Red Hook Bait and Tackle

320 Van Brunt St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
718-451-4665
Best Of

Details

  • Sun, Sat 2pm-4am, Mon-Fri 4pm-4am
The sign out front says "Fishing Club," but the initiated know that night-crawlers won't be found here. Formerly a bait-and-tackle shop, the bar now hosts antique harpoons, glowing bobbers, and an ever growing collection of taxidermy and junkyard oddities mostly donated by locals. Birds hang upside down from the ceiling, a lifelike frog plays a tiny accordion on the bar, and a brown bear threatens to bite passersby with its teeth. An NRA card isn't necessary to go Extreme Hunting, a video game where players blow away big game on-screen.

Related Stories (2)

  • 10 Best Dive Bars in New York, 2013 Edition
    2 years ago by Jessica Goodman

    Everyone has a favorite dive bar. The best ones are cheap, sticky, and unpretentious, with questionable bathrooms and a rogues' gallery of regulars. They make perfect spots to talk to strangers, get in fights, or bury a broken heart...

  • How Successful Are Red Hook's Crowdfunding Campaigns?
    3 years ago by Tejal Rao

    Red Hook's small businesses banded together to form Restore Red Hook after the storm, working together to raise the funds they needed to clean up, replace equipment, and reopen. Many started individual campaigns too -- on sites like...