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Franklin Park

618 St. John’s Pl., Brooklyn, NY, 11238
nr. Franklin Ave.

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67% would go back.

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Getting down with our bad selves

By awesomegrammar33 on 7/15/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I'll tell you why I like this place: If there's one thing that ruins a bar for me it's when people are more interested in looking cool than in BEING cool. And FP would be just another boring hipster bar if it wasn't for the wonderful Crown Heights mix of cultures. Something's beautiful about the diversity of a dance floor that welcomes prayer tassels and side-curls alongside skinny jeans, alongside 59Fifty caps. It just takes the emphasis off appearances and turns the place into a real fun party where you can wear ANYthing without feeling out of place. I regularly go in jeans and tennis shoes, once even in sweats (and for a girl in NYC, that's really a luxury, to get hit on in sweats.) Also, after midnight I love that the DJ is willing to get 90s on us - Peaches and Cream, anyone? And people aren't too cool to churn the butter or make the pizza. Only con: drinks (except pbr) are pricey for the neighborhood. But that's a small price to pay to have so much unpretentious fun.

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Great escape

By enialessej on 4/10/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Like walking through the wardrobe to Narnia out of Crown Heights. Just wait your turn at the bar, and you'll find it was worth it.

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