The Brooklyn Brewery is one of my favorite places in New York City. The exposed brick, industrial setting, and worn wooden picnic benches welcome me on each visit, enticing me to pass a few relaxing hours with friends and sip delicious brews.
Mike and I venture to the converted warehouse as early as possible on weekend mornings to snag a sliver of table and play a few handfuls of gin. When the beer begs for a warm, cheesy sidekick, we call down the street to Vinnie's, and within 20 minutes we are indulging in a fresh pie. People also bring picnics, although this option always slips my mind.
The brewery offers quick, informative tours and the friendly employees are always willing to answer any questions. We usually forgo the tour, although we do opt to participate when introducing the brewery to family or friends for the first time.
An expansion is already underway at Brooklyn Brewery and there will soon be more space not only for brewing, but also for us locals who love to pass an afternoon sipping on their delicious recipes.
79 North 11th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211-1913
Phone: (718) 486-7422
Hours: Friday 6 pm to 11 pm; Saturday 12 pm to 8 pm; Sunday 12 pm to 6 pm
Tours (free): On the hour: Saturday 12 pm to 5 pm; Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm
Subway: L to Bedford Avenue