Beloved Brooklyn dive bar and venue Hank's Saloon is being forced out of its Third Ave location at the end of the year. There is good news, though. Hank's will live on as part of Hill Country Food Park, which Brooklyn location of the BBQ chain (345 Adams St) which closed last year for renovations and is turning into a 10,000 square foot food hall. From Hank's Facebook:

Yes it's true that come late Fall, Hank's Saloon will be moving into the space above the new Hill Country Food Park, in the old courthouse building on Adams Street and Willoughby. (Our current location will remain open until late December.) We'll have our own separate entrance, and not only have a slightly larger capacity — and improved sound system! — but we will also be serving delicious pre-show/late-night bar snacks, and have an expanded tap, bottle, and canned beer list. Don't worry, our classic beer and shot specials are going nowhere... and neither is our staff, who along with our loyal regulars and all the musicians who grace our stage, make Hank's all that it is!

While Hill Country BBQ has two other locations (in Manhattan and DC), they are a small intimate business that cares deeply about their own staff, and treats musical acts very fairly. It was pretty much a no brainer when they asked if we wanted to move in. We had been looking at spaces and really wanted to stay in our neighborhood — which has become incredibly overpriced — so I feel lucky that we are able to continue into the future with all that you expect from Hank's. Once we close on Third Avenue in December, we'll move the rest of what we can peel out of the bar (and stage), and move it into the new space

Great news. As noted, the original Hank's will stay open through late December.

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