02/01/17 10:28am
Tap into some new favorites at Kings Beer Hall, one of the bars featured in the 2017 Beer Books.

Tap into some new favorites at Kings Beer Hall, one of the bars featured in the 2017 Beer Books.

Extra! Extra! The 2017 Beer Books are on sale! We’re bringing you two tantalizing versions of the books you know and love, which bring you the unbeatable deal of 30 beers at 30 of Brooklyn’s finest bars for just $30.

Let’s face it: 2016 was rough, and if January is any indication, 2017 ain’t getting much better. But there is always a silver lining, and whether that’s solidarity in the form of resistance marches, opportunities to volunteer, or the god-given right to drink your pain away with 30 beers, Brokelyn is here to help.

In any event, today’s the day you can reserve a total of 60 beers on the house at dozens of great bars, breweries and beer-edified eateries that the borough has to offer. Snag one here now before they sell out!  (more…)

01/03/17 2:00pm
The 2017 Brokelyn Beer Books are coming soon! Tell us which bars you want us to include

Via life_of_chuck on Instagram.

If you live in Brooklyn and drink beer, then you’ll be psyched to know that the 2017 Brokelyn Beer Books are coming out soon! So we’re asking you now: what bars, breweries and restaurants you want to see in this year’s editions?

Both Brokelyn Beer Book editions for 2017 are going on sale at the end of this month and we want your help choosing the bars. We love all bars (and extra love bars who participate in the Beer Book), but we’re taking it to the e-streets, AKA this blog post, to get some intel on what YOU want to see more of.

What bars, breweries and restaurants were your favorite spots to hit in 2016? What new business do you think would make great fit for Beer Book 2017? We want names and reasons, too, whether it’s that you found yourself wanting more places with food, loved bars with sweet backyards, or hanker for brews in businesses that double as venues, movie theaters or coffee shops. (more…)

12/01/16 1:08pm
Give the gift of beer this holiday. Photo by Cat Wolinski/Brokelyn.

Give the gift of beer this holiday. Photo by Cat Wolinski/Brokelyn.

In these hard times, your friends all need a drink or two or 30. That’s why instead of buying the people on your shopping list or at your office Secret Santa some crap they’ll never use, you should instead give them something they really want: free beer.

We have a limited number of our Queens Beer Books still available for purchase — buy one today to get yours in time for the holidays! Each one contains coupons for more than 30 beers at more than 30 of Queens’ best bars, breweries, restaurants and beer halls for just $30. And if you’re shopping for someone who’s looking forward to the carefree days of summer, you can grab one of our Brokelyn summer tank tops too. (more…)

08/10/16 12:11pm
A boat, a beat, some beers and you. Say goodbye to summer with Get Summered's Fantastic Voyage cruise in September.

A boat, a beat, some beers and you. Say goodbye to summer with Get Summered’s Fantastic Voyage cruise in September.

Good news everyone! It turns out summer is actually not going to end this year. I talked with Sam Champion and Neil deGrasse Tyson, they conferred with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Katie Ledecky, JJ Abrams and Jacob deGrom, who ran the idea by the Obamas (Michelle, Barack and Malia) and Beyoncé , and they all agreed that it just ain’t right to give up our summer so soon just because the calendar will turn to September, so, fuck it, let’s keep this party going.

This is a relief because we’ve got many more beach days and summer adventures ahead of us, and not enough time to do it. One of those adventures involves our friends at Get Summered, the DJ crew who’s been bringing the party to the Riis Park Beach Bazaar all summer (and sharing their tips on how to make your own hater-proof playlist). Though we all agreed that summer isn’t going to end this year, they’re sending off the “official” calendar summer with a big-ass Fantastic Voyage boat party on Sept. 10!

The four-hour cruise features an open bar, a “floating mall” with food and vendors and, of course, hot tunes to sear in the memories of another NYC summer as you sail by the Statue of Liberty. Tickets for all this cost just $50, but Brokelyn has a pair of tickets to giveaway! Find out how to enter below.  (more…)

08/09/16 4:37pm
Try out the taps at Budin, one of the more than 30 bars in the Brokelyn Beer Book this year.

Try out the taps at Budin, one of the more than 30 bars in the Brokelyn Beer Book this year.

If you’ve been spending this whole hot, humid, thirst-inducing summer paying full price for drinks, you’re definitely doing it wrong. And look, we know everyone definitely needs a drink this summer, because the temperature keeps hanging out in the 90s like it’s wearing Hammer pants while watching Fresh Prince reruns, and this election cycle seems like a daily invitation to be drunk at every moment of the day.

The good news is, our final batch of Brokelyn Beer Books for 2016 are now on sale! We held a few dozen held in reserve and now we’re releasing them to the public. Just $30 gets you more than 30 beers at more than 30 bars across Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Bushwick and Bed-Stuy! Order yours here now before they’re gone for good(more…)

07/12/16 1:00pm
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Out in the Streets brings rock n roll crowds to a bucolic setting in Ridgewood.

Summer festival season is in full swing and we’re pretty much spoiled this year, as we always are when it comes to music (sorry, mid-sized cities everywhere). We’ve had a bunch of festivals big and small pull through town already and this weekend we’re getting another one that’s one of the chillest, locally grown outdoor fests around.

Out in the Streets fest this weekend takes place on two acres of park land in Ridgewood, with a spectacular view of Manhattan, lush gardens, a bonfire pit, historic sites and a lineup of some of our favorite bands from Brooklyn and beyond: The So So Glos, Frankie Rose, Beverly, Potty Mouth and many more! Two-day passes start at $38, but we’ve got two pairs of passes just for you! Find out how to enter below. (more…)

07/08/16 1:02pm
James Murphy and LCD Soundsystem will headline Sunday's festival. Via Facebook.

James Murphy and LCD Soundsystem will headline Sunday’s festival. Via Facebook.

Summer festival season is in full swing and we’re soaking up as many outdoor concerts as we can — without leaving the five boroughs, of course. And lucky for us, we don’t have to go far to experience one of the best festivals of the summer: NYC is about to be home to a major new festival: Panorama.

Goldenvoice, the folks behind Coachella, are bringing the first-ever Panorama festival to Randall’s Island July 22, 23 and 24 and it’s got one of the most stacked festival lineups we’ve ever seen: Headliners Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire and the freshly reunited LCD Soundsystem are backed up by Run the Jewels, Flatbush Zombies, The National, Sufjan Stevens, Alabama Shakes, The Julie Ruin, Broken Social Scene and a whole bunch more.

Tickets for three-day passes start at $319, and one-day passes at $99, but we’ve got the hookup for you: Brokelyn is giving away a pair of three-day VIP passes AND a pair of three-day general passes, just for you! Here’s how to enter. (more…)

06/28/16 4:49pm
Brokelyn and the NYC Beach Bus want you to never worry about getting to the beach again. Via Facebook.

Brokelyn and the NYC Beach Bus want you to never worry about getting to the beach again. Via Facebook.

On this Fourth of July weekend, we don’t have a European Union to declare independence from (and then immediately regret declaring independence from). But let us propose another thing to liberate yourself from: The tyranny of worrying how to get to the beach for the rest of the summer.

We will gladly help you in this revolution, because we’re giving away a season pass to the NYC Beach Bus! The bus is our favorite way to get to the the beaches in Rockaway, Jacob Riis Beach plus Fire Island and Robert Moses Beach. It’s easy to win: All you’ve got to do to enter is take an Instagram, which you’ll probably be doing this weekend anyway. (more…)

06/28/16 2:00pm
Tank god it's summer: Brokelyn's 🔥 🔥🔥 summer tank tops are now on sale!

Summer in the city just got sexier.

As you probably know by now, we here at Brokelyn are proud members of the varsity squad of Team Summer. Summer is the best part of life overall, but particularly here in Brooklyn, we get to live our best lives: Free movies, free concerts, biking everywhere we can, hopping on the subway or the Beach Bus to Rockaway, sipping a cool Brooklyn Summer Ale on a rooftop until we forget that any other part of the year exists.

This summer, we’ve distilled our excitement about the season into our very first line of Brokelyn summer tank tops, which are on sale right now! Show your summer loyalties with one of these, proudly made right here in Brooklyn.  (more…)

05/26/16 4:37pm
Beers, bus and beach go together perfectly. Via NYC Beach Bus Facebook.

Beers, bus and beach go together perfectly. Via NYC Beach Bus Facebook.

Beach season, aka the best time to be alive in the United States of America, is finally here again. Team Brokelyn frequently makes a case that New York City should be included in the pantheon of Great Beach Towns, thanks in no small part to the free beach parties that have popped up in recent years and the persistent success of blanket-side nutcracker delivery salesman. That’s also thanks to our wonderful, sometimes functional public transit that drops you off at any number of beach spots and can get you back for dinner in Manhattan by nightfall.

But the folks at NYC Beach Bus have made the trip to the beach even easier, quicker and more groovy for your summer weekends: starting this weekend, they’re back for another year, offering $15 roundtrips to Rockaway and Riis Park that come with free Sixpoint beer, which beats waiting anxiously underground for the A train to come. The NYC Beach bus is expanding its offerings even more this year with new beaches and a pickup spot in Manhattan. And we’ve got two pairs of passes to give to Brokelyn readers! (more…)