38. Brooklyn Ice House

Neighborhood: Red Hook, Brooklyn
Address: 318 Van Brunt St.
Website: n/a

Right next door to Bait & Tackle is this upstart dive, a spot known for cheap (but good) barbeque, including a quite satisfying pulled pork sandwich. The beer list runs almost 70 deep, and owner Trevor Budd knows all of them intimately. There's a backyard for smoking. In the winter it gets a bit drafty, but that's part of the reason it's a dive. When too many things go right, a place becomes suspect. We're not really claiming this, but it's not out of the question that Budd sabotaged the heating here so that it could seem divier than it first appears. We would respect that.