Lake Street Bar

Greenpoint
This Midwest-themed Greenpoint dive is the supergroup of bars, literally—owners include Hold Steady drummer Bobby Drake, Spoon bassist Rob Pope and former Freedom Fighters frontman Frank Bevan. The neighborhood hang is a low-key anthem about Minnesota—along with its name (referencing a major thoroughfare in Minneapolis), it features canned Midwestern brews like Goose Island and broadcasts Twins games on five flatscreens. Settle into a church-pew banquette for brats or hot dogs. The owners' musical roots are reflected throughout the space: Overhead lights are made from drum kits, while vintage '70s black-light posters line the walls of one bathroom and tour diaries from legendary roadie Hiro Tanaka cover another one.
Venue name: Lake Street Bar
Contact:
Address: 706 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn
11222
Cross street: between Meserole and Norman Aves
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 4pm-4am; Sat, Sun noon-4am
Transport: Subway: G to Nassau Ave
Price: Average beer: $5. Cash only
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