Wading through the weekend flea-market masses can be treacherous—you might be plowed down by strollers, swarmed by hipsters or starved when vendors sell out—but this Crown Heights cousin to Smorgasburg is a peril-free alternative. The hybrid food court–biergarten (a “cafebeeria,” if you will) is decked out with rows of wooden tables, stalls of booze-sopping grub and enough beer to extend sustain your day of feasting.
ORDER THIS: The 12-tap lineup ranges from hyperlocal brews to international picks. A pour of lemony Finback Double Session ($7) sits between a Belgian wit and a dubbel, with a warm vanilla and cinnamon spice to cut its hearty wheat body. From the 36-bottle list, ask for harder-to-find labels like hops-heavy American ale Peeper from Maine Beer Company ($16 for 16.9oz) or Professor Fritz’s citrus-tanged wheat ale, Briem 1809 ($17 for 16.9oz).
GOOD FOR: Grazing with a group. Collect a buffet of bites from Smorg favorites Mighty Quinn’s (pulled pork, brisket), Pizza Moto Slice Shop (Margherita, carbonara) and, yes, Ramen Burger, and post up at a hefty King’s table with your bounty. The help-yourself, order-at-the-counter service means you won’t have to wait for often aloof servers to deliver that hype-storm noodle-bun burger ($8) or Asia Dog’s sweet-and-sour beef dog with mango relish ($5). Don’t rely on the waitstaff for your booze either—order drinks directly from the bar to avoid delaying your buzz.
THE CLINCHER: Open at 10am Tuesday through Sunday for boozing Brooklynites, the hall isn’t solely an afternoon beers-and-burgers affair. Hungry brunchers can order bacon-and-egg–topped pies ($14) from Pizza Moto and kimchi-cheddar grits with sausage from Asia Dog ($6), along with a.m. cocktails like a Paloma riff ($10) with tequila and Brooklyn Soda Works grapefruit-jalapeño-honey pop. Once you stake out a spot for sipping and gorging on grub, you won’t want to give it up, so plan to stay from brunch to the wee hours.