Cobble Hill, with it’s well-kept brownstones and vast dining selections, is also a hot-bed of activity in regards to beverages. These are our five favorite area bars. By Jonathan Pogash
Last Exit Bar on Atlantic Ave’s happy hour offers $5 pints and well drinks and 6-bottle buckets of Miller High Life for $20 until 7:00 pm. You can also win cash and prizes during their Pub Quiz nights, on the first and third Monday of each month.
Downtown Bar & Grill has twenty beers on draught, and periodically has “brewery nights.” The food menu is plentiful, with everything from chicken kababs, to burgers, ribs doused in homemade barbecue sauce. Why not wash it down with a nice single malt or cognac?
Order a bottle of Hitachino Red Rice Ale (from Japan), and a shot of Del Maguey Mezcal at Watty & Meg for the start of a real International night. The food menu is gourmet and eclectic, with choices for every palate. And since the weather is starting to warm up, you’ll be able to enjoy their lovely outdoor patio. They even have some nice classically-inspired cocktails to round it all out.
At Henry Public you can order yourself a nice draught beer, a glass of wine, a shot of rye whiskey, or a well-balanced specialty cocktail.Try the Sweet Liberty Smash (bourbon, mint, fresh blackberries, and Peychaud’s bitters). The hamburgers are great, as are the oysters and the baked macaroni.
Try a glass of American Whiskey or Rhum Agricole (rum from the French Caribbean made from 100 percent pure sugar cane juice) to go along with your bottled beer at Waterfront Ale House on Atlantic Ave. Comfort food like chili and nachos are the perfect pairing with these drinks. The chef is CIA-trained, after all.