84 Union Ave., Brooklyn, NY (@ Skillman Ave.)
Many a Brooklynite has his or her own memento from the old-fashioned photo booth at this divey bar formerly known as A-1 Pool and Pest Supply. Aquatic equipment and design remnants still give the place its original 1960s flavor, while a spacious patio out back is home to shrimp taco and guac-dispensing El Diablo Taco Truck – a hit in spring and summer months. For cooler months, a firepit and live music has been known to keep hipsters and laid-back twentysomethings gathered in the deep-end of the nocturnal hours. While PBR is the unofficial drink of the house, imported bottled brews like Chimay and Duvel, plus a lengthy martini list, make sure everyone gets along swimmingly.