What it is: A restaurant and bar that somehow makes the combination cozier than most. The coastal Red Hook spot is filled with maritime decor, maritime friendliness and maritime comfort food.
Why we love it: Hope & Anchor somehow pulls off being cool, too. Two awesome ladies run the bar, there’s drag queen karaoke Friday and Saturday night and if you’re feeling a little classier, Wednesday evening Jazz Jams pull in talent.
Who to bring: Hope & Anchor is a place for the nostalgic, the easy going, the queer friendly and the generally decent human beings of Brooklyn who either live near or are enthusiastic enough to travel to this fun-loving apple of Red Hook’s eye.
What to order: Take your pick of eggs any style, shrimp po’ boys, hoagies, good ol’ grilled cheese (an actual menu item) or international touches like tortilla soup and falafel, or peruse the neverending burger menu that even has a list of six of non-beef options, two of which are vegetarian and one of which is vegan!
The beer list includes 15 tasty bottles, mostly American crafts, which even have handy craft-beer-for-dummies descriptions to help you figure out what’s what.
Fun fact: Feel like a party? You can rent out the whole bar for as little as $20 a person and have veggie apps, hummus platters and cheese plates passing around like it’s nothin.—Cat Wolinski
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