105 Franklin Street, Greenpoint
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Cuisine: No food
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Price: Beer $5-$8, cocktails $8-$12
Hours: Mon-Fri: 4pm – 4am, Sat/Sun: 12-4am
Booze: Full bar
Subway: G train to Greenpoint Ave.
Time Out says:
Named after the borough’s original Dutch moniker (“Breukelen”), this neighborhood bar specializes in contemporary cocktails and no-frills beer-and-shot combos. Under an aged tin ceiling and plastic chandeliers—sourced from a demolished movie theater—settle into a worn-in love seat for a draft brew; when the weather’s warm, head outside to the backyard deck. At the red-oak bar, bartenders make contemporary drinks like a gin-and-Aperol Vassar Basher and the ginger-tequila Ollie Diablo. Along with tapped beer—including Captain Lawrence Kölsch, Ithaca’s Flower Power IPA and Sly Fox Pikeland Pilsner—the 40-seat bar features rotating beer-and-shot specials; shiner with well whiskey is a regular combo.