Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn BreweryBrooklyn Brewery
Brooklyn BreweryBrooklyn Brewery
Brewery, Bar

79 North Eleventh Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11249
United States

(718) 486-7422 | map

Notes: Like our namesake borough, The Brooklyn Brewery is made up of a rich collection of characters from all over the world. In our Williamsburg home, these characters are dedicated to brewing and selling great beer and enriching the communities we serve. Together, these Brooklynites have assembled the skills needed to transform a home brewing hobby into an independent brewery with a brand that has become an international beacon for good beer.
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3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.25
by snaotheus from Washington

Visited last week on a weekday in the afternoon with my wife. Vibe is cool, somewhat eclectic brewery, big and interesting location. Lots of non-standard stuff on tap, and most of what I tried was pretty good. Nothing was bad, some fairly standard stuff was just OK.

I didn't like their "small pours" policy at all, and/or the servers were unhelpful. I wanted small pours of several of their big beers (I'm not likely to be in the area again for years, and I can't drink several full servings of barrel aged beers), but the server told me (with some attitude) that she could only give me small pours as a side to a larger pour. Apparently flights are available (I saw other people with them at their table), but my server didn't bother to mention it as an option -- but maybe some of the beer I wanted wasn't available in a flight? I don't know for sure.

The Black Ops, Black Chocolate Stout, and the barleywine were really good. The hazy IPA and pilsner I had were boring. I'd go back, and I'd recommend it to the right kind of beer nerd. I would guess my server's attitude was a fluke, and I would hope that Brooklyn reconsiders their unhelpful "small pour" policy.

Oct 18, 2021
4.37 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio on Jan 27, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
by eluvah from New York

Probably my 5th visit over the last 20 years. They continue to make improvements while keeping the original flavor of the place. Got to sample Black Ops which was a thrill and went old school with a Brown after that. Service was great. Met a few tourists from Germany who were having a great time. They may not be as trendy as some others in Brooklyn but this is still a great place to enjoy beer.

Sep 17, 2019
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4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Exterior reveals very little, while the interior opens up into a cavernous room full of a gift shop and brewing equipment. A long bar sits in the room adjacent, with bier hall style seating available as well. Tap list is pretty straightforward Brooklyn offerings, with some addition cellar pours and ciders available. Staff was quick and friendly.

It's a cozy space with good beer, making it well worth a visit.

Sep 13, 2019
3.95 by KiwiBrent from New York on Apr 16, 2019
4.26 by chiefz1 from New York on Mar 15, 2019
4.23 by hutley58 from New York on Mar 12, 2019
3.93 by Djon1rpt from Pennsylvania on Feb 19, 2019
3.93 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Jan 06, 2019
4.12 by Burgy from Minnesota on Dec 29, 2018
4 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Dec 01, 2018
2.98 by BdM from Netherlands on Nov 06, 2018
3.41 by JLawMcGraw from New York on Aug 08, 2018
3.86 by Beer_Rabbit66 from England on Jul 30, 2018
4.04 by Jon13 from England on Apr 08, 2018
3 by Tbarnes1414 from New York on Apr 07, 2018
4.01 by coachp73 from Rhode Island on Dec 16, 2017
3.75 by paulish from New York on Oct 17, 2017
3.85 by Kevin2Smith from District of Columbia on Oct 03, 2017
3.78 by Gkruszewski from New York on Aug 27, 2017
4.48 by zombles222 from New York on Jun 26, 2017
4.03 by flek from Massachusetts on Jun 05, 2017
4.38 by GulDukat88 from New York on Jun 02, 2017
3.83 by sloper3819 from Mississippi on Apr 08, 2017
3.61 by SebastianMandeville from New Jersey on Mar 20, 2017
4.51 by AnyaS from New York on Feb 11, 2017
3.66 by AndrewBV from Connecticut on Aug 14, 2016
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3.04/5  rDev -23%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3
by Ndwest04 from North Carolina

Not sure why this beer is marketed and sold as a Lager. Its taste to me is much more reminiscent of a Palestinian Ale. The aftertaste is bitter and very hops-like. That said, it's a decent to solid beer to enjoy if Pale Ales are your thing.

Jul 26, 2016
4.01 by smithj4 from New York on Jul 14, 2016
3.71 by JustaDMC from Connecticut on Jun 07, 2016
3.9 by willreid86 from South Carolina on May 16, 2016
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
by mmilyko from Nevada

Visited during the NYC Marathon. My wife was running the race, and the route passed within blocks of Brooklyn Brewery, one of my fave New World breweries. Although they weren't offering Local 1 or 2 (not really surprising),
they were pouring the Sorachi Ace, which was an excellent "on tap" opportunity for me. Staff was friendly and helpful, even for Brooklyn (New Yorkers, you know what I mean). Highly recommended stop, especially if you are NYC Marathon watching.....convenient to NYC Subway.

May 12, 2016
3.33 by Mohawkhitchhiker from New York on May 01, 2016
3.93 by Urk1127 from New Jersey on Apr 19, 2016
3.86 by biegaman from Canada (ON) on Apr 12, 2016
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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5
by Chaddiechadchad from Netherlands

I really liked the tour here, I was lucky enough that the tour guide had his family present so he was doing an outstanding performance. It was also free. The beer is good but not fantastic. One of my favorite tours.

Mar 18, 2016
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3.09/5  rDev -21.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5
by BurkeBeerGuy from Virginia

Sorry, but for a place with the reputation (and quality of beers) that Brooklyn has, I expected more. On a Saturday afternoon (I know), a 40 minute wait to get in. Then, the "buy your beer tokens" line. Then, another 15 minutes in the "buy your beer" line. We bought two rounds on our one trip through the line just to avoid going in the line again. Almost zero interaction with the staff unless you're taking the tour. Unbelievably loud. Glad I did it; they had some cool unexpected beers; but just too much time and aggravation for too little payoff.

Mar 14, 2016
4.2 by Mike76NY from New York on Mar 12, 2016
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3.44/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5
by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Went here before a concert while in Brooklyn once. The place is pretty big the tour was nice, The staff was good. The selection was decent. I'm not sure if I'd rush back here for anything but it was nice to check out at least once.

Mar 01, 2016
4.57 by mafuellison from Northern Ireland on Feb 13, 2016
Brooklyn Brewery in Brooklyn, NY
Brewery rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 37978 ratings