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].
©2009 Community News Group
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