560 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11215
at 15th St.
By NYCritic on 12/30/2008
A handsome bartender at BR Downing St. Bar recommended Sidecar and since I trust attractive people, I did as he suggested. Went with a food snob friend this evening and we both give kudos to this neighborly bar/resto for moving onto the 99 cent shop-lined streets of Fifth Ave. The pleasant staff, affordable comfort food menu and no fuss cocktail list will make me think twice from now on before scrambling for a sodium-saturated kimchi dog at PDT or letting The Man at Death & Co. tell me that he'll call me when a table opens up. Granted the servers at Sidecar do not wear vests - it's not a speakeasy - the ambience is similar and the cocktails (not the wine) are comparable. Cab fare savings are also a plus if you live nearby like I do.