Sun-Thu, 11:30am-1am; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-4am
L at Bedford Ave.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
Free: Broadway to McGuiness Blvd., Brooklyn-Queens Expy. to Greenpoint Ave.; $15 minimum: Broadway to McGuiness Blvd., Morgan Ave. to Greenpoint Ave.
Contrary to its name, Pop’s doesn’t feel old-timey; its style and food more closely resemble a cozy bar. The small space is painted dark red, has barely a dozen seats, and one high-mounted flat-screen. Portions are generous and prices low, but there are higher-quality deals in the neighborhood. Sliders are strong on the horseradish mayo, but without enough juicy fat to cut the sharpness; lettuce in the Caesar salad is shredded in the fashion of a burger topping; a hot Italian sausage is deliciously and even delicately spicy, but its flavor is besieged by added jalapeños. The chicken fingers, crispy on the outside and tender inside, are a dependable pub classic. To finish, the tiramisu is individually packaged and tastes of refrigeration, but milkshakes, thick and creamy, are a good bet for some sweet satisfaction.Extra
With $2 PBRs and a flat-screen TV, your main activity here could easily be drinking rather than eating. The catch: There are only three kinds of beer.