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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-Wed, 5pm-2am; Thu, 5pm-4am; Fri-Sat, 4pm-4am; Sun, 3pm-2am

Happy Hour

Daily, 5pm-7pm; $3 Miller Pints, $4 Brooklyn Lagers, $3 well drinks, $5 wine

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.