In a beer scene dominated by hoppy, high-alcohol brews, credit this madcap watering hole for championing session beers, a family of brews whose lower booze content makes them ideal for extended drinking. Unlikely picks such as the 3-percent-ABV Berliner Weisse (Budweiser is 5 percent) will keep you buzzed but standing through an evening of shuffleboard. If you need something burlier, idiosyncratic draft and bottle options reflect the sharp eye of co-owner Dave Pollack. Try a treacle-kissed Carnegie Porter from Sweden or a figgy Prize Old Ale vintage from 1996.
|Venue name:||The Diamond||Contact:|
43 Franklin St
|Cross street:||between Calyer and Quay Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 5pm–1am, Fri 5pm–2:30am, Sat 2pm–2:30am, Sun 2pm–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: G to Greenpoint Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $6. MC, V|