Drinking Like Days of Old: The Brooklyn Inn

No bells or whistles...just booze. Craig Nelson, 2011

No bells or whistles…just booze. Craig Nelson, 2011

Some barrooms have ski ball or gigantic big screen TVs. Others might employ bearded bartenders whipping up (or even torching) super fancy cocktails. But some, like one of my all time favorites, the Brooklyn Inn, skip the flair and head straight for what counts — no-nonsense booze in an incredible old-world space with (almost) no attitude. It’s the perfect spot for drinking and conversations. Nothing else. It’s the way a great New York bar should be. Just make sure to bring a couple of twenties, because when you toss in perfect lighting and classy music (think jazz) on the sound system, there’s no way you can stay for just one beverage. It’s going to be a long, memorable evening.

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About Craig Nelson

Exploring, cooking, drinking, riding the subway, bowling...a writer and editor based in New York. I'm a city lover who edits the blog for EuroCheapo, writes for NewYork.com, tweets for NFT, explores for Spotted By Locals and has worked at various small companies like Google (for a gig at Zagat and Google Maps). In my free time, I like to create projects like this: Chinatown Chow Down NYC. Feel free to drop a line at across106thstreet@gmail.com or on twitter at @across106th.
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