Spuyten Duyvil

Ale House / Bar
Spuyten Duyvil 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... New York United States 40.714342 -73.955968
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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

  • Subway:

    L: Bedford Avenue-North 7th Street

  • Phone:

    718-963-4140

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    M–F 5pm–1:30am, Sa–Su 1pm–3am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Spuyten Duyvil Review

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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...

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.

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Tip from Jonah:

The Rare & Obscure collection is excellent, but chat with the bartenders before ordering – they know everything about what’s been cellared and for how long, and so on. PS, A single bottle is about thirty ounces, so you’ll be decently banjoed after swigging.

  • Crowd

    Classy Brooklyn hipsters, beer nerds, and college students, mostly 20s to early 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Jukebox with selection of indie rock, jazz, psych rock, John Lennon, Frank Zappa, the Posies, and Wilco.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Meat, cheese, pickles, and chocolate served by the plate and in combination platters.

  • Prices

    Beer, cheese, and pickles $7/single plate and $15/combination of three. Beer $5–$45, wine $6+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Hipster intellectual: open-collared shirts, hats, nice jeans, hippie dresses, long coats, skinny ties, boots.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Fridays and Saturdays for the biggest crowds.

  • Close By

    Across the street is Fette Sau (354 Metropolitan Avenue), the best barbecue in Williamsburg.

Spuyten Duyvil User Reviews

Average rating:
Fine drinks, smart 'tenders, no attitude!
Dori O. Jun 25, 2013
More than a regular beer bar, this joint is jumpin' with wine and some vittles, too. If you love your beer, but your amigos drink vino, you will get a fine selection of all, as well as a refined snack menu. Bartenders are smart as hell about the consumables, and won't hesitate to spout out adjectives to describe your beverage as well as a taste sampling before you imbibe. Just don't drink so much that you try and take the vintage bike off the wall and ride it. Do go and scout around for the note my friends and I left in the vintage table drawer towards the front of the bar, and if you miss it, drop the next lucky patron a mysterious and happy note in our place (ours would be signed Vanessa and will hopefully inspire good cheer). The entire bar is a romp through casual sophistication, without the pedantic airs of lost souls swimming around the bottom of a bad beer mug. The beer menu requires time to savor and the ambiance encourages it. Don't overlook the wine menu which is not nearly as extensive as the beer menu, but seasonal wines are well chosen and delicious, and you can couple it all up with some cheese and meat boards. In the summer, the garden is open, but usually closes down 11ish or midnight to keep the noise down and the neighbors happy. This Williamsburg bar is another hotspot, perfect for a date or gathering of friends around a table. Go ahead. Celebrate!
Go with a Big Group
Katie G. Dec 12, 2012
We took a party bus here for my friend's birthday! We had a great time, even though we were such a big group! The doorman was even laid back - I forgot my ID and explained my situation (don't worry, I am of age!) and he let me slip in - THANK YOU! The beers were delicious, and my group of friends distribute beer, so they were already familiar with many of the beers available. The bartenders loved that we were so "knowledgable" and "hooked" us up with some samples! I got a little too "tipsy" but that shows how much fun we had!
Before the Duyvil knows you're dead
Chris K. Nov 15, 2012
Spuyten Duyvil is, with lack of better terms, totally rad. Its interior is a hodge podge of vintage furniture and medical diagrams set up in a wood shack-like bar which serves some of the more esoteric beers and wines that this reviewer has ever consumed, as well as a rotating menu of charcuterie that is ever-pleasing to discerning palates. The backyard's vast ivy-clad and pebble-paved patio is a fun and laid-back outdoor space that, weather permitting, houses some of the more fun, if sophisticated, evenings in Williamsburg. Total party animals should steer clear, but the discerning drinker should make a point of rolling through.
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