NYC Metro Area Vegan Restaurant Guide
79 North 11th Street
#1 Brewers Row
Brooklyn NY 11211
Fax: (718) 486-7440
Brooklyn Brewery website
Vegetarian (mostly vegan)
$$$$$ (Average entree cost: $1-$5)
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Fri 6pm-10pm; Sat 12 noon-5pm.
At Wythe Avenue. L to Bedford Avenue.
Brooklyn Brewery does not deliver.
Brooklyn Brewey beers are confirmed to be vegan. Saturday's free tours take place at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. The tasting room is open from noon to 5pm. Drinkers are encouraged to bring their own food or order in from a local restaurant.
Community events and fundraisers are commonplace at the brewery.
Brooklyn Brewery uses finings in their cask-conditioned ales, of which they produce less than 100 kegs a year and serve at only a handful of bars. The rest of their beers are completely vegan.
Review by amko on July 11, 2009:
- Get there early - this place gets crowded fast. The beer is alright, nothing too special. They have about 5 beers on tap, two of which are usually "special" varieties. It's a fun place to hang out with a group on a Friday night.
Review by lizette on May 28, 2006:
- (Note: I've never been on the tour, these comments relate more to Friday nights when the brewery is open as a big warehouse-like bar of sorts.)
When you enter the brewery, you exchange money (cash/cards) for tokens. Each token equals a beer and they're $3 each if you're buying one, but they get slightly cheaper the more you buy at once. (You can't exchange them back for money if you don't use them all, but you can keep them and use them next time you go.)
There are tables set up everywhere (picnic-like tables), but they tend to go pretty fast - it's a good idea to get there closer to when it opens so that you can manage to get one. Lots of people do end up bringing food in - pizza in particular seems to be pretty popular.
There's a line in the center of the room for beer (several options). The line moves pretty quickly (esp. since no one needs change, etc. because of the token system). The beer itself is decent, and the place itself is entertaining (in a weird summer-camp-like way).