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New Beer bar on 4thAve, Brooklyn

MOREKASHA Jan 19, 2007 07:33 PM

I've heard about a newish bar that has a good selection of craft brew on draft. Any idea of the name or actual location? Many thanks paisans.

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  1. bobjbkln Jan 20, 2007 03:16 AM

    Two newish places on the northern end of 4th Ave: Cherry Tree and Sheep Station.

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      Get In My Belly Jan 20, 2007 04:20 PM

      as per Time Out NY:

      4th Avenue Pub
      Park Slopers have a new bar with a great beer selection and a large back garden. Located next to the Cherry Tree, this pub serves 24 draft brews from companies like Allagash, Rogue and Smuttynose, and a large selection of Scotches. 76 Fourth Ave between Bergen St and St. Marks Pl, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718-643-2273).

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        prunefeet Mar 4, 2007 04:48 AM

        Stopped in 4th Ave Pub yesterday afternoon, and I really recommend it. The owner, Jacob, was tending bar and is very friendly and knowledgable about the beer he serves. Very pleasant environment for grownups. And the popcorn was good too.

      2. bobjbkln Jan 21, 2007 04:00 AM

        If it's at 65, it's across Fourth Ave. from the Cherry Tree. The Mule coffee house is next to Cherry Tree.

        1. lambretta76 Jan 21, 2007 01:12 PM

          Wow - I thought that 4th Ave. Pub was just an old watering hole that I somehow missed - never realized it was a new joint. Will have to check it out.

          And FYI, Mule has applied for a liquor license, so I imagine they'll be serving beer and wine soon.

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            lanamonster Jan 21, 2007 08:25 PM

            4th ave pub has a wide selection of fancy beer, but what's even better is that they're 2 for 1 (until I think maybe 8?). And free popcorn. And it is right across from Cherry Tree.

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              prunefeet Jan 26, 2007 10:20 AM

              Really! Well in that case, I'm going to have to try it out. Thanks for the info.

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            ben61820 Jan 26, 2007 12:08 PM

            4th ave pub is really, really great. no pretensions at all, great beer selection that will satisfy both the beergeek and the casual appreciator, friendly tenders, etc. the popcorn doesnt hurt either:)

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              elecsheep9 Jan 28, 2007 08:21 AM

              Went into the place next to Mule (I guess its Cherry Tree) once. It looked like a cool enough crowd, but the music was absolutely blaring...you had to shout at the top of your lungs to be heard. We left immediately.

              I just don't understand bars that insist on blasting the music at ear-splitting levels. If I want to go to a dance club, I'll go to a danceclub. If I want a bar/pub, I want background music and to be able to converse with my friends. Its so irritating.

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                BrookBoy Jan 27, 2009 01:27 AM

                Amen!!!

                I stopped in for the first time to Dram Shop on 9th Street in Park Slope a couple of weeks ago to check it out after reading and hearing good things about it. This was a Friday night, maybe 6:30 PM or so.

                Really good-looking place, nice menu, nice beer selection, very friendly barmaid. Maybe 5 people in the place. All that was completely offset by the blaring music. Had to shout at the barmaid to be heard. I had my one beer (in a relative hurry at that) and left.

                I do not get it...

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                ben61820 Jan 28, 2007 08:45 AM

                agreed, loud music in a drinking-bar is totally and completely unwanted. to me, these type of bars should be more akin to a quaint cafe rather than a night club. btw, 4th ave pub seems to be just this kind of place:)

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                  Psychobabble Jan 28, 2007 03:20 PM

                  Second that! Really loud music is for the vodka-red bull, strobe-lit, B&T Manhattan club scene. Any quality ale house or neighorhood pub needs just a decent "background" audio at a moderate volume. It could be anything from the Stones to Cuban Jazz. Just make it blend into the atmosphere rather than an assault to the ears. I ducked into this 4th Ave Pub last week and it really looks promising. Great selection of beers. I'm hoping they will have a few of their taps "rotating" every couple of weeks with something new and special .

                2. lambretta76 Jan 28, 2007 04:28 PM

                  Cherry Hill has a beer pong aka Beirut table. Enough said.

                  1. Doghouse Reilly Jan 28, 2007 06:31 PM

                    This sounds like a cool place. I'll have to v isit there next time I'm in town. Can they serve alcohol until 4 am?

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                      ben61820 Jan 29, 2007 06:38 AM

                      i think every bar in bklyn can serve till 4am. i mean, whether its totally legal or not i dont know, but every bar ive asked at always says open till 4.

                    2. Woodside Al Jan 29, 2007 02:38 PM

                      4 AM is the latest legal serving time for bars in the State of New York. All of NYC is under the 4 AM rule. However, many other localities in the state mandate an earlier closing time. Of course individual bars in NYC may close whenever they like before 4 AM, and many do.

                      1. Doghouse Reilly Jan 29, 2007 06:45 PM

                        I definately live in the wrong city. :o)

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                          ben61820 Jan 29, 2007 08:34 PM

                          yeah, we've gotta have the latest closing time in the US, no? i mean, 4 am? awesome, i love NY.

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                            Woodside Al Jan 30, 2007 08:37 AM

                            I believe Nevada and Louisiana have no restrictions on opening times, thus 24 hour alcohol.

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                              ben61820 Jan 30, 2007 08:49 AM

                              figures Nevada...arent they the ones with legal prostitution for the truckers, etc?

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                                kenito799 Jan 30, 2007 10:07 AM

                                and they have those drive-thru daquiri huts in New Orleans...

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                              eringriffith Jan 26, 2009 07:30 AM

                              some info/review on 4th avenue pub and its neighbors here: http://www.examiner.com/x-2260-Brookl...

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                                Bob Martinez Jan 26, 2009 08:21 AM

                                The "information" consists of a comparison of the lighting in the various bars. The author didn't bother to actually taste any of the beers or compare selections. Thin stuff indeed.

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                                  Ralphus Jan 26, 2009 02:14 PM

                                  Interesting nonetheless. I'm a fan of the atmosphere at 4th Ave and I think that's what Pac Standard lacks. 4th Ave rocks, but you shouldn't go there. It's all mine!

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