Say it five times fast. OK, maybe not. But that shouldn't stop you from drinking and eating there. The tongue-twisting, Germanic name"Buschenschank" means “wine harvest food hall,” a reference to those found in South Tyrol (culturally straddling Austria and Italy), upon which the style of food and drink served at this Carroll Gardens tavern is based. Every day is Oktoberfest here, and beer nuts who enjoy great suds from Germany and Austria will be especially at home with a boot of their favorite pilsner, lager, bock or dunkel (also available in two other sizes for sampling and sharing.) They also offer a tight list of Alto Adige, German and Austrian regional wines, which pair well with the Northern Italian and German cuisine served there, especially the South Brooklyn Pizza outpost which operates in house. Diners can also take comfort in menu staples such as their famous baked pretzel with bier cheese, brats, charcuterie and cheese plates, awesome burgers and one of the best steak for two deals in town, not to mention a rotating selection of seasonal dishes in keeping with the regional cuisine. There are cocktails too, from brown, bitter and stirred to light, shaken and sparkly. It also boasts two functioning fireplaces - one in the main dining room and another in its downstairs Ratskeller, open weekends for live music and available for private parties. In warmer months, enjoy sitting by the large opened windows, which gives it a summery patio bier hall feel. Open every day from lunchtime on till 4am, with weekend brunch (that includes complimentary beverages!) Buschenschank
320 Court St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231