The best bar in South Brooklyn. Maybe ALL of Brooklyn..
Years ago I accidentally found Irish Haven ('The Haven') - long before Martin Scorsese set scenes from his Oscar Award-winning 'The Departed' there, but the bar still holds true to what it always has been: Unpretentious, genuine, great conversation, and a slice of history. The Haven has to be close to 50 years old now and the live music they've recently added to Sunday nights is a nice change, but otherwise the bar sticks to its roots of being a straight up Irish bar that draws a diverse crowd of young and old, from all walks of life. Killer jukebox, cheap (often $4) drinks, pool table, lots of character. It is a gem.