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559 Lorimer St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.713668 -73.949431
nr. Metropolitan Ave.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-599-4444 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Billiards, DJ, Gay Bar, Lesbian Bar, Neighborhood Bar, Outdoor Area
Photo by Gavin Thomas

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Daily, 3pm-4am

Happy Hour

Daily, 3pm-8pm; two-for-one domestic beer, well drinks and house wine

Nearby Subway Stops

G, L at Metropolitan Ave.-Lorimer St.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa


An oasis of space and playfulness in a scene that has little of either. The sprawling backyard, a vine-tangled patio spattered with picnic tables and hard-resin lawn chairs, is the draw at this Williamsburg gay bar, and it seems to bring out the mellow sun-worshipper in everyone. A free summer Sunday-afternoon barbecue (with hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers available, natch) that attracts a crowd as gregarious as it is ravenous doesn’t hurt, either. Boys and girls, who all seem to know each other, patter around in sandals and sunglasses or flirt at the long, serpentine bar, while a DJ (or jukebox) spins indie rock. Until things warm up enough for the backyard, two roaring fireplaces surrounded by après-ski-style sofas inside are just as cozy and a photo booth and two Skee-Ball machines provide some distraction. It's enough to make you want to get a civil union and retire to suburbia.

Daily Events

Metropolitan hosts events every day of the week, including a trivia night hosted by Alotta McGriddles on Wednesday nights. Learn more here.

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