03/27/17 5:19pm
Hot damn, double feature. Photo via Yelp user Bina S.

Hot damn, double feature. Photo via Yelp user Bina S.

Since its grand opening on Grand St. in September, Williamsburg’s Korean fried chicken joint Mahji has been breaking the barrier between upscale bar atmosphere and the ability to stuff your face with drumsticks in public.

The hyper-curated menu offers soy garlic or spicy glazed chicken in the form of boneless breast strips (tendies, essentially), wings, drum sticks, or combo drum sticks & wings. There’s also a lone salad option, a variety of sides (dumplings! Korean pancakes! Kimchi fried rice! Korean rice-ball!) and two alternative main course options: a Kimchi quesadilla and stone bowl bibimbap (“tempered vegetables on a bed of sizzling rice served in a heated stone bowl topped with an egg and Gochujang sauce”). (more…)

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…)

01/04/16 12:49pm
If you wanna go back to Beer Street with the next Beer Book, let us know! Photo by Patrick Phillips

If you wanna go back to Beer Street with the next Beer Book, let us know! Photo by Patrick Phillips

If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to discover more awesome bars and drink more beer this year, you’re in luck: the Brooklyn Beer Book is back!

Thanks to the popularity of the Beer Books’ very simple and very budget-friendly offering — 30 beers at 30 bars for 30 bucks — 2016 marks our sixth year (and eleventh and twelfth editions) of bringing the best beer in Brooklyn to you, our savvy readers, for a buck a piece. Even sweeter is that those beers are served at our (and your) favorite bars and restaurants in the borough. But — we’re looking for more. (more…)

12/28/15 1:38pm
Threes Brewing was new this year. Did you like them?

Threes Brewing was new this year. Did you like them?

Holy crap, 2015 is coming to an end, which means you need to make a resolution you won’t keep, you have a find a party where you’ll cry and make out with someone and most importantly you have to look at your Beer Book and see which tickets you still have left and can realistically use. Once January 1 comes around, your Beer Book 8 and 9 tickets will be as worthless as the scrip they used in the awful, traitorous Confederate States of America, so get out there and use them. We suggest trying out some new places in the remaining days of 2015, since that’s the whole point of the books, to explore new and exciting frontiers in drinking. (more…)

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If your Valentine’s Day game has been somewhat lacking in the past, then Greenpointers is the answer to all of your cupid-related anxieties. This weekend, they’re holding their annual Valentines Market to help you get your romance game up to the next level with gifts you can buy your sweetie from 60+ vendors set up to help out in all things romantic. Plus, you’ll find us there hawking the newest edition of our Beer Book, featuring over 30 different bars all itching to give you cheap beer (because if your S.O. isn’t into cheap beer, then you should probably break it off) because, what’s more romantic than beer?
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11/24/14 8:00am

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Brokelyn’s now-famous Beer Books have previously featured beloved bars from Greenpoint to Windsor Terrace. Now we’ve uncovered the best spots in Bay Ridge, Coney Island, Gerritsen Beach, Gravesend, Marine Park, Sheepshead Bay, Sunset Park and The Rockaways, all in one book: Beer Book 7, now on sale.

For $20, you get a gorgeously designed, limited edition, pocket-sized booklet filled with vouchers for 28 free beers of your choice at 28 of Brooklyn’s finest neighborhood bars, redeemable now through the end of 2015. All that savings leaves you plenty of scratch for burgers, wings, tacos and more beer.

Maybe you’ve been meaning to check out Bay Ridge — or maybe you live there and you’re a regular at places like Kettle BlackBean Post Pub and Windy City Ale House. But have you been to Lock Yard, Bay Ridge’s nod to Brooklyn North? Knocked back a knackwürst at Schnitzel Haus?

Whit's End, your new favorite pizza place in Far Rockaway.

Whit’s End, your new favorite beer-and-pizza place in Rockaway Beach.

Putting together Beer Book 7 has taken us to so many great places we think everyone should know about.  Venture over to the beer Valhalla that is Gravesend’s Draft Barn, or wash down a shot of nostalgia at Ruby’s, Coney Island’s oldest boardwalk bar and grill. Pair stroganoff and crepes at Russian/French fairy-tale bistro Anyway Café in Sheepshead Bay. Order more than cranberry juice at Sunset Park’s Irish Haven, where THAT bar scene in The Departed was filmed.

Join us in planning a winter Rockaways field trip to Whit’s End, Sayra’s Wine Bar & Bier Garden or the Playland Motel. Or explore 3rd generation family-owned marina-side refueling station, Tamaqua Bar & Grill in Gerritsen Beach. So many beer-centric outings await!

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Here are all the great places featured in the South Brooklyn & The Rockaways Beer Book:

Bean Post Pub • Ho’Brah Taco Joint • Lock Yard • Longbow Pub & Pantry • Pipin’s Pub • Red White & Brew • Schnitzel Haus • Skinflints Bar & Restaurant • The Harp Bar • The Kettle Black • Windy City Ale House • Yellow Hook Grille • Zito’s Sandwich Shoppe • Freak Bar • Peggy O’Neill’s • Ruby’s Bar & Grill • Tamaqua Bar & Grill • Anyway Cafe • Draft Barn • Third & Seven • Caracas Rockaway • Playland Motel • Rippers • Rockaway Beach Surf Club • Sayra’s Wine Bar & Bier Garden • Whit’s End • The Brass Rail • Irish Haven

Order your South Brooklyn and the Rockaways Beer Book here, and make 2015 a year of drinking adventurously.

Recommended for significant others, crushes, teachers, coaches, babysitters, mail persons, co-workers, shrinks, tutors and dog walkers. And you.

Pair brats and brews at Midwest-themed craft beer bar Lock Yard in Bay Ridge

Pair brats and brews at Midwest-themed craft beer bar Lock Yard in Bay Ridge

Stay warm and toasty at Draft Barn.

Stay warm and toasty at Draft Barn in Sheepshead Bay.

Eventually you'll be hungry again: Schnitzel Haus in Bay Ridge.

Eventually you’ll be hungry again: Schnitzel Haus in Bay Ridge.

How adorable is the Freak Bar in Coney Island?

How fun is the Freak Bar in Coney Island?

 

Have you ever seen a cooler looking bar than Sayras in the Rockaways?

Have you ever seen a cooler looking bar than Sayras in the Rockaways? Looks even better with free beer.

04/07/14 9:44am
It's gonna be great, so be there!

It’s gonna be great, so be there!

1. Get a brief bit of power by judging other people’s short films at Passenger Bar’s Monday Movie Night short film competition (Monday)

2. Get your monthly requirement of dizzying wordplay made up on the spot at Freestyle Mondays at Spike Hill (Monday)

3. Comedy show Apocalypse Wow is going through their own spring rebirth, but unlike your frustrating search for an apartment, theirs involves a set by Inside Amy Schumer head writer Jessi Klein (Monday) (more…)