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Montero's Bar & Grill

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73 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11201 40.691211 -73.997803
at Hicks St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-729-4129 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Billiards, Dive Bar, Karaoke Nights, Neighborhood Bar
Photo by Kate Attardo

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Mon-Tue, 4pm-4am; Wed-Sun, noon-4am

Happy Hour

Daily, noon-4am; $3 Pabst during the day, $4 Pabst at night

Nearby Subway Stops

2, 3, 4, 5 at Borough Hall

Payment Methods

Cash Only


With its cloudy glass-brick bar and lurid, on-again-off-again red neon sign, Montero's looks pretty damn grim. But dare to open the door and you'll find yourself in a surprisingly inviting, steeped-in-history dive. Nautical paraphernalia—model ships, lifesavers, flags, newspaper clippings—cover the walls, memorializing the sailors who drank here during Brooklyn's "On the Waterfront" era. It's the perfect port of call for those days when you just want to keep it real with a bottle of Bud, a game of pool and a genuine conversation with strangers. Manhattan lies within stone-skipping distance, but there's not a thing here to remind you it even exists.

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