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“World’s greatest beer bar” standing by to slake your "tørst." Avant-garde trio of chef, brewer, and importer join forces in Greenpoint. Bespoke brews by luminaries like Je... read more
Lucky Dog peeps go honky-tonking on Metropolitan. Retro-basement vibes, with mismatched chairs, pressed-tin walling, wood by the shit-ton. Old beer signs and outlaw-country iconography round out yo... read more
Bedford crew takes over K & M, makes it friendly for a new breed of Williamsburger. Sports are the focus, filling in one of the nabe’s missing pieces. Like all good rec rooms, boasts wood... read more
Not an OMC reference. Takes name from legendary beatnik hangout Café Bizarre, brings bohemian flair to B-wick. Two French filmmakers do cocktails and screenings 9and burlesque!) in space pep... read more
Alums of 285 Kent and Trip House bring tropical vibes and eclectic beats to a linoleum dance floor on Myrtle Avenue. Beach murals and coconuts spruce up your B-Wick staycation. Handful of artful co... read more
Cielo peeps deliver the first proper dance club in Brooklyn. Close by random Williamsburg cross-section of Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn Brewery. Converted warehouse keeps industrial cred, a... read more
All aboard for south side bar inspired by classic train culture. Duplex space is all about the blown-out front ceiling, with all kinds of headroom leading up to rustic beams. Light-industrial fixtu... read more
Re-do of under-beloved Ortine does tasty beer, tasty food in a cozy Washington Avenue nook. Bartenders keep the Neutral Milk-esque playlist low enough to allow conversation. Wine list’s up to... read more
Grown-up chic Williamsburg spot, so forget about your watery beer and divey pretensions. Bar’s backed by a huge orange mural; black leather booths, concrete floors. Big skylight takes the... read more
Bushwick establishment named for proprietor Lucas Walters’ granny. Pals from The Commodore and a neighborhood liquor store team up for spacious hangout. Long bar, deep floor, basement bel... read more
Ode to the Windy City’s bohemian speakeasies. Wood bar made from the flatbed of a truck joins cagey lights and brick walls in providing character for neo-cellar scene. Del Pedro of Pegu C... read more
After much hand-wringing and arguing about eminent domain, the Barclays Center is now open, having been christened by no less than Brooklyn legend Jay-Z. At a capacity of just over 18,000, it's big... read more
Hearth and Insieme peeps land a Brooklyn jewel for their wine bar crown. Similar vibe to downtown Manhattan spots, combining under-control prices and top bites. Interior goes modern-rustic, with ex... read more
The Wick’s sib, cribbing name from open-air drug market once occupying this slice o' Bushwick. Danbro Studios location offers space by the shit-ton. Former Hittleman brewery loaded with vinta... read more
Name’s a translation of the hood’s Dutch name (Boswyck), ownership is the couple behind nearby Bodega Wine Bar. Space kitted out with stainless steel bar, bevy of potted ferns. Caffeine... read more
Was spinoff of Rent-inspiring East Village original, totally fitting since the nabe approximates the EV of yore, right down to creeping gentrification. Former Life Café NINE83 now resuscitat... read more
Bed-Stuy/Clinton Hill gets in on the Barclays radius, albeit at the outer reaches. Neighborhood lounge works more for the locals than as a pre-gaming destination. Contemporary digs, with minimal bl... read more
There's something poetic about opening a roadhouse-style bar in Park Slope, as if it's a statement against the neighborhood's sometimes overwhelming perfectness. But John Bush, David Massoni, and D... read more
Rocking nights under the smokestack. Former factory steeped in history―air conditioning was invented here, no kidding. Converted boiler room now filled out with handmade wood bar, mishmash of hangi... read more
One-stop shopping with great blend of cutting-edge chic and ready-t...
Michael White of Ai Fiori et al does an Italian steakhouse south of...
South Brooklyn Pizza peeps wrap a stealth Italian spot around their...
Kristi Paras of Zachary's Smile re-ups her Village space with a bou...
Appointment-only, hour-long guided shopping experience. Second show...