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557 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222 40.722168 -73.949943
at Driggs Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-383-5333 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Brunch, Live Music, Neighborhood Bar
Photo by Kate Attardo

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Mon-Fri, 5pm-4am; Sat-Sun, 11am-4am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 5pm-8pm; two-for-one well and select drafts

Nearby Subway Stops

G at Nassau Ave.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa


The preserved "Shocks & Struts" sign outside this classy Greenpoint joint has become a neighborhood beacon. Narrower and darker than Enid's (across the street), this former auto shop feels more like a refuge for Greenpointers who find an extensive beer list (including 13 on draft) more impressive than a full evening of listening to Badly Drawn Boy’s oeuvre. The back den of booths contains a Foosball table, a side room features impressive canvasses from local artists, and the gorgeous, amoeba-shaped copper bar in the center hosts old men of dubious sanity staring at post-collegiate girls deep into meditations on spirituality. Matchless needs more time to cement its identity, but an increase in bookings of local bands could call into question locals' allegiance to the bar on the opposite corner. What’s more, the owner has already gotten in a street fight with high-schoolers on PCP, which in this neighborhood counts as an initiation ritual.