Pubs in Brooklyn New York

The following are the regions in Brooklyn New York (at least those that have good pubs in our database). See them all on a map.




Live music meets great beer.

Live music meets great beer.

Smart gastropub near the G train.

Pleasant neighbourhood bar with well chosen beers.

The Wilky  Alex Honorable Mention WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2016

A laid back neighbourhood bar, all taps rotate regularly.

A small but well chosen tap selection.

 Boerum Hill

61 Local  Alex Honorable Mention Jezza Honourable Mention Full menu WiFi available Regularly has NYC brewed beers

Sizeable community space, mainly local beers.

Friendly locals’ bar that narrows into a triangular shape.

No frills, Catskills-themed bar.

A great brewery taproom with high quality and innovative beers.

4th Ave Pub A Jezza top pick  Alex Honorable Mention Regularly has real ale

A very decent beer bar on the same block as Pacific Standard.

An upmarket cocktail and oyster bar, but with a small number of very well chosen beers (bottles are mainly imports).

West coast themed beer bar.

Hybrid bar and beer store near the hideous Barclays Center basketball arena.

Threes Brewing  Alex Honorable Mention Full menu WiFi available Brewpub.

Smart, easy going brewpub with guest beers also.

 Brooklyn Heights

Totally authentic British bar-restaurant.

Brado  Full menu New entry in the Guide in 2016

Thin crust pizza and craft beer here.

Circa Brewing Co.  Alex Honorable Mention Full menu WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2017 Brewpub.

A high end, modern styled brewpub with good quality beer and a wood fired pizza oven.

A modern brewpub with guest beers, one of three Randolph Beers in NYC (the only one brewing). NO CASH ACCEPTED HERE, cards only!

 Bushwick / East Williamsburg

Vegan snacks and craft beer in an old coffin factory.

A pleasant though spartan white tiled bar with some good taps.

Very small but good beer selection, but the pizza is out of this world. Eating time.

The Well A Alex top pick  Live Music WiFi available

Aptly in part of the former Hittelman Brewery can be found this cavernous bar, venue (‘The Wick’), and beer garden.

A brewery with taproom which unusually also brews beer for distilling on the premises.

Uber-carnivore North/South Carolina BBQ place with outstanding beer.

More of a wine bar but good beer features just as prominently.

Brewery with a decent sized taproom, opened in 2016 by three keen homebrewers.

Lantern Hall  Alex Honorable Mention Full menu Live Music WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2016

An excellent, British-managed craft beer bar in a former machine shop space.

 Carroll Gardens / Cobble Hill

Smart gastropub with an above average beer selection.

Small beer bar with well chosen taps.

Folksbier  WiFi available New entry in the Guide in 2017 Brewery tap, may have limited hours

Brewery taproom, unusually mainly featuring authentic German lager styles, which opened January 2017. The brewery itself was established in 2014.

A good oasis in far flung suburban Brooklyn.

Brewery with an expanded taproom as of September 2017. IPAs rule here.

New American bar-restaurant with some well chosen beers.

 Clinton Hill

39 craft beers on tap, 7000 square feet of space.

All New York brewed craft beers, mostly interesting ones.

Spacious corner gastropub.

A pleasant suburban corner bar.

Lots of unusual high end beers are offered in this tiny bar.

Eclectic bar in a former car repair workshop.

A subterranean craft beer bar and gourmet grocery store in one.

 Coney Island

A good quality brewery and taproom, a true oasis in the beer desert of southern Brooklyn.

 Crown Heights

A pleasant neighbourbood bar with a big New Orleans theme.

Berg’n  Full menu WiFi available

Community beer hall and food court.

One of the best hybrid bars and beer stores in the city for rare brews.

Neighbourhood bar with a small but interesting range.

 Flatbush / Prospect Lefferts Gardens

A quirky, community driven bar doubling as a juicery with a little brewery in the cellar (9 sixtels from each brew) which produces very limited quantities of good quality beer - some with innovative ingredients. There is a Caribbean theme, notably Trinidad. Not many beers are on tap but it is worth the trek.

 Fort Greene

Smart gastropub with a few craft taps.


Impressive interior and back yard but not many craft beers.

Brew Inn  Full menu WiFi available Regularly has NYC brewed beers

Friendly locals’ bar with eclectic décor.

Brouwerij Lane A Alex top pick  Jezza Honourable Mention WiFi available Regularly has NYC brewed beers Regularly has real ale

An excellent hybrid beer store with on premise drinking, a central meeting place for craft beer people.

Quirky Nordic bar and coffee shop.

Characterful bar with a small but well chosen tap list – and a cable car in the yard!

Good brewpub in an old industrial space from Ed Raven of Raven Imports / Brouwerij Lane. Renamed from Dirck the Norseman.

Excellent suburban brewpub with an Irish pub feel, beer is high quality. Cask Marque accredited.

Modern whisky bar with 12 craft taps.

Dimly lit bar, 10 craft taps. Free jukebox.

Pleasant bar which promotes take home growlers.

Airy corner bar with a few good taps.

Large German themed beer hall.

Tørst A Jezza top pick A Alex top pick  Full menu WiFi available

High end Scandinavian style craft beer bar.

Only a few craft taps but great service and atmosphere, and a greatly extended food menu from its days as Whiskey Burger.


Flower shop at the front, bar at the rear.

 Park Slope

The Gate  Alex Honorable Mention Jezza Honourable Mention

Since 1997, always good stuff on tap here.

High Dive  Alex Honorable Mention WiFi available

Smart and friendly bar with an excellent range.

Unique space in three sections, lots of craft beer flowing plus a cask.

Great bar with a very well curated list.

Hip, eccentric suburban bar and coffee shop.

 Prospect Heights

Very dimly lit after dark, this is a shrine to rare beers.

A modern, smart gastropub with a few good craft beers.

 Sunset Park

Smart, modern brewery taproom.

Two breweries and a distillery share this lofty taproom with a view of lower Manhattan.


Banter A Alex top pick  Regularly has real ale

Football (soccer) pub with a number of good taps.

Barcade A Jezza top pick  Alex Honorable Mention Regularly has real ale

Industrial space with 25 craft taps and as many retro video games.

Former bottle shop now in its second incarnation as a serious beer bar.

Basic, modern bar with six good taps and a few bottles.

Fette Sau  Full menu Regularly has NYC brewed beers

Barbecue restaurant with good taps.

Airy and atmospheric, but the beer range could be better.

Smart corner bar in a residential area with a small but well chosen range.

Legion  Live Music WiFi available Regularly has real ale

Comfortable bar with cushy booths and brick walls. Small beer selection but has cask.

A friendly and popular dog-worshipping dive bar.

Russian-American bar with a dozen taps.

Pleasant bar with some good taps, mainly New York brewed.

Mother's  Full menu WiFi available

Small neighbourhood bar with 15 craft taps.

Mugs Ale House A Alex top pick  Jezza Honourable Mention Full menu WiFi available Regularly has real ale

A truly pioneering beer bar, founded 1992. A ‘must visit’.

A laid back bar with some great beers, nice back yard.

Small San Francisco based chain lands in Brooklyn with a bang (and bangers). Excellent!

Spuyten Duyvil A Jezza top pick A Alex top pick  Regularly has real ale Specializes in Belgian Beers

Rare Belgian beers and more in a former barber’s shop.

Sugarburg  Alex Honorable Mention Full menu WiFi available

Pleasant corner bar over two subway lines.

Bar with some craft taps and a rooftop space. Vietnamese food.

Smart Belgian brasserie, Belgian beers are featured.

Very well respected craft brewery with a taproom open weekends.

Family friendly bar.

A sports bar with good beer. 48 taps, the majority being craft (14 are not), including a healthy number of Belgians. Many good bottles also.

A pleasant restaurant and bar in the heart of Williamsburg.

Unpretentious and down-to-earth new incarnation of the Brooklyn Ale House.

Smart whiskey bar with 13 craft beer taps.

Bar, bowling alley, music venue all in one.

American craft beer meets Arsenal F.C.

Iconic dive bar, good beer (mainly bottled) and cheeseballs!

 Windsor Terrace

A great, bright, airy gastropub opposite Prospect Park.

New York brewed craft beers are on tap.


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