Circa Brewing Co.

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82 Good

The soaring space feels a bit out of place in New York but the beer is uniformly excellent and the blistered, fluffy pizzas are some of the city’s most underrated.

141 Lawrence St., Brooklyn, NY, 11201


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The soaring industrial space feels a bit out of place, both for this particular part of Brooklyn, and for New York in general. But the fluffy, blistered pizzas that emerge from the kitchen are some of the city’s most criminally underrated, especially a version topped with soppressata that arrives fully crisped by the heat of the wood-burning oven. Given the name (and the massive steel mash tuns that loom over the space), you also expect beer. Mark Szmaida handles brewing duties and keeps a rotating supply of expertly made, you-can-only-get-them-here saisons, stouts, and hoppy, hazy IPAs ready to go.

Alan Sytsma

What you need to know

Recommended DishesPizzas; the Big Calzone; the Circa Burger.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized