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The Scene

There are a few standard notions of what exactly constitutes a good neighborhood bar. Ideally, it's got a convivial, comfortable air, friendly bartenders, decent drafts and a couple of bar snacks. Envy the denizens of the Atlantic Avenue area, because the Brazen Head has all that in spades, plus some truly stellar extras.

The Draw

The atmosphere is corner pub updated with Brooklyn small-batch fetishism. Careful touches such as posted keg-change dates and a rotating selection of luscious hand-pulled ales give hops enthusiasts little reason to leave their stools, save for wandering over to tables occasionally laden with Middle Eastern treats.

The only Brooklyn bar to have two cask-conditioned, hand-pulled beers on tap all times, the Brazen Head will be the source of up to 14 firkins tapped this weekend to the delight of hops enthusiasts and firkin first-timers.

Also worth noting is a solid range of single malts that may leave many Brooklynites wondering why they'd ever again have to board a d.b.a.-bound train.

Save Money

Nightly specials don't skimp on quality. All pints (including hand-pulls) are $3.75 Tuesdays; special martinis are $5 Saturdays. Two bucks come off the best single-malt Scotches on Fridays.

Bring in your ticket stub from the nearby UA Court Street or Cobble Hill movie theaters and get your second drink free. (Or email the bar, and get a beer on your first visit on the house.)

Best thing since the 23rd Street Bar

Posted by Ottothedog

Cool place... Lou cooks up some good grub on Saturdays and for $5, it's all you eat - hungry cheap Scots should be pleased. The crowd is mixed: lawyers & DA's; softball players; locals; dogs; Irish chicks; chess crowd; dart crowd; couples chilling. The cute blonde barmaids offer you something to focus on other than your scotch. There always seems like it's either happy hour or some other drink special is going on so, thirsty cheap Scots should be happy too.

Posted by Ramonsalazar

This is definitely the spot for beer lovers to sample the finer brews and enjoy that old renowned Brooklyn ambiance.

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Posted by artless

it's no accident that the brazen head is behind only the blind tiger ale house: both are laid-back neighborhood bars with an emphasis on excellent selection, good service, and easygoing atmosphere. the brazen head benefits from a diverse crowd of regulars, weekly drink specials and events, and a location near, but not too near, trendy smith street. if you're a brooklyn resident (or manhattan tourist) tired of the vodka bar du jour, the brazen head is a superlative choice.

Overall user rating: Highly Recommended

Brooklyn Bohemian's Find Their Clubhouse

Posted by sooznolan

This joint is the best cure for Smith Street ennui.

The Brazen Head was a delightful surprise on Atlantic Avenue. It looks unassuming from the outside, but within beats the heart of a true artist's hangout. Lou Sones has created the perfect combo of utterly convivial with effortless hip (not to mention excellent beer selections!). This is the perfect place to meet and discuss your next screenplay or the possibility another Subway series.

Pros: Really cool!, Easily accessible, Affordable drinks

Overall user rating: Highly Recommended

Posted by edempsey

My favorite!

The Brazen Head has one of the best beer selections in all of New York City. From domestic to international microbeers, the bar is the ideal haunt for any beer connoisseur. Plus, the owners are the coolest people to talk to.

Pros: outdoor seating, darts & parties

Overall user rating: Highly Recommended

Brazen Head is great

Posted by yudiebruck

Hands down the best place to get a good pint in Brooklyn. Plus they have a menu binder at the bar and you can order in from any neighborhood restaurant.

Pros: selection, service

Overall user rating: Highly Recommended