333 Douglass Street, Gowanus
What it is: A new brewery, bar and event space with an eclectic entertainment lineup of music, poetry, food and beer talks and a Grateful Dead DJ night.
Why we love it: This joint is a looker — it has all of the good parts of what passes for Brooklyn design these days without succumbing to the clichés. If there’s an industrial vibe about the place, it’s because there’s an actual functioning brewery behind the scenes. Threes Brewing serves 10 house-made beers on tap, along with a bunch of favorites from “friends and heroes.” Four wine taps feature hard-to-find varietals.
What to order: You can’t go wrong with any of the house beers, but their newest Imperial Pale Ale, called Superf*ckingyawn, is probably the most fun to order. Threes features a rotating crew of food partners including Rucola, the Meat Hook and Dover / Battersby.
Regular tip: Ninth Street Espresso’s first Brooklyn location at Threes Brewing serves craft coffee every morning.