1118 Cortelyou Rd., Ditmas Park
What it is: A bricky, woody destination bar and flower shop combo that’s one of the biggest reasons under-30s are rediscovering the once-sleepy hamlet of Ditmas Park. (more…)
This is the 29th in our series on the venues featured in the second Brooklyn Beer Book. This week we feature our penultimate bar by taking a trip over the Atlantic (Avenue) to visit those Brits at Chip Shop.
THE ATLANTIC CHIP SHOP
129 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn Heights
What it is: Classic Brit, from Spotted Dick to Old Speckled Hen to Beatles/Bowie posters to the propaganda slapped on the tables and walls.
Why we love it: Something about gloomy Brits and their greasy, caloric, hoppy habits make us very happy. The beers are heavy and the room can get rowdy when a good match is on. (more…)
This is the 28th in our series on the venues featured in the second Brooklyn Beer Book. This week we head down by the water to where the trains don’t go for a returning favorite, B61.
187 Columbia St. at Degraw St., Red Hook
What it is: An easy-going prelude to dinner upstairs, or post-lude to a hard day’s work.
Why we love it: It’s definitely a bit secluded, but the views through the enormous windows make you feel connected to Manhattan, and the regulars at the bar make B61 as a whole feel like a microcosmic Brooklyn. (more…)
Ray Deter was a beer connoisseur, NYC staple, and Brokelyn supporter who passed away earlier this month in a tragic cycling accident. We’ll never forget the joy in his eyes when we told him about our humble Beer Book endeavors and how our readers needed d.b.a. to be included. Tonight we will honor Ray’s memory in the best way possible: by raising a glass. To commemorate Ray’s life, Good Beer Seal hosts “A Toast to Ray,” tonight from 7-10pm at Ray’s bar, d.b.a. Brooklyn (113 N 7th St., Williamsburg). You can gorge endless Fette Sau and Tchoup Shop, and guzzle local brews from Kelso, Saison Dupont, Sixpoint and Brooklyn Brewery to support of his family, including a college fund for his two sons. Cancel your plans and head to Williamsburg. (more…)
This is the 26th in our series on the venues featured in the second Brooklyn Beer Book. This week we’re going down south to show off the hidden, small charms of Quarter Bar.
676 5th Avenue, South Slope
What it is: A small neighborhood bar nestled between the border of Green-Wood Heights and South Slope.
Why we love it: In addition to possessing an ultra laid-back feel without a lick of pretentiousness, the bar boasts an unassuming nice sized outdoor garden that’s great for patrons to kick back and enjoy a host of libations accompanied by a mid-summer night’s breeze. The bar is also next door to a 24-hour laundromat. How’s that for multitasking? (more…)
This is the 23rd in our series on the venues featured in the second Brooklyn Beer Book. This week we’re going deep into Gowanus to feature Beer Book newcomer The Lowlands.
543 3rd. Avenue (between 13th and 14th streets)
What it is: Brothel-chic lamps, a hyper-pleasant backyard and (all-caps) DEALS make Abilene’s sister bar the perfect option when your barge runs out of petrol on its way down the Gowanus. (more…)
This is the 22nd in our series on the venues featured in the second Brooklyn Beer Book. This week the spotlight is on reBar, the DUMBO pub with a love of reclaimed materials of all kinds.
147 Front St., DUMBO
What it is: Not your grandfather’s “gastropub” (where, depending on the day, you might be able to get blue cheese with your hamburger). No, grandfather, this is the real deal – with apple fennel mango slaw (for the slaw enthusiasts), ostrich (for the goofy bird lovers out there), and a lovingly curated beer list to match an incredible selection of European wines. (more…)
This is the 21st in our series on the venues featured in the second Brooklyn Beer Book. This week we’re featuring Project Parlor, whose ample backyard space and cozy interior is calling to us on these hot early summer days.
742 Myrtle Ave. Bed-Stuy
What it is: A charming and endearingly grungy Bed-Stuy watering hole with one of the biggest outdoor areas you ever did see, located on an otherwise desolate stretch of Myrtle Ave. (more…)
We’re entering the final stretch of celebrating our beloved Beer Book bars, so it’s time again for another Brokelyn BeerUp! This Thursday, join Team Brokelyn on the roof of Berry Park in Williamsburg for an evening of drinking, socializing and talking all things cheap, free and fun in Brooklyn this summer. The BeerUps are nothing more than a chance for us to all get together, use a Beer Book coupon if you have one or just kick back on a sunny Thursday evening. Ever have something you want to see on Brokelyn but never got the courage to bring up? Grab a strong German beer and come talk to us at Berry Park! Brokelyn BeerUp, Thursday, 7pm until they kick us out, Berry Park, 4 Berry St. Look for the people in Brokelyn T-shirts! (more…)
"Going tomorrow. I plan to take some great pictures. Can't wait"
"i dont get it"
"i like the hipsters deserve to die anti-smoking ads"
"That'll really taint this bar's reputation"