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With a bygone country-music bassist as its namesake and a Willie Nelson painting hanging amid shelves of bourbon, the wood-paneled, two-month-old dive from the team behind Williamsburg’s Luckydog flawlessly channels a seventies-era Nashville honky-tonk. No rootin’-tootin’ detail is overlooked, from peanut shells on the floor to vintage Lone Star signage and a jukebox dispensing twangy tunes to make the hard-drinking, heavily tattooed regulars shed tears in their beers—namely, 24-ounce Mason jars filled with Coors ($4), Miller High Life longnecks ($3), and rotating crafts (Allagash White, Green Flash Imperial IPA) listed on an illuminated 7-Up sign ($4–$6). Come summer, cool down with an Uncle Willie ($6), a slushee spiked with bourbon, brandy, and coffee liqueur.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.