188 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Rating: ★ ★ ★
Cards: Cash Only
Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-4am; Sun 11am-Midnight
Subway: L to Bedford Ave.
Food/Menu: No food available
Booze: Full bar
Happy Hour: Daily, 3pm-7pm: $3 varying drink specials
Once a regular old-neighborhood hangout, this congenial bar has been steadily usurped by the cool youngsters who pile in every weekend. White Christmas lights and strings of seasonal decorations create a festive spirit in an otherwise plain room, which is furnished with red booths and bar stools, and a jukebox filled with rock-and-roll and retro standards. Despite the changes in clientele, the biggest draw remains the 32-ounce Styrofoam cup of Bud for $4.
NY Mag says:
TAGS: Bars, Bedford, Dive, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Open Late, ★★★ Good
In a time of low-carb lagers and slickly designed environments in which to drink them, this tavern remains defiantly—and refreshingly—old school. And yet the charming Christmas lights strung around the top of the walls year-round and the festive, seasonally changing window displays draw a thoroughly new-school, hipster clientele, who seem to regard the proprietor lovingly (if a bit warily). And, why wouldn’t they? It serves what basically amounts to a Bedford Ave. blue-plate special: 32 ounces of Bud in a giant Styrofoam cup, for only $4.