Short version of a long story: I need to go with a group of 4 for a nice drink very early on a Saturday evening before dinner in Brooklyn. If not for the dinner, I would be thinking Pega Club or one of its area competitors, but dinner logistics makes two questions important:
1. What kind of crowd will I face if I show up at around 6PM on a Saturday? I won't have the flexibility to wait for long.
2. Is the Clover Club in Cobble Hill a viable substitution for, say, Pega Club? Cocktail quality is important, but atmosphere might be more so.
(Sorry to mix Manhattan and Outer Boroughs topics, but the comparison is relevant to my decision).