6 Best Bars in Boerum Hill, New York City

Brooklyn Inn

Boerum Hill Fodor's choice
One of Brooklyn's oldest and most unassuming bars, the Brooklyn Inn doesn't rely on gimmicks: it just serves reasonably priced beer and mainstay cocktails. The formula must work, because the place dates back to the 19th century. With high ceilings and large windows in front—there's a pool table in back—this is the quintessential neighborhood spot.
148 Hoyt St., Brooklyn, NY, 11201, USA
718-522–2525

Grand Army

Boerum Hill Fodor's choice

Housed in a former corner market, this easygoing neighborhood craft beer and cocktail bar, led by head bartender Patty Dennison, changes their cocktail roster seasonally, each with funny names to go along with the season's quirky theme. The kitchen keeps up, preparing light bites to pair with them. 

61 Local

Boerum Hill
A pleasant place to linger with a glass of wine or a craft beer, this low-lit bar with exposed-brick walls and a high ceiling has an extensive menu of nibbles, sandwiches, and large plates, most with ingredients sourced from the tristate area and Brooklyn.

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Boat

Boerum Hill
This popular dive bar, hidden behind a bright-red facade, has many draws, including the casual, borderline grungy ambience, a classic pinball machine, a jukebox, and cheap happy hour specials.
175 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY, 11201, USA
718-254–0607

Camp

Boerum Hill
Board games cover the tables, canoes and taxidermied deer heads hang from the walls, and the smell of roasting s'mores fills the air at this homage to country-lodge living. If you appreciate kitsch, you'll dig this place.

Congress

Cobble Hill
A cool vibe, great selection of craft beers, and bartenders who know how to mix the perfect cocktail make this a go-to spot in the neighborhood. The perennially popular, meal-in-itself Bloody Mary—one secret ingredient is pickle brine—is garnished with beef jerky, smoked cheddar, celery, an olive, and crostini. There's not much seating in the softly lit space, which encourages people to mix and mingle.