Spuyten Duyvil

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85 Very Good

No bar in the city pays more loving and thorough homage to beer.

359 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11211



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The lowdown

No bar in the city pays more loving and thorough homage to beer — specifically Belgian beer, arguably the world’s best — than Spuyten Duyvil. In a neighborhood where $2 PBR rules the day, it’s built an almost cultlike following around obscure imported microbrews. Beer geeks from Manhattan, Jersey, Connecticut, and beyond make the trek for a stunning selection of Belgian brews that’s broken down by region — Flemish and Wallonian. After that, there are more countries to sample, and a grand total of about 140 often-rare bottles, plus a rotating hand-pulled cask ale. The simple mahogany bar offers the best view of the voluminous chalkboard beer listings and a chance to chat up passionate owners Joe and Kim Carroll. Snacks — plates of cheese, meat, and Brooklyn-made pickles — stand up well to that bottle of rare Wallonian Blaugies.

What you need to know

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized