Anthony Mackie is one of Hollywood’s hottest young actors. He has starred in blockbuster films from The Manchurian Candidate to The Hurt Locker and now he is taking on a new venture.

Anthony has just opened his new bar, NoBar, in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Though he hails from New Orleans, he now calls Brooklyn home and wanted to give people in the area a chance to have a real place to hang out and watch sports, other than the surrounding Applebee’s. The menu includes 25 house cocktails, specialty beers by the bottle and original food recipes from Anthony himself.

Read some excerpts from his Paper Magazine interview below, talking about his new spot.

Tell me about NoBar. What does the name mean?
It’s called NoBar because it’s on Nostrand. We also want to open a specialty beer and wine bar across the street from here with a performance space downstairs so you can do spoken word or play readings. I think we’re gonna call that one IntheNo. It would be more of a speakeasy style bar with a wine selection. We’re going to make our own wine, label it and sell it. And the beers and stuff, definitely not gonna brew the beer, but we’ll have a bunch in bottles.

Will NoBar have a door policy?
I hate door policies. I hate door people. Somebody can come in and shoot a game of pool or you have the bar, the island there where you can chill and watch TV or watch the game. I have 20 to 25 seats. Nothing too big nothing too luxurious. Just very simple.

Read more from Anthony Mackie’s Paper Magazine interview here.

What do you think of NoBar? Will you be visiting?

-Faith Cummings

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