This is the 26th in our series on the venues featured in the second Brooklyn Beer Book. This week we’re going down south to show off the hidden, small charms of Quarter Bar.
676 5th Avenue, South Slope
What it is: A small neighborhood bar nestled between the border of Green-Wood Heights and South Slope.
Why we love it: In addition to possessing an ultra laid-back feel without a lick of pretentiousness, the bar boasts an unassuming nice sized outdoor garden that’s great for patrons to kick back and enjoy a host of libations accompanied by a mid-summer night’s breeze. The bar is also next door to a 24-hour laundromat. How’s that for multitasking?
Who to bring: A date, your roommate, or a group of friends from the neighborhood. It’s a “come as you are and relax” kind of saloon.
What to order: Bartender Brendan Casey names the $9 Desert Scrub as a popular cocktail. The gin-based drink includes fresh muddled sage, club soda, lime juice, and — get this — Bragg apple cider vinegar. There is also a Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 3-8pm featuring $4 well drinks, $4 draft beer, and $6 wines by the glass.
Quarter Bar fact: In addition to listing the bar’s daily specials, the chalkboard marquee right outside the door is (usually) updated daily with a quirky word and its far-out corresponding definition.