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In the eastern stretch of Williamsburg, the Pour House was known as a reliable — if seedy — spot to grab a drink. Now that the Pour House has been transformed into Legion Bar by the team behind Williamsburg’s popular K&M bar, what was “Pour” is a whole lot richer.

Perhaps it’s the impressive selection of draft beer — featuring hard-to-find Chimay on tap — and single-malt Scotch that’s bringing in the crowds.

And although Legion has a bit more polish than its predecessor, it hasn’t forgotten its roots: Each evening, happy hour runs from 4 pm until 9 pm, with a dollar off all well drinks, and draft beers and pool games are always only $1.

Locals who might otherwise be turned off by a fancy lounge, which opened under its new ownership in September, have definitely taken notice.

“It’s become part of my routine for after-work beers,” Greenpoint resident Lou Caldarola told GO Brooklyn. “They’ve really changed and improved the place: the back room is great for a group gathering, the music is good and the bartenders are friendly and down-to-earth.”

The exposed brick walls and faux fireplace create a warm and cozy feel that inspires late night revelers to dance, and the back room presents the option for a bit of privacy should you need it; regular Perry Lee described the spot as “low-key and neighborho­ody.” And in a corner of the neighborhood where people go to escape the clamor of busy Bedford Avenue, that’s all you can ask for.

Legion Bar (790 Metropolitan Ave. at Humboldt Street in Williamsburg) accepts American Express, MasterCard and Visa. The bar is open daily, from 4 pm to 4 am. For information, call (718) 387-3797.

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