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Oyster Happy Hours and Brunch to Follow Opening of Crown Heights Beer Hall

 The Berg'n beer hall on Bergen Street in Crown Heights will open on August 27.
The Berg'n beer hall on Bergen Street in Crown Heights will open on August 27.
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CROWN HEIGHTS — Arguably the neighborhood's most eagerly anticipated new watering hole this summer, beer hall and food court Berg’n, has finally set a date to open with oyster happy hours, vinyl record sets and brunch.

The 9,000-square-foot venue will open Aug. 27, it’s co-creator Eric Demby said, with a special appearance “likely” on opening day by Brooklyn Oyster Party, a vendor at Smorgasburg and the Brooklyn Flea, which Demby and his business partner Jonathan Butler co-founded.

Following the opening, the oyster catering company will host a “happy hour-style” oyster night at Berg’n every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Demby said.

Berg’n’s permanent vendors will include wood-fired pizza seller Pizza Moto, Smorgasburg regular Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque, the first brick-and-mortar Ramen Burger and Asiadog, a bahn mi hot dog vendor.


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For the breakfast crowd, Berg’n will open at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays for brunch, Demby said, though that menu is still being created. But, he said, boozy brunch lovers should watch for “a killer in-house Bloody Mary.”

For music lovers, Berg’n will also host occasional vinyl record sets, performed by a variety of bands, musicians and people in the Berg’n family. The first such event will be held at the beer hall on Sept. 4 when Paul Collins of the band Beirut will do a DJ set from 9 to 11 p.m.

“It will be a casual thing,” Demby said in an email, with “music coming from record players instead of a playlist.

“We love and collect records and want to integrate that into Berg’n when it makes sense.”

The Berg’n beer hall is located at 899 Bergen St. in Crown Heights between Classon and Franklin avenues.