Pics From the Commodore, a New Bar-Restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Pics From the Commodore, a New Bar-Restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Outside: the kind of anonymous corner bar where -- were it not in your neighborhood -- you might hesitate to enter.

This week Counter Culture examines the Commodore, the conjoinment of a bar intent on selling you retro-cocktails at relatively low prices, with a cafe of locavoric propensities, whose menu handily straddles standard bar food and market-driven fare. Here are some of the things my friends and I sampled there.

Pics From the Commodore, a New Bar-Restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Inside: It might be your dad's rec room from an earlier decade. Pick up the guitar and have a strum!

Pics From the Commodore, a New Bar-Restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The hamburger may be the best I've eaten this year: totally without pretense, compact, and perfect in every detail.

Pics From the Commodore, a New Bar-Restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The house Bloody Mary has plenty of horseradish, and a splash of aquavit.

Pics From the Commodore, a New Bar-Restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The green-chile pork tacos are also fab.

Pics From the Commodore, a New Bar-Restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

But who knows quite what to do with the deconstructed cocktail called tequila banderas?

Pics From the Commodore, a New Bar-Restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The fried chicken sandwich may remind you of Pies 'n' Thighs. Actually, it looks like a battered and deep-fried turtle.

Pics From the Commodore, a New Bar-Restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The french fries as as good as you'll ever get in a bar ...

Pics From the Commodore, a New Bar-Restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

... though we didn't much like the "adult cheese" sandwich, with its weird oozy filling.

Pics From the Commodore, a New Bar-Restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Hard to believe this is a salad you got in a bar.

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The Commodore

366 Metropolitan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

718-218-7632


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