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Taps: 27 / Bottles: 60
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar ]
76 4th Ave
phone: (718) 643-2235
(Place added by: bultrey on 11-08-2006)
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| Reviews: 22
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
i'd been walking around looking for an after work beer in park slope when $2 off drafts caught my eye. the whole beer list is priced from reasonable to "how on earth are they making money?!" at least 20 drafts, mostly craft with a few imports (guinness, stella) and a cask (green flash ipa when i went). its been slow both times that ive visited, but im sure the service would be just as good when it gets crowded. there is a full bar with a hand full of tasty wines and single malts if you happen to go with a non beer drinker. no food, but there is a movie theater style popcorn machine. there were a few trappists, thomas hardy, allagash, dogfishhead 120, and hair of the dog adam on their reserve list. also, the outdoor seating is a perfect way to spend summer in brooklyn.
05-30-2008 15:39:54 |
More by soviettelecast
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped by during a recent trip to Brooklyn.
My buddy Paul told me to check this place out and since I was two doors down at Pacific Standard I figured I would stop in. I was very pleasantly surprised by this place and was very happy I decided to drop in.
I was there in the middle of the afternoon and it was quite dark with only natural sunlight illuminating the room. As soon as you walk in there is a long bar on the left and several chalkboards on the right announcing what was available on draft and in bottles. Past the bar there is a small seating area in the back of the room with several tables set up. The vibe was very laid back and it was quite crowded consideringthetime of day.
They had a very good selection of American craft beers as well as offerings from Germany, Belgium, England, locals and Japan. They had about 30-40 beers on draft including some nice west coast beers, locals and rarities including Aecht Schlenkerla Fastenbier! The bottle list was extensive as well but lacked anything rare except that Pretty Things 188? Mild Ale which I was shocked and very excited to see.
The bartender who served me was very friendly and knowledgeable and he and I talked for a while about all things beer. He was knowledgeable about the local breweries as wellas those that aren't even distributed in NY. He provided samples, answered questions and gave recommendations based on my preferences. One of the best bartenders I've come across yet.
Overall I had a great experience here and would highly recommend it to anyone who lives in the area or is just town visiting.
03-22-2010 05:39:48 |
More by corby112
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
One of my favorites Brooklyn joints.
A: A quiet laid back place. Kind of rough on the outside and inside. You do get some suits in this place, but they are not obnoxious. Chalks boards on the wall announce the brews on tap.
Q: No problems here, turnover happens, but they are quick to replace it and there are no issues with the freshness or quality of the brews.
Ser: Attentive and prompt. Decent knowledge of beers and spot on with the changing tap lists.
Sel: There are about 25 brews on tap and about twice that in bottles. The bottle prices were for the most part reasonable. Had a bottle of Cantilion since it had been awhile, then hit the taps. They had some Hill Farmstead Edward which was quite tasty.
O: One of the top places to go. Reasonable prices and one of the most diverse but still relaxing places. The crowd is usually 25+ but all there having fun...no macho tough guy BS. A must visit.
12-15-2011 00:32:56 |
More by IronCitySteve
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | $$
Super fantastic gotta say.... Staying in "The Slope" visiting and was impressed. Not just more than one Flemish Sour but something called "Goze"; not Gueze, but I guess you'd call it a salty sour...
Also had another sour bottled, which I have to say "Monk's Flemish Sour", which I can't remember who makes but it's been my fav has just been supplanted by this one: Cuvee Des Jacobins Rouge Flemish Sour", mmm. Also had and this crazy but wonderful "Old Monk's Ale", from Pannepeut. Wow, just went and went and went and went and well, it was quite nice...
To boot the server was very personable, knowledgable, yet unpretentious. Overall quite a nice experience as we traverse a few of the Belgian Beer hot spots as we find out about them, primarily here... We've mapped out apparently "the big 3", but they are a bit north in brooklyn from here and unless they are subway accessible and easily so, we might not get to em since there really appears to be great options right here. Ahhh, New York, we'd be happy for one place in northern arizona/sedona area (other than the wine loft, but that's in Flagstaff, check em out if ever there; tweny or so Belgian's always) that has what most every decent bar does here... Yeah...
05-20-2013 05:32:18 |
More by greenmanwl
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Re-reviewed 5-3-07 to reflect new information. New ratings assigned based on said info:
I've been looking for go-to place in the neighborhood and I have found it. The unimaginatively named 4th Ave. Pub, surprisingly located on 4th Ave. in Brooklyn, is a short walk from the massive Atlantic Terminal LIRR.NYC Subway hub. Get on almost any train and it will take you nearby. The neighborhood is still a little sketchy, but it is rapidly being swallowed up by gentrification from both the Boerum Hill/Carroll Gardens side and the Park Slope side. 4th Ave., along with new bars Cherry Tree across the street and Australian pub Sheep Station down a few blocks, are the first outposts of an up-and-coming restaraunt/bar row, a la 5th Ave.
Walk in through the curtained entranceway, and there is about an eight-seat bar running along the left wall, with two/three additional seats at either end. Walking along the fairly narrow space on the right brings you to a larger space filled with cushy couches, chairs, and coffee tables. Beyond that there is a free old-timey popcorn machine (nice) and a door leading to stairs that bring you into the back yard. The back yard has about 10 smallish patio tables and seating -- one half of the yard is a wood deck, the other half is filled with small stones a la Spuyten Duyvil's backyard.
Bar features two towers with about 8 lines each. I've been there about 10 times now, and at first the beer selection merely showed promise, with about 10 "macros" or easy-to-find beers (Stella, Weihenstephan weiss, Magic Hat #9, etc) and about 10 more interesting selections from large or regional micros or imports (Anchor Porter, Hurricane Kitty's Mother's Milk, Rogue Brutal Bitter, Saison Dupont, Unibroue Fin du Monde). So I was happy to begin with.
But after talking with the owners Jacob and Kevin quite a bit about the beer, they have really taken suggestions to heart (getting in some Southampton), and started to spruce up the rotating drafts on their own. Right now on draft you can find, among other selections Captain Lawrence DIPA, Sierra Bigfoot, Bear Republic Brown, Smuttynose Robust Porter, Urthel Samaranth, Gaffel Kolsch, Spaten Maibock, Victory HopDevil, Southampton Secret, Sixpoint Brownstone, Leffe Bruin. Probably the most interesting thing Ive had on draft so far was Hitachino Nest White Ale. But thats all gone now, thanks in part to me. They also just started pouring one cask, for those of you who are into flat beer. Cask offerings have included Sixpoint Bengali Tiger IPA and Bluepoint Cherry Imperial Stout. Lastly, they also have a nice bottle selection, same M.O. as the drafts, which is interesting offerings from fairly well-known brewers: Rogue Mocha Porter, Flying Dog Gonzo Impy Porter, Köstritzer Schwarzbier, several decent Belgians (think Orval, Duvel, Chimay, etc.), all in all about 30-some odd bottles of decent beer.
They still mix in some stinkers or crowd-pleasers (Unibroue Ephemere, Delirium Tremens, Old Speckled Hen, Chimay Red), but the bar has a definite mixed clientele, so they've got the right idea in offering a decent selection of crowd pleasers to justify carrying things like the Urthel.
Best of all is the happy hour: Excluding the really special drafts (Saison Dupont, Urthel), its two for one drafts on weekdays from 4-8. Niiice. Earlier this week I had two 12 oz. pours of Captain Lawrence DIPA and two 12-oz. pours of Sierra Bigfoot for $10 plus $4 tip. That, my friends, is a bargain in NYC.
The scene really is a mix of area hipsters, blue collar folks getting their serious drink on (two Bud tall boys please, and a shot of your cheapest whiskey), beer geeks. The music has ranged from awful (usually when someone is controlling the digital jukebox) to excellent (usually when bartender Erin has her iPod plugged in). There are a couple of smallish TVs for watching the game. And the owners claim theyre going to get some sort of outdoor grill going for sausages and the like sometime soon. Nice place. I recommend going out of your way to visit if youre in New York, and definitely if youre in Brooklyn. Check out the Cherry Tree across the street for a less-stellar beer selection but some really good thin-crust coal-fired pizzas.
11-15-2006 01:25:05 |
More by bultrey
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
I should have reviewed this place a long time ago, but I sort of wanted it to be a secret. It's right in my hood and I wanted it all for myself!
First, Jacob, the owner, is a good guy and is always looking for new brews to bring in. He definitely keeps some standards on tap, but when I go in once or twice a week, there is usually something new. This week it was the Legacy Hedonism Red and Piraat. He also has Sierra Bigfoot at the moment. The standards are excellent: Dogfish head Raison, Smutty Porter, Delirium Tremens, Saison Dupont etc. I have yet to try something out of a bottle because of the outstanding tap selection and cleanliness of the lines.
The jukebox has some good stuff (Misfits and Bad Brains for me) and the free popcorn is always flowing. Jacob recently laid pavers down in the backyard and it looks beautiful. A little oasis in Brooklyn. Also, last Friday the grill was goin with dogs and burgers. Only cost was a tip to the grillman.
While I highly recommend 4th Ave, I'd prefer that you let me have it to myself. Although Jacob may disagree.
06-13-2007 21:01:19 |
More by blgianbeer
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A change from the previous two! A wide window left with the doorway right, but still with a curtain. 26 taps, one cask. An impressive bottle list in the format of a wine list. The ceramic pink elephant above the Delirium Tremens tap made me shiver.
A wide "U"-shaped wood bar was to the immediate left after entering. The right wall was exposed brick with a couple of chalkboards listing "Drafts" and "Bottled Beers/Big Bottles", followed by a couple of CD jukeboxes. All of the way aft, on the right side were a series of booths. Oft to the left were the lavs.
A small space, but with Johnnie Walker Blue available.
Beers: lots of Belgians.
12-07-2009 23:29:12 |
More by woodychandler
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A friend took me here on a recent trip to Brooklyn. What a great neighborhood bar! We hit it during a very busy happy hour and with those prices I know why it's busy...$2 off drafts...$3 for a Blue Point Oatmeal Stout or a Turbodog and $4 for a Ramstein Winter Wheat, Kuhnhenn Simcoe Silly, Gaffel Kolsch amongst others. 27 taps and 1 cask. I didn't notice if they do any food there or not...which means that there beer kept my attention!
Bottle selection was good too - not large but but nice.
Will definitely seek a out again next visit to Brooklyn.
08-27-2010 21:58:43 |
More by ThirstyBird
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
I adore this bar, one of several amazing beer bars in north Park Slope on 4th and 5th Avenue. They keep their draft and bottle list very up to date beermenus.com. 25 or so beers on tap plus a dedicated delicious cask ale line. the selection is amazing, i've had some incredible one offs and rare batches like the superfriends IPA and an oak aged espresso yeti.
they have a nice backyard and a free popcorn machine with old bay seasoning available. bartender i'm used to (during the day) is very knowledgeable and friendly. there is also a nice backyard (although I haven't been out there yet). one nice feature is a small chalkboard above the bar that lists coming attractions.
EDIT: prices are great, pretty much $6 across the board, and they have an excellent happy hour which in my previous review I listed as $1 off and wished that it was $2 off. turns out it actually is $2 off! all the more reason to check this place out.
03-22-2011 01:23:20 |
More by bpalfrey10
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Okay, here's another reason why nobody likes Phil. He goes and checks out bars that I ain't been to (like this one) during the day whilst pimping, and then when I want to see them, he's all "You knooow, been there, done that". Oh, and trying to get him to leave that place he practically lives at on any given night for fact finding missions, for me, for you, for the children, it's just not been going well, he's been difficult as of late and I can see I'll have to do this without him. Now, regarding the Fourth Ave Pub, I think I read in The Onion that cool bars were opening in this neighborhood specifically because Randy (who also hasn't been much help on the fact finding front and just last night pitched me some line of crap about his Tuesday availability for such) moved away. I think there was also something about how the Sau would finally open if he would just move again, although you shouldn't believe everything you read (unless you read it here...).
A small "J" shaped bar to the left seats upwards of a dozen, with a large mirror in a framed unit above the tiered shelved booze and bottled beer selections displayed on the barback counter. Single shelves of specialty liquors midway to both sides of center amidst some strung lighting and 3 raised bar tables sitting adjacent to the bar. TV's above in both corners. Drop lamps & ceiling fans above, and mounted brewery signage & framed coaster displays. To the rear, 4 low shiny candlelit tables with small benches and stools and a not so easy chair and very bad couch to the back back. Deep red painted walls and lots of brick here where one might speculate there used to be a fireplace cut where patchwork's been done. A decent jukebox , a (get your own damn) popcorn machine, and a small backyard for someday something.
24 taps across 2 separated towers of 12. A good mix, nearly half the taps American micros (Anchor Porter, Rogue Brutal Bitter, Smutty Pumpkin, Stone Arrogant Bastard, Victory Hop Devil, Allagash White, Keegans Mother's Milk, DogFishHead 90 Minute IPA, Sixpoint Brownstone, Lagunitas IPA, Bluepoint Toasted Lager, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Yuengling), some decent imports (Saison DuPont, Chimay Triple, Unibroue Trois Pistoles, Weihenstephaner Hefe, Delirium Tremens), and the other standard imports (Leffe Blonde, Old Speckled Hen, Stella, Guinness, Bass, Smithwicks).
Bottle selection is growing nicely, as well. Nearly 3 dozen in all, some good micros (Brooklyn Lager & Brown Ale, Rogue Dead Guy & Mocha Porter, DogFishHead 60 Minute IPA, North Coast Red Seal, Flying Dog Gonzo, Magic Hat #9, Dales Pale Ale) and imports (Duvel, Fullers London Pride, Celebrator Dopplebock, Froach, Hitachino White, Kwak, Unibroue Maudite & La Fin Du Monde, Sam Smith Nut Brown & Oatmeal Stout, Kostritzer Black, Schneider Weisse), slowly growing, coming along nicely.
Beers were fresh and well maintained. Service was pleasant and attentive. It's late, I'm tired and I'm enduring great trouble with this last beer but it's well worth it. Nice vibe.
01-02-2007 17:05:08 |
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