"There’s plenty to stare at: a mermaid mural, the skeleton of a shark’s jaw, and, mesmerizingly, live tropical fish, swimming in a glowing oval tank. Out back, there’s a patio, with fishponds among the benches and flagstones. The music (Gang Starr, the New York Dolls, Van Halen) and the drinks (topnotch cocktails; twenty beers on tap, including Stone Arrogant Bastard and Brooklyn Sorachi Ace) are savory enough to keep you floating around for a while: past nine on a Sunday night, all the barstools were full, and two women danced a bit."
"You could sit all evening sipping craft drafts (grassy Avery Ellie’s brown ale, citrusy Victory pilsner) watching those fish. But you’ll get hungry at some point....what they bring is such great bar food, you’ll feel like one lucky sailor..."