If you’re looking to go out in downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill has a great selection of drinking options, from cocktail lounges to dive bars. Whether you’re a beer drinker, a wine fanatic, or a cocktail connoisseur, you’ll be sure to find a great spot on this list. Here are our 10 favorite bars in Cobble Hill.
It may look unassuming from the outside, but enter Henry Public and you’ll be taken back in time. This wooden vintage-style bar offers specialty cocktails, draft, and wine, with a small selection of food as well. Try the King’s County Sour, their take on a classic whiskey sour, for a fresh and fun cocktail, and check out their Happy Hour for daily specials. If you’re visiting on a Sunday, try to catch their live jazz and blues sessions.
Built in a former produce stand, Congress Bar perfectly combines a classy cocktail bar with a standard tavern. The atmosphere feels relaxed, but their drinks are beautifully made with fresh ingredients. Try one of their specialty cocktails like the Cobble Hill Old Fashioned, with bourbon, rhuberry cider, and spiced cherry bitters. For Bloody Mary fans, Congress Bar has an award-winning mix, “The Pitted Queen,” you’ll love.
Clover Club is a great cocktail bar with a retro feel, perfect for an outing with friends. Their vast menu might overwhelm you with options, but that just means you’ll have to come back again and try more. From the Royales, made with sparkling wine, to the Fizzes, or soda drinks, to the many varieties of juleps, Clover Club has something for everyone. Check out their Happy Hour every weekday. For snacks, try their crisps served with truffle crème fraiche, and come for brunch or dinner for a full meal that won’t disappoint.
This local favorite has been open for over 50 years, making it a Cobble Hill classic. The Long Island Bar’s neon signs look cheesy but inside this bar there’s a fun vintage vibe and comforting energy. Come for their wide selection of beers and wines, as well as their most popular cocktail, the Long Island Gimlet, a mix of gin and lime-ginger cordial. For food, The Long Island Bar offers a variety of cuisines, so take your pick from a pasta dish, a burger, some teriyaki, and, of course, fries.
For those of you who love a good dive bar, Boat Bar is the perfect place to start. This little venue has a neighborhood feel, and a great Happy Hour with an excellent selection of beers. They even have couches and arcade games in the back, so you can bring a group of friends and get comfortable.
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Strong Place is a New American gastropub specializing in craft beer. While this venue only serves wine and beer, they have a great selection of both. They have an impressive 23 beers on tap, so you’ll have lots to choose from. Ranging from lagers to IPAs and everything in between, Strong Place is an ideal spot for beer lovers. They also host live music events.
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If you’re a wine person, June is the place to be in Cobble Hill. This venue offers a selection of natural fine wines and food pairings unlike any other. Whether you like white, red, rose, or sparkling wines, June has a variety of each, from wineries across America and even across the globe. The long, glossy main room exudes vintage glamour, and the candlelit tables create a romantic atmosphere.
Longing to visit Paris? We found a slice of Paris in Brooklyn at Bar Tabac. Escape into a French metropolitan cafe atmosphere with tiled floors and vintage Parisian decor. While they specialize in wine, Bar Tabac also offers draft and bottled beers as well as house cocktails. Check out their live music events too.
The Brazen Head is a local pub with an impressive selection of whiskeys as well as beers on tap. Definitely check out their Happy Hour specials on weekdays. The Brazen Head also has daily specials, like free wings on Monday nights. Come with a group and play darts in the back, and enjoy their outdoor seating as well.
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Two 8 Two specializes in burgers. Come for dinner and stay for the craft beer and specialty cocktails. Whether you’re a fan of pale ale, or something heavier, like a stout, Two 8 Two has an option for you on tap. The cozy atmosphere is welcoming and the bartenders are friendly and courteous. This venue also includes a backyard patio area, perfect for a get-together day or night.