Party Earth Review A beloved tavern in Williamsburg’s burgeoning ale-scholar scene, Spuyten Duyvil (Devil’s Spout) mixes a laid-back ragtag atmosphere with an unparalleled suds selection to create a local hangout that attracts a diverse... ... read full review
359 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
L: Bedford Avenue-North 7th Street
M–F 5pm–1:30am, Sa–Su 1pm–3am
WILLIAMSBURG, NEW YORK –
A beloved tavern in Williamsburg’s burgeoning ale-scholar scene, Spuyten Duyvil (Devil’s Spout) mixes a laid-back ragtag atmosphere with an unparalleled suds selection to create a local hangout that attracts a diverse crowd of mellow home-brew hippies and picky intellectuals alike.
A red tin ceiling combined with a quirky yard sale décor of medical diagrams, cracked vinyl chairs, and wooden hutches filled with 1960s dinnerware make the place look like an old general store, though the focus is usually on the row of chalkboards listing ale selections from around the world.
Hipsters, beer nerds, and adventurous types trying to decide between Lambic, Bourbon Stout, or a cask ale can always ask the opinionated bartenders, who also know which brews go best with the sopressata, pecorino, and pickles on offer, while the less-learned college student crowd can opt for a cheap but respectable witbier on tap.
Day drinkers can make their way all year round to the spacious backyard to relax, read, and smoke under the ivy, though the space is equally popular at night for good conversation and libation imbibing under the stars.
Classy Brooklyn hipsters, beer nerds, and college students, mostly 20s to early 30s.
Jukebox with selection of indie rock, jazz, psych rock, John Lennon, Frank Zappa, the Posies, and Wilco.
Meat, cheese, pickles, and chocolate served by the plate and in combination platters.
Beer, cheese, and pickles $7/single plate and $15/combination of three. Beer $5–$45, wine $6+.
Hipster intellectual: open-collared shirts, hats, nice jeans, hippie dresses, long coats, skinny ties, boots.
Fridays and Saturdays for the biggest crowds.
Across the street is Fette Sau (354 Metropolitan Avenue), the best barbecue in Williamsburg.