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86 Very Good

Drinkers here orbit around a wood burner that draws a crowd in the winter.

1112 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11216

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The lowdown

The windowless front room of Dynaco seems almost impractically dim, but give it a few minutes and your eyes adjust to the subtle glow of the small candle lights. A string of holiday lights, a back-lit bar, and soft light from hanging colored-glass sconces complement the bar’s Poconos-cabin cozy, relaxed vibe. In the smaller back room, curtained off with a wall of stacked retro speakers, you’ll find the bar’s sole window, and imbibers orbiting around a wood burner that draws a crowd in the winter. There’s no cocktail list, but the friendly bartender will whip up a classic cocktail and offer a complimentary snack bowl of Goldfish. Slices of cake are available, what may compete for the title of city’s Best Chocolate Cake in a Dive Bar, courtesy of the owner’s wife. Make sure to have cash on hand or make use of their ATM on location.

Britina Cheng

What you need to know

Insider Tips Cash only.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized