Editor's note: Is it Friday yet? Linnea Covington is back with another happy hour report.
Braving the snow on a cold Monday night, I happily entered the warmth of The Brazen Head in Brooklyn. Not too many people lingered around—a little surprising since Monday is free wings night. Fine with me, I ordered a hoppy Razors Edge Australian Lager ($6) and chatted to the vivacious owner, Lou Sones, who proudly makes the wings each week (he'll tell you himself). If you want to sample a beer, a friendly bartender will be more then gracious to allow a free sip. Nostalgia hit when they tapped the floral scented Rocky Mountain IPA ($6) from Fort Collins, Colorado, so I had to indulge again.
The Happy Deal: Free wings on Mondays, free gourmet cheese on Wednesdays, and Saturday offers up the free "Stew With Lou" (both meat and vegetarian available). Drinks are $1 off from 4 to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 2 to 6 p.m. on weekends. Impressive scotch list offerings: Laphroaig 10- and 15-year ($9 and $13); Macalla 12-,15-, and 18-year ($9, $13, and $28); Oban 14-year ($11), and Talisker 18-year ($15). The Brazen Head also has 15 draft beers including two cask conditioned brews.
In Conclusion: The diverse beverage menu will please the scotch snob, beer connoisseur, and frilly martini gal. The wings are smoky and slightly spicy—tasty enough to make me overdose, and probably dream of chicken all night. Free food is a major bonus. Literally, priceless. The space is big enough for parties of up to 20 people. Or, sit by the window in a purple leathery banquette and chill out to the bartenders' playlist (which included The Knife, Depeche Mode, and the B-52s on my visit).
The Brazen Head
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