Captain Dan's "Good Time" Tavern
497 Greene Ave (btwn Nostrand Ave & Marcy Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Captain Dan’s Good Time Tavern is just that, a good time. The eclectic Bed Stuy bar mixes high with low, reading somewhere in between a beer tavern and a Victorian living room, with gold-framed illustrations of dogs and exotic birds hanging against eyeball- and flamingo-dotted wallpaper. A funky cocktail menu features a David Bowie-inspired Starman (grapefruit vodka, ginger beer, lemon, bitters), and you have to try the Chilled By Death (Fernet Branca, bourbon, lemon, honey). The food is just as weird, veering Southern, with plates like chicken-liver bacon balls and a bacon-wrapped hot dog with pickled pineapple and fried onions.