This is the seventh in our series on the venues featured in the second Brooklyn Beer Book. Let’s just allow ourselves to believe this week that the spate of warm weather is the harbinger for a glorious spring to come, which is why we’re featuring Bar Great Harry, whose wide-open doors provide just the right amount of air flow to enjoy those early spring breezes.
280 Smith St. between Sackett & Degraw, Carroll Gardens
What it is: Hops heaven that stands out from the preponderance of watering holes on Smith Street.
Why we love it: Knowledgeable staff helps you choose from 20 rotating drafts and 70+ bottles; two pinball machines keep your hands busy; a welcoming atmosphere for your pooch.
Who to bring: Beer snobs who know a Sly Fox from a Flying Dog, your after-work drinking buddies.
What to order: The draft list changes almost daily, but our favorites right now include the Ten Fidy from Colorado’s Oskar Blues (which packs a punch at 10.5 percent). But the beer bench is deep enough here that you should ask the bartenders to find something that accommodates your tastes.
Bar Great Harry fun fact: Trivia nights are held every Monday; brewery nights are held every other Tuesday.