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Entrepreneurs Open "Brooklyn Burger & Brew"

Upscale Burger Joint Caters to Families and Neighbors

By Keith L. Forest

It seems like every week there’s a new bar or restaurant opening in Brooklyn.

PARTNERS:  From left to right, Elliott Bey, Shaun Perkins and Henry Butler of BED-STUY.

PARTNERS: From left to right, Elliott Bey, Shaun Perkins and Henry Butler of BED-STUY.

As New York City’s most populous borough, Brooklyn is outpacing Manhattan as a major destination and entrepreneurs are taking notice. The latest restaurateur claiming his rightful stake in the Borough of Kings is Bedford-Stuyvesant’s own Henry Butler. The former Chairman and newly minted District Manager of Community Board 3, Butler, in partnership with entrepreneurs Shaun Perkins and Elliot Bey, are the forces behind Brooklyn Burger and Brew, an upscale burger joint located in the eastern section of Bedford-Stuyvesant.

On Thursday, October 24, the community came out in full force to support Butler, Perkins and Bey’s Brooklyn Burger and Brew’s soft opening.  The establishment was abuzz with civic, business and political leaders, family, friends and Bed-Stuy’s best. The proud owners kept the tap and frozen drinks pouring and mix drinks flowing.   Attending guests were serenaded by a local jazz band, while a variety of sample-size burgers were passed around.  The menu, created by renowned Chef Yahya, consists of a variety of succulent prime beef, turkey, chicken, vegetarian and even tilapia burgers.  Sides include sweet or regular potato fries, soups, salads and wings.

Brew also has a kids-friendly menu which includes sliders. “We wanted to create a family-friendly environment where parents can dine alongside their children in the comfort of their own community,” says Butler.


Located at 202 Ralph Avenue and Decatur Street, Brooklyn Burger and Brew provides an inviting ambiance with stylish table-seating and a full-service bar. The spacious and decorative interior has plenty of room for large and catered parties and can accommodate live performances.