This is the latest entry in our series on the venues featured in the Brokelyn Beer Book. Greenpoint’s The Diamond is the perfect place to sport your Biggie sweater for some rounds of ship-deck games, great brew in-hand.
43 Franklin St. between Quay and Calyer, Greenpoint, 718-383-5030
What it is: A shiny, beer-centric bar with shuffleboard, rubber-ring quoits (a version of horseshoes) and a bi-level garden.
Why we love it: Owner Dave Pollack is a beer snob—some seriously rarified brews flow from his taps—but not an actual one. His bartenders couldn’t be nicer either.
Who to bring: Bill Cosby. The bar occasionally features ugly sweater contests.
What to order: Salami and cheese platter, $3 chili on Monday nights.
Diamond fun fact: Michael Landon is the bar’s official mascot.