224 Franklin St
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Rating: ★ ★ ★
Cards: All Major
Hours: Mon-Thu 3pm- 2am; Fri 3pm-4am; Sat Noon-4am; Sun Noon-2am
Subway: G to Greenpoint Ave.
Food/Menu: Bar Snacks
Booze: Full bar
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 3pm-7pm All draft beers and all well liquors are $3.
NY Mag says:
Converting this rundown warehouse into Greenpoint’s chic-est lounge was a labor of love for Diane Foley and Allen Welch (former bartender at LIC’s Lounge 47). The pair hand-poured and polished the long concrete bar and personally selected the minimalist décor—and their premium bourbons, scotches, tequilas, and rare European liquors like the Czech bitters Becherovka are what you’d expect of such a sleek space. But they know the neighborhood, and the twelve microbrews on draft, including locally-brewed Six Point Sweet Action Ale, are only $6. The cavernous, 2,500 square-foot room is lined with large, low ottomans and rotating art installations, and flat screens recessed into the walls loop animé and The Triplets of Belleville.
Time Out New York says:
TAGS: Bar Snacks, Bars, Garden/Outdoor Seating, Greenpoint, Happy Hour, Lounge, Notable Beer, Open Late, ★★★ Good
Greenpoint’s luxurifaction accelerates with this Chelsea-sleek lounge in a converted warehouse. The cavernous space embodies minimalism, with modular brown and blue furniture, cinder-block walls and a long, lacquered-cement bar, where condo owners and bike messengers alike sip three-buck Brooklyn and Sixpoint pints (daily 4–7pm). Enjoy both high- and lowbrow booze—specialty spirits like absinthe are available, as is a $15 “bucket of crap,” containing an assortment of canned swill such as Keystone and Schlitz.