Yellow Hook Grille, 7003 3rd Ave.,  (corner of Ovington Ave.), Bay Ridge, 718-238-1089

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What it is: Neighborhood sports bar and grill brought to you by the four Long brothers who formerly owned Manhattan sports bars Long Shots, Third and Long, and Turtle Bay.

Why we love it: A prime outdoor seating area with picnic tables makes for great people-watching. Inside, catch the game on one of nine screens, take part in pub trivia on Tuesday nights and enjoy Happy Hour from 4-7 every day of the week. Bring Notre Dame football fans. Your trivia associates. A friend you would like to comfort with comfort food.

What to order: Every night of the week the kitchen puts together a different special of classic comfort food—from Monday meatloaf to Sunday prime rib—and we know you could use a good square meal. Wash it down with one of the 12 rotating crafts on tap or one of 12 bottled selections.

Regular tip: “Yellow Hook” was the original Dutch name for the area of New Utrecht that is now Bay Ridge, so called after the color of the soil. The name was changed to Bay Ridge in the mid-1800’s after an outbreak of yellow fever.

Yellow Hook Grille is featured in the 2015 South Brooklyn & the Rockaways Beer Book, on sale now.

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