Rustik Tavern

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Opened in 2008, this cozy, but spacious restaurant, bar and live performance space came to be because of necessity. The neighborhood needed a gathering place to hear great music, eat good food, have a drink or just hang out.

And Rustik is the perfect place to do it all. The brick walls, long wooden bar, comfy couches and chairs are warmed by a wood burning fireplace in winter.

And the tavern’s rear living room—complete with vintage piano and walls lined with 70s and 80s music memorabilia—opens onto an amazing stone patio, affectionately called Rustik Garden.

But that's just the beginning.

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Rustik is proud of its delicious bar favorites like nachos, wings and sliders which shares the menu with more creative dishes like their own blackened salmon, seafood pasta, and a delightfully spicy crab cake.

Rustik's brunch menu boasts some of Brooklyn's finest dishes such as chicken and waffles and savory shrimp and grits (served during Sat & Sun brunch only).

Venue name: Rustik Tavern
Address: 471 Dekalb Avenue
Price: $30 and under
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The ambience is indeed nicely chill with vintage-style lounge chairs, dark wood interior, and patio for warm times. There's also a couple giant annoying TVs on constantly.  They have a great brunch menu, but then it can tend toward the pricey side. Staff can be a little out of it, but sometimes there's the girl who makes you a giant "rum punch" in a pint glass and it's fantastic.  Also, once I was in there on a Wednesday night, very mellow, and a group of kids came in and yelled around for about 10 minutes and then ambled out.  What I'm saying is, the bar is random and seems to be both patronized and run by all types.   Which you like, because that's what this neighborhood is about, right?  Anyway, it's around the corner from me and holds a special place.

Also, there's some open mic, etc. type stuff that goes on weekly, but I don't know too much about that.