Skinny Dennis

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78 Solid

This wood-paneled dive flawlessly channels a ‘70s-era Nashville honky-tonk.

152 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11249


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The lowdown

With a bygone country-music bassist as its namesake and a Willie Nelson painting hanging amid shelves of bourbon, the wood-paneled dive from the team behind Williamsburg’s Luckydog flawlessly channels a ‘70s-era Nashville honky-tonk. No rootin’-tootin’ detail is overlooked, from peanut shells on the floor to vintage Lone Star signage, live music, and a jukebox dispensing twangy tunes to make the hard-drinking, heavily tattooed regulars shed tears in their beers — namely, 24-ounce Mason jars filled with Coors, Miller High Life longnecks, and rotating crafts (Allagash White, Green Flash Imperial IPA) listed on an illuminated 7Up sign. Come summer, cool down with a Willie’s Frozen Coffee, a slushie spiked with bourbon, brandy, and coffee liqueur.

What you need to know

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelBring earplugs!