr from New York

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 2 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5
It was a fantastic place to visit, but the hours of operation, combined with the difficulty in finding it, made it a hard place to drink at. I finally got to go inside and found the place to be spacious but not very comfortable. I did enjoy their large selection and bought quite a few samples before ordering my first batch of growlers. I really found it to be a nice addition to all the bars and restaurants that already existed in Glendale from a long time back. I miss the area since I moved away and if I get the chance I will stop in again when I can.
May 04, 2020
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Reviewed by EMH73 from New York

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Fairly large tap room with ample seating. Bartenders are pleasant but not overly friendly, they are knowledgeable of their beers on tap. Nice assortment of beers on tap-pilsners, IPA's, stouts and sours. IPA heavy but something for everyone. Kid friendly, pizza made to order on the premises. . Lots of beers available to go.
Feb 16, 2020
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Reviewed by Cbruckner4 from New York

5/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Hands down one of the best spots in NYC. Leans heavy towards IPAs, but they consistently brew amazing sours & stouts. Always a great can selection. Highly recommend this place!
Feb 10, 2020
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Reviewed by QuakeAttack from California

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4
This is nice neighborhood brewery in Queens who is doing some killer beers. My wife and I stopped by on a rainy Sunday afternoon before catching a flight back to California. We were able to find parking, but I could see it being fun to find a spot at times. Arriving about 30 minutes after opening, we were the first one's to arrive. The service was friendly, but not overly. Gave some recommendations on beers and let us be. Mostly IPAs with some stouts and sours. Probably my favorite beer in the New York area. Wow! As far as food, we ended up ordering from a local pizza, only to have the Trattoria (personal pizza) show up 30 minutes later. Oh well. Kid friendly with games. Family and local feel.
Oct 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.29 by kingjohnh from New Mexico

Aug 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.17 by TangoJuliet from New York

Jul 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.23 by WheelsPSU from New Jersey

May 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4.56 by Bluesfolk19 from Massachusetts

Mar 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by eluvah from New York

Mar 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.73 by osant37 from New York

Feb 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.73 by Diura from New York

Dec 29, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
we had the best time in here, after visiting over a dozen breweries around the city last week, this may be our consensus favorite. its amazing in every way. it took us awhile from brooklyn to get out here, and the place just sort of springs up out of a residential neighborhood, minimally indicated, a knock three times on the blue door kind of thing, you could never know this place was even here. in my head, this place is like the epicenter of creativity and quality right now, and i expected it to be packed when we visited, but we were basically the only people in here for a couple of hours on a weeknight, a few folks strolled in and out, but it was insanely mellow. they had a great list of beers, both on tap and packaged, and the bartender, anthony i believe was his name, was awesome, entertaining, knowledgeable, cool with the sampling, and helped us recover some lost gear at the end of the night, dude is a legend, and made our experience that much better. even without him though, the beer was incredible. a stout with sesame seeds and matcha tea, a coconut gose, and an apple brandy aged big stout with pineapple and coconut were the highlights for me for sure, but everything we drank in here was exceptional, and im not sure ill ever go to the city again without visiting this place. their hoppy stuff is at least as good as more hyped other half (among others), the dark stuff is on point, and the barrel aged beers were killer as well. the perfect brewery experience, we had a wonderful time here! if you are not yet hip to these guys, check it out!
Dec 17, 2018
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Reviewed by jykleo from New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
Visited Sunday 1PM. Not crowded at all.
Tried 4 kinds of 4Oz tasting IPAs.
Great service and quite reasonable to try to many IPAs.
Slightly cold site in winter. Good for beer but ,,.
Dec 09, 2018
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Reviewed by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75
Chill Sunday. Smaller place, nice bar, friendly service. Not overwhelming place, a great bottling still around. On tap was so much better than getting it in Buffalo or later in cans/
Dec 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.53 by WanderlustNJ from New Jersey

Nov 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.32 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Oct 31, 2018
 
Rated: 4.53 by maxarvo from England

Aug 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by elamb106 from New York

Jul 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Tbarnes1414 from New York

Apr 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.67 by Charlie936 from New Jersey

Nov 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4.22 by 2624LuisNY from New York

Sep 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.56 by schteve from New Jersey

Aug 28, 2017
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Reviewed by briandschorr from North Carolina

4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
This is a must visit if you are in Queens. This Brewery is doing some great things with IPAs, APAs, Red Ales, and Stouts. Creative ideas come out from them all the time. I have had many customers request Finback and the feedback is normally quite positive.
Aug 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Jul 31, 2017
 
Rated: 3.87 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Jul 15, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by CreightonSM from New York

Apr 19, 2017
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Reviewed by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5
I really enjoyed my visit to Finback. I had tasted their beers before but was not expecting such a cool taproom. It is a clean, spacious warehouse-like jawn in a residential area of Queens, far from pretty much all civilization. They don't have any food other than chips, but you can get stuff delivered there.

And really, you are there for the beer. From hazy IPA's to barrel-aged imperial stouts, they have it all here, and all well made. Finback is worth a visit, even if it is a trek for most New Yorkers.
Mar 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.39 by Rolo90 from New York

Mar 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by curtis6290 from New York

Feb 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.32 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Jan 24, 2017
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Reviewed by Y2kWasAnInsideJob from New York

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75
The first NY brewery I visited after moving here. The vibe is a bit lacking- it's a big space and feels very open but there's not always much going on. The range of beer styles is impressive, and the good ones are great, but there are a lot of odd balls as well. Staff is friendly enough but can be a bit short. I still love coming here!
Jan 17, 2017
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
Bare bones, industrial kinda space in, from what I could tell, a kinda middle of nowhere section of Queens, NY. (not far from Citi Field, which could make things interesting during baseball season)

One large open room with a simple, larger beer in front of you as you enter, witha bunch a bunch of simple picnic tables to the right.

the highlight of this place, of course is the beer...its is worth the trip

we visited on a rainy, chilly October evening, place was near full of younger, friendly beer enthusiasts....10 taps a flowing for samplers or more full pours and they were selling tons of their super high quality and tasty tasty brews in 4 pack can configurations....

love their hoppy, cloudy IPA and DIPAs in can, great vibe and fun place to visit...could have used a food truck or two outside.. would consider order some food in for delivery if I was staying for a few...well worth a visit-quality new place
Oct 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4.4 by tvghost from Pennsylvania

Oct 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4.33 by Soloveitchik from New York

Jul 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.79 by JoeMans from New York

Jul 11, 2016
 
Rated: 4.21 by StoutBoi from New York

Jun 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.49 by Oakletixfan from New York

May 22, 2016
Finback Brewery in Queens, NY
Brewery rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 5137 ratings