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Abilene

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442 Court St., Brooklyn, NY 11231 40.67889 -73.997599
at 3rd Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-522-6900 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Brunch, Neighborhood Bar, Romantic
Photo by Shanna Ravindra

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Official Website

abilenebarbrooklyn.com

Hours

Daily, 11am-4am

Happy Hour

Sat-Sun, 4pm-7pm; $4 drafts and well drinks
Mon-Thu, Sun, midnight-1am; $4 drafts and well drinks
Mon-Fri, 11am-7pm; $4 drafts and well drinks

Nearby Subway Stops

F, G at Carroll St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Profile

Devotees of East Village pub Black and White would do well to flee the weekend mobs by F-training it to this Carroll Gardens spot where the mix of indie, retro, and roots music is similarly in-the-know (and the vibe just as subdued). Half-drawn Venetian blinds ward off boozehounds normally attracted to $4 happy-hour drafts, thereby leaving the green-painted rectangular room—lit in the bar-noir style of Twin Peaks—to the sort of late-20 and early-30-somethings who have graduated from thrift shops to boutiques. Behind the dark oak bar, the Alabama-accented barkeep takes his sweet time pouring Guinness from the Bavarian-style tap while a coffee pot offers sobriety for a game of scrabble or dominoes. If you’re looking to play, snag one of the two corner nooks equipped with mod furniture instead of the wooden pews and Formica topped tables.

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