This is the third in our series on the venues featured in the Brooklyn Beer Book (great places, all, even without coupons.) In honor of the US gold-medal sweep at the Olympics yesterday, today’s spotlighted establishment is Trophy Bar, the Williamsburg bar where everyone’s a winner.
What it is: A trophy-themed bar, tucked away on Broadway under the JMZ. Why we love it: The friendly bartenders, the backyard garden, and the regular hosts of DJs and dance parties on the weekends. Who to bring: First and second dates if it’s a weeknight. On the weekend, bring only those you aren’t embarrassed to dance like a fool in front of. What to order: Mix things up and get one of their signature cocktails like the Best in Show or Runner up.
Trophy Bar fun fact: This bar is the work of the team from Stay Gold Gallery, and we hear something about Asia Dog on the back patio in the summer.
For the Brooklyn teen in search of ways to stretch that ever-waning allowance dollar, five ways to work it out:
What happens when you gather all the cutest merchandise one could possibly find and put it in one store for sale? You get Fred Flare (left) The brand with the ultimate cute factor has been an online shop for over 10 years, with affordable and stylish findings: clothing, accessories, home goods, etc. But they just recently opened a physical location in Greenpoint. With nice employees and a cheerful design, this little store could be the happiest place in Brooklyn. Fred Flare, 131 Meserole Ave, 718-349-1257, www.fredflare.com. (more…)