The Village Voice reviewed Mullane’s this week, and I think it’s basically spot on in its assessment of the “sports” bar on the corner of Lafayette and South Elliot. Mullane’s is, like the articles says, a basic, unadventurous, but still welcoming and enjoyable, sports bar. Mullane’s also is barely a sports bar, which the article fails to convey. In fact, the entire back section is more of a restaurant…
…which I think could be improved upon. If it were concieved as more of a lounge area, possibly with couches and stuffy chairs in addition to some tables, I can easily envision myself wiling away the afternoon there, nursing a couple of pints and slouching over my laptop. Since as it is now, the back room is rarely full, I think this might have been a better use of the space.
Still, I welcome the quieter alternative to Moe’s — sometimes a quiet pint is the only pint that’ll do.
A Rookie Sports Bar Comes to Fort Greene (Village Voice)