Mon-Thu, 5pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 4pm-4am; Sun, 3:30pm-2am
5pm-7pm; $2 Yuengling; $3 Brooklyn Lager, well drinks
G, L at Metropolitan Ave.-Lorimer St.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
| Ongoing |
This down-home-stylish bar was formerly a local luncheonette for the neighborhood's Italian old timers—as well as a onetime, well, candy store. Fake birds in the windows and Chinese newspapers laminated on the table-tops give the place a kitschy feel, but the bar staff take their job seriously, expertly executing martinis and cosmopolitans for the nightly throngs of neighborhood hotties. The owner is a set designer, so the backroom has cleverly been made to look like a train car. The real attraction, though, is the stage—which accommodates the full range of Billyburg's sonic underground, from rockabilly to ska.Live Music
Nightly, check website for schedule
Adult Spelling Bee
Every other Monday, 7:30pm; prizes range from bar tabs to paninis
Wednesdays, 7:30pm–9:30pm; Jeopardy-like game; prizes range from bar tabs to paninis
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.