12/03/14 3:15pm
Get to know this friendly crew Saturday night, where we'll be selling Beer Book 7

Get to know this friendly crew Saturday night, where we’ll be selling Beer Book 7

Fancy yourself old-school? Online purchasing not your thing? Then come out to the Bean Post Pub Saturday night where we’ll be slinging Beer Book 7: South Brooklyn & the Rockaways from 8pm-11 pm. You can peruse the glossy little number, have a look-see at the physical vouchers for 28 beers at 28 bars for $28 before pulling the trigger—which we hope you’ll do, because at a $1 a beer we’re practically giving ‘em away.

And you should come out and hang with us at Bean Post anyway, one of the featured bars in the new book, where there’s all the makings of a great Saturday night. Come early to catch the Rangers-Red Wings game at 7 pm on one of 16 HDTVs, stay for tunes by DJ Danny Dare beginning at 10pm (no cover). Throughout the night, enjoy an epic bar menu of appetizer sampler platters, “coasters” (sliders), burgers and over 40 varieties of wings (no joke). Beer-wise, choose from 21 draft lines featuring micros from the likes of Goose Island, Flying Dog and Great South Bay and over 50 bottled beers. We hope to see you there.


11/24/14 8:00am

South Brooklyn Cover Closeup

Update: Through Christmas, enter beer20 at checkout to get 20 percent off your Beer Book order. 

What’s a better holiday gift than a pocket full of free beers at the best bars in town? 

Brokelyn’s now-famous Beer Books have previously featured beloved bars from Greenpoint to Windsor Terrace. Now we’ve uncovered the best spots in Bay Ridge, Coney Island, Gerritsen Beach, Gravesend, Marine Park, Sheepshead Bay, Sunset Park and The Rockaways, all in one book: Beer Book 7, now on sale.

For $28, you get a gorgeously designed, limited edition, pocket-sized booklet filled with vouchers for 28 free beers of your choice at 28 of Brooklyn’s finest neighborhood bars, redeemable now through the end of 2015. All that savings leaves you plenty of scratch for burgers, wings, tacos and more beer.

Maybe you’ve been meaning to check out Bay Ridge — or maybe you live there and you’re a regular at places like Kettle BlackBean Post Pub and Windy City Ale House. But have you been to Lock Yard, Bay Ridge’s nod to Brooklyn North? Knocked back a knackwürst at Schnitzel Haus?

Whit's End, your new favorite pizza place in Far Rockaway.

Whit’s End, your new favorite beer-and-pizza place in Rockaway Beach.

Putting together Beer Book 7 has taken us to so many great places we think everyone should know about.  Venture over to the beer Valhalla that is Gravesend’s Draft Barn, or wash down a shot of nostalgia at Ruby’s, Coney Island’s oldest boardwalk bar and grill. Pair stroganoff and crepes at Russian/French fairy-tale bistro Anyway Café in Sheepshead Bay. Order more than cranberry juice at Sunset Park’s Irish Haven, where THAT bar scene in The Departed was filmed.

Join us in planning a winter Rockaways field trip to Whit’s End, Sayra’s Wine Bar & Bier Garden or the Playland Motel. Or explore 3rd generation family-owned marina-side refueling station, Tamaqua Bar & Grill in Gerritsen Beach. So many beer-centric outings await!

South Brooklyn cover

Here are all the great places featured in the South Brooklyn & The Rockaways Beer Book:

Bean Post Pub • Ho’Brah Taco Joint • Lock Yard • Longbow Pub & Pantry • Pipin’s Pub • Red White & Brew • Schnitzel Haus • Skinflints Bar & Restaurant • The Harp Bar • The Kettle Black • Windy City Ale House • Yellow Hook Grille • Zito’s Sandwich Shoppe • Freak Bar • Peggy O’Neill’s • Ruby’s Bar & Grill • Tamaqua Bar & Grill • Anyway Cafe • Draft Barn • Third & Seven • Caracas Rockaway • Playland Motel • Rippers • Rockaway Beach Surf Club • Sayra’s Wine Bar & Bier Garden • Whit’s End • The Brass Rail • Irish Haven

Order your South Brooklyn and the Rockaways Beer Book here, and make 2015 a year of drinking adventurously.

Recommended for significant others, crushes, teachers, coaches, babysitters, mail persons, co-workers, shrinks, tutors and dog walkers. And you.

Pair brats and brews at Midwest-themed craft beer bar Lock Yard in Bay Ridge

Pair brats and brews at Midwest-themed craft beer bar Lock Yard in Bay Ridge

Stay warm and toasty at Draft Barn.

Stay warm and toasty at Draft Barn in Sheepshead Bay.

Eventually you'll be hungry again: Schnitzel Haus in Bay Ridge.

Eventually you’ll be hungry again: Schnitzel Haus in Bay Ridge.

How adorable is the Freak Bar in Coney Island?

How fun is the Freak Bar in Coney Island?


Have you ever seen a cooler looking bar than Sayras in the Rockaways?

Have you ever seen a cooler looking bar than Sayras in the Rockaways? Looks even better with free beer.

09/25/14 2:43pm
Clear out the crafts you don't use and make room for some that you will!

Clear out the craft supplies you don’t use and make room for some that you will!

Do you have a box in your room that’s overflowing with craft supplies you’ve never touched, or projects you never found the time to finish, you’re afraid to even open it? Well, it’s not doing you any good sitting there in a tangled heap. You’re never going to string together those sea glass beads, and that periwinkle yarn is not a color that you’d ever wear as a scarf around your neck. What if you could trade in your as of yet un-crafted craft stuffs for supplies that catch your more immediate fancy, relieving your guilt and making some putative lover-of-periwinkle’s day? Well, this Wednesday night you can exchange pins for needles and felt for denim, and the like, at Brooklyn Craft Company’s Craft Supply Swap. (more…)

09/25/14 1:37pm
Let @rukus_tattoo ink you with one of these tats for only $40 at Black Square Tattoo

You always wanted a pair of dice on your wrist

Been dreaming about getting a pizza slice tattoo for a while now, to commemorate your love of NYC and, well, pizza? How ’bout a black spider to get you in the Halloween mindset? These are just a few of the designs available for only $40 at Williamsburg’s Black Square Tattoo tomorrow, Friday, from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m., a promotion in celebration of the parlor’s one year anniversary.

It’s first come, first serve tomorrow, so the earlier you can get there, the better. Check out Black Square on Instagram, where the shop will be uploading flash sheets of available tats.

Medusa Salon is one of six Slope spots where you can get a beauty deal through tomorrow

Medusa Salon is one of six Slope spots where you can get a beauty deal through tomorrow

Our Park Slope Summer Beauty promotion rounds out tomorrow, so it’s your last chance to mention Brokelyn and get 20% off or more on haircuts, waxes, facials and more from the six participating salons, if you haven’t already. Think of it as an Independence Day make-over, so you can bask among the beer and bbq and fireworks this weekend.

Here’s a rundown of what’s offered where:

Slope Suds Salon: 20% off cut or color
Elan Salon & Day Spa and Venelle Salon & Spa: 20% off facials and waxes
Medusa Salon: 20% off all hair services
Salon Bohemia: 20% off any service (hair, waxes, and facials) of at least $30; 25% off when you combine two or more services
Dhaga Aveda Salon: 20% off all services (hair, threading, waxing, ear piercing)

So get thee to the salon and looking good!

06/23/14 2:33pm
brooklyn museum fountain

You know, like this. Except with music playing too. via Flickr user Howard Brier

Y’all know the super rad fountain in front of the Brooklyn Museum? The high spurts of water make you feel giddy and full of hope about the romantic possibilities of life…and very jealous of all the little kids who get to run up and try to fuck with them without reprimand. Well, if you’re musicially inclined, here’s a way for you to have more fun with the fountain than even the kiddos: The Brooklyn Museum is calling for submissions from composers and music producers of any genre to make a soundtrack to accompany the fountain’s water blasts. Any genre whatsoever, so if you’ve been saving up that electroclash/grindcore composition for you the perfect occasion, this might be it. All you have to do is email a link to your composition to adult.programs [AT] brooklynmuseum.org by July 30. The final selections will then be performed for the general public Thursday, August 14 at 6:30 pm.

06/16/14 4:43pm
Who has the fairest soul of  all these average looking people?

Who has the fairest soul in this line up of looney tunes?

The saying is wrong, beauty isn’t only skin deep! Comedian and event mastermind Jo Firestone, the brains and laughs behind Friends of Single People, the World’s Tiniest Comedy Club and the Punderdome, has gathered together 12 folks who may look average on the outside, but possess above-average souls, to compete for the title of “Most Inner Beautiful” at the 3rd Annual Inner Beauty Pageant, Wednesday at 8pm at Littlefield. Hell, as long as it’s pageant season, you may as well get to as many as you can. (more…)

06/16/14 7:00am
brooklyn dog runs

Your pup will jump for joy when you bring her to one of these dog runs or off-leash areas. All photos by Kirsten White

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You and your mutt can only play fetch for so long in your apartment’s 10 feet of common area before you’ll both literally run into the wall. Now that it’s summer, you’ve got no excuse not to get off your haunches and bound into the great outside! Whether catatonic in the coffice or comatose on the couch, you’ve both been cooped up for too long and are in great need of some Vitamin D(og). Don’t despair, we’ve made a list of seven of our favorite North Brooklyn dog runs and off-leash areas where you both can run around free.  (more…)


Slope Suds wants to clean up your coif

Slope Suds
462 7th Avenue (at 16th Street)
718-788-7837 (SUDS)
Deal: 20% off cut or color for new clients who mention Brokelyn through July 3.

Ever wonder what it would be like to get your hair cut without getting it wet first? At Slope Suds, a cozy neighborhood salon in the South Slope, owner Karla Mironov and senior stylist Milla can do your ‘do using the John Sahag dry cutting method, which results in a more precise cut than the traditional wet cut (but they do those as well.) Curly-haired girls, book with senior stylists Alan or Milla. For vibrant, trending color, ask for Amanda, and for buttery highlights and seamless ombre, resident color expert, Nicki, who works weekends. Junior stylist and “rising star” Nallely excels at dapper men’s cuts and fashionable ladies’ styles. While you’re there don’t forget to check out Mironov’s new line, Karla Jean Luxe body care. The Jasmine Grapefruit and Bergamot Sugar Whip sounds delicious, err, for the skin.

Check out the complete Park Slope summer beauty guide here!

Dhaga will do right by your ‘do

Dhaga Aveda Salon
294 5th Avenue (btw 1st and 2nd streets)
Deal: 20% off all services for new clients who mention Brokelyn through July 3

If the fact that Dhaga Aveda Salon offered half-price hair cuts and donated the proceeds to cancer patients isn’t reason enough to patronize it, the services alone sound too good to pass up. How about a chocolate wax that will leave your skin silky instead of red and irritated? There’s a whole menu just for “Aveda Hair Treats.” The Scalp Soother is an exfoliating head massage using wintergreen-derived salicylic acid to remove itchy build-up. Curly haired girls: look to stylists Reina Goodrich and Grace Anne Baptiste, who are Deva Curl certified. If you want to go for color, you’ve got highlights to gloss to balayage and ombre options to choose from, all conducted with plant-based Aveda color products that are easy on your mop.

Check out the rest of the deals in our Park Slope summer beauty guide!