4pm-7pm; $4 drafts and well drinks
Mon-Thu, Sun, midnight-1am; $4 drafts and well drinks
Mon-Fri, 11am-7pm; $4 drafts and well drinks
F, G at Carroll St.
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Devotees of East Village pub Black and White would do well to flee the weekend mobs by F-training it to this Carroll Gardens spot where the mix of indie, retro, and roots music is similarly in-the-know (and the vibe just as subdued). Half-drawn Venetian blinds ward off boozehounds normally attracted to $4 happy-hour drafts, thereby leaving the green-painted rectangular room—lit in the bar-noir style of Twin Peaks—to the sort of late-20 and early-30-somethings who have graduated from thrift shops to boutiques. Behind the dark oak bar, the Alabama-accented barkeep takes his sweet time pouring Guinness from the Bavarian-style tap while a coffee pot offers sobriety for a game of scrabble or dominoes. If you’re looking to play, snag one of the two corner nooks equipped with mod furniture instead of the wooden pews and Formica topped tables.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.