46 Third Ave., nr. Atlantic Ave., Boerum Hill; 718-625-8003
It is tough to finagle some free liquor in this town. But if you go to Hank’s “Rootin’ Tootin’ Saloon” on a Monday night, the band leader will deliver a shot of “courage” (usually Jack Daniel’s) directly into your mouth for free. All you have to do is get onstage and sing a country-and-western song, karaoke style, with the Brooklyn Country All-Stars playing behind you. And who doesn’t want to do that already?
Free Shot of Booze
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).