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
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
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
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
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
Your run-of-the-mill Brooklyn beer bar brought to you by 4th Avenue Pub and Washington Commons peeps—so you know it's done right. The formula? Sixteen rotating suds on tap, twenty bar stools,... read more
Team of designers follows up on drunken promise to open low-pretense neighborhood hang. Converted horse stable near everyone’s favorite canal (once so nasty it was nicknamed the “lavend... read more
The folks behind Aita—Clinton Hill Italian fave—open a little bar next door. Marble counter and retro Renaissance décor serve as appropriate accouterment for the boot-country vib... read more
Liquor and beer in the former Stone’s Tavern space. Head bartender from B-burg’s Allswell designs a precise cocktail menu, but don’t be calling anyone a “mixologist.” ... read more
Nods to Brooklyn nautical history, cribs name from legendary New York clipper ship. Seafaring theme picks up inside, with anchor-chain stools, aquarium, reclaimed woks looking like constellations... read more
Fried. Cheese. Curds. ’Nuff said? Midwestern-inspired neighborhood hang brings Beecher’s to Billyburg. Adds other flyover state faves like Juicy Lucy burgers, brats, Milwaukee’s B... read more
Not out for beatification, just looking to be a neighborly place for a casual drink or four. Sizable wine list plucks faves from Greece to Italy to Spain. Small plates keep to the Euro theme. Charc... read more
Slightly hidden down a side street near the East River, this seemingly cozy sidewalk cafe turns into a late night bar hotspot. As if the place were carved out of a giant tree, everything on the ins... read more
High Horse Salon adds an 'o' and booze. Next door saloon a good spot to chat up your stylist, unwind after a mid-day trim. Rustic look cribbed from the mothership. Janky brick, weathered wood, lite... read more
Juilliard-trained actor Anthony Mackie opens a Bed-Stuy hang. Went so far as to build his own bar, using recycled barn wood, and topped with an antique cash register. Low-key spot despite the Holly... read more
Sandy tried to leave some literal watermarks, but riverfront perch ...
Restaurant and lounge inspired by early 20th-century music recordin...
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Neighborhood burger and shake spot nabs awesome name, restored Harl...