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Duff's

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168 Marcy Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.708843 -73.957851
nr. Broadway  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-599-2092 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Dive Bar, Smoking Area, Waterfront
Photo by Evan Sung

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Official Website

duffsbrooklyn.com

Hours

Daily, 6pm-4am

Happy Hour

Daily, 6pm-9pm; $1 Pabst Blue Ribbon

Nearby Subway Stops

J, M, Z at Marcy Ave.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Profile

When the Misfits sang about a "hybrid moment," they might have been referring to the perfect combination of Bellevue Bar's seedy Hell's Kitchen ambiance and Williamsburg's gritty waterfront that has resulted in the birth of Duff’s. Bellevue Bar was a dirty, red-lit den with pin-up murals and dusty horror artifacts sharing shelf space with the bottles. Owner Jimmy Duff has moved his collection of baby skulls and taxidermy, along with his staff of inebriation specialists, to a former check cashing store on the other side of the river. He's also added a nice big patio with built-in grill, and kept the metal-heavy jukebox and cheap drink specials that made Bellevue a dive cum laude. Patron hygiene ranges from "fashionably unkempt" to "possibly homeless"—yet another sign that Jimmy Duff hasn't left Port Authority too far behind—but the bar and its bathroom are surprisingly clean. And though Bellevue regular Dancing Dominick won't be frequenting the new space (he passed away after a full life of shimmying for drinks), he won't be forgotten: A cut-out photo of his manic grin adorns CDs in the jukebox.

Extra

Look out for free hot dogs in warmer weather when Duff's occasionally fires up their outdoor grill.

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