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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Reviewed by dsa7783 from New Jersey

2.99/5  rDev -24.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25
Nothing special nor accommodating for an inveterate reviewer. Wouldn't recommend it. Out of the way, noisy and rudely behaving characters abound. Not sure this was the legitimate locale.
Feb 09, 2023
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
Was there early so maybe thats what added to the vibe being low key,not too upbeat.
Staff was mixed from not too interested to very energetic and helpful.
Had a nice mix of different styles but some weren't allowed in a 5 ounce pour or were only in bottle.
Still a good brewery to visit if in the neighborhood
Dec 19, 2022
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Cavernous beer hall-esque building with numerous communal tables, a small service bar in the middle of the room. Loud and crowded, a bit touristy... parking can be a challenge.
Sep 18, 2022
Rated: 3.79 by Gobzilla from California

Sep 03, 2022
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.37 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio

Jan 27, 2021
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Reviewed by eluvah from New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
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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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4
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
Rated: 3.95 by KiwiBrent from New York

Apr 16, 2019
Rated: 4.26 by chiefz1 from New York

Mar 15, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by hutley58 from New York

Mar 12, 2019
Rated: 3.93 by Djon1rpt from Pennsylvania

Feb 19, 2019
Rated: 3.93 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jan 06, 2019
Rated: 4.12 by Burgy from Minnesota

Dec 29, 2018
Rated: 4 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Dec 01, 2018
Rated: 2.98 by BdM from Netherlands

Nov 06, 2018
Rated: 3.41 by JLawMcGraw from New York

Aug 08, 2018
Rated: 3.86 by Beer_Rabbit66 from England

Jul 30, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by Jon13 from England

Apr 08, 2018
Rated: 3 by Tbarnes1414 from New York

Apr 07, 2018
Rated: 4.01 by coachp73 from Rhode Island

Dec 16, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Oct 17, 2017
Rated: 3.85 by Kevin2Smith from District of Columbia

Oct 03, 2017
Rated: 3.78 by Gkruszewski from New York

Aug 27, 2017
Rated: 4.48 by zombles222 from New York

Jun 26, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by flek from Massachusetts

Jun 05, 2017
Rated: 4.38 by GulDukat88 from New York

Jun 02, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by sloper3819 from Mississippi

Apr 08, 2017
Rated: 3.61 by SebastianMandeville from New Jersey

Mar 20, 2017
Rated: 4.51 by AnyaS from New York

Feb 11, 2017
Rated: 3.66 by AndrewBV from Connecticut

Aug 14, 2016
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Reviewed by Ndwest04 from North Carolina

3.04/5  rDev -22.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3
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
Rated: 4.01 by smithj4 from New York

Jul 14, 2016
Rated: 3.71 by JustaDMC from Connecticut

Jun 07, 2016
Rated: 3.9 by willreid86 from South Carolina

May 16, 2016
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Reviewed by mmilyko from Nevada

4/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
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
Rated: 3.33 by Mohawkhitchhiker from New York

May 01, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by Urk1127 from Pennsylvania

Apr 19, 2016
Rated: 3.86 by biegaman from Canada (ON)

Apr 12, 2016
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Reviewed by Chaddiechadchad from Netherlands

4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5
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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