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Type: Bar

224 Franklin St
Brooklyn, New York
United States

(718) 349-6727 | map

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Added by m1ked on 10-08-2009

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Reviews by sleazo:
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3.56/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

An interesting place to say the least. This place was built out of a corner garage on Franklin and Freeman in Greenpoint and it retains somewhat of an industrial looks. Modern looking chairs and couches are on the right and a sleek bar is on the left. There are a few TVs on the wall that occasionally have sports, movies or wierd "art". This past summer they introduced a beer garden in the back which is about six double rows of picnic tables. Also intorduced was a ping pong table. This makes for a bit of a confused feel to the place as they also host art shows and eclectic live bands. It sort of feels like a sleek Soho stuck in the middle of a hipster neighborhood but with a good ammount of local characters.

Beerwise they have about 8 or so on tap. A few standard brews with a growing emphasis on local craft beers. There is usually a sixpoint offering as well as Brooklyn and occasionally a Capt Lawrence or a Kelso. The selection has improved quite a bit since they opened. Prices are decent and they have $3 select beers at happy hour. They also have an excellent if a bit pricey collection of hard alcohol.

The bartenders have usually been pretty good and on top of things. The owner is also a good guy who is there quite often and makes sure everything runs smoothly. He also has taken advice on which beers to add.

If you live in the area this is a good place to grab a beer and sit ourside in the beer garden or just grab a drink. Close to the Mark Bar, Diamond, Habitat and Black Rabbit this also makes a good stop on a bar crawl of Greenpoint.

Subway--G train Greenpoint stop. 61 bus.
Or about a 15-20 minute walk from the 7 train Jackson ave stop.

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3.36/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

This was only because of the NY beer week passport that I came here. I was checking out some other places in the area, and figured might as well get a $2 dollar pint here too.

Kind of a neat set up. Has garage foor style doors on the side, and an orthodox front door. Long bar to the left as you walk in. Has a full bar, with like 10 tap, 15 bottles. Some local stuff and Chimay bottles is as unique as it gets. It also has college football and fooball (saturday) in a lounge setting with leather (like) loungy couches. Pretty open, which is nice. The the best part is that they have a big back yard with picnic tables and lots of grass. the day that I was there someone grilling up some burgers. There was shower of some sort going on- read alot of kids-.

Overall I feel like this place has some good parts to it, but that it is all over the place. Like some sort of identity crisis- lounge, bar, sports bar, family oriented, outdoorsy. They need to be what they want to be, and get some better beer in there. I hope they do well.

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t.b.d. in Brooklyn, NY
3.46 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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