Before finding their modern-day home between buns, burger patties were designed as sugar-free cookies for cavity-prone children. Savor meat-sweets with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of burgers and more at Dram Shop Bar in Brooklyn.
The Dram Shop Bar's menu lays out a succinct tale of stackable, 100% fresh ground-beef patties further explicated by American fare. Dram Shop's burgers, which can fly solo ($9), double up ($10), or triple in meat-weight ($11), don toppings and pair off with a serving of fries, hand-cut by serrated fingers. Drop the beef for just a pile of the fries, which come with a choice of roasted garlic aioli, chipotle mayo, salsa rosa, or house-made ranch ($6, choose three sauces for $2 extra), or break culinary tradition with Miss McGrath's irish nachos, which smother fries with bacon, cheese, sour cream, green onions, salsa, and pickled jalapeños ($9).
Work off full bellies over sweaty matches of pool or shuffleboard, or submit to body-numbing food comas while wrapping your mind around Dram Shop's selection of board games. An outdoor area in the back provides outdoor eating opportunities without the burden of wrestling an en-route pizza-delivery guy.