5 Places to Grab a Drink Near the Barclays Center

Madiba

Madiba Location: 195 Dekalb Avenue Vibe: Ethnic. Said to be the first South African restaurant in the United States, Madiba isn't just a local treasure, it's an institution. A few novelties about this gem: the fantastic collection of South African wines; the artists, writers, mommies and musicians huddling over plates of traditional dishes with Brooklyn flair; and the art. You also won't be able to stop gawking at the old-fashioned Coke bottle chandelier.

Madiba Location: 195 Dekalb Avenue Vibe: Ethnic. Said to be the first South African restaurant…