Evil Twin Brewing NYC

Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1616 George St
Ridgewood
Queens, New York, 11385
United States

(718) 366-1850 | map
eviltwin.nyc

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.09
Beers:
305
Ratings:
865
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.38
Ratings:
12
pDev:
5.25%
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4.43 by dbrauneis from North Carolina on Dec 13, 2021
 
4.28 by Noelito76 from New York on Sep 11, 2021
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4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
by slander from New York

I went to go visit Phil one Sunday. He knew I was coming, but when I called him on approach, I was informed that “it was too early for him to ‘deal’ because he had just woken up (at noon) and hadn’t had his coffee so I shouldn’t come over yet”. Um, what? Nothing to do, nowhere to go-oh, I killed a few by hunting out the new brewery. No time to drop in for a drop, but I sure looked at the place as I drove by, I did, uh huh. A few weeks later, I was going to meet up with the unusual suspects for a few beers but came in an hour and a half early, as I figged’ I’d make another attempt at visiting Phil beforehand. This time he didn’t even answer the phone; it being nearly one in the afternoon and him definitely still asleep (fucker). Time on my hands before everyone else arrives, I proceed directly to go, see the what what, procure seating space, and get my drink on…

By George, that’s easy street parking (in parking hell Queens, no less). Large stainless steel rolling gate for the stripping of cars and chop shop activity that was possibly probably definitely occupying this location previously. Sloped cement outside space with 2 dozen steel framed table & bench sets wrapping an ‘L’ around the raised greenhouse tap room to one side.

It’s a cool and unexpected space. Glass front & side wall overlooking the beer garden, plank wood rear & far walls, concrete floor, arched glass ceiling with slats. Large duct down center and a whole lot of dangling hanging plants potted, strung baby spots back & forth across the room, and mounted fans & speakers. ‘L’ shaped narrow topped laminated light wood bar with a green plywood base running off the corner of the far two walls. 2 rows with 5 horizontal scrolling LED boards each on both walls over the bar displaying beer name, style, ABV, & pricing in mostly 12oz & 16oz, but there were some 9oz shortys and 50cl mug sizings, as well. Non-descript taps extending from the walls below the boards; 10 on each wall, with cooler space down under. Swag displayed on the wall further down the way and available cans countered.

2 backed picnic tables in the middle of the floor, and 6 small mix & match tables along the windows. Bar counter space for late arrivals and bench & baby tripod something seating around the corner.

The brewery proper is across the parking lot, viewable slightly through windows there (me, pointing). Strung lighting over the Biergarten space zig-zagged back and forth between the tap room and brewery. A dozen and change table and bench combos out there running an ‘L’ around the Greenhouse vertically and horizontally. There sits a ‘77 Chevy to one side and a food truck, too. Nachos happened. They were sans meat but had instead roasted poblanos and respectable vegetable, so yes, nachos.

20 taps, 18 of them occupied just now (Tired of hops yet?, Czech Pils, 5%; This is the kinda beer brewers drink, Czech Pils, 5%; Go-To Ridgewood Greenhouse Lager, Vienna Lager, 5%; Rot Ist Mein Name, Rotbier, 5%; Sorry, I don’t eat food from a street cart, Pale Ale, 5.3%; That yoga studio used to be a really cool dive bar, Pale Ale, 6%; Look, how exciting! A film crew blocking the entire street. Maybe we’ll see someone famous, Pale Ale, 5%; I doubt this bodega has any of the things on my grocery shopping list, IPA, 6.1%; These drinks are so expensive. Do I have to tip?, IPA, 6.5%; Your apartment is so small. You would probably find something larger for less money outside of the city, IPA, 6.5%; Dude! I woke up today thinking about milk sugar! DIPA, 8.1%; Why don’t we just take the subway to JFK instead, DIPA, 8%; I don’t feel like taking the subway, let’s take a cab all the way there, DIPA, 8.4%; What’s the hottest restaurant in New York right now? No, I don’t really have a strong opinion about that, DIPA, 8%; Root Beer Beer, sour, 5%; The hardest thing about parking my electric scooter is double blackberry blueberry raspberry pancake Lassi Gose, Imperial Gose, 7%; Still Quad #47, Quadrupel, 12%: The things that make you go MMMMMMM, Imperial Stout, 13.6%).

To review, that’s 2 Pils, a Vienna Lager, a red Lager, 3 Pale Ales, 3 IPAs, 4 DIPAs, 2 sours, a quad, and an impy stout. As hoppy things are hazy things, I drank towards the Lager side. The Vienna Lager was very good, and between the 2 Pils, I preferred 'This is the kinda beer brewers drink’. The Rotbier was tasty, and the Quad was solid, too, and yes, I even ventured into Pale Aledom (disclosure; this was the first time I’d ever seen/heard of a hazy Pale Ale and I'm sure I was grumbly about its very existence. A New England style Pale Ale, Please! That's not a real thing. Well, it wasn't at the time, anyway).

I’m not really out this way, it being during Covid life and Phil being gone now and all, but I’d like to get out there again. A surprisingly aesthetic & chill space behind the gate and some real nice beers (and the best beer naming conventions ever put to use).

Feb 25, 2021
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4.17/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Solid major league stop to make. Very good beers, variety, the cafe boutique added to the availability and pleasure.Some intensity and freshness . Must stop.

Jan 24, 2020
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4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
by Billolick from New York

New glass house style building next to the brewery building, with outdoor bench area in between...great space, light and airy...20 of their own high quality brew available on tap, mostly NEIPA, sours and amazing over the top pastry kinda stouts...they also have a coffee boutique area, rotating food trucks, friendly and knowledgeable servers, cans, crowlers/growlers to go...world class beer, great new space, interesting and quality atmosphere and feel to this highly worthy spot...well worth a visit/trek out to this out of the way kinda area..

Dec 22, 2019
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4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
by Jlabs from New York

Nice little brewery tucked away in Ridgewood, Queens
The place is spacious with a nice amount of room on the inside and a large patio area
vibe is laid back
beer selection is very good, with mostly ET beers and the occasional guest brewery taking over a tapline or two
Service was very good and the servers are knowledgeable about the beers they are pouring

Dec 17, 2019
 
4.5 by paulish from New York on Nov 28, 2019
 
4.5 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Nov 23, 2019
 
4.39 by vfgccp from New York on Jul 05, 2019
 
4.03 by Gkruszewski from New York on Mar 16, 2019
 
5 by CreightonSM from New York on Mar 05, 2019
 
4.33 by alexsergio from New York on Feb 04, 2019
Evil Twin Brewing NYC in Queens, NY
Brewery rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 865 ratings