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Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn

359 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn , New York
Tel: 718 963 4140
Subway: L train to Bedford Avenue's insider take:

Ask the bartenders at Williamsburg's Spuyten Duyvil about the obscure artisanal draughts with umlauted names scrawled on the chalkboards, and along with an accurate description of the taste, you'll probably get a rambling story about its brewing history, the difference between Lambics and Wallonian ales, and so on. In fact, it's nearly impossible to escape an education at Spuyten Duyvil, with its world maps, scientific charts of the human anatomy, and classroom desks where locals sip glasses of La Choulette Framboise or Kulmbacher Eisbock. The narrow bar gets crowded fast on a Friday or Saturday night, so slip out back to the tree-lined garden patio, one of the best in the neighborhood.—Douglas Wright

Open Mondays through Fridays at 5 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm.

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