Friendly bartenders, spacious booths and old-school diversions like Big Buck Safari telegraph a homey vibe at this welcoming bar tucked away in the dead zone between Park Slope and Sunset Park. But don’t let the effortless feel fool you: South is serious about its booze selection, with nearly 50 American and Euro beers by the bottle (try the Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse, a silky German wheat beer) and a well-rounded collection of whiskey. Smokers favor the patio, while at the bar, low-key jocks commandeer stools with clear sight lines to the football-tuned TV. Bolstering the neighborhood vibe: cheap happy hour specials (everything is a buck off daily from 6 to 9pm) and unfussy food like beef jerky.
629 Fifth Ave
|Cross street:||between 17th and 18th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 2pm–4am; Sat, Sun noon–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: R to Prospect Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $6. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|