Bars , Sports Bars Prospect Heights
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Time Out, Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nels
Time Out, Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nels
Time Out, Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nels
Time Out, Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nels

Sports bars have a bad rap that’s not entirely undeserved. But this food-forward soccer saloon is in a league of its own. The wood-paneled barroom offers smartly curated drinks—a 30-deep beer list includes unexpected options like the fortifying Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast stout—and nonstop live and tape-delayed matches on three 50-inch TVs and a 104-inch projection screen. There’s also a menu of thoughtful, mostly organic comfort food: a buttery “Hammy” (a pressed croissant with Gruyère and a choice of meat) and a bang-up mac and cheese. For soccer fans who have long been cloistered in dingy pubs, a new standard has been set.

Venue name: Woodwork
Address: 583 Vanderbilt Ave
Cross street: at Dean St
Opening hours: Mon 6pm–2am; Tue–Fri 10am–4am; Sat, Sun 8am–4am
Transport: Subway: B, Q to Seventh Ave; 2, 3 to Bergen St
Price: Average beer: $5. AmEx, MC, V
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It's primarily a futball (soccer) bar, but they were fine with changing the channel when we asked them to watch the playoffs game. 

We ordered a bunch of beers and plates of truffle mac n' cheese, beef sliders and pulled pork sliders. Sadly, they were out of the sloppy ross. The mac n' cheese - YUM! It was great! The six of us cleaned off 3 orders of mac n'cheese. The noodles were perfectly al dente, the casserole was wonderfully baked and browned and cheesy, and the truffle flavor was very prominent but not overwhelming. The jalapenos were okay, but we preferred the plain version. The sliders were fairly mediocre. Both the beef and pork sliders were pretty dry and nothing special. The accompanying chips and pickles were more appealing. 

Pretty nice spot to hang out with friends and watch a game.

Madeleine Yu

Their hours have since been updated. They open at 2:00 pm Mon-Fri and as early as 7:00 am on the weekends if there's a big soccer match on. They also have a bigger menu: woodworkbk.com/food-drink-menu.html.