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Bars in Brighton Beach?

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Desidero Mar 31, 2010 10:35 AM

I am venturing to Brighton Beach for dinner at either Cafe Glechik or Cafe Kashkar. Can anyone recommend a bar nearby with good local color?

Thanks in advance.

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Cafe Kashkar
1141 Brighton Beach Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235

Cafe Glechik
3159 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235

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  1. Bob Martinez RE: Desidero Mar 31, 2010 11:00 AM

    Kebeer is about half a block away from Cafe Kashkar. Sietsema liked it - http://www.villagevoice.com/2009-10-1...

    I've poked my head in a few months ago and it seemed a reasonable spot for a few beers. I hope you like Kashkar better than I did.

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    Cafe Kashkar
    1141 Brighton Beach Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235

    Kebeer
    1003 Brighton Beach Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235

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      lambretta76 RE: Bob Martinez Apr 5, 2010 09:13 AM

      Kebeer, despite the weird (and sort of lame) name, is actually really good. The beer selection is good (think German and Belgian, not Russian) and well cared for , and the bartenders' knowledge of beer is generally than their knowledge of the English language.

      Prices very reasonable, I think half liters of Kwak and some random German schwartzbier came to about $9 total.

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      Kebeer
      1003 Brighton Beach Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235

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        JFores RE: Bob Martinez Apr 27, 2010 05:15 PM

        Kebeer's priceless and the crowd (and owners) are some veeeery interesting old Russian men if you know what I mean.

        Good beer list.

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        Kebeer
        1003 Brighton Beach Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235

      2. missmasala RE: Desidero Mar 31, 2010 03:49 PM

        If the weather is going to be nice, i would overpay for a drink at one of the places on the boardwalk. plenty of local color strolling by and drinking next to you.

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          Desidero RE: missmasala Mar 31, 2010 05:32 PM

          Thanks. Are you talking about a place like Tatiana?

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            missmasala RE: Desidero Mar 31, 2010 06:23 PM

            yes. that's where my russian speaking friends always go for a drink and the couple of times i have been there it has been fun.

        2. guanubian RE: Desidero Apr 3, 2010 02:59 PM

          Gambrinus is a lot of fun. Absurd kitsch, half-mute, brutish waiters in sailor uniforms right out of Jean Genet's Querelle, the Baltika flows freely, etc. Order the red caviar and blini.

          http://www.gambrinusny.com/

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          Gambrinus
          3100 Ocean Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11235

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            oystersallday RE: guanubian Apr 7, 2010 05:35 AM

            I always wanted to go here. Have you tried the seafood? Is there an outdoor area?

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              guanubian RE: oystersallday Sep 22, 2010 02:15 PM

              Yes, about 1/4 of the seating space is outdoors, but in spite of umbrellas they'll close it down if it's rainy. I haven't eaten too many of the dishes, as Gambrinus is more of a bar than restaurant for me. What I've had -- appetizer stuff -- has been solid.

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              Gambrinus
              3100 Ocean Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11235

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              Mr Porkchop RE: guanubian Sep 22, 2010 02:18 PM

              I second Gambinus. We got some big beers here before a banquet at Tatiana, and the staff was suprisingly friendly. I guess we also went to some bar after dinner, so I am told.

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