Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Brewery information

New York City , USA
Street 79 N 11th St
Extras btwn Berry St & Wythe Ave
+1 718 486 7422
Getting there
subway L to Bedford Ave
More information
tour free Sat & Sun, $10 Mon-Thu
Opening hours
tours 5pm Mon-Thu, 1-5pm Sat, 1-4pm Sun; tasting room 6-11pm Fri, noon-8pm Sat, noon-6pm Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Harkening back to a time when this area of New York was a beer brewing center, the Brooklyn Brewery not only brews and serves tasty local suds, but offers tours of their facilities.

Tours Monday to Thursday includes tastings of four beers, plus history and insight into the brewery; reserve a spot online. On weekends, tours are free (just show up) but don't include tastings. Instead, you can buy beer tokens ($5 each or four for $20) to sample the refreshing brews. Or you can skip the tour altogether and just while away a weekend afternoon in the bare-bones tasting room.

Interesting fact: the brewery’s cursive logo was designed by none other than Milton Glazer, of ‘I Heart New York’ fame, who did the job in exchange for a share of the profits and free beer for life.