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East River Bar

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97 S. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.710942 -73.965129
nr. Bedford Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-302-0511 Send to Phone

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    2 out of 10


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  • Scene: After Work, Billiards, Dive Bar, DJ, Live Music, Neighborhood Bar, Open Mic, Outdoor Area, Smoking Area
Photo by Robert K. Chin

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

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 5pm-8pm; $3 drafts and well drinks

Nearby Subway Stops

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

Payment Methods

Cash Only


Before becoming the East River Bar in early 2004, this venerable space was an illicit Latino speakeasy, and before that, an underground biker bar. Its first incarnation, though, was as a paint factory, and the giant main room retains a great industrial feel, with beautiful pressed-tin ceilings and weathered floorboards. Instead of accentuating such things, though, the owners have opted to camp it up, putting up a disco ball and a cowboy-themed mirror behind the bar. The resulting comfortable dive is complete with the standard handful of beers on tap, and a number of games—Big Buck Hunter and a pool table. If the weather's nice, the concrete patio becomes a family-friendly haven, where hipster tykes buzz about while parents cook BYOBBQ on the grill. These meaty treats compete with the beefy fumes emanating from nearby Peter Luger's.