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Bars et cafés
Buttermilk Bar is a favorite dive bar frequented by the locals who love swarming the place after work or on a weekend. Honest and unpretentious, extremely laid-back and friendly, are the few words that come to mind when you think of this place. With a funky retro styled decor, drinks that are unbelievably cheap and strong, a jukebox, some cool arcade games; this place is surely a hit. The lighting is dim and the space is illuminated by a number of candles which add a glow on the tastefully exposed brick walls. The bar also hosts events and has become a hub of the music scene with a few nights dedicated to live music, performances and the like.
With a whooping 60 beers on tap, the Greenwood Park is essentially a beer garden that is housed in a former mechanic shop and gas station. Located in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, this latest watering hole is crammed with locals throughout the evening. Hip crowd and rustic ambiance make up for a great atmosphere to hang out on weekends. Family-friendly till 7p, this bar also has a great service and food menu. Drop by to taste their eclectic beer range and pub bites like eggplant Parmesan panini, chicken wings, french fries and cheese burger.
Located on the edge of Gowanus on Fourth Avenue near the G and F, Café 474 is a small café with a big presence as far as coffee and pastries go. Standard coffee drinks are typically the order of the day with a few other drink choices. The service is fast. Caffeine fiends line up out the door on the weekend but are quickly out again with their coffee fix. The sun shines bright through the big windows in the front. There's a little spot to hang out on the street in the warmer days. The few tables inside are spare but functional. Overall, Café 474 feels more like a grab and go spot than a sit down, but it's certainly pleasant enough if you need a spot to pass some time and work on that novel. The cafe accepts cash only. -Wynne Boelt
Filled to the brim with good cheer and genuine warmth, the Monro is the kind of place you will find yourself returning to time and time again. This friendly watering-hole is everything you would expect a British pub to be, with a charm that is simply impossible to resist. The pub offers its guests a good selection of imported bottled and draft beers, whiskey flights, Sumptown coffee and cocktails, alongside tasty pub fare including succulent savory pies, crisps and sausage rolls. With its comfortable charm, lively vibe and air of bonhomie, the Monro is a place where friends and strangers can gather to share laughter and conversation as they groove along to the jukebox's tunes. The pub regularly organizes a host of weekly events like trivia, open mic and game nights. So head on over to the Monro, give your gadgets a much-deserved break, and dive into some good old-fashioned fun.
Located in a bit of a no man's land between Gowanus and Park Slope, Bar Tano offers a stylized classic Italian setting that is well worth swinging through sometime. Tin ceilings and a big mirror-backed bar give off a bygone era vibe. Open for lunch, brunch and dinner, Bar Tano serves plenty of hearty Italian favorites like pizza and pasta. The salccicia pizza and spaghetti pomodoro are both worth a try. Weekend brunch specials include variations on standards like Eggs Tano and Frittata Lorraine. Bar Tano is great for hanging with a few friends and taking your time. Also, if you happen to be a movie producer, they rent the space. -Wynne Boelt
Co-partnered with John Bush and David Massoni, Chef Dale Talde established the Thistle Hill Tavern in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. A local gastropub and restaurant, it serves some amazing variety of cocktails and comfort food. Deviled Eggs, Agnolotti, Pork Schnitzel and Buffalo Cauliflower are some of the most loved delicacies on their menu. The wide range of creative cocktails mixed by the bartender, are perfect to sip along with their hearty American dishes.
Weiner schnitzels, goulash, salmon cake, all that is traditional Austrian food, is what Cafe Steinhof offers. The ambiance is homely and has no frills attached and the staff is friendly but not overly indulgent. Monday nights are goulash nights, Wednesdays have live music and Sunday Nights are livened up with a late night movie. If food is all that matters Steinhof would be your desired destination. Visit the place for a special evening out or a romantic rendezvous.
An establishment by the founders of Mission Dolores and Bar Great Harry, The Owl Park opened its doors in 2012. Nestled in a historic structure, patrons can enjoy their food and drinks in the unpretentious ambiance of this pub. Beers on tap, draft beers and bottled varieties are served here. The options are plenty and are sure to satisfy any lover of these brews. The offerings at The Owl Farm are reasonably priced, but visit during their happy hours, when the prices drop even further and your pockets will be truly happy.
A cozy neighborhood wine bar, Brook Vin serves classic wine that can be savored at leisure. One can sit comfortably in the garden and savor the beverages with friends, or have a quiet meal alone. It has a fine list of red and white wine including specimens like the peachy Shooting Star Aligoté and the Château de Caladroy “Les Schistes.” While one can buy by the glass or bottle, the concept of buying a half bottle is also patronized at this venue. Thus, one has more freedom to experiment and explore the various wines on display, without too much trouble of finishing it. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful, often suggesting suitable wines. Food is also served here.
Brooklyn is a hub for the art community. Music, theater and the literati abound in this artistic borough of New York. However, there is a dearth of performing platforms despite the concentration of the art community. Barbès is probably the best venue for artists of all genres to commune and showcase their talents. The music, the food and the well-traveled, much cultured crowd make this venue a hot spot.
Perch is synonymous with comfort food and community; a local refuge for neighborhood residents, parents and kids. The Perch Caf
Ginger's Bar is a predominantly lesbian bar in Park Slope that provides a lot of fun things to do. It is a popular lesbian night spot though one might find straight people too. There is a pool table, and regular bingo and karaoke nights through the week. The outdoor patio is beautiful to hang out in. Beer and food are flowing, so are the high spirits. This is the perfect place in Brooklyn to have an unforgettable night, surrounded by cute gay men and women.