Tonight is the official opening of The Graham, a beer bar by the sud-tastic folk behind Brooklyn’s 4th Avenue Pub, Washington Commons, and Fulton Grand. While this trio of pubs is feasibly close together (respectively in Park Slope, Prospect Heights, and Clinton Hill), The Graham is the team’s first Williamsburg endeavor.
Like the other bars, the name of this one comes from the address. When they found the space, it had been vacant for a long time. “We are trying to fill a need in the neighborhood,” said co-owner Luke McDermott, who lived in the area at the time. He added that there really wasn’t much on that side of Williamsburg. “We just saw this space and liked it.”
The bar is the biggest one the team has opened and comes complete with about 20 bar stools, booths, and soon, an outdoor seating area. They have a built-in DJ booth and will start spinning tunes in the next couple of weeks after things settle from the opening. In the next couple of weeks they also plan to offer food like meat and cheese plates, dips, and other typical—though not fried—bar snacks. As for the beer, the concept remains the same as the other three bars. The menu features 16 taps of rotating beer selections, and right now they are pouring Lake Front Red Ale, Clownshoes’s Vampire Slayer, and a brew from Kuhnhenn. They will also offer the same kick-ass happy hour as the other bars, meaning $2 off anything until 8pm.
Though, since today is the opening party, The Graham will have happy hour deals from 8pm till whenever they decide to close tonight.