Brooklyn Ice House

Bars, Beer bars Red Hook
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Brooklyn Ice House
Photograph: Liza Eckert Brooklyn Ice House

The splintered-wood walls and mismatched furniture are holdovers from Pioneer Bar-B-Q, the grizzly eatery that last occupied this Red Hook space. Owner Trevor Budd’s beer-bar pedigree (he is a Ginger Man vet) translates to 30-plus affordable brews, from the $2 Carling Black Label to chocolatey Aventinus from Germany (a $7 steal). For those missing Pioneer, the same smoker still pumps out excellent barbecue—pulled pork piled on soft buns (two for $5) is a delicious reminder of the departed haunt.


Venue name: Brooklyn Ice House
Address: 318 Van Brunt St
Cross street: at Pioneer St
Opening hours: Mon–Thu noon–3am; Fri–Sun noon–4am
Transport: Subway: Travel: F, G to Smith–9th Sts, then take the B77 bus to Van Brunt St
Price: Average drink: $4. Cash only
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This is the bar to end all bars. The beer selection is vast and cheap, they have awesome beer and shot specials, they have a huge backyard (with fire pit), and their frill free burgers are shockingly good. Plus candy to snack on and games to play. Favorite bar in the city, hands down.