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
Reviews:
149
Ratings:
54
pDev:
11.72%
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Ratings by jjayjaye:
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Reviewed by jjayjaye from New York

4.04/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Wow...has this place changed hands since its Top 50 rating?!? I'll put any one of a handful of pubs in the upstate 'beermuda triangle' up against this place any day of the week.

Thing is...any place in NYC should be able to parle a decent bottle list...why is this special.

If you're going to advertise your draft selection on the web then keep it up to date...especially if you only have SIX. The place has a huge selection of bottles, but they've also got a huge price tag. A $10 bottle of Ithaca Excelsior TEN priced at $25?? On the other hand, a 12oz Draft Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout was $5. Place was quiet early. About 12 seats at the bar and six or eight small tables. An impressive glassware inventory and knowledgeable bar staff. I saw a cutting board and sandwich starters, but i'm guessing that food isn't the draw there. I'd love to see an updated "Top 50" list.
Nov 25, 2008
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Reviewed by cratez from Canada (ON)

1.79/5  rDev -58.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 1.5 | service: 2 | selection: 1.75 | food: 2
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
 
Rated: 4.53 by edthehead from New York

Nov 04, 2019
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Reviewed by andypeters1971 from Georgia

4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
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
 
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Oct 01, 2018
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Reviewed by hops_for_thought from New York

4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75
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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Reviewed by Brianh427 from New York

4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
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
 
Rated: 2.48 by jp11801 from Florida

Feb 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.3 by smithj4 from New York

Jul 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.04 by StoutBoi from New York

Jun 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.95 by BubbleBobble from New York

Jun 06, 2016
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Reviewed by Rifugium from North Dakota

2.56/5  rDev -41.1%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3 | service: 1.75 | selection: 2.75
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
 
Rated: 4.39 by mafuellison from Northern Ireland

Feb 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4.36 by EdrickCS from California

Dec 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.79 by barleywin from Missouri

Oct 10, 2015
 
Rated: 4.78 by PopnLoads from Illinois

Sep 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.24 by lauad from New York

Sep 28, 2015
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Reviewed by BillRoth from Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
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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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
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
 
Rated: 4.35 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Aug 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by destruise from New York

Aug 14, 2015
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Reviewed by oldn00b from Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
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
 
Rated: 4.31 by shoretaxi from New Jersey

Jul 15, 2015
 
Rated: 3.63 by jammery from New York

May 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3.96 by tobelerone from New Jersey

May 20, 2015
 
Rated: 3.89 by slasich from Pennsylvania

Apr 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.23 by Eman17 from Illinois

Feb 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4.47 by djgoodwi from Illinois

Feb 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by elamb106 from New York

Jan 31, 2015
 
Rated: 4.23 by ChipChaight from New York

Jan 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.49 by stephenjmoore from Maryland

Jan 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by almostjay from Virginia

Jan 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by SkiBum22 from New York

Nov 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by mdlipski from Illinois

Nov 09, 2014
 
Rated: 4.3 by El_Lupulo from North Carolina

Nov 08, 2014
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Rated by JonahNW from California

4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
Beautiful old room, great tap and bottle selection, great backyard.
Nov 08, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by liamt07 from Canada (ON)

Oct 20, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by HaoleToYouToo from Hawaii

Oct 10, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by Srkolodn from New York

Sep 25, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by botanu from Oregon

Sep 22, 2014
Spuyten Duyvil in Brooklyn, NY
Place rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 203 ratings