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Farrell's Bar & Grill

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215 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215 40.660331 -73.980363
at 16th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-788-8779 Send to Phone

Photo by Dave Ratzlow

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Mon-Sat, 10am-4am; Sun, noon-4am

Nearby Subway Stops

F, G at 15th St.-Prospect Park

Payment Methods

Cash Only


Farrell's is the real McCoy, dating back to 1933, when Park Slope was Irish and Irish meant tough. They've finally added stools, but there's still no table service, so belly up to the long bar and shout your order. Beer—i.e., Budweiser—comes in three sizes: a "small" is served in a rather dainty 5-ounce glass; and ordering a "large" will get you a 32-ounce Styrofoam bucket. (Surprisingly, the regulars seem to prefer the former.) A few members of the fairer sex do show up: Shirley MacLaine caused quite a neighborhood scandal when she insisted on being the first unchaperoned woman to be served here, in the early '70s.


Hungry? Tough. There hasn't been a "grill" for years. But who would dare change that landmark neon sign, a beacon of bare-bones boozing since boozing was illegal?