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Gowanus has a new bar, Halyards, on Third Avenue. It’s so fresh that the place smells of wood rather than spilled beer. The bartender is friendly, there’s room to move around, and the dogs (2) outnumbered the babies (0). (That’s not always the case at drinking joints in the vicinity of Park Slope.)

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Now that it’s October and jackets and sweaters are on, you wonder if there’s going to be any more sidewalk dining this season. Of course the restaurants hope so. They would all love to have a month-long al fresco Oktoberfest if they could get away with it.

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Named after Jimmy Cagney’s character in the movie “Angels With Dirty Faces,” Rocky Sullivan’s relocated from Manhattan to Red Hook a few years ago. They have a full calendar of Irish bands, reading, and other events. Today, the experts advise avoiding alcohol because of the extreme heat. It’s okay to go to the watering hole, though, and sit under a fan at the bar.

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The White Horse bar occupies a Fifth Ave. corner where a turquoise-painted Middle Eastern store once stood. On weekends, the place is noisy and packed. The menu is vaguely British, which encourages drinking rather than eating.

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bottlecap

Stegmaier is the cheapie beer at Korzo on Fifth Avenue. There’s not enough room on the bottlecap for what I think it should say (not to mention the challenge of illustrating it): “No thanks for the draft lite, make mine Octoberfest.”

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beer trays

Wait, the beer tray decor was giving me an imaginary flashback, until I saw the tin ceiling reflected in the mirror and knew I wasn’t in frat-land. The Park Slope Ale House, on Sixth Avenue @ 5th Street, has expanded their weekend pub grub to include brunch. It’s pretty standard fare, but if you are waking up slowly and aren’t in the mood for a cheery and bright restaurant, you may find the dark interior of the Park Slope Ale House more to your taste.

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Middle room at the Brooklyn Inn

Middle room at the Brooklyn Inn

I’ve walked past the Brooklyn Inn, at the corner of Bergen and Hoyt (near the Bergen St. stop on the F train) hundreds of times; I’ve been meaning to there for a while, since I read online reviews that described it as a real neighborhood joint.  On weekends, especially, I try to steer clear of crowds and people who go out to see and be seen. The Brooklyn Inn is not that kind of place. The front room has a bar, the middle space has tables, and there’s a pool table in the back. The crowd spanned about four decades, and the mood is low key and friendly. I was there around 8:00 PM, so I don’t know what the place looked like at midnight. I’m not sure I’ll find out, but I’ll definitely go back for a cold draft beer.

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