Tue-Sun, 3pm-4am; Mon, 4pm-4am
3pm-9pm; $4 drafts and well drinks
Mon, 4pm-9pm; $4 drafts and well drinks
G at Nassau Ave.
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Despite the fresh paint, this pub is in truth a Greenpoint relic. Opened in 1928, the bar weathered most of the last century as J & D's before giving up the ghosts (more than one owner has died on the premises) just after the new millennium. A few years later, the owners of East Village bohemian bar Raven pried off the boards to find a diamond in the rough: To the original high tin ceilings and extra-long, dark wood bar, they've added high-backed wooden booths, a pool table, a jukebox and a majestic 12-beer tap that makes it clear that—neon signs and reasonable prices notwithstanding—this is not a dive. When rock bands aren't throwing after-parties, bemused retirees who still call the joint by its former name make neighborly conversation with the latest 24-year-old graphic designer who thinks he knows better.Extra
The bar's owner, Harold David Kramer, is himself a slice of NYC history, since he’s the grandnephew of the owners of the Thunderbolt, the beloved, vine-covered Coney Island rollercoaster that was torn down in 2000.
The bar offers all-you-can-eat barbecue, Fri-Sun, 8pm-2am with burgers, hot dogs, and potato salad.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.