(between Lawton St & Dodworth St)
Brooklyn, New York 11221
Our Rating: ★★★★ Great
Cards: All major
Hours: Mon – Sun: 7:00 pm – 4:00 am
Booze: Full bar
Subway: Myrtle Ave JMZ
Website/Calendar: Facebook Page
Bushwick Daily says:
This dark little dive bar nestled under the JMZ tracks has everything a good bar needs, from a pinball machine to heavily tattooed bartenders to regularly scheduled burlesque shows. Stylishly lit with candles, its relaxed vibe is enhanced by low-key wood benches dotting the space and a curved bartop at which you’ll find all sorts of people, from a manic-pixie-dream-girl folding origami to a 50-something local looking to take in the new neighborhood nightlife. Like its neighbor Goodbye Blue Monday, Lone Wolf offers semi-frequent concerts but with a drink list as unpretentious as the illuminated wolf lighting a sign outside the bar, offering thirsty patrons beer, wine, and hard liquor. Plus, every day of the week there’s a $5 PBR and shot special.
It’s nice to walk into a dark bar and be greeted by a bartender who calls you “Hon.” It’s very homey. The youngest entrant in our guide, the former quasi-legal venue Bodega, has been around for more than a year. It doesn’t use its newness as a cudgel for expensive drinking, offering up a $5 PBR and well shot deal every day. The lack of tap beers is more than made up for by an impressive collection of bottles and cans, including options from local favorites Sixpoint and Blue Point. The stage in the back isn’t just for show, playing host to bands booked by the bartenders, who are ludicrously friendly judging by the one I talked to. The best part of the entire experience though is definitely “The Champion’s Pub,” a barfight-themed pinball game that must be played to be believed.