Bar of the Week: The Sackett

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This is the sixteenth in our series on the venues featured in the second Brooklyn Beer Book. This week we return to another old favorite from Beer Book 1: The Sackett, Park Slope’s cozy speakeasy and a home to many Brokelyn-friendly events.

661 Sackett St. at Fourth Ave., Park Slope

What it is: Brokelyn’s unofficial hang epitomizes the two most overused words in the history of bar writeups: friendly and cozy.

Why we love it: The owners Michael and Ann are so cool you’ll want to become their third partner. The brick-lined space is a great place to meet your neighbors or catch up with old friends.

Who to bring: Classy cocktail lovers, craft-beer drinkers, board-game pros (co-owner Ann once had a standing challenge to buy a drink for anyone who could beat her at Boggle).

What to order: Buy some Walker’s crisps in flavors such as prawn cocktail. Order in empanadas from Bogota Latin Bistro; They deliver to the bar. And don’t forget to save a few bucks for the well-curated jukebox.

Sackett fun fact: The Sackett has been home to several Team Brokelyn events since opening in 2009 including Beth Hoyt’s NutSackett storytelling series and our Boggle night, in addition to publishing its own literary zine.


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