220 W. Houston St.
Let’s just get this out of the way: a Brooklyneer is a “savvy denizen of the 70.6 sq mi Brooklyn Borough of New York City.” It is a word coined by the owner of The Brooklyneer, which is a bar in the West Village whose theme is all-things Brooklyn. From the barn-esque front to the Brooklyn Bridge mural to the antique-styled wallpaper in the back the bar, the Brooklyneer strains against its location to emit “Brooklyn.” Stick with beer. The bar pours out a reliable bunch of Brooklyn-sourced brews like the creamy Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner and a full line of Brooklyn Brewery pints for near-Brooklyn prices. The cocktails, while admirable in their creativity (kombucha, for example, shows its funky face in The Stoop) and use of locally sourced booze like Absolut Brooklyn and Brooklyn gin are not worth springing for. Instead spend the subway fare you’ve saved on pulled pork and burger sliders.