Party Earth Review Old-school beer connoisseurs and newly inducted stein swingers alike will adore Spritzenhaus, Brooklyn’s biggest beer hall. Well-situated between Williamsburg and Greenpoint, this six thousand-square-foot bar and restaurant... ... read full review
33 Nassau Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
G: Nassau Avenue
M–Th 3pm–2am, F 3pm–4am, Sa 10am–4am, Su 10am–2am
GREENPOINT, NEW YORK –
Old-school beer connoisseurs and newly inducted stein swingers alike will adore Spritzenhaus, Brooklyn’s biggest beer hall.
Well-situated between Williamsburg and Greenpoint, this six thousand-square-foot bar and restaurant with its exposed brick and hanging pipes brings laid-back industrialism to the traditional brauhaus setting, a perfect mix for the tattooed hipsters and edgy young professionals who gather at the two wraparound bars for a few liters of imported suds and a soundtrack of indie and punk rock.
Friendly beardos pull drafts of Paulaner and Old Speckled Hen for the chatty groups of work buddies noshing on wurst, pretzels, and cabbage at the long communal picnic tables, while summer sees the huge windows open and the outdoor tables fill with Greenpoint locals eager to lounge in the sun, pilsner in hand.
The place is just as welcoming in the winter when the massive fireplaces are set ablaze, turning the vast space into a surprisingly cozy ale house with a warm and intimate atmosphere.
Modern with just the right touch of tradition, Spritzenhaus offers Brooklyn beer lovers a place to raise their glasses and while away the night.
Greenpoint locals, Williamsburg hipster run-off, beer snobs, laid-back young professionals, and work friends, 20s to 30s.
iPod playlists of mostly mainstream indie rock. Several fireplaces.
Extensive menu of German and Austrian snacks and staples, including pretzels and wurst.
Breakfast $5–$13, salads $5–$10, entrées $9–$20. Beer $6–$14, wine $9–$11/glass or $48–$78/bottle, cocktails $6–$9, coffee $2.50, juice $4.
Nice casual: decent jeans, t-shirts, button-downs, dresses, boots, sneakers.
Weekday afternoons for a casual after-work scene, and Fridays and Saturdays for the biggest crowds.
A short walk away is Radegast (113 North 3rd Street), Williamsburg’s most well-known German-style beer hall.