“Branch OFC.” Opens BK Backyard Bar
Christopher Buckley took a chance on the south side of Crown Heights when he opened the doors to his spirited day-into-night cocktail bar this February to fill a void he saw for a ‘locals’ bar in the area. Now, just three months later, the bar is bustling nightly with folks looking for a fun spot (pinball machines and a photobooth!) to catch up with friends or meet new ones. As the weather turns warmer, Buckley is excited to open his killer backyard space that fits up to 70 people. The diner meets cocktail lounge aesthetic inside is met with a 1950s Cuba vibe of multi-colored picnic tables out back, perfect spot for lazy summer afternoons in the sun or late-night imbibing under the stars.
In addition, each month until fall Buckley’s team will play host to the occasional pop-up party out back—think low country and Piedmont-style barbecue to San Francisco Mission-style burritos from the fellas at B’klyn Burro.
Patio patrons will have the option of $20 “Smutt Buckets” (a mix of six Smuttynose Vunderbar Pilsner or Finest Kind IPA), in addition to the bar menu, which includes $11 signature cocktails Branch Ofc. (Jameson, lime, bitters); Vero Beach Fizz (Cruzan rum, grapefruit, ginger); and Note to Clara (Beefeater, lemon, cava). Beer drinkers can also get any of the five drafts (IPA, Stout, Pilsner, Brown ale, Seasonal) in a frosted mug ($7), or a Schaefer can ($4), which is an ode to the former Brooklyn Dodgers as their official sponsored beer. For snacks, patrons can munch on one of four pressed sandwiches, a bag of chips or cookies.
Branch Ofc.’s backyard patio (weather dependent) is open daily from 3:00pm until 11:00pm (12:00am weekends). The bar itself stays open until late (2am-4am). Either space accommodates upwards of 70 people and can be reserved for groups during operating hours without cost, or for private rental with a fee by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information please visit www.branchofcbrooklyn.com or www.facebook.com/branchofcbk. Get social with Branch Ofc. on Instagram @branchofc and Twitter @branchofcbk.
225 Rogers Avenue (Between President & Union)
Brooklyn, NY 11225