2 Best Bars in Brooklyn Heights, New York City


Brooklyn Heights Fodor's choice
Comfy sofas, a relaxed scene, and large boccie courts have made this bar a neighborhood staple. And while the beer cheese dip is memorable, locals flock here for the solid selection of drafts and bourbons, plus weekday happy hours and other specials like the ever-popular bucket of assorted beer by the can. The same folks run Union Hall in Park Slope and the Bell House in Gowanus.

Livingston Manor

Downtown Brooklyn
A pink neon sign reading “Manor” guides you to this downtown hangout where the after-work crowd heads for happy hour (daily between 4 and 7 pm). The bar is inspired by and named for a quaint hamlet in the Catskills, and the pock-marked cement walls, black leather banquettes, and diagonal-striped wood paneling impart a lived-in feel even though the place only opened in 2014. The drink of choice? A pint from the Catskills Brewery, of course.