618 Grand St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Cards: All Major
Hours: Mon-Fri 5pm-4am; Sat-Sun 4pm-4am
Subway: L Train to Lorimer St.
Food/Menu: No food available
Booze: Full bar
Happy Hour: Daily until 8pm buy one, get one free on pitchers. Pitchers of beer, from PBR to Red Tail, run $15 to $17.
A beautiful addition to the new Grand Avenue bar scene. The restored oak bar will make you feel like you should wear a smoking jacket. The tiny makeshift miniature golf course in the backyard will make you wish you had worn your Seersucker. Several beers are on tap and a full liquor bar is available. Definitely worth a visit.
TAGS: Bars, Dive, Garden/Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Lorimer, Mini Golf, Open Late, Recommended, ★★★★ Great
Bushwick Country Club ups the ante on Grand Street’s burgeoning bar scene. A mellow neighborhood crowd mixes in the kitschy bar, with shabby chandeliers, a photo booth and ironically hip action figures and pop culture lunchboxes. In the back yard, pickup games of mini-golf are played for free on a DIY course, with obstacles such as a windmill made of flattened PBR cans and a rudimentary hobo mannequin. BCC carries a range of lowbrow and high-quality beers, wines, bourbons and tequilas guaranteed to improve the putt. Try Delirium: a full-bodied Belgian beer with nine percent alcohol by volume, available for only $6, a relative bargain. Members of the Country Club get that fuzzy feeling of fitting in, with additional perks such as special discounts. The jukebox keeps it all going with everything from Men Without Hats to the Descendants.