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601 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226
at Bergen St.
718-230-5170 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Hours, Dive Bar, Neighborhood Bar, Notable Beer Selection, Theme

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Nearby Subway Stops

C at Clinton-Washington Aves.; G at Clinton-Washington Aves.

Payment Methods

Cash Only


This venue is closed.

Pasties and chintz rule at this cabaret-style speakeasy. Burlesque dancers gyrate on a tiny stage in the center of the small, dim bar, illuminated by red lamps covered in black lace and shielded from gawking passersby by dark velvet curtains. A crimson, black-tasseled awning hangs over the bar, where two drink lists are served: “Class” has a grapefruit-and-bourbon Barrette cocktail and a spicy, tequila-laced Mariposa; cheap beer-and-shot combos are found under "Trash". Illustrations of peacock feathers arching over the windows and hanging lingerie blur the line between tease and sleaze. Barrette knows that it's more fun to embrace both than to pick sides.

Grilled Cheese

The grilled cheese foisted from the depths of a tiny oven beneath the bar is a buttery, challah-breaded godsend.