Loosen up that tie, untuck that button-down, and tell your lady you’ll be home late: It’s guys’ night! And what better place to wind down with your best buds than the relentlessly cool epicenter of Brooklyn?
EAT: A Hearty Steak Dinner at St. Anselm
The chefs at Brooklyn staple St. Anselm cook their steaks in an open kitchen, so you and your beef-loving bros can watch your meat reach its perfect char. Get the trademark dish, a butter-slathered hanger cut they call the Butcher’s Steak. 355 Metropolitan Avenue
DO: Catch Some Tunes at Baby’s All Right
In a town taken over by Ticketmaster, it’s always refreshing to spend a night at an intimate venue with indie acts on the cusp of success. Even if there’s not a concert or comedy showcase happening, you and your comrades can at least rely on cheap frozen cocktails. 146 Broadway
DRINK: Stiff Whiskey Pours at Noorman’s Kil
Post-concert tipples are recommended, and the best place to get them is the brick-and-wood–adorned Noorman’s Kil. It’s hard to go wrong when choosing something from its 400-strong whiskey list. 609 Grand Street