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563 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 40.67085 -73.984953
nr. 6th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-832-1599 Send to Phone

Photo by Robert K. Chin

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Mon-Fri, 6pm-4am; Sat-Sun, 2pm-4am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 6pm-9pm; $2 Yuengling, $1 off all drinks
Sat-Sun, 2pm-8pm; $2 Yuengling, $1 off all drinks

Nearby Subway Stops

F, G, R at Fourth Ave.-9th St.

Payment Methods

Cash Only


On a street that's starting to feel more and more like the main drag in a college town, this grown-up gay (and very straight-friendly) bar stands out precisely because it's so ordinary. It's a bar that feels like a bar, not like yet another soulless lounge. Which is not to say that the Excelsior, despite its lofty name, is stiff. It just means that you can get a proper Wild Turkey Manhattan here and not feel like a tosser. And the kick-ass jukebox is a great excuse for lingering long into the night.