Bar of the Week: Brooklyn Ice House

This is the twelfth in our series on the venues featured in the second Brooklyn Beer Book. This week the spotlight is on the Brooklyn Ice House, where the friendly Red Hook waterfront vibe is in full effect.

318 Van Brunt St. between Pioneer & King, Red Hook

What is it: This Red Hook staple is a neon-lit beacon of hope on an otherwise “where the f am I?” stretch of Van Brunt Street.

Why we love it: It’s the answer to the question people are always asking: “what there is to do in Red Hook? Plus, cheap beer, pulled pork and a spacious backyard to chill out.


Who to bring: What might look like a strictly neighborhood dive, is in fact, a well-cared-for and tended establishment with a come-one-come-all atmosphere fit for locals and out-of-neighborhooders alike; Anyone with wheels (getting out to Red Hook can be tough!) or a beer connoisseur.

What to order: Two pulled pork sandwiches for $5 and onion rings. Absolutely delicious.

Ice House fun fact: The bar has 60-plus beers, categorized by country for your convenience, and minus the pretension.