"People's Republic Of Brooklyn on Smith St has closed and re-opened with a new name, management, concept and slight renovation. Most people probably wouldn't view this is a huge loss to the neighborhood, but it was one of very few chill, unpretentious spots to get a beer on Smith St. for the past few years. It also had a very multi-cultural clientele, which I dug -- a good cross-section of Brooklyn. Most importantly, they had world-class chicken wings, with homemade sauces by the chef, a self-described wing enthusiast. It will be missed. The soft opening of the new place happened last night. I couldn't tell you what's on the menu because I was too bummed -- just had a beer and left."I stopped by People's Republic at 247 Smith Street two days ago. Though the name still seems to be the same, a quick look inside confirmed that the bar has gotten a facelift.
Have you been there recently? What do you think of the new concept or did you prefer it better before?