Brooklyn's Last Seltzer Men | I Got a Guy | Bon Appétit

  • Published: 29 September 2017
  • A century ago, New Yorkers got their fizzy water from the thousands of seltzer men that delivered to the five boroughs. Alex Gomberg is a fourth generation seltzer man and, as Brooklyn's youngest, he's trying to keep the business alive.

    Locations: Gomberg Seltzer Works, Cotter Barber, Juliana's, Fresh Kills

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Comments • 1 474

  • InsideLine PH
    InsideLine PH  15 hours back

    I remember a cartoon that had a green seltzer in it. I don’t know what cartoon it is. Does anyone know??

    • Josh Mason
      Josh Mason  1 weeks back

      Why have I got a feeling that the ‘open up soda pop and all the pressure is gone.. but not with old fashion seltzer!’ Is used all the time as a promotion point, like a bad infomercial 😂 props to the boys tho

      • Sir Underbridge
        Sir Underbridge  1 weeks back

        The only jew in the country doing manual labor for a living.

        • Jack Cochrane
          Jack Cochrane  2 weeks back

          Seltzer: It hurts when you drink it TM

          • Jenna Joella
            Jenna Joella  3 weeks back

            *Literally carbonated tap water... lolol*

            • BX0207
              BX0207  1 months back

              Wonder why his chain pendant is hanging in front of him in the van (not clear in camera view but there).. then when facing the camera, he's tossed it behind his back.

              • jajajah86
                jajajah86  1 months back

                If you like your teeth and bones to be intact, let them and the big soda companies go bankrupt.

                • BX0207
                  BX0207  1 months back

                  Why.. are you saying carbonated water is bad for your bones??

              • Earl Elwood
                Earl Elwood  1 months back

                My grandmother always had a bottle in the cool box, she lived in Brooklin. Love the stuff, still drink it, sorry to say out of a plastic bottle these days.

                • drinkmesilly
                  drinkmesilly  1 months back

                  I didn't see one comment about the 3 stooges using the seltzer bottles. Always wanted to shoot someone in the face with seltzer like they did.

                  • Chris Anderson
                    Chris Anderson  1 months back

                    Dang that barista at 3:40 is a hottie

                    • ogeeezzz
                      ogeeezzz  1 months back

                      😭😭😭😭i never wanted some seltzer so bad in my life till rn

                      • Viktor Kiss
                        Viktor Kiss  1 months back

                        Do you guys drink wine (white or rosé) with soda in the US? This has a huge tradition here in Hungary.

                        • BigAnimeTiddies
                          BigAnimeTiddies  1 months back

                          Nice try Big Seltzer, I'm still not buying your fizzy water.

                          • Québécois Foie Gras
                            Québécois Foie Gras  1 months back

                            Jewish marketing level 9000. Selling tap water and air in rented bottles with character.

                            • PoopiePants Mcgee
                              PoopiePants Mcgee  1 months back

                              Kinda dope! Respect

                              • Alexander Brown
                                Alexander Brown  1 months back

                                Kyle Kulinksi liked this video

                                • Magnus McCloud
                                  Magnus McCloud  1 months back

                                  3:36 - 3:45 he should have said afterwards... "and the drink is not bad." he missed out on delivering a sweet pick up line.

                                  • Allen Han
                                    Allen Han  1 months back

                                    I hope they have a backup plan. One bad market or new innovation in DIY product market will put them out of business.

                                    I suggest they quickly invent a Seltzer kit for bars to expand.

                                    This market is ever-changing. You're either 1 or a 0, alive or dead.

                                    At least they can say they are the leaders in the Seltzer business.

                                    • Fel Ta
                                      Fel Ta  1 months back

                                      Soooo... Who is the 10 yo who wrotethat letter? Hmmmmm🤔

                                      • Bob James
                                        Bob James  1 months back

                                        I happen to have foxes u but syrup its really good

                                        • Nicholas Brown
                                          Nicholas Brown  1 months back

                                          I'm in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and I never seen a Seltzer bottle in my life!

                                          • Logan Cratty
                                            Logan Cratty  2 months back

                                            Someone should build an app for his business!

                                            • Alijah Sefchick
                                              Alijah Sefchick  2 months back

                                              I really want to try some of this seltzer now

                                              • kingjappyjoe420
                                                kingjappyjoe420  2 months back

                                                Making my first ever Egg Cream today 😁

                                                • B D
                                                  B D  2 months back

                                                  How do they clean the bottles?

                                                  • Owen
                                                    Owen  2 months back

                                                    "Good seltzer should hurt when you drink it"

                                                    • Horacio Cordova
                                                      Horacio Cordova  2 months back

                                                      I hope Alka-Seltzer doesn't try to run these guys out of business! Hahahaa I want to try the Seltzer chocolate milk.

                                                      • The Beef. 17
                                                        The Beef. 17  2 months back

                                                        can i get some that in Maryland?????

                                                        • RaspingPompano2
                                                          RaspingPompano2  2 months back

                                                          That's awesome and I love some of their Seltzer!

                                                          • leo halim
                                                            leo halim  2 months back

                                                            Crazy, they made a non alcoholic white claw

                                                            • RTSchofield
                                                              RTSchofield  2 months back


                                                              • Mittron
                                                                Mittron  2 months back

                                                                Seltzerman = delivery guy

                                                                • KaputPictures
                                                                  KaputPictures  2 months back

                                                                  I mean in my country seltzer is still quite popular and you can basically take the old bottle and get a filled one for pocket change. Its quite nicer as it holds the carbonation for much longer and also has its own carbonation not like normal bottled water.

                                                                  • Nathan Kinney
                                                                    Nathan Kinney  2 months back


                                                                    • Reynaldo Cardoza
                                                                      Reynaldo Cardoza  2 months back

                                                                      Something in that seltzer water that when you drink it makes your stomach feel so good

                                                                      • Warren Pellacani
                                                                        Warren Pellacani  2 months back


                                                                        • Stephen
                                                                          Stephen  2 months back

                                                                          Fine YouTube I’ll watch it

                                                                          • kuso Ru
                                                                            kuso Ru  2 months back

                                                                            It is taste like eater thought

                                                                            • Lucas Patrick
                                                                              Lucas Patrick  2 months back

                                                                              I want Mt. Dew Syrup so it bites me back!

                                                                              • Psyony otani
                                                                                Psyony otani  2 months back

                                                                                His father sounds a little like trump.

                                                                                • AquariusRising
                                                                                  AquariusRising  2 months back

                                                                                  Disgusting, willfully discharging co2 in this day and age. Have they no heart? How will they make seltzer when the sea levels rise?

                                                                                  • Tin
                                                                                    Tin  2 months back


                                                                                • Mayank Acharya
                                                                                  Mayank Acharya  2 months back

                                                                                  How do I get this outside NYC? For example Harrisburg PA?

                                                                                  • CadillacJak
                                                                                    CadillacJak  2 months back

                                                                                    IMHO Seltzer is trash

                                                                                    • Zach Brown
                                                                                      Zach Brown  2 months back

                                                                                      "whole milk" *proceeds to show a carton being poured that CLEARLY said Heavy Whipping Cream* 🤣'

                                                                                      • Jbramson12
                                                                                        Jbramson12  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Zach Brown perhaps, but that’s unnecessary. It comes out just fine with whole milk

                                                                                    • nevy channel
                                                                                      nevy channel  2 months back

                                                                                      I respect them, but never will I drink carbonated chocolate milk.

                                                                                      • Jbramson12
                                                                                        Jbramson12  3 weeks back

                                                                                        It’s a New York thing. You should try it some time. You’d like it more then you think. Look at the proportions there; tho. It takes a LOT of chocolate to make it good

                                                                                      • Ameritus
                                                                                        Ameritus  4 weeks back

                                                                                        I'd try it, but not sure I would actually end up liking it. I'll try most things once.

                                                                                      • Lumi Nariel
                                                                                        Lumi Nariel  1 months back

                                                                                        It is actually amazing, no lie. Like, it's not even chocolate like you'd think, like Hershey, it's more like Fudge, really creamy and rich

                                                                                      • G Man
                                                                                        G Man  2 months back

                                                                                        ..... maybe once .... a small sip

                                                                                    • Cornpop Was A Bad Dude And I Sniffed His Hair

                                                                                      *Seltzer shilling intensifies*

                                                                                      • Tony Dope
                                                                                        Tony Dope  2 months back

                                                                                        Lmao who TF wants to be hurt Everytime they drink a soda

                                                                                        • Was'nt true
                                                                                          Was'nt true  2 months back

                                                                                          what it taste like??