This is the latest in our series on the venues featured in the Brokelyn Beer Book. Brooklyn Ice House in Red Hook is the perfect out-of-the-way destination for this first weekend of spring.
BROOKLYN ICE HOUSE
318 Van Brunt St. between Pioneer & King, Red Hook, 718-222-1865
What is it: Red Hook’s Brooklyn Ice House is a neon lit beacon of hope on an otherwise “where the f am I?” stretch of Van Brunt Street.
Why we love it: People always asking what there is to do in Red Hook.
Who to bring: What might look like a strictly neighborhood dive, is in fact, a well cared for and tended establishment with a come-one-come-all atmosphere fit for locals and out-of-neighborhooders alike. Anyone with wheels (getting out to Red Hook can be tough!) or a beer connoisseur.
What to order: Two pulled pork sandwiches for $5 and onion rings. Absolutely delicious.
Ice House fun fact: The bar has 60-plus beers, categorized by country for your convenience.