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Pork Slope

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247 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 40.674767 -73.98124
nr. Carroll St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-768-7675 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Hours, After Work, Bar Food, Brunch, Dive Bar, Neighborhood Bar, Notable Beer Selection, Restaurant & Bar, Sports Bar, Whiskey Bar
Photo by Emily Bennett-Coles

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Official Website

porkslopebrooklyn.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, 5pm-4am; Sat-Sun, noon-4am, Kitchen closes at 2am

Nearby Subway Stops

R at Union St.; F, G, R at Fourth Ave.-9th St.; B, Q at Seventh Ave.

Cover Charge

$4-$14

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Profile

Nestled along Park Slope’s busy Fifth Ave. this honky tonk venture manages to simultaneously stand out and fit in. The low-key, pub-like interior, speckled with pork imagery, taxidermy and beer signs (including a massive Pabst Blue Ribbon poster in the back), belies the extensive whiskey selection that awaits--including several high-end and hard-to-find varieties. Once you take a seat at the bar, however, it’s clear where the owners’ hearts lie: back-lit amber bottles of whiskey and bourbon are displayed behind the bar like trinkets in a prized curio case. Other idiosyncratic specialties include a prodigious selection of canned beers and wine on tap along with a far better-than-average selection of bar food: pulled pork, Chicago-style hot dogs, cheeseburgers, onion dip and chili. Despite the meat-centric vibe, however, one of the best items is the shrimp po’ boy: heaping amounts of crunchy shrimp, lettuce and tomato complemented with tangy, lemon-spiked mayonnaise and crispy, buttered toast, making for a perfect – if not particularly healthy -- dinner (or a second, much later, post-drinking meal). Ultimately, chef Dale Talde & Co. have attempted to create the type of bar where they – and their food industry friends – would “actually want to hang out” and, if the large, whiskey-and-meat-satiated crowds are any indication, it appears they’ve succeeded.

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