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Radegast Hall & Biergarten
Taps: 12 / Bottles: 83
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
113 N 3rd St
phone: (718) 963-3973
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Reviews by Mr27:
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Great beer and great food. Loved the atmosphere and the prices aren't too bad. You can enjoy a liter of great german beer for not such a bad price. My only complaint is that the last time I went the waitress was very rude and snotty but usually the staff there is a lot nicer. I would definitely recommend this biergarten and would say that it is a must try if your in brooklyn.
02-02-2013 17:36:35 |
More by Mr27
More User Reviews:
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
This spot is one of my favorite Williamsburg destinations. A beer garden bringing me back to my experiences actually visiting Germany. This is the authentic atmosphere - they have an indoor room and an outdoor garden. Inside, the appearance is classy and old world, with appropriate low lighting from chandeliers. Outside, there's long Oktoberfest style wooden tables and exposed brick. If you're going for brunch, arrive early, like 11ish, because it will get crowded. The food's excellent - they have what you would expect - sausages, bratwurst, potato pancakes, pretzels. There's a main menu and a separate one for the grill station outside. As for the beers, they have a tap menu with a dozen or so selections, and a rotating list of special European craft beers. The bottle list is exceptional with 50-60 different varieties. Of course the specialty is with German beer, but they also cover Belgium pretty well. Last time I went I got the Schlenkerla Marzen Rauchbier and the Leipziger Gose. The prices are a bit high, but consider the experience you are getting. I have no idea what people are talking about in regards to the service. Then again, like I said, I prefer to arrive early before it gets too packed. This is a must see for BA's in Brooklyn.
05-06-2013 19:00:22 |
More by Neorebel
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$$
Exceeded my expectations to find a "good" beer garden during our NYC visit in 10/2010. We visited on a Friday night, great place to stop in for some food after happy hour at the close by Brooklynn Brewery a few blocks over.
Impressive selection of authentic German brews as I expected during Oktoberfest season. Quality of the beer was acceptable with appropriatte galssware. Service was attentive, timely and regular as needed.
Atmosphere in the garden/patio area was impressive with large old word tables, large scale open air lattice, plent of room for festive social seating with newly made friends/patrons.
Food was impressive and exceeded our expecations. Food was reasonable price but the beer was a bit on the pricey end.
12-03-2010 22:27:54 |
More by unclejimbay
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Went to this place about a week ago on a nice sunny saturday afternoon for a few beers and some great weather.
The Biergarten section is very nice and lit with sunlight during the day and dimmed lanterns at night. Really nice wooden fest tables all family style with very friendly patrons. You can sit next to who ever, whenever and have a great conversation. decent selection, nothing over the top. Lacking on the draft side which is why i go to biergartens, for the fresh draft beers. They had only 1 maybe 2 lagers, (Hofbrauhaus is all i rememebr) but suprisingly they had vitus and some less well known hefeweizens on tap which was great for the summer. Prices i believe were $7 for half a liter and $13 for a liter and maybe $18 for a pitcher so overall a bit pricy but still doable. The servers were German and the service was as expected in german bier halls, dismal. But, i have to add that our particular server was friendly the one or two times she came over without having to flag her down. Thats just the nature of the beast at these places and i give this an above average service at a biergarten all things considering. The food was excellent, i had a bratwurst in a pretzle bun with the works. It was excellent. I would go to this place again for sure. For dinner you can go to the dining area that is off to the side of the biergarten or you can get some basic sausages and bar food in the acutal biergarten. Your pick, but either way its a great experience and worth the stop if your in brooklyn.
09-20-2010 21:34:42 |
More by Augustiner719
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I had a great time at this place. I ended up here having taken part in a mustache contest(runner-up for creepiest). So I arrived early for the awards ceremony and decided to sit down and have lunch. The food was delicious (beef tartare) and I drank a few awesome huge delicious beers. By the time of the awards ceremony the place was packed shoulder to shoulder(and it's a big place) with people having a great time. This factor adds points to atmosphere, but the place is still nice when empty with it's high ceilings and and communal tables. I love this place and it's been too long since I've gone back. Gotta go.
08-11-2010 15:54:47 |
More by wcintula
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5 | $$
Grabbed an early dinner here last year.
The Bier garden is nice. Tall ceiling, old brick, wooden bench seating, well lit with natural light.
The "normal" bar area and seating is also just...big...but somehow cozy. The bar itself is huge, the ceiling is tall, everything is dark wood and looks a bit musty. Everything is fitting to the theme, quite nice.
The beer selection consists primarily of German and Belgian selections, served in appropriate glassware. It was hot, I had a Pilsner, I was pretty happy with that.
Im giving the food a 5, because I only had one thing and it was great. I got the steak tar-tar which was served with a raw egg and a sliced baguette for spreading. It was simple, fresh, excellent.
Everything sounds good right? Oops, the service was pretty bad. I felt like I had to fight to order my food, fight to get another beer, fight to get the check, fight for the guy to even come and get the check! It wasn't even that busy, pretty pathetic.
03-11-2010 06:34:36 |
More by zoolzoo
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Went here on a Sunday around lunch time. We got to belly up at the bar where a great bartender name Sean made sure our pallates were fully satisfied.
The place itself was warm and cozy with wood, just as I would imagine a tavern in the Black Forest to look like. The side room off the bar was lined with long wooden tables, reminiscent of bier tables at Oktoberfest. All the wood was tastefully worn... and at 1 pm on a Sunday, the place was crawling with beer geeks and families alike.
The beer selection was german-focused, but there was a respectable range of belgian beer as well. All was served in the appropriate glassware and at reasonable temperatures.
While we didn't try any food, the tasty aroma of freshly cooked pork wafted through the air... a good sign.
I hope to make it back soon and try some of the food.
01-31-2010 22:13:37 |
More by jgasparine
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Popular and fun spot in beer rich Brooklyn/Williamsburg. Large, alot of brick walls, dark wood, high cielings, heavy and long wooden benches. Quality Germans on tap, German and Belgian bottles. Had a tasty dunkle weise on tap. As well as an octoberfest or two. German food including a regular menu and a place in the rear of the bench filled room to get a sausage, some kraut and soggy fries. Feels like a German beer hall, which is not a bad feel to go for. Quality place for a fun beer and food experience.
09-27-2009 18:05:59 |
More by Billolick
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
By the time I stumbled upon the hall I was drunk. The pub crawl backed me into a corner. I woke up, leaning on a large, wooden harvest table... a gigantic mug, filled with a dunkelweizen. Snitzel lay in a bed of saurkraut in front of me and a band gets dirty on the waltz. Large, simple, satisfying; traditional? I don't know...haven't been to many German beer halls. Large mugs yet twice the price of a pint, not tricking nobody. Gotta return for a second reading...when my senses are more intact. Definitely recommmend it.
01-12-2009 02:25:07 |
More by SeanRedd
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
You know what Williamsburg needs? Okay, besides a Ranch 1, a train that always runs, a flatbread Baker, and Phil's imaginary bar. Yep, a German beer hall (I knew you'd guess it right at some point). In that place there on North 3rd, that's where it's going to be. And then the talk starts. "Owned by the same people who own that place in Astoria". Really? Because that place is so prison block backyard and this place is so not. That place is (like) a Czech and Slovic school and social club, and this place is a German beer hall, so did somebody just make that up, or what? Next. "It's built in an old candy factory". Maybe, I don't know, I didn't see the machine they used to make never ending gobstoppers tucked away in a corner so that may be made up too. What else? Oh, I know. "The roof is on hinges and retracts". Yeah, we'll get to that one later...
Absolutely madly packed like a new Williamsburg anything. I was thinking that they were going to need some settling in time and then I'd probably need to be on their doorstep on opening one day to see what's what here, and even then, it's pretty hopping pretty quickly. Good open room holding a beautiful figure 8ish wood bar set off to the right seating upwards of 2 dozen. Glassware at both ends and on bar islands, and a tiered triangle to one side holding booze, glassware and bottled beer selections running around the top on all sides. The set up may be aesthetically pleasing but it's kind of a pain in the ass as you have to walk around all 3 sides to view all the bottled choices. 4 booths and tables to one side of the door, 4 tables in an elevated area to the other side, and bar counters down past there adjacent to the bar in small nooks trimmed nicely. Plank wood floorings, dark wood lowers below spongey beige painted uppers, decorated with framed non standard Euro beer pics throughout, plus portraits, and inlays with bottles. Ceilings arched over fat wood beams, vintage chandelier lighting, spots and ceiling fans above. Wines and steins on tall wood shelving on the inside walls above shelved glassware to both sides of the service area from the side room, the entrances to there doorways forward and beyond the bar.
The side room is done up old brick walls with half shuttered tall narrow windows on the outer wall, and walk up access to the service window. Long beer hall tables thick and sturdy (these ain't piddly plastic tables) running back to a small food grilling area for wursts, burgers and the like to the rear. Also a handful of potted trees, a bit of brewery signage, wall mounted lamps, and an arched windowed ceiling that was said to open on hinges. We are actively debating it but I don't care what anyone says, that roof doesn't retract or otherwise. Got around to asking serving person who said they'd be installing one as such in March, but it's well into April now and nothing yet.
13 taps, nearly all German (Weihenstephaner Dunkel Weisse, Gaffel Kolsch, Radeberger Pils, Hofbrau Lager & Okto, Hacker Pschorr Weisse, Erdinger Hefe, Spaten Okto) & Czech (Krusovice Lager, BrouCzech, Pilsner Urquell) save a single Austrian (Gosser Pilsner) and Belgian (Dentergems Witbier), spread across 2 towers of 4 each at different points of the bar, and a tower of 5 across from there in the service window. Drafts are available in litres and ½ litres.
Roughly 3 dozen bottles, broken out on a list by, no, not by country, that'd be easy. Try again. Style? Yeah, that'd be a good idea, so no. Try again. I guess it must be alphabetical by brewery name, right? Wrong. Get this. The bottled beer list is broken out by distributor, the single most useless sorting criteria to someone looking for a beer next to date of brewery opening or longitude/latitude coordinates. I just can't imagine what they were thinking there. Who is this helpful to? I mean, who says, "I only drink beers that Manhattan distributes", right? Anyway, on opening, they had 3 dozen or so bottles, and nearly all of them Eastern Euro, and then a half dozen Belgians. That's since changed up to a nearly even split between Eastern Euro (Schneider Aventinus & Edel Weisse, Schlenkerla Helles & Marzen, Franziskaner Hefe, Spaten Optimator, Veltins Pils, Pinkus Ur-Pils, Uerige DoppleSticke, Dinkel Acker, Einbecker Ur-Bock, Kostritzer Schwarz, St. Michaelsberg Keller, Jever Pils, Augustiner Brau Maximator) and Belgian (Kwak, Tripel Karmeliet, Gouden Carolus Tripel & Classic, La Chouffe & McChouffe, Grimbergen Blonde & Dubbel, De Dolle Ara Bier, Westamlle Tripel, Malheur 10, De Koninck Ale, Rodenbach Grand Cru, Regenboog Woystyntje, St. B. Tripel, and 3 from Lindemans). Also, nearly 2 dozen wines, most available by the glass.
Beers are fresh and the servers in their traditional German garb seem fairly knowledgeable in helping you choose a beer. Comfortable for even the largest crowd and the bathrooms smell like bubblegum. Good way to spend your Saturday afternoon.
04-14-2008 23:08:16 |
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Radegast Hall & Biergarten in Brooklyn, NY