Danish for ‘thirst’, Tørst is the latest addition to Brooklyn’s ever expanding bar scene, and a real haven for beer aficionados. Owned by Daniel Burns, the former head of Momofuku’s test kitchen, and Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø of Eviltwin Brewery, this craft beer bar offers an impressive selection of beers. There are usually 21 beers on tap, including the rare Kunhenn Raspberry Eisbock and Femme Fatale. The selection here is impressive, and enhanced by the care and attention paid to each and every brew; the glass-enclosed control panel under the tap allows Tørst’s bartenders to adjust each beer’s temperature, compression and mix of carbon dioxide and nitrogen.
The slick interior décor here has a Scandinavian-cum-Parisian feel, with a long marble bar counter, Nordic-inspired stools and plenty of reclaimed wood on the walls. Undeniably trendy, the crowd is often many flavours of hipster, but the team at Tørst really knows their beer, meaning that the bar is fast becoming a destination for beer lovers of all stripes.
To ensure that empty stomachs don’t lure imbibers from Tørst’s Scandi-chic surrounds, the bar offers a small but satisfying menu of small plates, including cured meats and pickles, hot dogs, and sandwiches. But there’s always Luksus, should the need for food override the urge for delicious brews. Found behind the bar, Luksus serves a seasonal tasting menu several nights a week.