12. The Alibi

Neighborhood: Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Address: 242 Dekalb Ave.
Website: n/a

Despite the healthy number of Pratt students that take the walk downstairs to Alibi, this is the sort of dive where ugly looks and minor contempt are part of the experience of drinking there (unless you've been going there for the last 15 years, in which case you probably aren't reading this list; you probably just started in on your first round of the day). That said, they aren't entirely unfriendly to bushy-tailed youngsters encroaching on their booze (why else would Big Buck Hunter III sit turned on and glowing on premises?), they just want to give you a hard time. Like a locker room ball busting. It comes with the territory.