5 hipster bars not to miss in Brooklyn
1) Tooker Alley
Down the street from the Brooklyn Museum of Art is a bar where craft cocktails are taken seriously, but presented quite humorously, with poetry and stories to entertain you on the menu. Counterculture is celebrated here: jazz (on the soundtrack), and a general bohemian attitude. Sample your favorite creative interpretation of the Manhattan.
Decently-priced nice cocktails ($11 each) and a friendly vibe are the attraction here. No food is served but you can have your fill of their free popcorn. After being open only a few weeks, this place is destined to become a neighborhood fave. The cozy and tight space will have you making new friends in no time.
3) Lot 45
Get up and dance. A big industrial space scattered with a fun mix of mismatched couches, exposed brick and fancy chandeliers, located on the street in the epicenter of Bushwick’s street art. The patio outside serves a French Algerian street-style menu. Nice cocktails. Check the calendar for music and art events.
4) Forrest Point
Once a gas station, now a colorful spot covered in murals, with a playful backyard complete with a jumble of swing sets, stools made of tree stumps, and festive strings of lights. A casual spot where neighbors show up with their dogs. Order the Milk Punch, a milk-based complicated cocktail based on recipes from early America.
5) Jupiter Disco
A bar inspired by the one in Star Wars, this one is loaded with amusingly-dated audio equipment and sci- accoutrement. Drink menus scroll on TVs behind the bar in the style of 80s computer screens. Every cocktail and draft beer is a limited edition, so as things run out they’re crossed out on the menu.
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