Mon-Thu, 6pm-midnight; Fri, noon-3:30pm and 6pm-midnight; Sat, 10am-3:30pm and 6pm-1am; Sun, 10am-3:30pm and 6pm-midnight
F, G at Bergen St.
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Char No. 4, no relation to Chanel No. 5, must be Brooklyn's—or at least Smith Street's—first bourbon-centric whiskey bar and restaurant. You can sample over 300 whiskeys here but probably not in one ecstatic sitting, although, borrowing a page from the wine world, every tipple is available by the one-ounce pours. The name of the place refers to the practice of heating the oak staves used to make bourbon barrels. There are four degrees of char, No. 4 being the most intense. The smell of charring oak is said to be not unlike that of a good pit barbecue—fitting, considering chef Matt Greco's southern comfort menu of house-smoked bacon, a chopped-pork sandwich, and cheddar curds with pimento sauce.