462 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Rating: ★ ★ ★
Cards: All Major
Hours: Mon-Thu 3pm-4am, Fri-Sun Noon-4am
Subway: L to Lorimer St.
Booze: Full bar
Happy Hour: Daily 3pm-9pm: $4 drafts, $3 well drinks
NY Mag says:
After a second round of renovations, this open-air bar offers a relatively pedestrian drinking experience inside a cavernous, undulating interior. A slatted ceiling ripples over sleek black booths and slants down to meet velvet wallpaper, while acoustic-foam walls strips all surfaces of their angles. Meet-thy-neighbor seating at the bowed bar or on boxy couches leaves just enough space on a strip of concrete floor for intermittent dancing. A backyard dotted with angular booths and tables-for-two it is big enough to swallow crowds whole—but on slow nights, the place is a womb of dreamy lighting and comfortably-low expectations. The sights and sounds of the BQE can be quietly absorbed—while the Union Pool mayhem raging next door can be all together ignored.
Blackbook Mag says:
Away from the overcrowded main drag of Bedford (but next to the main drag that is Union Pool), Macri Park is a bar for conversations and contemplations. Shiny black booths and velvet wallpaper lend some veneer of class to the proceedings, but on slower nights (more often than not) it’s mostly a quiet place for the meditative drinker. Backyard brings extra business in the summer, and keeps the front sidewalk clear of smokers.