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Tommy's Tavern

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1041 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11222 40.734399 -73.95498
at Freeman St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-383-9699 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Billiards, Dive Bar, DJ, Live Music, Neighborhood Bar, Singles Scene
Photo by Konstantin Sergeyev

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Official Website

tommystavern.com

Hours

Daily, 6pm-4am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 6pm-9pm; $3 Brooklyn Lager pints, $2 Bud pints, $4 well drinks

Nearby Subway Stops

G at Greenpoint Ave.

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Profile

A visit to this out-of-the-way Greenpoint dive can go two ways. Scenario one: you step through clusters of bands smoking in front of their beat-up tour vans just to get to the door and squeeze through a crowd of messy-haired college radio DJs and girls in slouchy boots to get to the fluorescent-lit bar. After stopping by the grim bathroom to stuff a handful of toilet paper in your ears you push through the saloon-style swinging doors into a stageless back room where, under a pulsating lightshow apparently stolen from a middle school dance, you’ll come face-to-glistening-face with some thundering rock outfit. Scenario two: A man with a deeply creased face will slowly pull his gaze away from the television set and, out of politeness to the only other person in the bar, invite you to a game of pool. Some of Brooklyn’s best underground shows a few times a week at this three-decade-old bar is the difference. Either way, the cheap booze is the fuel.

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