161 Montrose Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Cards: Cash Only
Hours: Mon-Fri 5pm-4am; Sat 5pm-4am; Sun 5pm-2am
Subway: L to Montrose Ave., J,M to Lorimer St.
Food/Menu: No food available
Booze: Full bar
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 5 pm- 8 pm: $1 off bar; 2-for-1 Rolling Rock; 2-for-1 well drinks
Though it resembles a garage sale, don’t look for any price tags on the mismatched, second-hand chairs and couches at this off-the-beaten-path East Williamsburg destination, where locals are drawn in by cheap shot-and-beer combos (and which was a former garage, incedentially). The namesake waterfowl—in rubber ducky, wooden mallard, stuffed and hand-drawn varieties—litter shelves behind the small bar, while a stairwell that ends halfway from the ceiling to the floor and other works from local artists add to the colorful vibe. DJs and occasional live bands lay down the soundtrack to a cast of regulars in attendance.
TAGS: Bars, Bushwick, Dive, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Music Club, Open Late, ★★★★ Great
Safely east of the Williamsburg bar scene circus, this local dive features $2 beers and a lack of attitude.