Here we have Brooklyn Buschenschank, a new tavern in Carrol Gardens serving a variety of German and Italian brews, plus Italian/Germanic-inspired food, plus specialty pizza inspired by the flavors of Northern Italy. Wine taverns in the region (South Tyrol) are commonly called "Buschenschank," and this new venture, from South Brooklyn Pizza owner James McGown, aims to evoke their warm, convivial atmosphere. Take a look around...

There's a working fireplace, communal tables, an open kitchen, and, as you can see here, plenty of exposed brick and reclaimed wood. Buschenschank is serving over 35 German and Italian brews—16 of which are on tap—including a variety of pilsners, lagers, dopplebocks, dunkels, heferweizen and wheat beers. There is also a selection of wines from Northern Italy, Germany, and Austria.

Chef Malik Fall's menu ranges from cured meat and cheese boards to fresh German-style dumplings, a variety of sausages, and house-made pickled vegetables. The Buschenschank Burger sounds like a doozy; it's made of dry-aged ribeye, bison, shaved black truffle, melted foie gras, fried egg, and pickled vegetables. The ground level of Buschenschank is now "soft open," but the joint also boasts a downstairs space which will serve as a live venue with European and American music when it opens in the coming months.

Brooklyn Buschenschank // 320 Court Street, Brooklyn