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The Gibson

108 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.720101 -73.955322
at N. 11th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-387-6296 Send to Phone

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Official Website

thegibsonnyc.com

Hours

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

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 3pm-8pm; $1 off draft and well drinks

Nearby Subway Stops

L at Bedford Ave.; G at Nassau Ave.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Profile

The Gibson takes over the space of Triple Crown, a contentious hip-hop lounge whose sound system once shook irate neighbors’ floors for blocks. In bargaining for a liquor license, new owner Geoff Weber pledged a mild-mannered watering hole, sans live music or rowdy happy hour. He’s kept these promises. Softly lit and tasteful, with earth-tone walls and rich wooden accents, the Gibson ranges from low-key to lifeless; regulars have at least a decade on the L-train set further south, and the 1,200-square-foot space dwarfs even its modest weekend crowds. But service is friendly, and an eclectic soundtrack doesn’t overwhelm conversation. With fourteen beers on tap, competent classic cocktails, and more-than-ample seating, it succeeds as a welcoming, unpretentious neighborhood bar—a rare thing on Bedford Avenue.

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