Bar in Brooklyn: Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick

A world away from the grungy, betting-slip-strewn 'off-track betting' parlors of yore, OTB pays vague homage to racing thoroughbreds with some equine-themed decor (B&W photos of shapely ponies and horse wallpaper in the bathrooms). Low-lit chandeliers, flickering candles and dark-wood furniture give it a classy vibe. Plus, it has a great beer selection, bespoke cocktails, oysters and other tasty nibbles.