4. Brooklyn Inn (1895)

Located at 148 Hoyt Street, there’s no mistaking the Brooklyn Inn for anything other than historic. The ornate facade and all-wood interior, with a dash of stained glass, and its extremely low-key vibe, transports you to an earlier era. It’s also helpful that the Brooklyn Inn is tucked on a street corner in Boerum Hill surrounded by handsome brick townhouses.

Although it has basically been a bar since its inception in 1895, originally operated by the Otto Huber Brewery, it has had numerous names — it’s been called the Brooklyn Inn only since 2007. Today, it’s owned by a group that manages several bars, but that hasn’t changed its saloon-like atmosphere. The Brooklyn Inn is not for the pretentious. It doesn’t even have a website.

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2 thoughts on “10 of the Oldest Bars and Restaurants in Brooklyn

  1. Apparently you left out, if you want to talk first and old;
    1762 Fraunces Tavern
    1794 Bridge Cafe
    1817 The Ear Inn
    1837 Delmonico
    1864 Pete’s Tavern
    1868 Homestead Steakhouse
    1880 White Horse Tavern
    1884 PJ’s Clarke’s
    1885 Keen’s Steakhouse
    Oh wait, I see you did do a diff post with these

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