Spuyten Duyvil

Spuyten DuyvilSpuyten Duyvil
Spuyten DuyvilSpuyten Duyvil
Bar, Eatery

359 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, New York, 11211-3309
United States

(718) 963-4140 | map
spuytenduyvilnyc.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.35
Ratings:
203
pDev:
11.72%
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Ratings by Zekenyce:
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4.35/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Aug 30, 2015
More User Ratings:
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1.79/5  rDev -58.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 1.5 | service: 2 | selection: 1.75 | food: 2
by cratez from Canada (ON)

What I had: an imperial IPA on tap and a glass of sauvignon blanc for my girlfriend.
What I liked: Despite the small size of the bar we were able to grab seats right away.
What I disliked: In keeping with the obnoxious service and atmosphere, there’s no sign for this place, so initially we walked right past it. Once inside we couldn’t see the draft or food menus so we had to ask the twit working the bar, who was more interested in talking down to us than actually explaining what was available. We reluctantly ordered one drink, passed on the food options (most of which we couldn’t pronounce), and rushed over to Barcade, where the night was salvaged. IMHO the suffocating pretension and sleazy hipster vibe of Spuyten embody everything that craft beer is NOT about, and you couldn’t pay me to come back here. Avoid.
Overall Rating: 36

Jan 29, 2020
 
4.53 by edthehead from New York on Nov 04, 2019
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4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
by andypeters1971 from Georgia

offerings and specialties lean more towards cocktails but you can't beat the feel, vibe and location. Only been there once and was so captivated by the cocktail selection that I embarrasingly failed to notice what was obviously an outstanding beer selection and I would like to rectify that some day

Jul 20, 2019
 
4.5 by paulish from New York on Oct 01, 2018
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4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75
by hops_for_thought from New York

Excellent bottle/can selection, with great tap takeovers on occasion (Burial, Hudson Valley). Backyard definitely a highlight, inside can get cramped for groups larger than four. Good cheese and charcuterie selections, makes for a nice snack while sipping

Jul 30, 2018
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4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
by Brianh427 from New York

A great spot. Very much on the Belgian side but super nice back yard in a cool part of Williamburg. Very smart bartenders who are willing to offer recommendations.

Jan 04, 2018
 
2.48 by jp11801 from Florida on Feb 06, 2017
 
4.3 by smithj4 from New York on Jul 14, 2016
 
4.04 by StoutBoi from New York on Jun 26, 2016
 
4.95 by BubbleBobble from New York on Jun 06, 2016
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2.56/5  rDev -41.1%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3 | service: 1.75 | selection: 2.75
by Rifugium from North Dakota

I really don't get it. I recently decided to check this place out based on reputation, only to find that it's a total joke. Simple layout, kind of old-fashioned, and small. So far, so good. I planted myself at the bar; a decent crowd in front but not too busy. I started perusing the draught list and really had trouble picking a beer, mainly because the selection really wasn't that great. There was not a lot to choose from, and the prices were too high for the quality that was being offered. The bottle & can list was equally uninteresting. The bartender was pretty quick to ask what I wanted, but when I told him I just needed to look the list over for a minute, he basically disappeared. He went over to a table and sat down and started joking around with whoever was sitting there. I took the opportunity to sneak out...yeah, left without even ordering one drink, that's how bad it was.

Wasn't feeling the vibe, wasn't digging the taplist, and the service was essentially non-existent. Maybe this bar had a glory day once, but it's apparently long gone.

May 31, 2016
 
4.39 by mafuellison from Northern Ireland on Feb 13, 2016
 
4.36 by EdrickCS from California on Dec 17, 2015
 
4.79 by barleywin from Missouri on Oct 10, 2015
 
4.78 by PopnLoads from Illinois on Sep 29, 2015
 
3.24 by lauad from New York on Sep 28, 2015
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4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
by BillRoth from Maryland

Top notch beer bar in Brooklyn (Williamsburg), NY.
But let's start with website... pay no attention to it as far as beer listings. Tap list is 5 years old, and bottle list is (get this) 10 years old. The place is a remarkably cool and wonderful throw back, euro style beer bar with a tree covered courtyard in the back. But no one is doing the website thing. Not a knock...just be forewarned before going.
Bar room was small but full of comfortable seating. No beer menus...just chalk boards. Which work well if you can get close to see them. Inside vibe is fun upbeat. Courtyard is super cool, relaxed and a prefect spot on a warm evening to really sit back and enjoy good beer.
Beers were all at correct temperature, and served in varied and appropriate glassware.
Meats and cheeses as well as breads were excellent, and matched well with the beers we ordered.
Beers were somewhat limited, Selection was esoteric and many off the beaten path brews. Very impressive, and each of the 3 beers we had was very good. But relatively small list of about 3 dozen beers in taps and bottles combined.
Service was excellent. Despite fairly busy Friday night, one of the 3 bartenders (Will) took the time to be extremely helpful and great guy to speak with. He made thoughtful recommendations which we all enjoyed. He made it a special visit.
Overall, they are not claiming to be the "white whale" of beer stops, but are providing an excellent setting, great beer people, really good interesting beers and food. This is place for beer and beer drinkers. As great a place to relax and enjoy beer as you're going to find.

Sep 14, 2015
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4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
by Gajo74 from New York

Super cool craft beer bar with lots of options. There is a nice garden in the back, tables and a bar. Good service . Six brews on tap but more bottles. All of good quality and many local. (I enjoyed and lived the Evil Twin Yang) relaxed, cool and chill vibe . I will definitely go back soon!

Sep 06, 2015
 
4 by destruise from New York on Aug 14, 2015
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4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
by oldn00b from Virginia

This place opened right before I moved out of the city but at the time I lived down the street. It's cozy, has a fun retro vibe with things like a barber chair for a seat in the window.

I make a point to stop by every time I'm in town. Staff is friendly enough and the selection of bottles includes some tough to find brews. Nice garden area in the back, comfortable seats at the bar. Very decent offerings on tap. Definitely recommend popping in.

Jul 27, 2015
 
4.31 by shoretaxi from New Jersey on Jul 15, 2015
 
3.63 by jammery from New York on May 27, 2015
 
3.96 by tobelerone from New Jersey on May 20, 2015
 
3.89 by slasich from Pennsylvania on Apr 14, 2015
 
4.23 by Eman17 from Illinois on Feb 21, 2015
 
4.47 by djgoodwi from Illinois on Feb 18, 2015
 
4.25 by elamb106 from New York on Jan 31, 2015
 
4.23 by ChipChaight from New York on Jan 25, 2015
 
4.49 by stephenjmoore from Maryland on Jan 17, 2015
 
4.25 by almostjay from Virginia on Jan 14, 2015
 
4.5 by SkiBum22 from New York on Nov 29, 2014
 
4 by mdlipski from Illinois on Nov 09, 2014
 
4.3 by El_Lupulo from North Carolina on Nov 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
by JonahNW from California

Beautiful old room, great tap and bottle selection, great backyard.

Nov 08, 2014
 
4.25 by liamt07 from Canada (ON) on Oct 20, 2014
 
4.5 by HaoleToYouToo from Hawaii on Oct 10, 2014
 
4.75 by Srkolodn from New York on Sep 25, 2014
 
5 by botanu from Oregon on Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
by MMarkMelly from Connecticut

Interesting Headed Here from the Street ~2008 Suited. Fun Vibe Good w/ Friends.

Sep 11, 2014
Spuyten Duyvil in Brooklyn, NY
Place rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 203 ratings