BROOKLYN — The battle for Brooklyn's best neighborhood bar has come down to a match-up on Myrtle Avenue.
Nearly 3,000 boozehounds cast ballots in the Final Four showdown, which pitted Fort Greene dive bar Alibi against The Emerson in Clinton Hill and Red Hook Bait & Tackle against Bed-Stuy's Project Parlor.
Just nine blocks separate The Emerson from Project Parlor. Both bars boast backyards, games — billiards for The Emerson and darts at Project Parlor — DJs, and legions of loyal fans.
But which one can get out the vote and prevail?
Vote below for your favorite and check in later this week for the chance to decide the borough's best dessert spot. Winners will be announced next week in all of DNAinfo's Brooklyn Brackets categories, including burgers, artisanal spot, and neighborhood institution.
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.