The 2011 Brooklyn Bar Awards

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03/02/2011 5:00 AM |

We are coming up on a time of year when, sorry, you will simply no longer be allowed to drink at home, alone, while sitting on your couch. At least not exclusively, anyway. You’re going to have to stand up, put on some pants, and get yourself out to the many, many excellent drinking establishments Brooklyn has to offer. You’ll be faced with countless choices and a wide variety of drinking situations, each of them with their own specific criteria. It will be complicated and scary, but we’re here to help: Behold, the best bars in Brooklyn.

Best Happy Hour

Washington Commons

434 Park Pl, Prospect Heights

Augment the happy-hour specials ($2 off all drinks from 3 to 8pm seven days a week) at this low-key bar on a corner of Washington Ave by ordering food from neighboring Zaytoon’s or Chavella’s and call it a cheap date. In the backyard full of picnic tables and actual trees, you’ll forget you’re in New York.

Soft Spot, 128 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg
Sure, you won’t find fancy specialty cocktails or obscure Belgian brews here, but the two-for-one deal on all beers and well drinks every single day until 8pm still fills up this narrow Bedford Avenue bar on a nightly basis.

2 Comment

  • The red haired guy makes my nipples hard.

  • “cheap drinks in plastic cups” [The Rock Shop]. A bar that serves drinks in plastic cups should never make a “Best Of” list. The use of plastic cups is disrespectful to the drink, the drinker, and the environment. I know that some years ago the terrific Mercury Lounge switched to plastic because of an incident with glass and insurance. Unfortunate because I really liked the place.