This is the latest in our series on the venues featured in the Brokelyn Beer Book. British to the core, and with fried Twinkies on the menu, the Atlantic ChipShop is made for pondering the ins and outs of our health care system.
THE ATLANTIC CHIPSHOP
129 Atlantic Ave., between Clinton & Henry, 718-855-7775
What it is: Classic Brit, from Spotted Dick to Old Speckled Hen to Beatles/Bowie posters to the propaganda slapped on the tables and walls.
Why we love it: Something about gloomy Brits and their greasy, caloric, hoppy habits make us very happy.
Who to bring: Football (re: soccer) fans, especially those of Arsenal, the house team. Friends who want to share fried macaroni, fish n’ chips, and a fried snickers with you, leaving all guilt aside.
What to order: Some of the 16 beers on tap rotate weekly, so ask the bartender if there’s something new and special. Otherwise?: A pint of Harp, fish n’ chips and a fried Twinkie.
ChipShop fun fact: The deep-fried Hostess Cherry Pie was banned from the menu because the actual pie has trans fats, but it is said that you can bring in whatever you want, and they will fry it for you.