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Bar Great Harry

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280 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY 11231 40.682312 -73.993498
at Sackett St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-222-1103 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    9 out of 10


    3 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Scene: Neighborhood Bar, Notable Beer Selection, Private Party Space
Photo by Stephanie Land

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Mon-Fri, 2pm-4am; Sat-Sun, 12:30pm-4am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 2pm-7pm; 2 for $5 beers and well drinks

Nearby Subway Stops

F, G at Bergen St.; F, G at Carroll St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


Co-owners (and brothers) Ben and Mike Wiley didn’t splurge on the redesign when converting the former Bar Bar into Bar Great Harry, choosing instead to stake their joint’s reputation on excellent beer options. And it works: A list boasting 70 bottles, usually one cask, and a carefully selected draft roll—twenty strong and updated at least a few times a week (check the bar's blog)—means one can spend all day inside the dark-red walls of the boxy room sampling the goods. Often, one does: On any given weekend afternoon, Smith Street’s grup contingent rears its head, meaning couples grouped together around the wooden tables and long bench, tugging on a leash in one hand and passing a Belgian import over their doodling kid’s head with the other. The very capable barkeeps behave like master sommeliers; throw out your preferences, and they'll direct you towards a delicious brew you never knew you loved.

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