Covenhoven

BA SCORE
4.44/5
29 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

730 Classon Ave
Brooklyn, New York, 11238-4223
United States

(917) 449-6793 | map
covenhovennyc.com

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Added by BeerdedLadies on 05-12-2014

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
29
pDev:
6.08%
 
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Photo of frozyn
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

A great place to have a beer and relax, especially in the backyard during the warmer months. The 16 taps offer something to please everyone and the fridges across from the bar have a great selection of bottles and cans, often both to stay or to go (though that's not always the case, so check first!), but as others have noted the prices can be a bit high for some items. This place gets quite busy during peak hours, so I usually prefer to come in right after work for a beer or two, or come during the early weekend afternoon hours. The bartenders are friendly, if not always overly chatty, but they're always on the spot with recommendations and notes about the beers.

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Photo of CreightonSM
4.93/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.36/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of blisscent
4.58/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BubbleBobble
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Skellbop
4.73/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Urk1127
3.97/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.22/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Excellent selection of beers on tap and to-go in bottles and cans. They do growler fills but only of glass bottles.

I found some outstanding beers here and spent a lot of money really quickly. It's one of those places where you might as well just hand them your bank account info as it's pricey but worth it.

A bit of a smaller space but going off-hours means you will likely be able to drink in peace. Another NYC gem.

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Photo of neckbeardahab
4.88/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

probably the best bottle shop in New York right now.

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Photo of PlayitAgain
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Covenhoven is the ideal spot for grabbing a low key beer with a few friends. Selection of bottles and taps is always good, and they occasionally have some real gems. Decor is very no-frills. Good music selection, and the backyard is a plus. They offer bottles to go, but the take away prices can be a little hit or miss.

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Photo of bgold86
4.73/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Great selections night in and night out, one of my favorites in the area. Staff are super cool and accommodating. They sport a really nice grassy outdoor area in the back, currently my favorite in Brooklyn! You can also pick bottles to go, their selection is really well balanced and there are many bottles you won't find anywhere else!

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Photo of BelgianBeerMe
4.08/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4.33/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.38/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jammery
4.21/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of WheelsPSU
4.01/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of benzalman
4.54/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Spreetaper
4.3/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of slander
4.28/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Sunday, post an offensive BBQ session in Red Hook, working our way back towards Bed-Stuy, with the suggested stop along the way somewhere south of Atlantic. What? No, we’re good, I know how to to from the from to there, got it. Lord of parking, I, it''ll be front row center ‘cause, well, yeah...

Narrow and deeeeeeepish, the front corridor holding mix & match tables (3 shortys, 1 long one, 3 shortys, 1 long one) to the far side on shared benching and colored leather chairs in orange, green, tan, & brown. The space done with the outer wall in beige & white with retro beer trays mounted (cool Rhinegold Gil Hodges tribute tray), and the inner wall showing a sprawling two-tone green fields mural (although I’m pretty sure it had been done over the last time I was in). Track lighting running the length of the room to both sides of center.

The front wall is a roll up paneled door, open now to take in the Classon. I should caution you not to sit out front on the benches there and rudely chain smoke if there are people seated at that first table inside, lest Ben absolutely not throw your cigarettes into the street, officer (We’re seated more than halfway back tonight and there’s a nice breeze here).

Off to the rear and around the bend, a small wood bar with a plank wood base; seating for 6 on mix & match stools & chairs. A pair of 8 tap towers with non descript handles butting up against each other on the bar, and a small food prep area to the rear where all the kitchenings happen, which is pretty much an array of pretzels & chips; other foodings (sandwiches, meat & cheese, pickled veggies, olives), coming soon. My recent revisit found 3 pretzels & 6 varietals of a bag of chips, I’m wondering when the sandwich and stuff will ever kick in. Barback wall is all blackboard space. Taps are listed in colored chalk at both ends, plus foodings and things (a shark, planets) drawn in.

4 double wide coolers run the wall adjacent to the bar; bottles, bottles, bottles, oh, the goods. Take ‘em to go or drink ‘em in (Bottles have a $2 capping fee to drink in house, reasonable). Empties and some beer books for sale lining the top, and a framed map of Prospect Park over a self serve water cooler forward. And a single table to the rear rear occupied by people playing Uno (Hey! Quiet down back there!) Track spots over the bar and bottle coolers.

16 taps, more than ½ of them from the greater Gotham area (Other Half Citra IPA, Grimm BFF, Brooklyn Weisse, Finback IPA & BQE Imperial Stout, Barrier Saisoff, Defiant Belgian Tripel, Docs Sour Cherry Cider, Carton Boat Beer), and the remainder a mix and match of craft (Evil Twin/Crooked Stave Ryan And The Gosling, Maine Mean Old Tom, Bells Amber, Founders Porter, Two Brothers Domaine DuPage, Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale), and a single import in the mix (Schneider Edel-Weisse). I drank the Other Half Citra IPA (because of awesome) & Evil Twin/Crooked Stave Ryan And The Gosling.

Neat little backyard space and I mean, a little backyard space. A single table for share and a raised area lawned with a trio of baby tables and some chairs surrounding. Went last night for the Ballagash event and drank a whooooooooooole lot of Nancy. Owner Bill out and about, he does a nice job here. I have deemed their pricing to be reasonable, draftwise, and even the bottles were not shock. I dig. Yeah, I could do time here.

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4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of JohnG190
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Small but nice selection of bottles. Outstanding draught selection offered daily.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +12.6%

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5/5  rDev +12.6%

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Covenhoven in Brooklyn, NY
Place rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 29 ratings
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