103 Berry St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Cards: All Major
Hours: Mon-Fri 3pm-4am; Sat-Sun 12pm-4am
Subway: L Train to Bedford Ave
Food/Menu: No food available
Booze: Full bar
Happy Hour: $5 Specialty Drafts, $4 Brooklyns $4 Imports, $3 Domestics & $4 Well Cocktails! Daily until 7pm, Wednesday Happy Hour All Night!
One of our favorite Bedford-stop bars. Brooklyn Ale House is completely lacking in pretense and attracts a surprisingly hipster-free and tourist-free crowd. The beer selection is great and the vibe reminds us of the neighborhood circa 1995. Dog lovers especially like Brooklyn Ale House since the bar is dog-friendly.
NY Mag says:
TAGS: Bars, Bedford, Billiards, Happy Hour, Notable Beer, Open Late, Recommended, Sports Bar, ★★★★ Great
Yes, the name is generic, almost to the point of complete mental irretrievability. And, being a jukebox-with-billiards spot in Williamsburg, it faces fierce local competition: The Sweetwater siphons the punks, the Abbey the mods; Mug’s has greater beer variety, plus food and televised sports. So what nevertheless makes B.A.H. the Northside’s choice watering hole? One word: acoustics. You can talk here. You can speak low and still make yourself heard over the Pixies or the Stones. And since it happens to be a favorite of both dog owners and motorcycle owners, it’s the best place in town to spot a dog on a motorcycle. And that’s pretty cool, right?