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Cellars

250 DeKalb Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205 40.689429 -73.969059
between Vanderbilt and Clinton Aves.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-789-7630 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Bar Food, Billiards, Classic NY, Neighborhood Bar, Sports Bar, Sports Leagues

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Hours

Mon-Sat, 6pm-2am; Sun, 1pm-2am

Nearby Subway Stops

G at Clinton-Washington Aves.

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Profile

This venue is closed.

A nominal crowd of pool sharks and sports nuts are loyal to this peculiar, basement-level relic where owner-bartender Tommy Sellars cooks and serves free entrées such as cheeseburgers, fried chicken, brisket, and fishcakes. The squat, rounded entrance, wood-carved insignia over the door, and tchotchke-filled windows make this corner spot look like a leprechaun's cubbyhole. In fact, Sellers bought the place in the seventies and ran it as a jackets-only restaurant and bar. Back then, the "riff-raff" was kept out by buzzing customers in, which Sellars still insists on doing to his decidedly non-VIP clientele. The Soul Train-worthy décor also remains untouched—gold fringe on the ceiling, a dizzying Escher-inspired pattern on the floor, velveteen paintings. But it's the paraphernalia from the Giants and Ali (who's been here) that better reflects the bar's current calling: at any given time, at least five televisions broadcast sporting events and in a decaying, mirrored back room, the champion pool league competes twice a week.

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