This is my favorite local bar, The Way Station, in Prospect Heights in Brooklyn.
Besides being a haven for nerds, with its delightful Tardis bathroom (it IS bigger on the inside than it is on the outside!!), it boasts live music every single night, welcoming and friendly bartenders, fun cocktails (my fave is the Christina Hendricks, for several reasons), and cheap, good beer. The first time I came here, we stayed until almost 4 in the morning, and an awesome staff member was talking to us while cleaning up our PBR cans and whiskey teacups—it was the owner of the bar.
I can’t promote this bar enough. If you’re coming to My Roaring 20’s Are Almost Over Birthday party this year, after The Great Gatsby screening, we are going to end up here, and I’m so excited I can’t stand it.