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Pete's Candy Store

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709 Lorimer St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.718056 -73.950115
nr. Richardson St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-302-3770 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Bar Food, Hot Spot, Live Music, Neighborhood Bar, Outdoor Area, Smoking Area
Photo by Shanna Ravindra

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Mon-Thu, 5pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 4pm-4am; Sun, 3:30pm-2am

Happy Hour

Daily, 5pm-7pm; $2 Miller draft; $3 Brooklyn Lager, well drinks

Nearby Subway Stops

G, L at Metropolitan Ave.-Lorimer St.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa


This down-home-stylish bar was formerly a local luncheonette for the neighborhood's Italian old timers—as well as a onetime, well, candy store. Fake birds in the windows and Chinese newspapers laminated on the table-tops give the place a kitschy feel, but the bar staff take their job seriously, expertly executing martinis and cosmopolitans for the nightly throngs of neighborhood hotties. The owner is a set designer, so the backroom has cleverly been made to look like a train car. The real attraction, though, is the stage—which accommodates the full range of Billyburg's sonic underground, from rockabilly to ska.

Live Music

Nightly, check website for schedule

Adult Spelling Bee
Every other Monday, 7:30 p.m.; prizes range from bar tabs to paninis

Quizz Off
Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.; Jeopardy-like game; prizes range from bar tabs to paninis

Open Mic
Sundays, 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m.