1025 Manhattan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Rating: ★ ★ ★
Cards: All Major
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-4am; Sun Noon-4am
Subway: G to Nassau Ave.
Food/Menu: Bar Snacks
Booze: Full bar
Happy Hour: Daily 10am-8pm: $3 drafts, well and call drinks
NY Mag says:
Some bars are about sports or music or romance or classy decor. This neighborhood favorite is about dirt-cheap booze with more than 65 varieties of beer and seasonal cocktails, all costing less than a five-minute cab ride. The specialties are bourbon-based classics; the mint julep that will make you forget the word mojito. As to the setting, it’s reassuringly standard. There’s plenty of comfortable seating, a weathered pool table, a jukebox full of mid-90s rock, and amateur art and ephemera on the walls. Homesteaders with dogs and babies in tow sip nightcaps alongside sexy young things just starting their evenings. After a couple of those and a bowl of freshly-popped corn from the vintage machine barside, you’ll nod your head in agreement when the jukebox declares that “Today is the greatest.”
TAGS: Bar Snacks, Bars, Fancy Cocktails, Good for Groups, Greenpoint, Happy Hour, Live Music, Music Club, Notable Beer, Notable Whiskey, Open Late, ★★★ Good
Among the many dive bars in this Polish neighborhood, the Mark distinguishes itself with a selection of 50 bottled and 15 tap beers, from Germany to Japan, as well as a classic cocktail menu, including caipirinas and mint juleps. The Mark’s art deco mahogany bar, jukebox with tunes from flamenco to grunge, and pool table draws a largely male clientele on weeknights. The bathrooms are noticeably clean, and the ladies room has a bidet.