Location: 561 Myrtle Ave.
Ambiance: Pratt students and pool tables
Best deal: Two-for-one drafts and $2 off well drinks

With a happy hour that runs 'till 7:30 p.m. and two-for-one drafts, The Emerson (named after Ralph Waldo Emerson, who lived nearby) is a serious contender for the best bar to get seriously sloshed at an early hour. The Emerson also sports pool tables—a rarity in Brooklyn these days—and plenty of room to spread out. Overall, it's one of the best choices on Myrtle if your goal is to get a serious buzz on and have some space to move around.