284 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11215
at 1st St.
By serindav on 11/1/2007
This has been a local favorite of mine for years. Its a simple dive bar. The seats are old, the floor is dirty and the bartenders dont take crap from patrons with inflated senses of entitlement. Treat them right and you get the same back. The Jukebox is fantasitic home-made mixes of indie and punk rock, with some country and oddball choices thrown in for good measure. The drinks are fairly priced, and you gotta love the $3 High Life. If you are the kind of person who believes they deserve free drinks or wants their hand held, go somehwere else. Its just not that kind of place. The rest of us are all too happy to take your place. Brooklyn at its finest, this bar recalls the time before the condos began to pop up all over 4th avenue.
By Mark1973 on 8/18/2007
An awful bartender ruins everything. This place seems to have a full stock of them (eventhough the old favs seem to stand by and observe). Stuck-up, nuevo Brooklyn dive. No irony, just jerks. These are what, as a neighborhood, I always thought we're trying to avoid. Too bad an old favorite had to go this way, hiring folks with the nasty attitude, when all we want is the old comfort. I, for one, say that we can do better. We want buybacks! We want friendly! We want BROOKLYN! Can't go there anymore. Hope you'll boycott until they can do better. Much better.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.