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Ellis Bar

627 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 40.66333 -73.991268
at 17th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-768-0532 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Southwest
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Mon, 4pm-3am; Tue-Fri, noon-3am; Sat-Sun, 11am-3am

Nearby Subway Stops

R at Prospect Ave.



Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

25th St. to 6th St, Prospect Park West to Third Ave.


This venue is closed.

On a fast-developing stretch of Fifth Avenue, Ellis Bar brings a Southwestern tapas menu to the South Slope. Sky-blue walls share space with crowded, dark wood bookshelves, framed photos of Arizona scenes, and two huge cow hides. Some juxtapositions on the menu, however, seem more odd than tasty, such as the fishy, crab-filled guacamole spread over watery tomato slices. Far better is the Navajo fry bread, thick dough deep-fried to a golden crisp. It’s draped with a hearty refried bean spread as an entrée or soaked in sticky-sweet organic honey and powdered sugar for a hangover-halting dessert. A homemade red pepper jelly is sweet with hot and spicy high notes; it tops dabs of fluffy goat cheese on a whole-wheat baguette for a snack that goes well with Ellis’ homemade sangria.

Recommended Dishes

Navajo fry bread with powdered sugar and organic honey, $5.95; goat cheese red pepper jelly bruschetta, $8