Best Bars Near Brooklyn’s Barclays Center

December 31, 2015 6:00 AM

The Barclays Center has drawn attention to a deserving area of Brooklyn, filled with bars old and new. Whether you’re heading to a game or coming from a concert, grab a drink at any of these top-notch bars.

We’ve covered where to eat and drink near Barclays before – the Stonehome Wine Bar and Pacific Standard craft beer bar also remain solid go-tos. By Adrienne Smith.

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Wolf & Deer in Park Slope near Barclays Center

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For A Glass Of Wine: Wolf & Deer
74 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 398-3181
www.wolfanddeerbrooklyn.com

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Wolf & Deer is just a few blocks down Park Slope’s bustling Fifth Avenue from Barclays. The small spot features a striking U-shaped bar, 70+ wines and a solid happy hour. Weekdays from 5 to 8 p.m., you’ll fine $6 select wines by the glass, $4 draft beers and $9 cocktails. Though Wolf & Deer’s food menu is limited, the cheese and charcuterie plates are thoughtfully curated.

Mission Dolores in Park Slope near Barclays Center

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For A Beer: Mission Dolores
249 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(347) 5606
www.missiondolores.com

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Set up in an old auto shop, Park Slope’s Mission Dolores offers craft beers in a unique space. From a long courtyard out front to a glassed-in indoor space, the bar offers plenty of room. The 20 draft beers on tap rotate often, as does the cask ale. Mondays through Fridays until 7 p.m., the reasonably priced draft beers are an additional $1 off. To seal the deal, Mission Dolores has classic board games, a pinball machine and arcade games on hand.

(credit: Manhattan Cocktail Classic / Facebook)

(credit: Manhattan Cocktail Classic / Facebook)

For A Cocktail: Frank’s Cocktail Lounge
660 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 625-9339

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Frank’s is a Fort Green cocktail bar with a dive-y, old-school feel. Sure, you might find a crowd and, on weekends, a $5 cover charge. But nab a seat, and you’ll be set for a night with straightforward cocktails and jukebox tunes. Every night is a surprise at Frank’s; you’ll find everything from a DJ to a jazz performance to karaoke. Wherever the night brings you, Frank’s will bring you along for a ride.

Weather Up In Brooklyn's Prospect Heights

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For A Cocktail: Weather Up
589 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11226
(212) 766-3203
www.weatherupnyc.com

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Prospect Park’s upscale subway-tiled cocktail bar is just as suited for date night as for a small group pre- or post-concert. The space is intimate, but bustling. The front is more suited for two, while the back has room for groups. Cocktails are stellar here, and the menu mixes up classics, inventive concoctions and a rotating “bartender’s choice” for about $12 a pop.

Die Koelner in Park Slope near Barclays Center

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For A Beer: Die Koelner
84 St Marks Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(347) 227-7238
www.thekbh.com

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German bierhalle Die Koelner is just steps from the Barclays Center. And with colossal communal tables in a cavernous former warehouse, Die Koelner has room for you regardless of your group’s size. Stop in for a pint, liter or boot of German beer – all listed on the menu with helpful descriptive comments. Their Hofbrau Dunkel lager is perfect for a winter’s night out on the town.

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