Brooklyn is a big borough with a lot of character and there is always a new corner of it to explore. Should you find yourself in Bay Ridge though, here are ten spots, from sports bars to pubs, where you’ll always find a warm welcome and a strong drink.
Pour House of Bay Ridge
This is your classic bar for all occasions. Pour House offers everything a good bar should, from happy hour to darts. Bring your friends here for a night of laid-back fun.
A traditional American bar with all the fixings, Windy City is a sports bar that is a staple to the Bay Ridge area. A bit on the smaller side, this bar is very laid-back. Enjoy your next Rangers game here.
Three Jolly Pigeons has stood the test of time, as it is over 100 years old. It is described by many as ‘the bar’, which says something about a city with a population of over seven million people. The rustic, romantic feel to this bar transports you to a different time in NYC history.
This is the spot for those that are missing the UK. Longbow Pub is a small Welsh bar that provides their customers with the exact service everyone wants. They have classic bites, delicious brews on tap, and there is always a football game on the screen (soccer, for Americans). Stop by this pub and have a grand old time.
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What’s a better place to drink than an authentic Irish pub? The Wicked Monk is an Irish pub complete with monastery décor. They have live music on the weekends, and they stay open until the wee hours of the night (or morning). Grab your next pint here.
If you find yourself in Bay Ridge and in need of a more hip atmosphere, look no further than The Owl’s Head. Cool without being pretentious, this one-stop-shop has everything from cocktails to mouthwatering munchies. And there is always something to do at this bar, as they have many regular events.
If you love beer gardens, you’ll love Lock Yard. This homey pub offers a heated beer garden all year-round. Enjoy their craft beer and their artisanal sausages. Nothing else quite hits the spot like this combination.
A relaxed bar to get your sports-game and beer on, The Kettle Black has some of the best wings in town. In a world with so many options, sometimes it’s the simple choices that are the best. Kick back with friends and a beer and some spicy wings and unwind.
This renovated fire station went from being hot, hot, hot to being as cool as it gets. Salty Dog is a fun bar during the week and a nightclub on the weekends. They host private events, so why not throw your next soiree there? It has enough room for everyone…
This classic bar offers you everything you need out of a sports bar: beer, bites, and lots of TVs. Bean Post Pub is a great place to throw a few back as you watch your team win (or lose). They have many savory dishes there, and they are known for their wide variety of delicious tap beer.