Our series on the best ‘beer and shot’ bars across NYC has us in Fort Greene, Brooklyn this week. Home to stately brownstones and modern condos, this neighborhood has some wonderful spots to grab a pint and a dram. Check out our top five picks. By Jonathan Pogash.
Brooklyn Public House
With a nice beer selection, and a kitchen open until 2 a.m., the Brooklyn Public House on DeKalb Ave. is a top spot in our opinion. Order an American craft beer, and a shot of something brown, and you’ll be all set. You’ll also enjoy the sweet tunes and friendly staff at this neighborhood staple.
Mullane's Bar & Grill
From 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at Mullane’s you can enjoy a beer and a shot for $6. This is a great deal, especially when combined with nachos and/or chili. If you’re catching a show at BAM, or just walking around the area, make sure you pop in here. You’re guaranteed to have a good time.
Frank's Cocktail Lounge
Frank’s Cocktail Lounge has the occasional musical performance. They always have beers and spirits available, and when you’re there, you should indulge. The drink prices can be a tad on the pricier side at this funky Ft. Green lounge, considering the other joints nearby. But the truth is, when you’re with you pals, you can overlook this.
Bamboo Lounge & Grill
Bamboo Lounge & Grill on Myrtle Ave. has DJ’s, ladies nights, and drink specials during their happy hour from 4:00 -8: 00 p.m. You can get a bite, a domestic bottle, and a shot of your favorite spirit while you dance away to reggae, R&B, and hip-hop jams.
Der Schwarze Beer Garden
Der Schwarze Beer Garden has German movie nights and various promotional events that anyone can come and enjoy. Their servers are dressed in traditional German garb. Order a couple of pretzels and a couple of pints, and you’ll feel as if you were celebrating Oktoberfest all year round.
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Jonathan Pogash, aka The Cocktail Guru, is a beverage consultant, writer, and educator.