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Brooklyn, NY 11220
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Bars & Cafes
A friendly place to hang out, Irish Haven is a spacious pub that cannot be missed while on the road. You can enjoy your drink with some friends with the jukebox music playing in the background. The pub has specials on weekends like karaoke, live music, pool tables etc, that liven the ambiance further. You are sure to have a great time at Irish Haven.
Located to the southwest of Brooklyn, Longbow Pub & Pantry takes pride in being the first Welsh-inspired nightlife spot in the city. Guests can devour over 10 English beers-on-tap, or choose from their bottled varieties that also include local labels. Fish and chips are a staple at any British pub, and surely enough, it is the highlight of the Longbow Pub & Pantry menu; but they also offer variations like chicken & chips, chip butty, curry & chips or you can just have plain chips with richly flavored sauce. Television screens broadcast American and British sports. Sit with your drink and cheer for your favorite team with like-minded fans.
When it comes to German food in Brooklyn, it cant get more authentic than Schnitzel Haus on 5th Avenue. Establishment 2007, the family-run restaurant serves delights that are handcrafted using fresh, seasonal ingredients and traditional recipes. The place features a cozy dining area which accommodates large families and makes for a wonderful relaxed meal, while the outdoor patio arrangement is a nice spot to hang out during friendlier weathers. Preparations such as beef goulash, grilled bratwurst and spaetzle, to name a few coming in portions that are meant to be shared. These delightful German meals can be coupled with their extensive beer list that features excellent tap brews and bottled ones from Germany and Belgium. Live music events happen every weekend while Thursdays, on the other hand, witness awesome karaoke performances from the patrons. Check the website for more on their events.
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 watering hole is crammed with locals throughout the evening. Hip crowd and rustic ambiance make 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.
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.
Though the wait may be long, it is well worth waiting in Brooklyn Crab. This three story crustacean and seafood restaurant offers a wonderful view of the harbor from its deck and has a rustic, almost bucolic vibe to it. Featuring two unique bars, a 1950s mini golf course, corn hole courts, a huge outdoor patio and a raw bar, Brooklyn Crab is a fun place for family and friends in Red Hook.
Sunny's Bar has been around for decades, a favorite of Red Hook locals and even some Manhattanites who travel all the way to Brooklyn. The place is your typical neighborhood dive bar, without any frills. The drinks are cheap, the decor unpretentious with knick-knacks collected over the years being displayed. The place is swarming with friendly faces, young hipsters and some older ones who have been regulars for many years. There is a high stool bar as you enter, an old kitchen with a long table that is now used by patrons, an outdoor area for smokers and also a room with a band playing. Patrons are free to pick the instrument of their choice and join in!
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.
This little café-bar in Red Hook, Brooklyn has a small but satisfying lunch menu with four sandwiches plus daily salad specials. The dinner menu changes daily but has meat-eater and vegetarian options. There's a little list of wines by the glass and the bottle, and the cocktails are a taste of history, with some recipes coming from the 1800s and early 1900s. This is a nice place to stop by for lunch, a drink, or some great coffee.
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.
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