790 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Rating: ★ ★ ★
Cards: Cash Only
Hours: Daily 4pm-4am
Subway: L Train to Lorimer St. or Graham Ave.
Food/Menu: No food available
Booze: Full bar
Happy Hour: Daily 4pm to 9pm: $1 off everything (except any $3 beer), $3 Legion Lager, Schlitz or Schmidts, $5 Schlitz, Schmidts or Tecate & a well shot ($6 for Jack or Jamesons)
NY Mag says:
Formerly the Pourhouse, Brooklyn’s vaguely tragic blue-collar haunt has been overtaken by young professionals and Guitar Heroes filing off the Graham Avenue stop. Dark brick walls, barred windows, and lava-lamp-pink neon light feel reminiscent of a high schooler’s basement bedroom—perfect for Legion Bar’s barely-legal patrons who might feel stifled by the more patrician Harefield Road across the street. D.J.’s spin “Surfin’ Bird” from a booth in the front room on Saturday, while a backroom pool is the draw for mellow weeknights. The beers on tap are standard—Stella and Hoegaarden—but like a cool-kid’s parent’s well-stocked booze cabinet, Legion offers nine varieties of wine, ten bourbons, and fifteen scotches.
Martini Boys say:
TAGS: Bars, Billiards, Dive, Good for Groups, Graham, Happy Hour, Hipster Spottings, Live Music, Lorimer, Notable Whiskey, Open Late, Wine Bar, ★★★ Good
There was a time when the Legion was known exclusively as a hang out for American war vets to drown their memories with cheap alcohol and the company of others who have experienced the same horrors of war. The Legion has now taken on a new incarnation as a hip hang out spot, replacing Pourhouse, and the American Legion has yet to file a trademark suit. My only advice: don’t expect any heroes here.