94 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Cards: Cash Only
Hours: Daily 8pm-4am
Subway: L to Bedford Ave., G to Nassau Ave.
Food/Menu: No food available
Booze: Full bar
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri, 3pm-7:30pm: $4 beer and a shot
If you want to play Quick Draw and drink beer from a styrofoam cup, Turkey’s Nest is the place to be. Northside’s best authentic dive bar.
When droves of hip East Village expatriates decided to cut their rent bills in half by moving to Williamsburg, the native element withdrew a little north. The neighborhood’s last pure Brooklyn dive is the Turkey’s Nest, where the jukebox blares loud classic rock and there’s always a pool game in progress. It’s a blue-collar crowd, partying with pride and taking part in the the state lottery’s most effective red herring, Quickdraw.