Fulton Grand — and its twelve craft-beer taps — are a welcome addition to the otherwise dry Bed-Stuy/Clinton Hill border. The aesthetic is in line with its sister beer bars, Washington Commons in Prospect Heights and 4th Avenue Pub in Park Slope. There’s black tin ceilings, no television, vintage beer ads on the wall and — wait for it — a taxidermy deer bust. But the group of owners has placed more attention on the rotating beer selection — affordable Belgians, seasonal specialties, independent breweries — than the décor. The result is a mixed crowd of die-hard beer drinkers thrilled to see Weihenstephaner hefeweizen on tap and those just trying to figure out how to pronounce it. It’s not uncommon to overhear someone say, “I’ve never heard of any of these beers,” and ask for a recommendation—which the bartender will happily supply, along with a taster served up in a miniature beer mug.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.