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Frank's Cocktail Lounge

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660 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11217 40.686719 -73.975618
nr. S. Elliot Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-625-9339 Send to Phone

Photo by Patrick Siggins

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Hours

Mon-Thu, 5pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 3pm-4am; Sun, 3pm-2am

Nearby Subway Stops

C at Lafayette Ave.; G at Fulton St.; D, N, R at Atlantic Ave.-Barclays Center; 2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q at Atlantic Ave.-Barclays Center

Cover Charge

Fri-Sat; $5

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Profile

Veterans of Frank's Cocktail Lounge in Fort Greene were rattled when its vintage block-text front sign gave way to an all-too-tasteful burgundy awning. But their worries were premature. Oh, sure, weekends now have a $5 cover and hip-hop DJs spinning rap, R&B, house, and reggae, and trust-funders and BAM-goers mingle with the moldy zoot-suiters. But to gaze upon the stucco ceiling over the bar and mounted TVs tuned to BET is to enjoy truly authentic kitsch in a city full of pretenders. Saxophone whiz Lonnie Youngblood still occasionally plays Thursday nights. There are other occasional live jazz shows on Thursdays, and presiding over it all is Frank Perkins, who never misses a chance to throw a bash complete with a hot southern buffet and generous helpings of liquor and blues.

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