Mon-Fri, 3pm-4am; Sat-Sun, 1pm-4am
3pm-9pm; $3 rotating beers, $4 well
G at Greenpoint Ave.
Long before hipsters outpriced from Williamsburg flocked to Greenpoint, longshoremen looking to tipple found refuge at the neighborhood’s many bars. The Pencil Factory—the namesake factory is actually located across the street—was once the Miltonian Social Club, a bar catering to said dockworkers. The original wide-plank floors, apothecary cabinetry, and weathered, exposed brick walls are still intact, serving as a reminder of those days. Since much of Greenpoint’s nightlife now consists of Polish social clubs, young newcomers to the area usually settle at “the Factory” for single malt scotches , as well as 22 beers on tap like perfectly poured Guinness.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.