This is the latest in our series on the bars featured in the Brokelyn Beer Book. The Brazen Head on Atlantic Ave. is chock-full of food and drink specials. April 10 is their Spring Clam and Oyster Shuck.
THE BRAZEN HEAD
228 Atlantic Ave. between Court & Boerum Place, 718-488-0430
What it is: Locals’ pub with a heavy emphasis on craft brews and cask beers.
Why we love it: The bartenders are knowledgeable about beer and can describe the rotating selections. But they won’t look at you funny if you decide instead to order a $2 PBR. Plus, there’s free bagels on Sundays, free wings on Mondays and a cheese plate on Thursdays, not to mention tri-annual cask festivals featuring 25 cask beers.
Who to bring: Beer junkies; dart champions; anyone you actually want to a have a conversation with instead of being drowned out by drunkards.
What to order: Try one of the cask beers or ask the bartender for a recommendation from the drafts. The bar typically keeps at least one beer at the $4 level, usually Checker Cab or Yuengling.
Brazen Head fun fact: In addition to attracting a crowd from nearby Brooklyn Law School, The Brazen Head is the unofficial official bar for Trader Joe’s employees.