At 7 PM last night, Brooklyn's newest bar officially opened for business, right on schedule. Uncle Barry's, located on Fifth Avenue near Bergen Street, is a roomy, no-frills drinking establishment run by cousins Josh Ellis and Jake Treback (Barry is Jake's father), with a quality selection of beers, some snacks, and very dim lighting.
There's a small seating area up front, a 35-foot long bar, a small back room with some additional standing room and a Mortal Kombat 2 arcade game, and a back yard that'll open up when it starts getting warm out again. The 18 draught beers range from American craft ales to Belgians, and just about everything in between (beer snobs will feel at home here, right along with shot-and-a-Bud types). There are also some specialty drinks, like the Can-hattan (Canadian Club Whiskey, maple syrup, and bitters), and a hot spiked apple cider.