Skinflints, 7902 5th Ave. (at 79th Street), Bay Ridge, 718-745-1116
What it is: Bay Ridge neighborhood bar and restaurant with an old -world charm.
Why we love it: Walking into Skinflints is like entering into another time. Quiet and cozy, with stained glass windows, vintage chandeliers, tin ceilings and dark wood paneling, it feels like being in an old movie set. Bring your parents, a date who shares your penchant for nostalgia, anybody who has a hankering for a big and meaty sit-down meal, old-school style.
What to order: Have your pick of the 12 taps and 16 bottles of international and domestic brews. For an appetizer that will take you the distance, go for the half rack of BBQ ribs ($8.95), simmered all day in house sauce and falling off the bone. Also, the entrée chicken is available in ten different ways—from Picata to Marsala to Pot Pie. Have a marathon!
Fun fact: The bar’s stained glass was preserved from 1917, when the space first opened as an ice cream parlor.
Skinflints is featured in the 2015 South Brooklyn & the Rockaways Beer Book, on sale now.