Taps: 7 / Bottles: 110
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
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Reviews by brystmar:
4.6/5 rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$$
If you like sours, you surely already know about Spuyten Duyvil. There's simply nowhere else like it in NYC.
The bar is very unimposing from the street and quite easy to walk past. During peak social hours, its front door is often blocked by the hoards of people waiting in line at popular Knitting Factory club next door. Make your way past them and into sour beer heaven!
Interior is rustic and hipster-rific. Bar is long with more seats than you'd expect. Food options are charcuterie and cheese platters.
Bar has 5 or 6 taps which rotate frequently, plus a cask. Extensive bottle list with many rare sours. Overall tap & bottle selection is incredible, but you'll pay for the privilege of being able to order an '06 Lou Pepe.
Bottles of Cantillon, Hanssens, and similar are regularly $40-$60 for 750mL, $20-30 for 375mL. Draft pours are ~12oz and typically run $7-$9. BGBrunch on tap at the Mikkeller event earlier this year was either $10 or $12. As stated, this bar's selection is unequaled in the city, but you do pay for this luxury.
That said, I really like Spuyten Duyvil and try to stop by every month or so.
12-30-2011 18:09:25 | More by brystmar
More User Reviews:
4.4/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
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
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