This is the first in our series of profiles of the bars and beer-centric eateries featured in the Brooklyn Beer Book (great places, all, even without coupons.) Tonight, Team Brokelyn is going to be heading over to Sycamore around 8 for a little hops-infused editorial meeting. Please drop by if you’ve got a hot story idea for us—or even if you just want to say hello.
1118 Cortelyou Rd. between Stratford & Westminster, Ditmas Park, 347-240-5850
What it is: A bricky, woody destination bar that’s one of the biggest reasons under-30s are rediscovering the once-sleepy hamlet of Ditmas Park.
Why we love it: Intimate concert space downstairs, perfect garden in the back and the world’s nicest person selling flowers in front.
Who to bring: All those people who have always wondered about this semi-rural neighborhood but never been.
What to order: Beef jerky, followed by another beer. Repeat.
Sycamore fun fact: The bar also has one of largest American whiskey selections in the five boroughs.
For more on our favorite bars, please see our Brokelyn Beer Book directory.