So after visiting the Brooklyn Tabernacle for the choir, I’m feeling a little frisky. Where to go, where to go? Well, if you walk down Smith Street I know a little cozy nook in the wall called Boat Bar. Boat is everything you need in a good dive. You have regular customers, bartenders that have been serving there for eleven years, an amazing jukebox that’s playlists were made by the people who actually matter: the bartenders and the customers. And to top it all off they have incredibly cheap drink prices.
During the happy hour all beers, wines and well drinks are $3. After that they go up to $5, while all the call drinks stay the same price, ranging between $6 and $9.
It’s always been funny to me that this place is called Boat, because it really has minimal boat décor. Really just one or two pictures of boats and an oar hang from the wall. This is a great place to go for the red-lit atmosphere, friendly people and bar tenders, and to get drunk for dirt cheap.
Plus on Sundays they have FREE arts and crafts with the bartender Abby (be nice to her and tip her well!), which is actually a funny scene. I mean, imagine any dive bar you’ve ever been in. Now imagine the people in that dive bar playing with water colors and crayons. That’s Boat on Sundays.
So, if you’re in the mood to do some arts and crafts on Sunday, or if you want to get some cheap cheap cheap booze, go to Boat. It gets weirder and weirder.
175 Smith St.
Between Warren St. and Wyckoff St. [Boerum Hill]
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Photo from cobblehillblog.com