The horrible parade of criminal injustices visited upon Brooklyn by GQ Magazine continues. First, they posted their Eaters Guide to Brooklyn, which was really more of a "Hot Restaurants Two Years Ago" list. I followed up with my own BK Eaters Guide, which you commenters happily chimed in on.
And now, we have this. It's a nightlife guide! And by "nightlife" they mean "bars and lodging." I don't know about you, but if I find a good bar, I don't need lodging that night. You shouldn't, either.
That being said, here's my guide to drinking in Brooklyn.
Pick a Bar with an Accelerated Buy-Back. If you have more than four drinks at a bar on a regular basis (and, let's face it, you wouldn't have read this far if you didn't), you want to know whether your third or fourth drink (or ANY drink) is gonna be comped. And if you're drinking someplace that doesn't give you a free drink after drink number 5...well, I feel sorry for you. For me, Excelsior has always been consistent with buy backs--maybe because I'm gay and have a low-grade drinking problem. If you fall into either of those categories, you should think about drinking there.