Brooklyn Brackets: Vote for a Best Neighborhood Bar in a Elite Eight

March 12, 2015 - bbq set

Neighborhood Bar Elite Eight

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BROOKLYN — When it comes to area watering holes, a bar has been set high.

DNAinfo readers weighed in final week on their favorite internal bars and chose 8 winners from a Mar Madness-style margin of 16 contenders.

Fans of The Way Station in Prospect Heights can flow themselves a celebratory cocktail — it was a transparent winner, racking adult a many votes altogether and knocking out a neighbor Sharlene’s in a process.

The initial turn also saw copiousness of upsets. Top-seeded claimant Union Pool was bested by a dim equine contender, Skylark, and a torpedo boiled duck sandwich couldn’t save third seeded The Commodore from better by Berg’n.

If dogs could vote, they competence have saved Park Slope’s The Gate from losing out to Bed-Stuy’s Project Parlor, and lovers of Lavender Lake competence need a unbending one: it mislaid by only dual votes to The Emerson.

Who will win turn two? Have a splash and select from a 8 candidates. Vote after this week in a chosen 8 for best desserts, and check behind subsequent week to import in on a final 4 in artisanal products, neighborhood institutions, burgers, desserts and bars.

Best Bar Round 2


Alibi — 242 Dekalb Ave. Alibi is a strange Fort Greene dive bar. Located only next travel turn and though a pointer in sight, this drinker’s bliss is many mostly busy by locals, old-timers and a occasional Pratt student. The bar, that locals contend has been around for some-more than 40 years, has a pool list and a behind deck. You can also locate “Jeopardy!” on a radio nightly.

Berg’n — 899 Bergen St. This 9,000-square-foot splash hall, that non-stop final August, facilities food stalls from Ramen Burger and Mighty Quinn’s BBQ, as good as a cafeteria bar. Brooklyn Flea also sets adult emporium in a building each Saturday. As a result, it has turn a packed-every-night end for internal qualification splash lovers, foodies and a coffee emporium set.

Clover Club — 210 Smith St. Clover Club is famous for a endless preference of dusk and brunch-time cocktails. There are also juleps and punches served in vast potion bowls with ladles for sharing. The drinks hotspot also has a plain food menu, charity equipment like a lamb burger with goat cheese, boiled oysters on a half bombard and beef over toast.

The Emerson — 561 Myrtle Ave. This Clinton Hill bar is well-loved for a grand backyard where hordes of locals and Pratt students rally in a gentle months. It’s a kind of area corner where we can find people reading during a bar, creation out in a seating area or dancing extravagantly by a pool table.

Project Parlor — 742 Myrtle Ave. A bar for all seasons, Bed-Stuy’s Project Parlor offers all from a summer Guinness boyant to prohibited mulled cider. Its large backyard space is lined with cruise tables, ideal for BBQ cook-offs and day drinking. In colder months, gentle adult on a antique couches with drinks like fiery immature absinthe.

Red Hook Bait and Tackle — 320 Van Brunt St. Everyone substantially knows your name during a Red Hook Bait and Tackle, a classical though somewhat offbeat dive bar. Its walls are lonesome with taxidermy and fishing gear. The pointer that still adorns a storefront was used by a former amicable bar that existed there prolonged ago. The area bar non-stop in 2004 and is renouned among locals for a loose atmosphere and inexpensive drinks.

Skylark — 477 Fifth Ave. Free popcorn and a rumble of friendly selected seat give Skylark a welcoming vibe that creates it feel like you’re celebration in your possess vital room, or maybe your grandparents’ den. The gentle feel extends to a menu, that includes a mac and cheese sandwich.

The Way Station — 683 Washington Ave. A ton of live song performances and “Doctor Who”-themed taste make a Way Station a favorite among Prospect Heights residents looking for a sharp-witted place to have a splash on Washington Avenue.


Reporting by Serena Dai, Janet Upadhye, Camille Bautista, Nikhita Venugopal, Rachel Holliday Smith, Leslie Albrecht. Graphic by Nigel Chiwaya.

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