Bed Stuy/ Bushwick

Bars We Love: Spread your wings at Black Swan!


Black Swan
1048 Bedford Avenue (Between Lafayette and Clifton Place)
(718) 783-4744

What it is: Out in the “wild west” for foodies (aka that kinda hidden part of Bed-Stuy with inexplicably amazing restaurants), this is the place to be for beers, cocktails and snacks.

Why we love it: Like we said: “beers, cocktails, and snacks.” This place is a destination for anyone looking to hang with a crew and a microbrew (taps change on the regular), and they throw a great cocktail list and a crowd-pleasing food menu on for good measure.

Who to bring: Really, just anyone in the area, the place has a little bit for anybody, from beer snobs to cheapos to people with stomachs. They also have sports on pretty regularly, so if you’re in the neighborhood, chances are you’ll have a good time here.

What to order: The beer list boasts regular special edition beers from local Brooklyn Brewery that are hard to resist. Also, don’t miss their infamous Bloody Mary spin, the Bloody Swan. Just trust us.

Fun Fact: These guys just received a Michelin book recommendation, so get in before all those Girls bus tour patrons show up.


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