113 N 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Cuisine: Austrio-Hungarian beer hall
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Cards: All major
Hours: Mon-Thurs 4pm-2am; Fri 4pm-4am; Sat 12pm-4am; Sun 12pm-2am
Booze: Full bar
Subway: L to Bedford Ave
Menu: Click Here
NY Mag Says:
Ivan Aohut, part of the team that turned Astoria’s Bohemian Hall into a destination back in 2000 now partners with a couple of Czech friends and his wife Joanna, a private chef who cooks hearty dishes like roasted pork tenderloin topped with prunes and porter beer sauce and served with potato dumplings and red cabbage. Aohut, who built the outdoor bar at Bohemia, has built his solo venture to resemble a 1890s Austrio-Hungarian beer hall, with communal tables made from 150-year-old barn wood. The garden, where burgers and an array of wursts are grilled, will eventually have infrared heating under its retractable canopy.
Time-travel to 19th-century Europe at this sprawling Austro-Hungarian beer hall, outfitted with soaring ceilings, iron chandeliers, beer-barrel trash cans and a massive heated beer garden. Conforming to the Alpine peasant cliche, barmaids clad in dirndl dresses serve up 12 European drafts, while blouse-wearing waitresses flit across the concrete floor to massive communal tables fashioned from 150-year-old barn wood. Artists and trendy Billyburgers order sobriety-quashing mugs of dark Weihenstephaner Dunkel Weisse and sparkling Pilsner Urquel, which are clinked loudly and lustily long into the night. Hits: Need a space for 25 of your closet comrades? Arrive early, and you can hijack a candle-topped wooden table nearly as long as most railroad apartments. Misses: If you like lots of beer, then you better like opening your wallet wide–a liter of draft brew runs an eye-popping $13, while bottles average $7 or $8.