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

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.12
Beers:
268
Reviews:
868
Ratings:
4,742
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.34
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
60
pDev:
7.37%
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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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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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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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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
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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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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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Sammy from Canada

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
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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
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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
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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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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
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ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Possibly my favorite taproom in New York.

Big and spacious and easily one of the most diverse crowds you'll find at a brewery (meaning plenty of women and minorities). Bench seating encourages interaction and that's cool.

Nice long bar for ordering and generally it's easy to order. Despite the residential neighborhood finding parking usually isn't bad so that's a plus too.

The beer selection varies and sometimes many lines are open without a beer on them, but what is there is always good and the three different price options a big plus. Flights are available too.

Just overall a great spot to visit and chill.

Apr 18, 2016
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Bluecrow from New York

4.07/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Chill vibe in a simple industrial space in a residential neighborhood. There were five tap options during our visit, but there are accommodations for twelve. The service was great. Options for short pours and larger glasses, growler fills too, -will visit again.

Apr 17, 2016
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EdwardK77 from New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Pleasant and knowledgeable staff serving a nice range of beer. 4 oz pours in nice glassware and complimentary popcorn to cleanse the palate made for a nice tasting session. Would definitely return.

Sep 29, 2015
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tappangordo from New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great place. Pretty modest setup. Excellent beers. Very friendly and knowledgable staff. 4 oz pours in small tulip glasses allowed us to try everything they had on tap at the time. Ended up taking home a growler of one of their beers. Growler size options: 16, 32 and 64 ounces. Very reasonable prices. Would absolutely go back.

Sep 27, 2015
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Toemas from New York

4.94/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Expansive Brewery / Tap room with at least a dozen offerings. Roomy and friendly for Locals and Visitors(me) alike. Great looking setup with no food , but plenty of table space and menu's from the Local Eats. Beers are Phenomenal- Great Selection and great Sours too... they have special way of doing the sours after fermentation to avoid any "Bad Happenings" to the rest of their fleet. Great Guys with a true passion for what they do.... Right off the Jackie Robinson and practically attached to Forest Park... Great for After Golf ( did that 1x) or After a bike ride(2x) through the Forest Park Trails .....They have a bike rack as well... Put this on your list for Queens Beer ... I like it better than Bklyn Brwry.. Location , Value, Variety , and Crowd. Great dudes Great Beers. Chek em out... Mellow Vibe at this point with events on Weekends

Mar 22, 2015
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Large warehouse building in a mostly residential neighborhood. Spacious open taproom with plenty of tables and a long polished metal bar that seats about 20. Spartan art-gallery-esque type space and vibe. 9 well-assorted beers on tap... Friendly, personable bartenders create a very inviting atmosphere.

Mar 20, 2015
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