Taps: 7 / Bottles: 110
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
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Reviews by GoCubsMatt:
4.95/5 rDev +12.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
This is absolutely one of the best bars that I have ever been to.
I might describe this place as being FUBABUBA (for us BA's, by us BA's). The atmosphere is great for sitting around, shooting the breeze with your old friends or the new ones you meet there, eating some stinky cheese, and imbibing any of their fine beers.
Every other review makes a big deal about how absolutely fantastic the selection is here, and I found out why as soon as I walked in. I must have stared at the chalkboard beer list with my jaw on the floor for a good 5 minutes before I could figure out what I wanted to try. After picking up my jaw and putting my tongue back into my mouth, I settled in with a Vuuve wit and was on my way to putting in a good session at the bar.
One thing that I found interesting is that the glass bottle sets and metal canister sets displayed behind the bar are for sale.
I think I would rather have a dream that I went to this place than actually go to a lesser bar. If you find yourself in New York, it is most imperative for you to clear an evening and visit Spuyten Duyvil.
06-15-2004 01:28:14 | More by GoCubsMatt
More User Reviews:
4.4/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
A nice little pub with a welcoming feel and a fantastic beer garden out back. They have an interesting tap list along with a list of pricy rare beers available for a splurge. I was just in for a quick scouting visit but I plan to come back for a longer stay.
09-23-2013 11:32:34 | More by GJ40
4.53/5 rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
I finally made it out to Spuyten Duyvil in Williamsburg - Brooklyn NYC. It's right next door to the Knitting Factory music venue and a short walk from several L-train Subway stations. Unfortunately I got there past 11 and their spacious back yard area was closed for the night. the bar itself is very unassuming, the door leading one to believe that behind it lies a secondhand store or a residence of some kind. The bar itself is long and narrow, with a divy and European charm to it. Reminds me of places like Cafe Belgique in Amsterdam or some of the bars in Antwerp, BE.
The bartenders that served me were very friendly, eager to make suggestions, comment, and make conversation with me. Awesome. I did not have to wait long between beers, either.
The selection is the main draw here. It's is one of the most phenomenal, jaw-dropping menus in all of New York City, perios. Simply check their website for the current lists. One notable example they had was Cantillon Iris in bottle for $45. This would be great to share amongst some friends, and the markup on it is not so bad.
Although I did not eat, they do serve meat and cheese dishes, which is authentically Belgian and is definitely the perfect snack for quality beer tastings. No need to fill your stomach with greasy pub food elsewhere and become all bloated. We're hear to taste beer.
Overall this is well worth it value wise - I will be coming back again and again. I hope this place stays around for years to come.
08-18-2013 05:36:05 | More by Neorebel
1.98/5 rDev -54.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2 | $$
Went there on June 12th, 2013.
Selection of beers is far from the greatest. They were all served at the same warm temperature, although some styles demand something different. No water is regularly served to clean your palate, which is a must to a decent craft beer place. Bathroom would not lock its door, because of poor maintance. No food faire, just a cold cut, and cheese plate (though I must confess the spicied chorizo thing was fantastic - though I paid the price next day). And to put a cherry on top of it, this was the worst service I got in NY. Slow and very unfriendly and rude even for NY standards (it was not really busy). They should hire beer lovers, not just someone that wanted to bring home the bacon because they had no other choice in life. The girl was ok, but the gent was a piece.
Also, my impression is that most of the beers were past due date or its prime. It is hard to tell once in the US even worldwide breweries that usually have a date stamped, here they don't. And some sellers take advantage to this.
Come on, just because a place looks dirty and dark, does not necessarily is good, you may consider it is "cool", but It is really just a dirty and dark place. That some day had some merit to bring some Belgian Ales, but that is past over.
Take your business to Torst, or Gingerman with a much better selection (in drafts, bottle service and food).
07-03-2013 17:15:06 | More by FLima
4.16/5 rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75 | $$$
Went here yesterday as part of a Brooklyn pub crawl with some friends.
A - Has the typical hipster vibe of Brooklyn. There is certainly an appreciation of craft beer among the patrons. The small size of the place makes it tough to be comfortable; we ended up grabbing a table outside.
Q - Taps all appeared maintained. Glassware was appropriate for the beer styles.
Ser - Service was prompt and the bartenders know their stuff. Was kinda busy, so no conversation which was understandable.
Sel - The day we went they had selections from Franconia Germany. Mahrs Bock, Weissenohe, and others on cask. Certianly unique!
F - Meats and cheeses are avilable to have with the beer.
V - Pours were pricey, but not too outrageous.
I liked the place, but I don't think this was much better than a few of the other places we visited.
03-10-2013 17:34:13 | More by socon67
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Spuyten Duyvil in Brooklyn, NY
97 out of 100 based on 144 user ratings.