Mon-Fri, 2pm-4am; Sat-Sun, noon-4am
Nearby Subway Stops
R at Union St.
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for the nearby Gowanus, this tiny, homey little place is removed from the scene
on Fifth Avenue
or Smith Street,
instead tucked away in industrial Brooklyn.
The clientele is a free-flowing hodgepodge of construction workers, writers,
firemen, and hipsters, and the vibe is just so gosh-darn friendly you’ll need
to expect a little conversation along with your drink. The space is pretty
narrow, with old-school backless bar chairs running down the length of the bar;
the walls are busy with beer advertisements, a few American flags, and photos
of servicemen and black-and-white New
York scenes. D.J.’s spin every few weeks and the owners grill on the patio, which feels lifted
straight from the suburbs. One of the meanest jukeboxes in the borough cranks
out Sinatra and the Clash, and even your dog can come.