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132 Havemeyer St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.712243 -73.957308
nr. S. 1st St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-599-5200 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Quiet Conversation, Frat Feel, After Hours, After Work, Bar Food, Dive Bar, Irish/Pub, Neighborhood Bar, Notable Beer Selection, Restaurant & Bar, Sports Bar, Sports Leagues
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Mon-Tue, noon-2am; Wed-Sat, noon-4am; Sun, noon-2am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, noon-8pm; $3 craft beer of the week, $4 Sauvignon blanc, $5 well drinks

Nearby Subway Stops

J, M, Z at Marcy Ave.; L at Bedford Ave.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


From three of the guys that brought you Iona, Banter, the 60-seat, self-dubbed "public house" in Williamsburg, revels in beer, whiskey, and soccer. European footie fans gather on weekday afternoons and early weekend mornings to watch the matches live on three screens above the copper-plated bar, which in turn satiates them with daily (until 8pm) happy hour specials and breakfast sandwiches and coffee for the morning games. Beer comes in a selection of 40 bottles, from Corona to Chimay Blue, and a similarly well-rounded 20 or so on tap, a mix of local brews like Sixpoint and imports (served in true 20 oz pints) like Bitburger Pilsner and Gaffel Kolsch. Whiskey lines the bar, namely Jameson and Michters bottles with single malt options like Glenfiddich. Soak up the booze with one of four $8 paninis, like prosciutto and mozzarella or Portobello mushroom and fontina. For quieter conversation, high backed wooden booths and seats tucked away in the back offer some privacy, and when there isn't a match on, old-school games Sorry and dominoes pick up the slack.

Sat-Sun, open early for English Premier League and International Soccer matches, doors open 15 minutes before kick-off.