Middle-aged couple seeking bar in Brooklyn
Wanna go somewhere where we can sit at a table, drink decent beer or wine, eat if we want (but don't have to) and hear ourselves talk. Does it exist?
Flatbush Farm has a pleasant bar right next door. They're owned by the same people who own the restaurant. Most of the crowd is in their 30s but very well behaved.
The bar at Tempo is pricier but a bit more elegant. The crowd there is a bit older than FF but certainly not geriatric.
76 Saint Marks Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Pete's Waterfront Ale House: Atlantic Ave between Clinton and Henry on the very south side of Brooklyn Heights. Better than average bar food (sometines very good), excellent beer and spirit selections, short and modest -- but well-chosen -- wine list, and definitely not a kids place or a scene.
Char No. 4 on Smith St. - weekdays only - weekend nights are very busy and loud. They mostly serve whiskey/bourbon/scotch and all their incarnations, but you can get beer, wine and other liquors too. Plenty of great food, too, if you like.