Were I a drinker, Pacific Standard would my favorite place**. It's all Pacific Coast microbrews, it's cool, laid back, and has a rad back room for their reading series, Chin Music.
Let's all agree James and Ross Gay were great, but last lady was . . . who else cringed when she said she was going to read four more poems?
*Thanks to Kent, from whom I shameless stole this photo.
**however, Jackie's 5th Amendment would be my bar. It's full of old Brooklyn-ites, and the median age has got to hover around 55 to 60. It's pretty awesome.