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The Pencil Factory

142 Franklin St., Brooklyn, NY 11222 40.72983 -73.957528
at Greenpoint Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-609-5858 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Bar Food, Classic NY, Neighborhood Bar, Outdoor Area
Photo by Konstantin Sergeyev

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Mon-Fri, 3pm-4am; Sat-Sun, 1pm-4am

Nearby Subway Stops

G at Greenpoint Ave.

Payment Methods

Cash Only


Long before hipsters outpriced from Williamsburg flocked to Greenpoint, longshoremen looking to tipple found refuge at the neighborhood’s many bars. The Pencil Factory—the namesake factory is actually located across the street—was once the Miltonian Social Club, a bar catering to said dockworkers. The original wide-plank floors, apothecary cabinetry, and weathered, exposed brick walls are still intact, serving as a reminder of those days. Since much of Greenpoint’s nightlife now consists of Polish social clubs, young newcomers to the area usually settle at “the Factory” for single malt scotches, as well as 22 beers on tap like perfectly poured Guinness.