The splintered-wood walls and mismatched furniture are holdovers from Pioneer Bar-B-Q, the grizzly eatery that last occupied this Red Hook space. Owner Trevor Budd’s beer-bar pedigree (he is a Ginger Man vet) translates to 30-plus affordable brews, from the $2 Carling Black Label to chocolatey Aventinus from Germany (a $7 steal). For those missing Pioneer, the same smoker still pumps out excellent barbecue—pulled pork piled on soft buns (two for $5) is a delicious reminder of the departed haunt.
Brooklyn Ice House
|Venue name:||Brooklyn Ice House||Contact:|
318 Van Brunt St
|Cross street:||at Pioneer St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu noon–3am; Fri–Sun noon–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: Travel: F, G to Smith–9th Sts, then take the B77 bus to Van Brunt St|
|Price:||Average drink: $4. Cash only|