577 Flatbush at Midwood, Prospect Lefferts Gardens,
What it is: The wood, iron and Edison-bulb craft bar and gastropub that the neighborhood wanted. With its extensive beer and spirit lists paired with unabashedly hearty app-and-burger menu, Midwood Flats draws nightly crowds.
Why we love it: While there are a handful of great new bars in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, the neighborly but just-upscale-enough vibe here will draw you back again and again. Open less than a year, Midwood Flats feels like it’s been here forever.
What to order: Artichoke hearts, the catfish BLT or a lobster roll (in two versions: classic and nouveau) that recalls the best New England shacks. Did we mention the burgers?
Pro tip: It’s not actually in Midwood, or anywhere near it. Take the Q to Parkside.