Montero Bar & Grill

Bar in Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn & Dumbo

Montero's is the real deal: an anachronistic, neon-fronted, Pabst-peddling longshoreman's bar that's weathered every change thrown at this corner of Brooklyn since WWII. Its eclectic decor (ship's wheels, nautical miscellany) recalls the maritime types who once drank here, though these days the soundtrack is regular karaoke rather than sailors' yarns.

The restaurant was relocated from across Atlantic Ave so Robert Moses could build the Brooklyn Expressway. It's been passed down from Montero to Montero since the late 1930s (the current bar set up here in 1947). There's karaoke from 9:30pm each Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.