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628 Fifth Ave.
phone: (718) 499-0026
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
I stopped in here while visiting a friend who lives around the corner. It's great...very solid Belgian and German selection and then a stunning selection of American craft beer. Emphasis is on the East Coast but you'll find most of the West Coast brews distributed in New York that you might be looking for.
I bought a sixer and three bombers of various Stone beers for 30 bucks...prices are reasonable, even for New York.
One of the owners walked over and said, "What do you think of the beer selection, eh?!" and I said, "A job well done, sir." And that's what it is, a job well done.
03-12-2009 01:42:01 |
More by calebkeen
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Checked out a few places while in NYC a couple weeks ago. Its a little corner grocery store and they advertise that they have 1,000 different beers. There were certainly a lot of different beers to choose from but many of them were in 6 packs and the clerk that I talked to said they would break 6 packs. Plenty of east coast stuff to choose from as well as a very nice German selection and a good Belgian selection. The people were nice and helpful. Would definitely stop in again next year after EBF.
03-07-2009 23:48:11 |
More by t0rin0
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Street parking only, I got lucky and parked 1/2 block away. This is a city grocery store, and you can find a sh*t-ton of beer here, an unbelievable selection. Turning right upon entry to the store, I found an aisle endcap filled with bombers and 6-packs. I spent about 5 minutes looking these over, maybe 100 beers, and thought that was that. But when I looked to the right I saw another room, filled with beer, I'd guess a selection in the range of 300-400 different beers. Lots of New England beers, craft beers from other areas of the US, and a very good selection from Belgium, England, and Germany. Some Czech and Polish beers too. Prices are average for NYC, generally higher than other cities but a little lower than BierKraft (at least for the beers I was looking for).
02-14-2009 16:56:28 |
More by TurdFurgison
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Finally checked this place out -- been hearing a lot about it and it's on the way from my house to a lot of my friend's places by car, so we checked it out on the way to a barbecue the other week.
Amazing and great selection of beers from around the world. My favorites are mostly American Micros so I checked it out and was pleasantly surprised -- a lot of stuff you only see in Brooklyn at Bierkraft or American.
This place has some beer that isn't the freshest, but if you know your stuff, you can make out like a bandit.
A nice enough place with no service to speak of, reasonable prices, and a good alternative for when you don't feel like going all the way into the Slope for beer. Most good American, Belgian, and German beers available in NYC are here -- check it out.
07-16-2008 01:24:52 |
More by brewdogmrb
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I gave the place a "5" for selection, because you have to take into account that you're in the little Polish market in the middle of nowhere, relatively speaking, in Brooklyn. The service I'll give a "3" for, because I didn't receive any service, but I didn't ask for any. They muse have a knolwedgeable beer person tucked away somewhere.
To boot, this place has got a great deli in the back, where you can pick up kielbasa, pierogis, golumbkis, and some of the best smoked bacon I've ever had.
I will certainly be back... the easiest way to get there sans car is the B63 5th Avenue bus (Stops right in front), or the M and R subway line, Prospect Ave. stop, from which it is about a three long-block walk north to the store. With a car, this place is not too far off the Prospect Expressway.
03-23-2008 04:41:00 |
More by mltobin
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Whereas Bierkraft is more focused on American beers, Eagle has a large focus on European productions, as well as the American ones. There are plenty of German and British tasties here and a lot of Eastern Block brews. Because of Eagle, I had a chance to try a lot of Baltic Porters from the actual region, many of whom you would not have a chance to try elsewhere (not that you would want to in some cases). Beyond the German, British, Eastern Block, and American productions, there is a lot of Belgian stuff here as well.
Service is about what you expect. This is a Polish supermarket by the way.
If you want a wide variety of things, this is definitely a place to hit. We've even got the unusual countries you don't see too often: Ukraine, Lithuania, Estonia, and a whole lot more.
Bierkraft is farther down 5th Avenue. If you have a car, you definitely should hit Eagle up as well. Be aware they close early as they keep supermarket hours.
02-27-2008 18:24:16 |
More by RblWthACoz
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I was simply in awe when I walked in to their beer section. When I first stepped into the cramped, old supermarket, I thought I was in the wrong place. I took a turn to the right and I was in beer heaven. 7-foot shelves of beers, just completely crammed in. Very well stocked, very well maintained.
When you walk in you see an above average selection of the typical American micros: Sam Adams, Brooklyn (Pilsener, Weisse, Chocolate Stout, and other harder-to-find ones), Blue Point, Sierra Nevada (including their wheat beer, which I hardly see any more of), Dogfish Head (almost everything but their 120 IPA), Magic Hat, tons of Saranac, Stone (Ruination, Pale Ale, and 22's of their Old Guardian), Goose Island, etc.
I'm huge on American brews; I don't really have the stomach for stronger ales from overseas, but that's just me. But even I could appreciate the floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall coverage of their foreign beers. Westmalle, Rochefort 6 and 8 (no 10, sorry), tons of St. Bernardus, and a slew of others. The walls were literally filled to capacity with Belgian beer.
Then of course you have your typical Blue Moon's, Yuengling's, etc. And after that your macros, but not a huge stockpile of them like you normally see in some corners of beer stores.
This place amazed me to no end. The store is small, but the selection is uncanny! If you're in Brooklyn, you need to stop by here! My only negative comment may be that if you're just looking to buy rare singles and such, this would be a great place. But if you're looking for some bargains on beers you already know you like, consider going to American Beer, not too far from this location. The prices are reasonable here, but only because the vast majority of their selection is rarer singles, and not bulk local stuff.
01-21-2008 00:16:16 |
More by zerofear13
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Further down 5th ave from Bierkraft lies Eagle Provisions. It is basically a grocery/variety Eastern European store. b ut when you walk to your right upon entering you are transported into a world of great beer.
First come the Americans, you have your Rogues, Blue Point, Brooklyn, southern Tier, Ithaca, Great divide, Flying Dog, Stone, Weyerbacher, bear Republic, Dogfish head, Avery and so many more. The best part about these was that it was almost their whole bottled lineup of each beer. From what I saw they had aevery quality beer that ships to NYC.
Next up were the foreigns divided into country. Many out of the way places for beer were represented like Morocco, Malta and Lithuania. The Eastern European section was fairly large as you could get beer from almost every country.
English, Germans and Belgians were in full effect too. They also had the full lineup of Unibroue, Hitachino Nest, and a healthy selction of bier De Gardes. Most of which I was not familiar with.
Great selection, maybe the best I have ever seen. Service was alrighth, no one really bothered with me but the cash register lady was pleasant enough. I will definitely make another trek out here when possible.
08-09-2007 20:51:37 |
More by sleazo
quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
I am lucky enough to be dating someone who lives on the same block as this place (not the reason that we are dating, but it doesn't hurt). Quality and selection are as good as I have found in Brooklyn, superior even to the the better-known beer stores in Brooklyn. In one part of the store they have written that they stock 500 types of beer. In another part, 1000. My guess is that the number is somewhere in between the two.
They are very well stocked on the local beers (Northeastern, Midatlantic), but they definately do not ignore the rest of the country, especially the West Coast. Additionally, their range of international beers is quite impressive. And because this is a Polish owned and run store, there is a great array of Eastern European brews. Also, they always keep a hearty selection of season beers: summer ales in the hot months and Oktoberfest/Pumpkin beers in the fall. I come into this store and I'm like a kid in a candy shop. Some beers that I have sampled from their stock are: Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale, He'brew Genesis Ale, and Brooklyn Penant Ale.
The service, however, needs some work. I have had the owner make a sarcastic comment to me on two ocassions. Also, the store hours are very strange, and as far as I have been going there (since around October) they close at 6 during the week, but that might be a seasonal thing. It did make it tough for me to grab a six pack after work.
The prices are fine, it'll be hard to find a cheaper place in Park Slope/South Slope, and the small delis around there have the same beers for $1-2 more.
So go in, buy some beer, just keep to yourself.
05-08-2007 19:10:24 |
More by micahgoldfus
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
This place is Convenient. It is located at the foot of Brooklyn and the other boroughs, just to the East of Manhattan but also just off the highway from Staten Island.The best selections were the Polish, Ukranian and Czech beer with a large and reasonably priced set of rows, a number of harder to finds. It is also convenient because it was open at the top of the morning, wherea the other more noteable beer stores are open hours later. If you are like me, trying to get out of town and on the road, this is a good find. As far as local micros, they were onn the expensive side, but again whoever is the buyer knows their beer and there are hard to finds. Good service as someone carried out two boxes, about 24 beer including bombers, to my car down the block on a very cold day.
01-30-2007 06:46:34 |
More by northyorksammy
Eagle Provisions in Brooklyn, NY