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376 9th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 40.66794 -73.983838
at Sixth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
347-422-0248 Send to Phone

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Mon-Thu, 5pm-2am; Fri, 5pm-4am; Sat, 2pm-4am; Sun, 2pm-2am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 5pm-7pm; $2 off any drink

Nearby Subway Stops

F, G at Seventh Ave.

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This Park Slope bar and performance space is named after a neighborhood in Paris, and the scruffy creatifs who frequent it are straight out of a Renoir film. Wooden tables and chairs line the perimeter in true French café style and wall light fixtures with bare bulbs and forty-five records for bases bathe the compact space in a dreamlike glow. Barbès attracts a unique array of local jazz, experimental and world musicians—from a solo violinist to the weekly Slavic Soul Party featuring a nine-piece Balkan Brass Band. When the music rebounds off the punched tin ceilings and black-and-blue tile floors, the back room crammed with folding chairs can get loud and raucous. After shows, Slopers under the influence of the turn-of-the-century-inspired cocktails on offer (featuring chartreuse, maraschino liqueur, amaro, etc.) spill out onto the front sidewalk and smoke the night away.

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