A subterranean craft beer bar and gourmet grocery store in one.
Directions - G train to Classon Avenue, walk west for one block on Lafayette Avenue, turn left on Grand Avenue for just over one short block. Look to the left and down as the bar is in the basement.
Go down the steps to enter Mekelburg's, and at first you'll only see a gourmet grocery store - initially the meat and cheese counter, then rows of shelves carrying artisanal foods. Until you venture further in, there are no clues that hiding behind the aisles is a craft beer bar with a heated back patio. The taps pour an ever-changing range of well-chosen, often unusual, craft beers. The atmosphere is laid back. Bar food is available (small plates, sandwiches, cheese and meat plates). The disabled benefit from a wheelchair lift at the entrance. There is a modern day speakeasy feel generated by the hidden nature of the bar. Very worthy. (11/2015)
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