Brooklyn Tap House

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Brooklyn Tap House
Forty taps dispense craft brews (Founders, Delirium Tremens, Stone) at this Bed-Stuy beer hall. The spot's ethos is "no crap on tap," and the bottle (Maredsous, Lindemans) and can (Porkslap, Oskar Blues) lists are carefully curated as well. Snag a red vinyl banquette and order from the menu of rib-sticking comfort eats, including hot wings, a Schaller & Webber beer-braised brat and a vegan tempeh Reuben. The 80-seat space features barn-wood–paneled walls, poured concrete floors, and a Brooklyn-themed mural of trains, a bridge and subway-map fragments painted by graffiti artist Jamie Hef.
Venue name: Brooklyn Tap House
Address: 590 Myrtle Ave
New York

Cross street: between Classon Ave and Taaffe Pl
Opening hours: Mon–Wed 4pm–midnight; Thu, Fri 4pm–4am; Sat noon–4am; Sun noon–midnight
Transport: Subway: G to Classon Ave
Price: Average beer: $6. Cash only

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The Tap House is a pretty ordinary brew-pub and sports bar inside, with the big screen panopticon blaring sports from every angle. There's a long bar, plenty of beers both familiar and slightly bizarre and tables of all sides. Where things get more interesting, however, is when you go outdoors. 

First, the outdoor space is encased in a high black wall, as if this bar is actually a maximum security prison. In the middle there's a rather large firepit, which is nice but also means that a visit here is a throwback to the days where you returned from a bar smelling like a smoke bomb. There's a cornhole set a separate area for smoking that also has nice views over the far corner of the Pratt Campus. 

There's also something I have never seen in my travels all over the country and the world - televisions on the outside. This way you can simultaneously get fresh air while watching the game. It's very silly but kind of charming. 

The food here is quite ordinary, but enough to keep one satiated during the game.