O’Keefe’s is a a good ole Irish pub in downtown Brooklyn with a sporty theme. Located next to the Central Court Building it’s a perfect spot for after work drinks. The Barclays Center is not too far away, so the spot draws a lot of Nets fans – the place has been a mainstay for 45 years.
We walked over the Brooklyn Bridge to get here passing the Brooklyn Love Locks, admiring all the padlocks engraved with initials – their keys tossed into the East River. Wonder how many of these couples will stay together before the city comes by and cuts them.
Smart move cuz parking is an issue. Actually had a hard time finding the place – the name is not displayed on the building, just on the back of the windows.
Glad to be inside enjoying the comfort of the AC. Place is spacious and clean – doesn’t have the typical beer soaked bar smell. There were lots of TVs and thankfully both the Yankees and the Mets were playing.
Stacy and I shared a bowl of French Onion Soup – it was rich, warm and not too cheesy.
She had the fish and chips which she seemed to enjoy and my turkey burger was the bomb. She had the waffle fries and I had the sweet potato fries. Of course, they were washed down generously with lots of Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale and my favorite Smithwick’s.
“Hey Matey, Big night for the Islanders. “Sláinte!”
The owner came by to say hello. Everything was perfect – the only thing missing was a Nets victory. But then this NYC.