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506 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 40.667151 -73.988013
nr. 12th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-840-0089 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Dive Bar, DJ, Lounge
Photo by Stephanie Land

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Daily, 5pm-4am

Happy Hour

Daily, 5pm-8pm; two-for-one on all drinks

Nearby Subway Stops

F, G, R at Fourth Ave.-9th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


This venue is closed.

A self-proclaimed “dive lounge,” Royale is a funky oasis on an otherwise dismal block in the South Slope. With its velvety-red Rat Pack vibe, the front bar serves up mojitos and cosmopolitans along with redneck staples like the Sporting Life: a bottle of Miller High Life and a shot of Wild Turkey. In the back room, the decor morphs into a hodgepodge with billowy tents encompassing semi-circular banquettes, a mural of a tropical palm tree and a DJ booth wrapped in cheetah print fabric. Despite the bar’s lack of a cabaret license, Slopers have been known to move their bodies in a rhythmic fashion on a surface that bears a striking resemblance to a dance floor on nights when a DJ commandeers the booth. The locals who hang out at Royale are the perfect complement to the somewhat jumbled interior—think a mixed crowd of happily displaced East Villagers.