Lonely Planet Magazine (US) - - NYC -

With its un­der­stated and Scan­di­na­vian-in­spired decor – white mar­ble, long mir­rors and pan­els of her­ring­bone wood­work for tex­ture – Brook­lyn’s Tørst cer­tainly ex­udes style. But at this bar, sub­stance comes first. Iden­ti­cal, un­marked taps pour a ro­tat­ing ar­ray of rare and craŽ beers: heavy on the sours, with a deep bench of IPAs, lagers and high-ABV stouts from lo­cal fa­vorites such as Grimm, Other Half and Suarez Fam­ily Brewery. “We oŽen print new menus twice in one day to make sure they’re up to date,” says bev­er­age man­ager Mike Amidei, as he slides a fresh one across the bar. The food here, such as aged coun­try ham and the house-made strac­ciatella cheese served with lo­cal sour­dough bread, is de­signed to com­ple­ment what­ever is on tap. It all serves to keep a laser fo­cus on the most im­por­tant thing in this es­tab­lish­ment: beer. That’s just how the pa­trons – and the knowl­edge­able, laid-back bar­tenders, who are gen­er­ous with sam­ple sips when they’re not rushed oš their feet – like it.

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