LOCAL BARS TO VISIT IN BROOKLYN, NY

While you’re in town for Bar Convent Brooklyn, be sure to check out some of our favorite local bars to visit. Each bar is unique, has its own story and we’re sure they won’t disappoint. 

Bar Beau

61 Withers St

A specialty all-day cafe and cocktail, Bar Beau is a home away from home where locals meet for high quality food and drink at any time of day. Open daily, Bar Beau consists of a street-facing coffee shop that opens up at night into a hidden and elegant cocktail bar in the back.

Clover Club

210 Smith St

Clover Club is the premiere cocktail bar in Brooklyn, but more accurately it’s a Brooklyn cocktail bar. Which means no velvet rope, a low-key, neighborhood vibe, live jazz from time-to-time and a cozy back room with a fireplace. Oh, and really good brunch.

Diamond Reef

1057 Atlantic Ave

Described by the New York Times as “a bar with a vaguely tiki theme,” Diamond Reef is a lofty, vintage-inspired space serving up rum drinks, slushies and grilled skewers. Get there early to guarantee a space on their coveted patio.

Donna

27 Broadway

Donna is a transportive oasis just under the Williamsburg Bridge. A mini-vacation you can take any day of the week, Donna features a classically-inspired, rum-driven cocktail list and a kitchen serving up delicious tacos and other Latin cuisine. Not to mention some of the best local DJs in the city.

Goldie’s

195 Nassau Ave

With its neon lighting, leather booths and dark interior, Goldie’s looks like a Vegas cocktail lounge from the ‘60s, which is exactly the vibe it’s going for. Goldie’s is a down-to-earth beer and shots bar that is the perfect hangout for local or visitor alike.     

Grand Army

336 State St

There’s no better way to describe the Grand Army than by calling it a neighborhood bar. A seafood bar located in Boerum Hill, Grand Army is a comfortable, but high-class place that raises the “bar” on what a neighborhood should be.

Grand Republic Cocktail Club

19 Greenpoint Ave

A cross between a dive bar, a high-end cocktail lounge and a dockside tavern, Grand Republic Cocktail Club is uniquely Brooklyn. Named after the Brooklyn-built steamer the Grand Republic, Grand Republic Cocktail Bar is the kind of place where anyone would feel comfortable pulling up a seat and enjoying the evening.

Hunky Dory

747 Franklin Ave

A bar and restaurant that has a menu as funky as its décor, Hunky Dory is a relaxing, all-day and all night place perfect for enjoying a boozy brunch or an afternoon coffee and work-sesh. As an added bonus, everything done is the space is sustainability focused, without comprising quality.

Leyenda

221 Smith St

Leyenda is a pan-Latin cocktail bar that celebrates the spirits and imbibing traditions of Latin America and beyond in creative and classic cocktails. Its kitchen serves traditional and modern takes on Latin dishes from across Central and South American and the Caribbean. Absolutely worth a visit, especially if you’re checking out its sister bar, Clover Club.

Long Island Bar

110 Atlantic Ave

The Long Island Bar is a Brooklyn landmark, serving food and drinks for almost 55 years.  Closed in 2007 and then lovingly restored and reopened in 2013, the atmospheric watering hole serves up cocktails, beer, wine and more in simple, retro surroundings.

Maison Premiere

298 Bedford Ave

Rooted in the history of oyster bars and absinthe cafes, Maison Premiere offers a historical glance into the hotel lobbies and grand restaurants of New York, Paris, and New Orleans. Its expertly fabricated replica of the absinthe fountain located in the famed Olde Absinthe House in New Orleans is worth a visit on its own.

Ramonas

113 Franklin St

Ramona is a family owned and operated bar featuring innovative original cocktails and re-imagined classics. Its vibrant menu and vintage-esque décor makes it the perfect place to enjoy a drink while exploring all that Brooklyn has to offer.        

Rockwell Place

31 Rockwell Pl

A long room, with tall ceilings and lots of natural light, the Rockwell Place is a modern take on the welcoming corner bar. With its innovative and extensive menu and upscale, yet relaxed interior, the Rockwell Place is the perfect spot to start or end your evening in Brooklyn.

Sunday in Brooklyn

348 Wythe Ave

A restaurant and dedicated to that end of the week day where you lazily explore and enjoy your neighborhood, Sunday in Brooklyn serves brunch and dinner daily with a comfortable, neighborly vibe. Grab an easy-sipping cocktail, a quick sandwich or a coffee anytime of the day and enjoy Brooklyn like a local.