The New York Times has published a great article titled “A gay oasis, with beer and barbecue’ about “Metropolitan bar’ the most popular gay hangout in Brooklyn
Here’s an excerpt of the article:
Walk past the low-ceilinged bar, the jukebox and the pool table. Keep going, beyond the stage where ?Queeraoke? erupts every Tuesday, and right out the back door. Feel the sunshine on your face and inhale the relatively fresh air (this is New York, after all) that makes Metropolitan the most popular gay hangout in Brooklyn on summer Sunday afternoons.
For the past nine years, casual backyard cookouts every Sunday from Memorial Day to the end of September (this year, to early October) have drawn local and farther-flung devotees to this small oasis, at 559 Lorimer Street in Williamsburg, a few steps from the L and G trains at Lorimer Street and Metropolitan Avenue.
Here, buying a $2 Bud will get you a ticket for a free burger (or a veggie version), potato salad and a relaxed evening that is the antithesis of the high-priced, high-strung New York gay life celebrated on the reality show ?The A List.?
?It reminds me of places I would go in Berkeley or San Francisco,? Damon L. Jacobs, a marriage and family therapist, said at one recent gathering. ?More homey, cozy fun than the pristine, plastic scenes one might get in Manhattan.?