Spritzenhaus

Bar / Beer Hall / German Restaurant
Spritzenhaus Old-school beer connoisseurs and newly inducted stein swingers alike will adore Spritzenhaus, Brooklyn's biggest beer hall. New York United States 40.7231372 -73.9529711
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Spritzenhaus - Bar | Beer Hall | German Restaurant in New York.
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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

  • Hours:

    M–Th 3pm–2am, F 3pm–4am, Sa 10am–4am, Su 10am–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Spritzenhaus Review

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Old-school beer connoisseurs and newly inducted stein swingers alike will adore Spritzenhaus, Brooklyn's biggest beer hall.

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.

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Tip from Emma:

Spritzenhaus’s extensive menu is full of affordable options, like the Kid-Ster Breakfast and the Oma’s Potato Salad, both of which run a scant $5 – less than a beer! Enjoy!

  • Crowd

    Greenpoint locals, Williamsburg hipster run-off, beer snobs, laid-back young professionals, and work friends, 20s to 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    iPod playlists of mostly mainstream indie rock. Several fireplaces.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Extensive menu of German and Austrian snacks and staples, including pretzels and wurst.

  • Prices

    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.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Nice casual: decent jeans, t-shirts, button-downs, dresses, boots, sneakers.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Weekday afternoons for a casual after-work scene, and Fridays and Saturdays for the biggest crowds.

  • Close By

    A short walk away is Radegast (113 North 3rd Street), Williamsburg’s most well-known German-style beer hall.

Spritzenhaus User Reviews

Average rating:
A log cabin experience in Brooklyn with none of the traveling!
Alex P. Apr 12, 2013
My first impression when I walked into this bar in the dead of winter was how warm it was. There are at least 3 fireplaces spread around this spacious bar, with tons of little tables and sitting circles for people to break off in, which is great for privacy in such a big area. The real draw to this place is the bar that stretches across the entire room and the extensive beer list. Don't let the fancy German name fool you, there are plenty of staples that a native of Brooklyn would be familiar with, but if you're there, you have to try some of the specialty craft beers. The bartenders are all incredibly friendly and perceptive to the fact that some of us (me) have never heard of a majority of the beers, a problem they are quick to fix with their extensive knowledge and free samples to choose from. The menu is almost exclusively bar food with a few German injections in there, like Schnitzel and Bavarian pretzels, which are not to be argued against when the bar is full of 250 drunk hipsters at 2:30AM. And in case you were thinking "I hate log cabins, they're the worst," that's only the feeling during the winter. During the summer, the front doors are retractable and open up to a huge outdoor lounging area. Pretzels still included. This bar gets a high recommendation, if only to break out of the norm that Williamsburg has to offer.
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