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The 5 Best Restaurants And Bars Near Barclays Center

The Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks are set to play the first battle of the boroughs at the Barclays Center on Monday. If you're lucky enough to be attending, here are five top picks nearby for food and drinks. Hit up one of these bars or restaurants to hit up before heading to arena.
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Pacific Standard
82 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 858-1951
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The Pacific Standard is one of those bars that will have you coming back for more. A relaxed spot to meet up before an event, it keeps patrons satisfied with featured beers, weekly happy hours and great bar events. The laid-back California style helps to separate this spot from other surrounding bars offering New Yorkers a little change in scenery. Keep the good times rolling after a night at the Barclays Center by heading back to the Pacific Standard for well-priced drinks. If you have a taste for the west coast then you definitely won't mind this care-free bar.

Stonehome Wine Bar
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Stonehome Wine Bar and Restaurant
87 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 624-9443

Intimate in style, the Stonehome Wine Bar and Restaurant is a perfect location for a romantic dinner before a Barclays Center event. After all, who wouldn't enjoy a quaint and cozy setting in a city constantly on the go? Stonehome offers a fine list of award-winning wines fit for your enjoyment. Whether you love to indulge in international tastes, domestic favorites or wish to try flavors from New York State, Stonehome has all the inventory a wine enthusiast could ever want. Do you have a special place in your heart for green efforts? If so, try Stonehome's contemporary American cuisine that is not only sustainably-sourced, but uses fresh, local produce.

Fish & Sip

Fish & Sip
216 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 636-2256

Fish & Sip is a preferred destination for those who wish to dine casually in the area. Located in Prospect Heights and a quick walk from the Barclays Center, this Mediterranean restaurant has some of the most affordable and tastiest food around. Its relaxed environment and friendly customer service makes Fish & Sip a great spot for memorable seafood meals without paying top dollar. In addition to its arsenal of fish plates, Fish & Sip also does a nice job in the dessert department. Consider this spot the next time you wish to have a delicious meal from the sea without having to wear formal attire.

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No. 7 Restaurant

7 Greene Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 522-6370

Located just minutes away from the Barclays Center is No.7, a reasonably-priced, new-American restaurant and bar. Best known for its convenient location (accessible to many subway lines), No.7 offers a relaxing ambiance with reliable food selections to satisfy many different palates. It serves dinner six days a week (closed Mondays) and offers brunch on the weekends. Whether you are a Fort Greene local looking for a quick bite or a newbie traveling through the area, No.7 is a great place to fill up on a meal.

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Uncle Barry's Bar
58 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 622-4980

Not too far from several subway stations is Uncle Barry's, a neighborhood bar known for its large assortment of beer on tap and friendly staff. The bar itself is a refuge for locals to gather and enjoy happy hours amongst new friends. Call up your friends for a group night out or head over with your partner in crime as the Uncle also offers outdoor space for those in need of a backyard feel. If you want a fun place to lay low and partake in prosciutto-wrapped Twix bars before a Barclays Center event, give Uncle Barry's a try.

Tanvier Lee is a New York-based lifestyle decorator, stylist and freelance writer. Her work can be found at

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