Irish Haven Bar

Before Sunset Park became "Little Latin America" it was home to a large population of Polish, Norwegian, Finnish and Irish immigrants. Deep into the neighborhood remains Irish Haven, a bar of…

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The walls are littered with photos. The tile floors have seen a century-and-a-half of unsteady feet. The bar top is beveled with the wear of thousands of glasses sliding across its…


Nancy Whiskey Pub

Just outside the Canal Street A-C-E stop, Nancy Whiskey can be found beneath a couple of nondescript green awnings on Lispenard Street. Pressed tin ceilings, shuffleboard and a healthy collection…


Hank’s Saloon

Hank's has a couple charms. One of them is a jukebox stocked with Hank Williams (obviously). Another is cheap drinks. It stops there. The dive-iest of the dives, Hank's has collected…

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Over on Red Hook's waterfront, there's a little bar with a neon anchor in the window and an old-fashioned truck outside. That's Sunny's, a Brooklyn institution owned by—you guessed it—a…



Commodore hasn't been around for decades, but it sure as hell feels like it. Complete with a 1980s television playing weird pulpy films in the corner, floors caked with hipster grime,…

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The Alibi

Owing to its grand tree-lined streets and serene townhouses, Fort Greene can often feel like it's much further from Manhattan than it is. But stay long enough at Alibi, an odd…