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Come on ‘Inn’ to Jason Furlani’s new bar

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Atlantic Avenue has a new classic local bar.

Granted, there are still some icons on the strip between Henry and Clinton streets in Brooklyn Heights (we’ll never forget you, Floyd!), but nobody can recreate that simple, nostalgic, old-school bar feeling like Jason Furlani, who helped open the fancy new Roebling Inn on Monday night.

Furlani, best known for running the old-school Brooklyn Inn a few blocks away in Boerum Hill, welcomed neighbors to his spacious replacement for the now-defunct Magnetic Field. The candle-lit bar is festooned with the taps of 16 local brews, while a closet of a kitchen churns out bratwurst, soft pretzels and meat pies.

Beyond the seating area, a side room is dedicated to darts, a sport which Furlani says the area lacks access to.

“The Brooklyn Inn is an iconic place — there’s nothing you can do to make it better, and my time there was spent well,” Furlani said. “[Roebling Inn] gives us a chance to give Atlantic Avenue its local, and we’re excited to have people come out.”

It’s $4.50 for a fat brat with a side of chips and pickles, but the deal really turns into a meal when you add in Roebling’s $5 draughts (plus some cheaper options). The bar strays from its classical brother with the addition of a few TVs, but the dark color scheme and simplistic structure give it that 1850s touch.

But Furlani says he isn’t done yet.

“Atlantic isn’t the last stop, it’s just the next stop,” he said.

Roebling Inn [97 Atlantic Ave. between Henry and Hicks streets, (718) 488-0048].

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Jason Furlani from Carroll Gardens says:
Thank you so much for the wonderful notice!

I do feel the need to address something amiss in the article though: I was NOT the manager of the Brooklyn Inn for past fifteen years (my group acquired the Inn three years ago, and I have managed it since that time.)

That said, I HAVE worked for the folks that own both the Inn and Roebling for the past fifteen years, and, I am proud to be their point-man.

Best,

Jason Furlani, Manager
Brooklyn Inn/Roebling Inn
Dec. 29, 2009, 11:07 am
Claude Scales from Brooklyn Heights says:
Actually, Floyd is between Henry and Clinton, along with the Chip Shop, La Mancha and the Waterfront Ale House.
Dec. 29, 2009, 2:01 pm
Marc from Cobble Hill says:
I was there. Review is very accurate. This is going to be a great addition to the neighborhood. Drinks and food are well done and *really* great value.
Dec. 30, 2009, 9:26 pm

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