Mon-Fri, 3pm-4am; Sat-Sun, 11am-4am
5pm-8pm; two-for-one well and select drafts
Tue, 5pm-2am; two-for-one well and select drafts
G at Nassau Ave.
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The preserved "Shocks & Struts" sign outside this classy Greenpoint joint has become a neighborhood beacon. Narrower and darker than Enid's (across the street), this former auto shop feels more like a refuge for Greenpointers who find an extensive beer list (including 16 on draft) more impressive than a full evening of listening to Badly Drawn Boy’s oeuvre. The back den of booths contains a Foosball table, a side room features impressive canvasses from local artists, and the gorgeous, amoeba-shaped copper bar in the center hosts old men of dubious sanity staring at post-collegiate girls deep into meditations on spirituality. What’s more, the owner has already gotten in a street fight with high-schoolers on PCP, which in this neighborhood counts as an initiation ritual.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.