Mon-Fri, 5pm-2am; Sat-Sun, noon-4am
5am-8am; $2 off draft, wine, and well
L at Graham Ave.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The only thing complicated, stylized, or affected about Basik is its name. Pronounced ‘basic,’ the bar is yet another example of the Brooklyn industrial-minimalist look: inside its all clean lines, exposed timber beams, and metal bar stools straight out of a middle school shop class. The bar, brought to you by the owners behind Gallery Bar and the Breslin, plays host to a neighborhood crowd—there’s lots of beards, knit caps, leggings and hoodies, and the scene is friendly and upbeat. The kitchen stays open until 1 and serves up small plates of New American fare: deviled duck eggs, Jamon Serrano, and hot dogs with aged cheddar round out the sandwiches and salads. There’s a beautiful patio out back that stays open late, and while you can definitely burn some money on the house cocktails, the $3 Buds and other cheap beers should keep you both inebriated and financially solvent.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.