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Best Fishing Hole (in the Wall) New York 2008 - Red Hook Bait and Tackle

Red Hook Bait and Tackle

Red Hook Bait and Tackle

320 Van Brunt St.

Brooklyn, NY 11231


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We?re sure there are plenty of nice spots around the city to while away the hours with a fishing rod in hand. But if it?s the elusive Guinness fish you?re after, look no further than Red Hook Bait and Tackle, one of the best dive bars in Brooklyn. Formerly a bait-and-tackle shop, this dimly lit watering hole?decorated with antique harpoons, glowing bobbers, and an impressive taxidermy collection?reels in a regular crowd of artists and hipsters from the waterfront nabe with its two-for-one drink specials (daily from 5 to 8 p.m.) and excellent jukebox, ranging in songs from Pavement to Nick Drake. While we can?t promise you any fishing, you can shoot all the forest creatures you like on Buck Hunter. And if you really just have to have fish, yes, they have that, too?if Goldfish crackers count.

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