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Brooklyn Brackets: Vote for the Best Neighborhood Bar in the Final Four

 Is your favorite watering hole in the final four showdown of Brooklyn's best neighborhood bars?
Brooklyn Brackets: Vote for the Best Neighborhood Bar in the Final Four
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BROOKLYN — It's a showdown at the cocktail corral.

DNAinfo New York readers voted last week on their favorite neighborhood bars and watered down the competition to just four picks.

The elite eight bracket saw decisive wins, with Fort Greene's Alibi besting Berg'n by more than 100 votes, Project Parlor defeating Skylark, Red Hook Bait and Tackle triumphing over Clover Club and The Emerson crushing The Way Station.

Will Alibi's nightly showings of "Jeopardy!" help the dive bar advance to the next round, or will Red Hook Bait and Tackle's nautical theme float it to the top spot?

Vote now on your two favorites.

And remember to weigh in on Friday on Brooklyn's sweetest dessert spots.

Best Brooklyn Bar Final Four


Alibi — 242 Dekalb Ave. Alibi is the original Fort Greene dive bar. Located just below street level and without a sign in sight, this drinker's paradise is most often frequented by locals, old-timers and the occasional Pratt student. The bar, which locals say has been around for more than 40 years, has a pool table and a back deck. You can also catch "Jeopardy!" on the television nightly.

The Emerson — 561 Myrtle Ave. This Clinton Hill bar is well-loved for its grand backyard where hordes of locals and Pratt students congregate in the warm months. It's the kind of neighborhood joint where you can find people reading at the bar, making out in the seating area or dancing wildly by the pool table.

Project Parlor — 742 Myrtle Ave. A bar for all seasons, Bed-Stuy's Project Parlor offers everything from a summer Guinness float to hot mulled cider. Its massive backyard space is lined with picnic tables, perfect for BBQ cook-offs and day drinking. In colder months, warm up on the antique couches with drinks like flaming green absinthe.

Red Hook Bait and Tackle — 320 Van Brunt St. Everyone probably knows your name at the Red Hook Bait and Tackle, a classic but slightly offbeat dive bar. Its walls are covered with taxidermy and fishing gear. The sign that still adorns the storefront was used by a former social club that existed there long ago. The neighborhood bar opened in 2004 and is popular among locals for its relaxed atmosphere and cheap drinks.