451 Graham Ave (btwn Richardson St. & Meeker Ave.)
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Greenpoint's The Richardson does expert mixology without a drop of pretension in an old-school tavern space decked out in dark woods and vintage wallpaper. Don't expect any speakeasy fuss: this bar surpasses its sometimes cheesy Prohibition-style peers in that respect, relying on well-made classics (from old fashionds to French 75s) rather than overwrought atmospherics. A solid menu of charcuterie and American platters (will it be pretzels, deviled eggs, and cheese or sardines, saltines, and creme fraiche?) and hearty pub plates can be had at any of the tables lining the barrel-strewn space, with your choice of 14 German and American craft beers on tap.