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Jun 10, 2011 06:17 AM

Looking for good pubs near Brooklyn Sheraton (228 Duffield Street)

Looking for some good pubs offering craft beers and good gastropub cuisine reasonably near Brooklyn Sheraton. It looks as though this is in the Brooklyn Heights area. It would be nice to find an area where we could walk to 3 or 4 bars and enjoy some good food along the way. Thanks!

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  1. The Sheraton is in downtown Brooklyn which doesn't have what you're looking for. You will need to walk a bit. Heading south and a bit west, Brazen Head on Atlantic has a good beer selection. Further west leads to Pete's Waterfront Ale House with more beers and good pub food. Still further west is the Chip Shop which has a lot of British ales/stouts and great fish and chips. If you want to replace beer with bourbon, check out Char on Smith street. Awesome selection of brown liquors and great food. Nothing in the central Heights that I think of as a pub. If you head north to Dumbo, Rebar fits the bill. Can't speak of what you can find towards the east in Ft Greene though I expect there are some good options there too but someone else will have to point them out.

    Atlantic Chip Shop
    129 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Waterfront Ale House
    155 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    The Brazen Head
    228 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Char No. 4
    196 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    147 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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    1. re: Bkeats

      I agree with Bkeats' recommendations, including Waterfront and the Chip Shop. If you're on Atlantic Avenue, you also might want to check out 282 Bar & Burger (at 282 Atlantic). I can't vouch for the burgers, but they do seem to have some interesting beers on tap. I particularly like the Sixpoint Bengali IPA.
      Dfishhead, please report on your pub crawl when you are done! :)

      282 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

      1. re: parkslopemama


        Sorry, I forgot to post my adventures. We actually ended up going to a restaurant and drinking a couple beers in our room. The restaurant is called Traif and it was fantastic. It is located at 229 South 4th. Street in Williamsburg. We did have some beers on a different day at Mugs Ale House, cool place on Bedford in Williamsburg. Also, my son is now living in Brooklyn in Clinton Hill and I am sure he would welcome any suggestions for food or good bars. Better late than never (for my post) I presume!

        Mugs Ale House
        125 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

        229 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    2. There's nothing very close. Of Bkeats options below, I'd say only the Waterfront Ale House fits the bill. reBar is pretty good but it feels somehow inauthentic to me (too spendy, for one--trying too hard to be a lounge, for another). The Brazen Head has a good selection of mostly american craft beers, but no food.

      Downtown Bar and Grill (in Cobble Hill) may also work for you, but the food is more "pub" than "gastro." In the other direction, in Ft. Greene is Der Schwarze Kölner if you like German brews. There's also a fancier German place called Berlyn, which is more restaurant than pub, but they have a bar and several beers on tap. Almost directly south of you on Bergen and Hoyt is the Brooklyn Inn. Great bar, fair selection of beers, but again no food. Henry Street Ale House may also work for you. Again, more pub than gastro.

      There's also The Roebling Inn, which has decent craft beers, but the food is more "snack" than "meal."

      Anyway you look at it, you have about a 10-15 minute schlepp in any direction. Not much right there on Duffield St.

      Waterfront Ale House
      155 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

      Downtown Bar and Grill
      160 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

      Henry Street Ale House
      62 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

      The Brazen Head
      228 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

      Brooklyn Inn
      148 Hoyt St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

      Der Schwarze Kolner
      710 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

      25 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

      Roebling Inn
      97 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

      1. Eamon Doran's!

        174 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

        1. If you walk west to Montague Street and also Court Street, I'm sure you'll find many options. Montague Street is only about 4 blocks long but it's packed with restaurants and bars.

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          1. re: Sluggo1407

            Montague Street is a must visit, but there are mostly restaurants, Eamon Doran's is the only bar I can think of there. Doran's had no craft beers the last time I was there. I think if you are looking for beer and food, you are better off with Bkeats recs on Atlantic. There are lots of nice bars and I like Waterfront's food.

            1. re: Paulomet

              First time EVER I have heard Montague Street as a 'must visit' for food and drink. Really? What is even mediocre there?

              1. re: thegforceny

                «What is even mediocre there?» Teresa's is at least mediocre.

                80 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

                1. re: thegforceny

                  You're right, not really a MUST visit, but you SHOULD walk down Montague after the Prominade on your way to Atlantic Ave for good pubs, which was my point

            2. I'd walk to Court Street and eat at Strong Place. Very solid craft beer selection and delicious lamb burger and pulled pork sandwich. When I want great food and beers to match, this is where I go. Basically a bit more upscale Waterfront. Then you can walk over to Smith and hit Bar Great Harry for more beer.

              Bar Great Harry
              280 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

              Strong Place
              270 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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