10/27/15 9:48am
You, too, can drink just like your professional ballplayer heroes do. Just don't do something like this in the bar without asking the bartender first. via Facebook

You, too, can drink just like your professional ballplayer heroes do. Just don’t do something like this in the bar without asking the bartender first. via Facebook

As we’ve gone over, THE METS ARE IN THE GODDAMN WORLD SERIES. You know how to talk about the games and sound like you’ve been watching all year, if not for years on end, and now you need to know where to watch the games. We’ve got your back, with the best spots to watch the Mets in the World Series these next two weeks and holy shit we still can’t believe we’re typing that. (more…)

09/25/15 9:15am
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A Downtown soup dumpling spot is just one reason to kind of be okay with fall arriving. via Facebook

Well, fall has finally arrived, and everyone is reluctantly sliding into their light jackets. I won’t lie, I’m sad. Summer in New York is my favorite, even if it does mean the city smells like boiling garbage and the subway is a direct conduit to the molten center of the earth. But don’t despair, fall has it’s upsides – like cozy sweaters, colorful foliage and pumpkin spice everything. There’s also plenty to do in Brooklyn in the fall and you can do it without back sweat! Here are just a few of the reasons to look forward to autumn in Brooklyn, like restaurant openings, craft beer festivals and a spooky theme park. (more…)

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They’ll be back. via GoFundMe

Need more proof that Monday is the worst day everything? So check it out: On Monday we learned that Montero’s, one of the best dive bars in Brooklyn, was ready to sell to a developer who’d make their block a mall if any of the developers met their price. Booooo. Today though, on not-Monday, we learn that 773 Lounge, one of the best dive bars in Brooklyn, will be reopening in September. Just in time for a Mets playoff run! (more…)

11/10/14 11:46am
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Get it back to how it was in the good old days. via GoFundMe

We were all bummed to hear about the fire at the 773 Lounge, or at least those of us who are fans of it and good bars in general were bummed. Still, the owners vowed to rebuild, and you can help them do that by throwing some money to their GoFundMe. Do it, and you’ll have a place in alcohol Valhalla. (more…)

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Sob. Photo by Anna Gustafson, via Ditmas Park Corner

Hey, remember how when we were talking about the Brooklyn Historical Society program of talks about Brooklyn and fire, and we said that fire is both man’s friend and enemy? Well, screw that thing about fire being our friend, because a lousy goddamn fire has just gutted the 773 Lounge, the bar we called the second best dive in Brooklyn, and the reigning number one since Jackie’s Fifth Amendment threw in the towel. We demand the government start a war on fire on every front. (more…)

06/17/13 3:00pm
The awesome present, and the allegedly even more awesome future. via ESPN

The awesome present, and the allegedly even more awesome future. via ESPN

We’ve had a lot of fun at the Mets’ expense this year, but believe us when we say it comes from a genuine place of love and heartbreak. Why else spend so much time on them? So when we say that tomorrow the season probably peaks, we’re only saying it as frustrated realists. But their season probably does peak, with tomorrow’s doubleheader against the hated Atlanta Braves featuring phenom-of-the-moment Matt Harvey pitching the first game at 1:10pm and phenom-of-the-future Zack Wheeler making his major league debut pitching the night game a 7:10. If you were ever gonna play hooky from work to post up and watch baseball on TV, tomorrow’s the day. Here’s a few places to do just that. (more…)

03/15/12 9:25am

March cray-ness. Blackbirds taking it all the way!

March Madness is here, and you can just smell it in the air (“it” of course, refers to the smell of fear sweat rising off the nation’s children as they get their first exposure to Ernie doll come to life, Dick Vitale). If you don’t have an office job, you’re going to want to get the tournament off to the right start and pretend to desperately care about Southern Miss versus Kansas State. So why not check out any one of these five bars that open before the noon tipoff today and tomorrow and have glorious, glorious television? Also, Duke sucks. (more…)