Mon-Fri, 2pm-4am; Sat-Sun, noon-4am
2pm-8pm; $3 drafts, bottled beer, well and call drinks; $6 cocktails
Sat-Sun, noon-8pm; $3 drafts, bottled beer, well and call drinks; $6 cocktails
G at Greenpoint Ave.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Some bars are about sports or music or romance or classy decor. This neighborhood favorite is about dirt-cheap booze with more than 50 varieties of beer and seasonal cocktails, all costing less than a five-minute cab ride. The specialties are bourbon-based classics; the mint julep that will make you forget the word mojito. As to the setting, it's reassuringly standard. There's plenty of comfortable seating, a weathered pool table, a jukebox full of mid-90s rock, and amateur art and ephemera on the walls. Homesteaders with dogs and babies in tow sip nightcaps alongside sexy young things just starting their evenings. After a couple of those and a bowl of freshly-popped corn from the vintage machine barside, you'll nod your head in agreement when the jukebox declares that "Today is the greatest."
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.