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, transport 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 since 1995. 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.