Food & Drink

Bar of the week: It’s Mission Dolores!

This is the fourth entry in our series on venues featured in the Brokelyn Beer Book 2. Today we feature Mission Dolores,  which also happens to be the site of our first-ever Brokelyn BeerUp this Wednesday at 7pm! We’re gathering with a bunch of our writers, Beer Book users and readers to tip a few and socialize at a great bar. See you there?

Mission Dolores - photo by Flickr user kliff53
Mission Dolores – photo by Flickr user kliff53

Mission Dolores: 249 Fourth Ave. (Carroll & President streets)

What it is: A former autoshop converted into a bar by the guys behind Bar Great Harry in 2010.

Why we love it: The funky indoor-outdoor-indoor layout easily converts into an open-air beer garden in warmer weather, a perfect match for the rotating selection of 20 taps and one cask. With two well-maintained pinball machines, it’s also a venue for the inaugural Pinball New York City league.

Who to bring: Beer aficionados, people who like nightlife crowds but not the Williamsburg kind, that kid with such a supple wrist.

What to order: The draft list changes almost daily so it’s a tough call, but they’re pouring the new Sixpoint Sehr Crisp Lager right now, and Sixpoint has never steered us wrong.

Mission Dolores fun fact: The bar is named for a neighborhood of San Francisco. Screen print mug shots of famous cons line the walls. The owners used recycled material for everything except essentials like plumbing and electrical panels.


  1. Chris Mcnally

    I love Mission Dolores. When I went last i had a sampler and the beer selection was excellent. I also ordered delivery of tacos from the place across the street. They have menus from local takeout restaurants in the area. The space is really nice too.

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