Standard enough, hits the neighborhoody angle hard. Low-key, exposed-brick front room for mellow fringe Slopers. Dorm common room vibe in back, with darts, primary-school world map, cheap-ass couch... read more
Versatile dive for dancing, youthful Graham Avenue scene-making. Black booths, exposed brick, modern fixtures. Backroom pool table a locus of social action. DJs play it loud and proud: everything f... read more
Neighborhood bar with epic beer list. Global craft brews, also boasts a rotating cask. Brush up on the taste of a coffee stout or a imperial porter or a Scottish lager. Four-ounce flight samples le... read more
Blurring the lines between house and club, dirty and bacterial, Ridgewood (that's in Queens) performance loft offers chance to see the next big obscurity while moshing by the fridge. Beer is served... read more
Fifties pin-up theme not nearly as scary as it sounds. Petite yupster haven of thirty-something landscape architects mingling with vintage shop owners—not very rock 'n' roll, but par for the moder... read more
Beer arm of Grape and Grain. Tiny storefront belies massive list, broken down into light, white, pale, amber, dark, and darker. Excellent curating means most every pick's a winner. Geographic gamut... read more
Generic name belies intriguing little neighborhood bar. Awesome beer selection rotates through microbrew greatest hits packages, stopping off at Bluepoint, Dogfish Head, Delirium Tremens, and Harpo... read more
Twenties tavern relic lives on as G-Point rock ‘n' roller. Retro details galore, from the vintage sign in front to the pressed tin and high-backed wooden booths inside. Yellow trim keeps you ... read more
Abilene, Abilene. Folks down there don't treat you mean. Pretty little Court Street spot keeps things neighborly. Southern tendencies in the kitchen: tends to the pulled pork, fried chicken, and ri... read more
Name sounds like a Joss Whedon production, but is actually neighborly art bar. Extends a welcome to "artists of all disciplines, revolutionaries and fallen angels," which can't be said for just eve... read more
Old-fashioned white globes mark the spot for unpretentious storefront-bar scene. Hanging lanterns provide a little mood lighting, picked up again in the trim back garden, which closes early to save... read more
No Chevys at this Levee. Former coke bar turned old-fashioned, southern saloon brings in Billyburg locals. Instead of pocket mirrors, microbrews (35 bottles, six on tap), grilled cheese, and chili... read more
Derelict Williamsburg Bridge may fall in the water any minute. Keep watch here from the nicotine-scene roof garden, a totally unexpected oasis. Great deck for cold beers; downstairs find bands on t... read more
Nothing snide about this Clem: earnest corner bar delivers it old school. No frills, which ain't a knock -- straight-up saloon can be a godsend in the modern 'Burg. Weathered-wood surrounds, pleasa... read more
Vintage crimson exterior sets tone for ramshackle ‘30s barroom. Mahogany bar stocks over a dozen brews, usual suspects like Brooklyn Lager, Stella, Guinness, and Leffe on tap. Bottles reach i... read more
Named for Norse trickster god, but operates as straightforward locals' hang. Versatile joint has pub stylings up front, with long red oak bar and sport on the telly. Pool and darts towards the back... read more
What happens when you mix a '60s hair salon with an indie-kids bar of today? A proverbial mouthful of Aqua Net. Used to be fairly low key, with strong pours and bric-a-brac galore, but the back roo... read more
Don't let that Jesus fool you: the craft of brewing is the highest order of worship here. A dozen drafts plus 40 European bottles back up notion that beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to... read more
Over a quarter century’s worth of experience serving the nabe. Versatile space, with brass-ceiling main bar and chill upstairs lounge. Major draw is out back, though, in the lush yard. Distre... read more
Sandy tried to leave some literal watermarks, but riverfront perch ...
Restaurant and lounge inspired by early 20th-century music recordin...
For women who love that beach chic look, this spot really does have...
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Neighborhood burger and shake spot nabs awesome name, restored Harl...