Work stressing you out? Sister bar to Hanson Dry, Branch Ofc. – located at 225 Rogers – is the place to blow off steam.
Since it opened in 2015, Branch Ofc has become quite a staple in the Crown Heights neighborhood and with all their drinks specials, it’s an ideal spot to relax and unwind with some friends after a long day on someone else’s time.
Providing plenty of seating, the space itself is reminiscent of an old-school break-room from the 70s: tiled floor, those plastic chairs that instantly remind you of high school days past, accompanied by some tables in the front and in the back. Throw in two pinball machines, Big Buck Hunter, a photo booth AND clean bathrooms? We’ve got the teacher’s lounge of our dreams, full bar included!
Speaking of a full bar, let’s talk drinks: Branch Ofc. offers Happy Hour every day, even weekends, from 3pm to 7pm, with $5 draft beer and well drinks, and $7 glasses of wine. Other drink specials include $4 drafts and free popcorn on Movie Mondays, and $5 Hot Toddies for good ol’ Toddy Tuesday.
The beers themselves normally range from $6-$7 on draft, with $3 cans of Narragansett, always, and other rotating canned beer typically at $5.
If you head toward the back, you’ll find a huge backyard, which pairs beautifully with the seasonal boozy spiked Sloe Cones Branch Ofc. serves up over the summer. They’ve also been known to host poetry readings in the back space, and rumor has it there will be more coming soon.
As an added bonus, every week, Branch Ofc. shows each new episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race on their projector, accompanied with $4 Death Drop Shots and dedicated regulars. A great alternative if you’re looking for a low-key viewing party, the chances of grabbing a seat are higher here compared to other weekly showings around the city.
When it comes to their house drinks, local sasshole and bartender Damian Hade recommends his favorite house cocktail, The Affair ( Gin + Mezcal + Jalapeno + Cucumber Syrup + Lime), mostly because he came up with it himself.
In his defense, it’s delicious with just the perfect amount of spice.
So swing on by Branch Ofc. to de-stress after a shitty day, or email them in advance if you’re coming with a big group (trust us, they have the space, but they love to know in advance you’re all coming).
PS: Tell Damian Hope sent you. He’ll probably love it.