Sunday, September 11, 2005

Fun (previoulsy Funhouse)

160 N 4th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211-3268
(718) 302-4300
Cross Street: Between Driggs Avenue and Bedford Avenue

The Funhouse (now Fun) is a great spot in the southernish part of Williamsburg. Near Black Betty and about 2 minutes from the Bedford avenue stop, it is [no longer large] space that is rarely full, but usually a fine time. There is no longer a ping pong table there, which is a shame but the place looks more loungy. The value conscious drinker will want the liquor here, as it is a good pour ($5-6 for what equates to a triple). Beer is OK ($5) but could be cheaper. DVDs on the wall, though the old Funhouse sculptures are gone.

Decor (3/5) - Bit more loungy and subdued than before

Crowd (3/5) - Usually not a huge one. The bar may now possibly cater toward the gay crowd who bring straight friends.

Drinks (3/5) - The beer is no deal, and the pours went up in price.

Dive Factor (2/5) - Trying to be a lounge. Old Funhouse R.I.P.

Penny at Funhouse

Penny at Funhouse
Originally uploaded by NYC Tom.

Dark picture of penny art at Funhouse

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Last Exit

136 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201-6729
(718) 222-9198
Cross Street: Between Clinton Street and Henry Street

'Bout time we started posting again. We were at Last Exit on a lazy Saturday afternoon, so cannot speak to its night vibe, however, the place was great. Good couches inside and an ample backyard outside made it a great place to just sit, relax and have a beer. Not particularly divey (whatever that means), however, more thrift shop grunge. Drinks were OK prices for Brooklyn ($4-6 a beer) but not totally cheap. The people around were friendly, as was the bartender.

Decor (4/5) - Like out of a goodwill shop, but with ample comfortable seating. Rotating art on the wall also a draw. Outside is great and has many seats.

Crowd (3/5) - Friendly people from the neighborhood, though I hear at nights this place draws them in from all parts of BK

Drinks (2/5) - Them aint as cheap as ye'd think

Dive Factor (2/5) - Not a dive to drink your troubles away, more of a good bar to go to after Sahadi's and perhaps to spend a great night (though us day drinkers can't vouch for that one)