UPDATE: Now that power is back, and the Brooklyn Nets are back in business, we can't wait to get back to the games. This story was originally published on September 24.
Some used to consider Prospect Heights the "wrong" side of Flatbush. Yet, with the opening of the sports stadium-cum-arts venue-cum-Millennium Falcon that is the Barclays Center, the haters can't hate — the 'hood is suddenly at the forefront of everything hot. With acts like Justin Bieber, Journey, and, of course, Jay-Z himself gracing the Barclays stage, we can easily predict that New Yorkers will be heading to the area in droves.
And, of course, what's a J. Biebs concert without a pit stop for some cocktails first? (Just because he's underage, doesn't mean you have to abstain too!). We're giving you the lowdown on some of our favorite neighborhood joints, so you can start your night off right — or fuel up after a long night of cheering for the Brooklyn Nets. Just make sure to toss out all your New Jersey gear first.