Party Earth Review With its polished tables, exposed brick walls, and caged lighting, Korzo seems to have all the trappings of a standard Park Slope cocktail lounge, but its menu of Central European comfort food and hard-to-find German... ... read full review
667 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
D, N, R: Prospect Avenue-4th Avenue
PARK SLOPE, NEW YORK –
With its polished tables, exposed brick walls, and caged lighting, Korzo seems to have all the trappings of a standard Park Slope cocktail lounge, but its menu of Central European comfort food and hard-to-find German brews actually makes it a welcome Bavarian oasis in the middle of Brooklyn.
Once known as Eurotrip, this two-room bar and restaurant plays host to a chill crowd of twenty- and thirty-somethings who feast on imported sausages and televised soccer, washing down the headers with European hops and veggie burgers encased in fried dough.
Young couples and after-work office dwellers fill up tables in the adjoining room, sipping on Hungarian wines and devouring Slav Burgers under expressionist paintings and the ominous gaze of a painted bull’s head, which serves as the restaurant’s trademark.
By day, the venue offers a mellow scene with older European regulars stopping in for a pint or three, but after dark the tavern fills with younger diners and drinkers looking to enjoy an ever-changing selection of food specials and weekly live jazz.
Weekend brunches often include tantalizing treats like polenta, bottomless mimosas, and traditional halušky hash.
Offering a beer list that ranges from Staropramen to Bitburger Pilsner, and a selection of hearty culinary specialties, Korzo sends guests off in true Central European fashion – stuffed, sloshed, and ready to come back soon.
Local young professionals, laid-back beer aficionados, collegiate burger lovers, Eastern Europeans, and soccer fans, 20s through 40s.
Live jazz every Tuesday, iPod mixes otherwise. Flat-screen TV.
Full menu of Eastern and Central European entrées including goulash, langos, brats, and perogis. Brunch served Sa–Su. Happy Hour M–Th 3–7pm. Reverse Happy Hour M–Th 10pm–1am. Cash and American Express only. ATM on site.
Brunch platters $10–$21, appetizers $5–$9, entrées $9–$19, burgers and sandwiches $11–$14, sides $3–$5.
Beer $3–$7/glass, $11–$18/pitcher, cocktails $8–$9, wine $7–$8/glass, $24–$39/bottle.
Casual: jeans, t-shirts, work attire, sneakers, flats, jackets, hoodies.
Tuesday nights for live jazz, Fridays and Saturdays for the biggest crowds, and Sundays for brunch.
Quarter Bar (676 Fifth Avenue) is a laid-back place with awesome ales and a nice back patio.