50 best New York bars: Boerum Hill

A historic New York bar, with 19th-century bonafides and the elaborate wood-work to prove it, is the best bar in Boerum Hill.

Photograph: Virginia Rollison
Brooklyn Inn

The Brooklyn Inn

Critics' pick

The immense dark-wood bar, bare-bones pool room and old-school jukebox attract an unpretentious crowd that’s more interested in drinking than in flirting. There are plenty of choice beers on tap, including Old Speckled Hen, Dentergens Wheat and local Six Point Brown Ale—all for a reasonable $5-or-so a pint. The Inn dates back to the 19th century; tie on a few and you may even see the ghost of Walt Whitman.

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