The drinking options in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn just keep getting better and better. From swank cocktail bars with live music to rowdy dives, here are Thirsty’s pics for best bars in the neighborhood in no particular order.
1. Casablanca Cocktail Lounge
Address: 300 Malcolm X Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11233
This isn’t your typical Manhattan cocktail lounge. Casablanca is affordable, diverse and good for a big night out or quick tipple with friends. Expect a live DJ and dancing later in the night. Cash only.
2. Bar LunÀtico
Address: 486 Halsey St, Brooklyn, NY 11233
This is your neighborhood go to for live music — everything from jazz to neo-folk. There’s no cover, but musicians will pass the hat around. Excellent beer selection, solid small plates and a really good vibe.
Address: 1112 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
When you want a session of no nonsense drinking with a young hip crowd, this is your spot. Like of so many places in Brooklyn, it is cash only.
4. Black Swan
Address: 1048 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
A hip British pub with none of the pub cliches. Solid food and pints.
5. The Wilky
Address: 108 Patchen Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221
The Wilky is a favorite of young transplant to the neighborhood and boast a rotating craft beer menu.
6. Lover’s Rock
Address: 419 Tompkins Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
If you want Bed Stuy? This is your spot. It’s Caribbean-themed cocktail bar pumping old-school hits and reggae, and there is in a nice backyard. It’s super fun, diverse and absolutely easy going.