05/23/14 10:15am

The best way to end an evening early is to forget to eat along with your drinks, and you don’t have to depend on stale pretzels or free popcorn alone to fuel your fun at these spots, which have drinks and great food.

Montana's Trail House is opening in Bushwick on May 30. Photo: Annaliese Griffin

Montana’s Trail House is opening in Bushwick on May 30. Photo: Annaliese Griffin

Montana’s Trail House (Bushwick, 445 Troutman Street, opening May 30) Located in an old service station at Five Points in Bushwick, Montana’s Trail House has the cozy vibe of an upstate cabin, a bench-lined patio in the front for taking your cocktail out into the sunshine, and a menu that includes fried chicken, root beer-braised brisket and a tongue and cheek reuben. Don’t despair, vegetarians, the spring harvest plate and a few other options are far superior to your usual token pasta dish. It’s the kind of place you’ll want to hunker down in, sipping whiskey and chatting up your neighbor come next winter, but not before a long summer of blueberry basil Pimm’s cups on the patio. Oh, and their late night menu, which goes until 3am, includes a corn dog that replaces the usual hot dog with a sausage. –Annaliese Griffin (more…)

05/07/14 11:45am

Screen Shot 2014-05-07 at 11.25.57 AMWhen bars around the borough begin unfurling their umbrellas and frosty brews beg to be sipped in the sunshine, it can only mean one thing–Immersion season is not far behind. For the past three years, Brooklyn Based and Brooklyn Brewery have lured you to neighborhoods like Red Hook, Crown Heights, and Bushwick to drink Brooklyn beer in the best bars, eat at new brunch spots, check out local shops and street art.

This year we’re kicking off our season of day-long celebrations on Saturday, June 7 between noon and 6pm with The Total South Slope Immersion. We’ve lined up our favorite watering holes and outdoor drinking spots here–Freddy’s, South, Quarter Bar and Sea Witch–plus a slew of deals at surrounding establishments. We’ve tweaked the formula a bit by ticketing the events this year, but let us assure you longtime Immersion goers– you will still be getting a steal of a deal, and you don’t have to wake up early, stand on line, and hope you get tickets for all your friends. (more…)

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