Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Sheep Station
149 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121740.679278 -73.981369
4 pm-4 am
Neighborhoods: Boerum Hill
Worst bar in brooklyn – Horrible food... The drinks are terrible, don't even bother with a liquor drink. The people who frequent it are bipolar psychopaths. Go to 200 5th or any of the other bars in park slope.
Great Aussie-styple Gastropub, Atmosphere and food were spot on – All around a good time. Atmosphere and tables were perfect for a group of friends, place had both picnic-table style benches and couple's tables; fireplace was a nice plus. Food was hearty, tasty, and priced awesome. Service was prompt and friendly, but never fake or overly nice. Will be bookmarking this place.
Skimpy sandwiches – I ordered a $13 lamb sandwich and a beer and didn't feel satisfied when I left. The lamb sandwich was skimpy on the meat and came on a soggy slider-style roll.
Awesome Atmos!!! – Can I just say "I love this Fricken place"!!!!! It's awesome! It has three different phases 1)being the chilled back afternoon pint 2)The dinner rush 3)the after midnight party rocks on. I've been here many a time and I always have a great time. The bartenders are soooooooooooo cool. There's an Aussie guy (cute) and a couple American's. They all know how to make a wicked coctail and appear to have secret day jobs as they can hold a great conversation. The owners and staff are simply the best. They don't even have to try to make you comfortable because they are chilled and know what they are doing. The food is simple but soooo hearty and the beer is wide in range. After midnight the music slowly pumps up and by 2am your shakin it with old school tunes from rock to hip hop to Reggae...and you never feel like you have to leave.
I Wanna Love This Place – I think this is a great lil' spot. The atmosphere is pure beer drinking bliss. They could offer more food choices on their menu & concentrate on giving their food just a teeny bit more flair. While I love my college lifestyle grilled sandwich maker, I'm not sure how I feel about it being used in my $6 grilled cheese & tomato sandwich. The prices for both the beer & the food are reasonable. & It's rather hard to complain about the flavor of the food, b/c even the french fries, or "chips," are super tasty. Too bad they the much talked about poutine was unavailable to try...a fave of mine @ Pomme Frittes in the E. Village. I sneaked a bite of my bf's meat pie & WOW! It's really good & better as an entree than an appetizer b/c once you taste it, you won't wanna share! So, it's hard to not love this place. Just beware, the back rm. is chillier & close to 2 bathrms. & therefore has great potential to smell of toilet. When I went into the bathrm. in the hallway between the front & back dining rms., I reached for the toilet paper to find a soggy roll hanging on the holder. Ew. But the beer's cheap & delicious. The bloody marys are terribly refreshing & have an awesome zip. What reasonable prices. Unless you get overcharged for your beer. But this place is so tasty & they made sure our beer was fresh by replacing the keg. I think it's hard to not like this place in spite of its careless quirks. Just be prepared to request the check...twice.
Excellent local pub – This is my favorite Park Slope pub. The industrial decor looks great, and is a perfect fit for the location on industrial 4th avenue. It feels comfortable and low-key. The staff is always very friendly and attentive, and the food is good. My girlfriend usually gets the mussels with fries, and I am a fan of the curry pie. I like that you can order smaller plates (like the curry pie) if you're just hanging out and don't necessarily want a full meal. They serve the excellent selection of draft beer the same way, which I love: small, medium, or large (pint).
Great Neighborhood Spot – I really like this place. It's cozy and unpretentious w/ a stellar beer selection. It's definitely a unique find among the otherwise drabness of 4th avenue. Love the fish and chips!!! It's got this great wooden rustic feel and as soon as you step inside, you immediately feel at ease.
This Aussie-themed joint in Brooklyn takes the term gastropub back to its everyman roots. – The Scene
Dining in Brooklyn's outback means hoofing it to Fourth Avenue, but the walk works up an appetite for hearty Aussie grub. The bar/restaurant is split with a wooden bar and tables up front, and a spacious dining room, plus sidewalk seating to the back. Slow service works fine for the laid-back bar crowd, but can frustrate hungry diners.
What Sheep Station does best is serve beer and food without preening or pretense. One of Australia's most famous exports, the meat pie tastes strikingly like chili. For the nibblers, there's a mounding salad of arugula with sharp wedges of Manchengo cheese. The moist Australian barramundi gives indication of the pub's culinary aspirations, but plump mussels lag in a nearly tasteless broth. The burger is for those tired of the same old thing: Topped with beets, pineapple, a fried egg, lettuce, tomato and onion, it's a taste sensation not unlike a tropical meat salad.
Sweet Environment; Uneven Food – Sheep Station is an unpretentious, attractive, welcoming spot that lends considerable warmth and rusticity to Fourth Avenue's speedy, industrial, hyper-urban atmosphere. One is always greeted in a friendly manner and the Cooper's beer is lovely.
Unfortunately, the food is VERY uneven. The salads are great and so are the meat-pies. The fries range from wonderful to limp. The lamb sandwich was fatty, way too gamey, and full of oily-tasting gristle the night I had it. I provided this feedback to the waitstaff who were (and always are) very nice and attentive. Someone from the kitchen should have come by to follow-up and I found it interesting that nobody did--is the kitchen just not that interested?
I want this place to succeed and I hope it does. The New York Times wrote a gracious review a few weeks ago gently hinting that the kitchen had to get its act together if Sheep Station is to survive the inevitable onslaught of competition on Fourth Ave and the ongoing onslaught on Fifth. Alas, the uneven performance continues. Give them a try and see what you think.
Great Addition – I've come by here a few times and am really glad to have it in the neighborhood. Great meat pie, fantastic french fries, and tons of interesting beers on tap. They don't seem too busy yet, but I'm guessing that will change as people wander over to 4th and find it.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!
Do you have a review of Sheep Station on your blog? If you include the Citysearch image link (shown below) in your post, we'll automatically link to your review from the business profile page. Here's how our Linkback system works:
The Linkback system is free and automatic. It's really that easy.
To link to our business profile page, copy the html below to your web page.