Bars we look forward to visiting in Brooklyn

There are always numerous NYC bars on our radar to visit.  Two spots in Brooklyn we hope to visit sooner rather than later are Dumbo’s Randolph Beer and the rooftop bar at the 1 Hotel.  Randolph Beer, located at 82 Prospect St, is the establishment’s third location (in addition to those in Manhattan’s NoLita and Brooklyn’s Williamsburg).  The Dumbo location will serve both regional U.S. craft beers as well as Randolph’s own house beers brewed on site.  Located less than a half-mile to the northwest at 60 Furman, the 1 Hotel’s rooftop bar opened earlier in 2017.  The views of Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge are supposed to be spectacular.  Once we’ve had a chance to visit these two spots, we will post brief reviews of both in this space.



A review of West Wine Bar in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint

Located at 67 West St in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint Waterfront area, West Wine Bar is located in an old brick factory building. We don’t often use the word “charming” to describe the many establishments we visit, but West Wine Bar is just that — charming. Offering nearly 30 wines by glass/bottle and 17 bottled/canned beers/ciders, West Wine Bar is a must-visit for your next Greenpoint bar crawl. The space is not too big or too small with what looks like original floorboards. In addition to the sizable L-shaped bar, there are several two-person tables and one communal table for seating.

West Wine Bar

A review of Pinball Beer Hall at Sunshine Laundromat

Located at 860 Manhattan Ave, Pinball Beer Hall is a craft beer bar and pinball paradise in the back of swirling laundromat. After walking past a bunch of laundry machines, patron enter the bar through a door that looks like a clothes drier. The bar in the back is lined with over 20 pinball machines. The bar offers eight frequently rotating quality craft beers from around the U.S. there are also numerous board games to play. We think it’s a great place for a group of friends to visit. The bar opens at 4pm daily.

Pinball beer hall

A review of Loveryboy in Manhattan’s Alphabet City

Located at 127 Avenue C in Manhattan’s Alphabet City, Loverboy takes over the space formerly knowns as Lume (an Epicurean Drinkery).  Loverboy’s alcohol focus is mainly on craft cocktails, though a few tap beers are also available.  Food offerings are mainly Italian snacks and several types of square-sliced pizza; a perfect pairing with a few beers or cocktails.  Loveryboy is a worth a visit on your next bar hopping excursion along Avenue C.


A review of Sanatorium in Manhattan’s Alphabet City

Located at 14 Avenue C in Manhattan’s Alphabet City, Sanatorium is a hospital-themed cocktail-focused bar/lounge.  The layout includes a standing room only bar on the left side of the space, with the majority of the space taken up by low-level lounge-style seating. Cocktails are all the rage right now and, at $15/drink, Sanatorium’s cocktail price is somewhat mid-range for Manhattan.  In addition, staff was friendly, but we wonder how long a place like this will last in its current location on Avenue C.  Stop in here on your next Avenue C NYC bar crawl.  Note that Sanatorium has a rather late opening hour.  On the day of our visit, the spot opened for business at 8pm.