I finally checked out the recently opened St. Gambrinus Beer Shoppe located at 533 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn a few short blocks away from the Barclay’s. This bottle shoppe and bar is really nice and clean. Yea, I know its new but I know the owners will keep it looking nice too. The decor is rustic wood with metal with some awesome Bottle Cap artwork courtesy of Emma from RETTOCAMME and it has an old farmhouse type feel to it almost which is very calming and relaxing.
They have a selection of 16 beers on tap for enjoyment including one nitro tap. The selection the other night was great having everything from Pale Ales to Saisons to Belgian Triples to IPAs to Black IPAs … I think you get the point. The prices are reasonable with most beers checking in at $6-$7 for a pint and smaller 12 oz pours are also available. They also do Growlers to go.
As far as food they have some basic Toasties that are very tasty. What is a Toastie? It is basically a grilled cheese sandwich that has a little more than just cheese. The one had prosciutto and guava paste and the other a nice ham. Sadly, since I am a bad blogger I don’t know the cheese type and their menu isn’t online yet.
The current bottle selection to go is small but they literally just opened less than a week ago and are in the process of getting their stock in and shelved so give them time. Knowing my friend Ray who is one of the owners the bottle selection, like the draft selection, will be top notch and very diverse.
Bottom line if you are in the area stop in for a pint. The service is great, the customers friendly and the vibe is very warm and welcoming. However, if you want Bud, Miller or Coors then don’t waste your time because you won’t find any crap here!