Sunday Arts and Crafts at Boat Bar

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.

Boat Bar
175 Smith St.
Between Warren St. and Wyckoff St.  [Boerum Hill]
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Photo from cobblehillblog.com

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Bobby Rich - Affordable Aficionado

Bobby dropped out of college at the age of 20, said goodbye to his papaw in the small town of Copper Hill, GA, and went to India, where he studied professional pauperism in ashrams and taught English to children. From New Delhi he flew to London, where emigration considered him a "vagabond with no roots to return to", and he was put on the first plane back to America. After finding himself in the freezing snows of Chicago, some guy at a bar offered him a job transporting a car to NYC, where he is currently stuck in Ridgewood, Queens. His travel website The Music Underground has helped many find the obscure in foreign lands.

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