photo credit: Evil Twin
As of Wednesday, June 2nd, there’s a second Evil Twin taproom where you can drink all summer long right by the water in Dumbo. We’re big fans of their original spot in Ridgewood, which opened in 2019 as the only taproom from a company that started as a nomadic brewery in Denmark.
Evil Twin is known for their experimental beer flavors, incredibly long names (a recent favorite of ours is “I ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO THE SUMMER OF HEDONISM,” and frequent new releases. As of late, they’ve been releasing special new beer and seltzer flavors every week for pick-up at both locations on Fridays starting at noon. This week, for example, they’re selling a cream-soda hard seltzer.
The brewery was originally started by Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, who happens to be identical twins with the owner of Mikkeller Brewing. A New York Times piece from 2014 claims the two brothers aren’t on speaking terms, which possibly explains the name Evil Twin. Yes, you may submit your screenplay pitch about the story of the adversarial identical twins to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new brewery space on 43 Main Street doesn’t currently offer outdoor service because of scaffolding. In order to open their bar at 100% capacity (and to open at all, really), owner Jeppe noted via email, Evil Twin is operating on an honor system to invite people who have been vaccinated inside. Masks are not required, and you order directly at the bar in the middle of the room.
This approach aligns with the current policy in New York, which states that private businesses can determine their own masking and vaccination rules going forward. Bars and restaurants do not need to keep six feet between each table or require masks for vaccinated individuals. Read our FAQ on mask policies and dining out right now for more information.
You can check out Evil Twin’s Dumbo taproom on weekdays starting at noon, and weekends starting at 10am. They’re also selling four-packs of beer to-go.
This piece has been updated to reflect the most accurate information available.