Henry Street Ale House

★★★☆☆
  • 62 Henry St

    Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Cross street: nr. Orange St.

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  • 718-522-4801

About Henry Street Ale House

Hours
Mon-Fri, 4pm-4am; Sat-Sun, noon-4am
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saturday nights at this place are my regular thing- i def advise checking it out. reasonable prices for drinks and a cool young crowd, def a good time.

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★★★★★

saturday nights at this place are my regular thing- i def advise checking it out. reasonable prices for drinks and a cool young crowd, def a good time.

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a lot of fun, good music and good crowd. the drinks were reasonably priced, too. my only grievance was that it was like being in a spacious sardine can... lol this place was cool.

3
★★★★★

a lot of fun, good music and good crowd. the drinks were reasonably priced, too. my only grievance was that it was like being in a spacious sardine can... lol this place was cool.

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Expensive with ok service. My friends like the place due to the exotic beer choices (which change weekly) but I, not preferring beer only find ok drink coctails. The bartenders and waitresses are nice and some of the food is delicious. Go Mac and Cheese!

The crowd is generally older as college students in the area tend to go to the cheaper locations. It does, however, get loud at times. If you wish for a more mature crowd and don't mind the price, I recommend it. Otherwise, there are plenty of cheaper and hipper choices on atlantic avenue.

3
★★★☆☆

Expensive with ok service. My friends like the place due to the exotic beer choices (which change weekly) but I, not preferring beer only find ok drink coctails. The bartenders and waitresses are nice and some of the food is delicious. Go Mac and Cheese!

The crowd is generally older as college students in the area tend to go to the cheaper locations. It does, however, get loud at times. If you wish for a more mature crowd and don't mind the price, I recommend it. Otherwise, there are plenty of cheaper and hipper choices on atlantic avenue.

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We celebrated a milestone at work and a large party went out to celebrate. After we ran up a tab of over $300 in mostly beers and ales, we were asked to leave because we were "making noise". It was just the normal chatter of a large group having fun...

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★★☆☆☆

We celebrated a milestone at work and a large party went out to celebrate. After we ran up a tab of over $300 in mostly beers and ales, we were asked to leave because we were "making noise". It was just the normal chatter of a large group having fun...

Pros: Beer & Ale Variety

Cons: Library Atmosphere

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This bar is dark and cozy with attractive and classy interior decor - tin ceiling and belt-driven vintage ceiling fans, dark wooden booths. I live around the corner and come here a bit, the crowd is young and lively most nights without being too loud or rowdy; this is a good neighborhood pub. The prices are very reasonable for hearty pub grub in large portions. The beer selection is excellent and seasonal, with many great choices ranging from local brews to international favorites. They have 20 oz. Beamish pints, and are the only place in the US I've ever been to that offers this delightful Irish stout on tap. Options from Geary's, Dogfish Head, Sly Fox, Brooklyn Brewery, Six Point and more are also available on tap. The Mannequin Pis is worth a try. The service is generally ok, the servers are usually very nice if not the fastest. One small TV means it's definitely not a sports bar.

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★★★★☆

This bar is dark and cozy with attractive and classy interior decor - tin ceiling and belt-driven vintage ceiling fans, dark wooden booths. I live around the corner and come here a bit, the crowd is young and lively most nights without being too loud or rowdy; this is a good neighborhood pub. The prices are very reasonable for hearty pub grub in large portions. The beer selection is excellent and seasonal, with many great choices ranging from local brews to international favorites. They have 20 oz. Beamish pints, and are the only place in the US I've ever been to that offers this delightful Irish stout on tap. Options from Geary's, Dogfish Head, Sly Fox, Brooklyn Brewery, Six Point and more are also available on tap. The Mannequin Pis is worth a try. The service is generally ok, the servers are usually very nice if not the fastest. One small TV means it's definitely not a sports bar.

Pros: Beer selection, hearty food, good local atmosphere

Cons: service sometimes slow, multiple servers at a table

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I've been going to Henry's for about a year and a half now, and everytime I go I have a great experience.

The food is incredible. They have a wide variety of food from chicken burritos and quesadillas to fish and chips to the best burger in Brooklyn.

The beer choices are good, but I'd like to see new ones from time to time. I'm a huge fan of the Mannequin Pis and Staropramen, and this is the only place I know to get either. During the holidays the switch it up a bit and offer a great Dogfish Punkin Ale and a BahHumbug Christmas Ale. Again the only place I know that offers either of these.

The service is always consistantly good. They seem to have had the same servers there since I started going. Mostly all pretty girls and one very friendly hipster guy (who knew hipsters could be friendly). I always sit at the tables but I recently noticed a female bartender (about time!). When the place is busy (mostly friday and saturday) service can get a bit slow, but I noticed there is only one server on a time, so if you're in a big rush, I'd stick with getting a slice of pizza down the block.

If you're looking for consistency and a chill place to go and relax after a long day at work or just need to get out of the house I definitely recommend Henry's, it's affordable and easy going and delicious!

2
★★★★★

I've been going to Henry's for about a year and a half now, and everytime I go I have a great experience.

The food is incredible. They have a wide variety of food from chicken burritos and quesadillas to fish and chips to the best burger in Brooklyn.

The beer choices are good, but I'd like to see new ones from time to time. I'm a huge fan of the Mannequin Pis and Staropramen, and this is the only place I know to get either. During the holidays the switch it up a bit and offer a great Dogfish Punkin Ale and a BahHumbug Christmas Ale. Again the only place I know that offers either of these.

The service is always consistantly good. They seem to have had the same servers there since I started going. Mostly all pretty girls and one very friendly hipster guy (who knew hipsters could be friendly). I always sit at the tables but I recently noticed a female bartender (about time!). When the place is busy (mostly friday and saturday) service can get a bit slow, but I noticed there is only one server on a time, so if you're in a big rush, I'd stick with getting a slice of pizza down the block.

If you're looking for consistency and a chill place to go and relax after a long day at work or just need to get out of the house I definitely recommend Henry's, it's affordable and easy going and delicious!

Pros: food, booze, service

Cons: it's really dark in there

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Horrible lack of service, civility, and regard for their clientele. Bartenders and staff are rude, neglectful, unprofessional, and clearly, from the history of poor reviews, unwilling to change. If this kind of service is their shtick, Henry out to be out about it. Otherwise, they have no business being in the hospitality business,

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★☆☆☆☆

Horrible lack of service, civility, and regard for their clientele. Bartenders and staff are rude, neglectful, unprofessional, and clearly, from the history of poor reviews, unwilling to change. If this kind of service is their shtick, Henry out to be out about it. Otherwise, they have no business being in the hospitality business,

Cons: unattentive, rude, unprofessional staff

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Last May, after several uneventful trips to Henry St.,, I accidentally left my debit card there, called to confirm it was there and came back for it the next day. The bartender at the time (Sat. early evening) couldn't find it on first go, refused to look further, and berated me for wasting his time. It was so astonishing that a server would give me a tongue lashing for trying to retrieve my credit card that I walked out stunned and embarrassed for clearly having made a mistake. The other folks at the bar looked shocked too! The next day they called to tell me they found it.

Yesterday, I tried to give Henry St. another shot and went there with two friend. We sat at the bar and I told the story of the debit card, ending with "We have gone on nights when that bartender isn't working and its fine. And the food's good." Apparently, the bartender working LAST night, took offense at the story. I know this because she was incredibly unresponsive to our wanting to order, got my order totally wrong and, when I asked for a soda on the house while I waited and waited (over 15 minutes for a fish sandwich--while my companions finished their meal), said to me "Really? You're asking for a free soda?" in a disgusted tone. No apology ever offered for the original mistake, btw.

At that, we realized the evening was ruined, canceled the order and had the remainder of my companions' meals boxed to go. Her comments on our parting were "you don't talk bad about someone's colleagues right in front of them." I asked to speak with a manager and she said she was the manager. I asked to speak with her as the manager, and she refused.

So, my only option is to post my experience of this restaurant in the hopes that others will go elsewhere. The food is okay--competent enough pub grub--but the service is unremorsefully nasty. There are many, many other places to get a beer and a burger that don't leave you feeling abused and humiliated.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Last May, after several uneventful trips to Henry St.,, I accidentally left my debit card there, called to confirm it was there and came back for it the next day. The bartender at the time (Sat. early evening) couldn't find it on first go, refused to look further, and berated me for wasting his time. It was so astonishing that a server would give me a tongue lashing for trying to retrieve my credit card that I walked out stunned and embarrassed for clearly having made a mistake. The other folks at the bar looked shocked too! The next day they called to tell me they found it.

Yesterday, I tried to give Henry St. another shot and went there with two friend. We sat at the bar and I told the story of the debit card, ending with "We have gone on nights when that bartender isn't working and its fine. And the food's good." Apparently, the bartender working LAST night, took offense at the story. I know this because she was incredibly unresponsive to our wanting to order, got my order totally wrong and, when I asked for a soda on the house while I waited and waited (over 15 minutes for a fish sandwich--while my companions finished their meal), said to me "Really? You're asking for a free soda?" in a disgusted tone. No apology ever offered for the original mistake, btw.

At that, we realized the evening was ruined, canceled the order and had the remainder of my companions' meals boxed to go. Her comments on our parting were "you don't talk bad about someone's colleagues right in front of them." I asked to speak with a manager and she said she was the manager. I asked to speak with her as the manager, and she refused.

So, my only option is to post my experience of this restaurant in the hopes that others will go elsewhere. The food is okay--competent enough pub grub--but the service is unremorsefully nasty. There are many, many other places to get a beer and a burger that don't leave you feeling abused and humiliated.

Cons: Abusive service staff

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The food here is great! Everything is well priced, no complaints! The servers were very friendly and helpful in helping make selections. They have a large variety of tap and bottled beers. There is also outdoor seating if you wish to partake.

2
★★★★★

The food here is great! Everything is well priced, no complaints! The servers were very friendly and helpful in helping make selections. They have a large variety of tap and bottled beers. There is also outdoor seating if you wish to partake.

Pros: Local spot, low key, casual, great food, great selection of beer, friendly staff

Cons: multiple servers for 1 table, gets a little confusing

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I've been here a few times over the past few months b/c I really tried to like the place because the food is affordable and I live somewhat nearby - but it has been a consistently bad experience. All of the employees (ESPECIALLY the bartenders, with maybe the exception of one) are terrible. They seem bothered to have to serve you and are just downright rude if you're not to their liking. Absolutely not recommending this place to anyone - in fact, telling everyone I know to stay away from it. Much, much better bars around the Atlantic Ave area. Service is key guys, so maybe you should understand why your bar never gets packed on a Friday or a Saturday night.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I've been here a few times over the past few months b/c I really tried to like the place because the food is affordable and I live somewhat nearby - but it has been a consistently bad experience. All of the employees (ESPECIALLY the bartenders, with maybe the exception of one) are terrible. They seem bothered to have to serve you and are just downright rude if you're not to their liking. Absolutely not recommending this place to anyone - in fact, telling everyone I know to stay away from it. Much, much better bars around the Atlantic Ave area. Service is key guys, so maybe you should understand why your bar never gets packed on a Friday or a Saturday night.

Pros: Great Area (but seek better bars in the area)

Cons: Service, Service, Service

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A great location and the great beer are nullified by uninteresting food - poorly executed - and bad service. I was in this establishment for twenty minutes before I got my beer. My companion had to ask for hers a second time. When that finally arrived it was fully one third head and just plopped down on the table like it was our fault it took so long. The odd thing is that they weren't even busy. I live right around the corner and would love for this place to be likable, but it just isn't.

This asset is being squandered by whoever runs/owns it.

1
★★☆☆☆

A great location and the great beer are nullified by uninteresting food - poorly executed - and bad service. I was in this establishment for twenty minutes before I got my beer. My companion had to ask for hers a second time. When that finally arrived it was fully one third head and just plopped down on the table like it was our fault it took so long. The odd thing is that they weren't even busy. I live right around the corner and would love for this place to be likable, but it just isn't.

This asset is being squandered by whoever runs/owns it.

Pros: beer selection, location

Cons: service, food

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Totally agreed about the service from earlier posts. I live in the neighborhood and like the last reviewer wanted to love this bar - I was all set to enjoy my neighborhood watering hole...but the extremely rude bartender ruined it. I was there for the last time last night and was essentially insulted for asking for a pen.

There is one wonderful bartender Pete - but I will only go if he's there and he seems a bit over worked - so tough to tell if he's going to be in a good mood. But all in all a great guy who creates a nice atmosphere.

It's very disappointing because this bar has so much potential - but I'm no longer taking friends or visitors it's just frustrating every time.

All in all if you want a good beer - and they do have a nice selection but don't mind the rude service this is your spot ...because it does have a nice atmosphere...

1
★★☆☆☆

Totally agreed about the service from earlier posts. I live in the neighborhood and like the last reviewer wanted to love this bar - I was all set to enjoy my neighborhood watering hole...but the extremely rude bartender ruined it. I was there for the last time last night and was essentially insulted for asking for a pen.

There is one wonderful bartender Pete - but I will only go if he's there and he seems a bit over worked - so tough to tell if he's going to be in a good mood. But all in all a great guy who creates a nice atmosphere.

It's very disappointing because this bar has so much potential - but I'm no longer taking friends or visitors it's just frustrating every time.

All in all if you want a good beer - and they do have a nice selection but don't mind the rude service this is your spot ...because it does have a nice atmosphere...

Pros: Good beer selection, great neighborhood

Cons: terrible service

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Many of us dream of having our own local pub, like in the one in the old tv show, Cheers. Henry Street Ale House was that place for me, my husband and many of our friends. For many years we suffered through one insult after another by their wait staff (which changes often) because hey - the food was good and the beer was great. (A very good selection for a small bar.) BUT - on two occasions they just went too far - once the waitress picked an argument with my pregnant friend, and on another occasion the bartender picked a fight with my dad (who was not drinking) for no apparent reason. I desperately want to love this place - it's dark, cozy, and a real neighborhood place - but I just wish they would start over and get great staff. I am not asking for four star service - just a place where I can drink with friends and relatives without worrying about whether they will pick a fight with us. Please, please improve your service!!

1
★★☆☆☆

Many of us dream of having our own local pub, like in the one in the old tv show, Cheers. Henry Street Ale House was that place for me, my husband and many of our friends. For many years we suffered through one insult after another by their wait staff (which changes often) because hey - the food was good and the beer was great. (A very good selection for a small bar.) BUT - on two occasions they just went too far - once the waitress picked an argument with my pregnant friend, and on another occasion the bartender picked a fight with my dad (who was not drinking) for no apparent reason. I desperately want to love this place - it's dark, cozy, and a real neighborhood place - but I just wish they would start over and get great staff. I am not asking for four star service - just a place where I can drink with friends and relatives without worrying about whether they will pick a fight with us. Please, please improve your service!!

Pros: Beer Selection

Cons: Service - terrible!

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This is a cozy place to meet friends. I've always managed to get a table and the service is good. I love the relaxed atmosphere and the large beer menu. They've always got something new for me to try.

1
★★★☆☆

This is a cozy place to meet friends. I've always managed to get a table and the service is good. I love the relaxed atmosphere and the large beer menu. They've always got something new for me to try.

Pros: Atmosphere, beer selection

Cons: n/a

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The food is excellent, but the service not so much.....Two times I have been in there I have had trouble with credit card transactions....

1
★★★☆☆

The food is excellent, but the service not so much.....Two times I have been in there I have had trouble with credit card transactions....

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The best place for fun times with fun cocktails. I really am glad your still the hot spot for locals

2
★★★★☆

The best place for fun times with fun cocktails. I really am glad your still the hot spot for locals

Pros: the staff and drinks

Cons: none

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Fun burgers great atmoshpere cool staff. These guys appreciate your money . May not have the best cocktails but they do try to accommodate what ya want. from dinner to drinks they treat you well.

2
★★★★☆

Fun burgers great atmoshpere cool staff. These guys appreciate your money . May not have the best cocktails but they do try to accommodate what ya want. from dinner to drinks they treat you well.

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A fun local place where you can let your hair down. consistant food. avery boozie drinks but very nice beer. good staff that make you feel welcome. Always a place to go when all else fails. try them out. and not too expensive

2
★★★★☆

A fun local place where you can let your hair down. consistant food. avery boozie drinks but very nice beer. good staff that make you feel welcome. Always a place to go when all else fails. try them out. and not too expensive

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fun place for the common cocktail. food is good and people a really nice. Old world charm, with a younger crowd. try the burgers they go down well

2
★★★★★

fun place for the common cocktail. food is good and people a really nice. Old world charm, with a younger crowd. try the burgers they go down well

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Great beer selection, food & service is just ok. Better in the summer time a little dark in the back in the winter.

1
★★★☆☆

Great beer selection, food & service is just ok. Better in the summer time a little dark in the back in the winter.

Pros: Beer selection

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Its just a plain place. Decent food, decent beer selection. Its great when its warm out and the windows are open to the street, but its a little dank in the winter.

1
★★★☆☆

Its just a plain place. Decent food, decent beer selection. Its great when its warm out and the windows are open to the street, but its a little dank in the winter.

Pros: Beer selection, Food

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This is our favorite bar/restaurant.
Serves great bar food and other dishes
Pulled Pork is great, as are Nacho's and special
Avg entree is ~$9 and that's enough for two
Cool belt driven ceiling fans and nice bar
Open pretty late
Only prob is a bit far from us

2
★★★★★

This is our favorite bar/restaurant.
Serves great bar food and other dishes
Pulled Pork is great, as are Nacho's and special
Avg entree is ~$9 and that's enough for two
Cool belt driven ceiling fans and nice bar
Open pretty late
Only prob is a bit far from us

Pros: Value, Portions, Tasty

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Great beer selection, the food's good, the music eclectic, and the service friendly and efficient.

2
★★★★☆

Great beer selection, the food's good, the music eclectic, and the service friendly and efficient.

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Great draught beer (they've actually got Old Speckled Hen on tap!) served by cool, attentive bartenders. Also there's always intersting music being played and top-notch bar-grub to chow on.

2
★★★★★

Great draught beer (they've actually got Old Speckled Hen on tap!) served by cool, attentive bartenders. Also there's always intersting music being played and top-notch bar-grub to chow on.

Pros: Great beer selection, Cool bartenders, Interesting music

 

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