Bars in Brooklyn

50% Off at Esquire Lounge

Brooklyn

$50 $25

Sleek, modern lounge serves craft cocktails and bar appetizers, along with entrees and desserts

47% Off International Food and Hookah at La Boheme Lounge

Gravesend

$15 $8

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DJs blast ambient lounge and house music across two floors while groups share hookah and casual, internationally inspired meals

Up to 74% Off Karaoke and Food at Shalyapin

Closed 1/20/14-3/7/14

$75 $29

Karaoke lounge has rentable tables and private VIP rooms; singers pick from 44,000 tracks and enjoy a full bar

Up to 50% Off at Convo Bar

Hell's Kitchen

$40 $20

Appetizers such as rosemary focaccia, garlic shrimp, and meatballs sliders precede wood-fired pizzas dressed in italian sausage and basil

Up to 63% Off Small Plates at Jbird Cocktails

Upper East Side

$88 $35

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Handcrafted cocktails blended from artisanal ingredients and small plates such as pork sliders with cider slaw and crispy calamari

Up to 54% Off at BJ's Soulful Social Club

New York

$36 $18

Laid-back social club plies guests with cocktails and pub grub

Up to 65% Off Brunch at Tammany Hall

Lower East Side

$60 $22

Chefs pair steak and eggs or homemade waffles with classic brunch cocktails such as mimosas or bloody marys

Up to 53% Off Hookah and Drinks at Alembi Cafe

Ditmars Steinway

$74 $35

Relax in a private booth while enjoying fruity and savory hookah flavors alongside a cold or hot drink

Up to 60% Off Lunch and Ping-Pong at Spin New York

Flatiron District

$54 $25

Grilled sausages, empanadas, and chilled ahi tuna pair with beer and wine or up to an hour of Ping-Pong play inside a vibrant social club

Up to 53% Bar Bites and Beer at Stone Creek

Manhattan

$36.95 $18

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Tree trunk tables and stone walls envelop guests in a woodsy atmosphere as they sip craft beers and snacks

Up to 52% Off at Play Sports Bar

Annadale

$25 $12

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Sports bar with walls of televisions, nightly events, burgers and wings, and more than 100 different beers

Appetizers, Beer, and Pool for Two or Four

Astoria

$40 $20

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Sports bar features 18 beers on top, a full-service kitchen, 15 true HD big-screen TVs, and games such as billiards and table tennis

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Tea-light flames flickering through red glass holders gently illuminate the exposed-brick walls, ochre curtains, and plates full of contemporary American cuisine fashioned with a Mediterranean twist at Red Oak Restaurant. Servers flit about the dimly lit setting or covered patio, which sits under a red canopy surrounded by greenery and wood latticework. At tables they stop to present tapas-style hot and cold plates, which balance grilled shrimp, crisp calamari, or classic Mediterranean hummus and falafel. Chefs in the kitchen prepare substantial entrees, including kebabs threaded with lamb or kofta, as well as lamb chops fresh from the grill. Also in the kitchen, fragrant stews known as tajines simmer oxtail or beef with herbs and spices. As a post-meal treat, brass-trimmed hookahs send thanks to the chef via aromatic smoke signals.

8305 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn,
NY
US

Opposites attract at Gallery Social Bar and Lounge, both on the menu of comfort snacks and upscale entrees, and at the bar, where a spectrum of loungers and club dancers sample colorful splashes of fruit juice, exotic liqueur, and top-shelf vodka from Stoli and Absolut. In the kitchen, cooks decorate flatbreads with sweet, juicy pears and savory blue cheese and build sliders from tangy morsels of pulled pork, ground beef, and caramelized onions. Hookahs deliver puffs of flavor to curious palates, and a patio gives guests a breath of fresh air after shaking it to DJ tunes or spelling out their phone number in hookah smoke rings. On any given night, guests can enjoy hot meals until 2 a.m. and the flicker of the flat-screen TV until 4 a.m.

7915 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn,
NY
US

Having developed his expertise in Thai gastronomy in Thailand, Colorado, and New York City over the course of more than 20 years, chef Chai Chunton now flaunts his culinary skills in Lotus Thai Restaurant & Bar. Vines of steam rise from time-tested noodle, vegetarian, meat, and seafood dishes, curling toward nostrils with the hot, sour, sweet, and salty notes of the region's cookery. Adorned by a design team from Thailand, the lounge's dining room is laced with leather booths, ornate Eastern flourishes, and antique chopstick sharpeners. Against the sonic backdrop of occasional evening DJ sets, events in a private room launch the sounds of revelry against exposed-brick walls and a collaborative painting by acclaimed artists Pairoj Pichetmetakul and Kittisak Chontong.

1924 Coney Island Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
US

Despite our shared history and ocean coasts, there are a lot of English foods that sound more foreign to American ears than even the traditional dishes of India, Mexico, and Japan. But at ChipShop, guests can finally taste English favorites such as bangers and mash, treacle pudding, and steak-and-kidney pie with a side of chips. The chefs separate their menu into three broad categories—different styles of fish ‘n’ chips, varieties of shepherd’s pies, and puddings—with each dish showing off regional flavors, such as the Welsh rarebits or Scotch egg salads. Guests can eat their fill in the English-themed pub, or take the food to go to experience the culture of both New York and England at once without convincing the Statue of Liberty to accompany you to London.

383 5th Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
US

After putting up with exclusive guest lists and $16 cocktails at other rooftop bars, a visit to Berry Park is like a breath of fresh air. There’s room for everyone on their 3,000 square foot terrace, where the atmosphere is boisterous, the tables are communal, and the draft beers top out at $9.

4 Berry Street
Brooklyn,
NY
US

Bagel Schmagel’s bakers combine fresh ingredients to create nine types of Old World–style bagels and more than a dozen handcrafted cream cheeses. A commitment to freshness and quality guides the bakery's foodsmiths, ensuring that each batch of bagels emerges from the kettle with a glistening, thin crust and a warm, spongy interior reminiscent of the Doughboy's spleen. The roster of eats also includes baked goods, salads, sandwiches, and specials, which are denoted on chalkboards. A blue-and-gray-striped awning denotes arrival at the bakery, shading floor-to-ceiling windows and a dining room with lox-colored walls.

7710 3rd Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
US