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Freddy's Bar

Freddy's Bar

Pub and Music Venue$$$$
Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn
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    The experts at Village Voice and Gothamist recommend this place
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    Bobby H.
    "Charming dive with some great stuff happening in the back room."(5 Tips)
    Stan K.
    "BestBloodyMary in South Slope!"(2 Tips)
    Patrick H.
    "The fries a la Freddy will kill you, but you will die happy."(2 Tips)
    Patrick H.
    "Get the hot dogs and beans and an order of tater tots."(7 Tips)
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  • Michael S.heart icon on user image
    Michael SpinelliNovember 22, 2018
    Reminds me of the old-school East Village bars we grew up with. Great beer selection and the food is a few levels up from typical bar grub. If I lived closer this would be my local.
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    SageOctober 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    A great dive bar. Always comfortable, with nice bartenders, good selection of beers and spirits, tasty bar food and live music.
    Upvoted Jul 10
  • Bobby H.
    Bobby HankinsonSeptember 9, 2014
    Charming dive with some great stuff happening in the back room. Check out "Whiskey + Coke" for the most unpretentious reading series in Brooklyn.
  • Marc M.heart icon on user image
    Marc MayerAugust 27, 2015
    The drinks are great, the food is tasty, but the video art constantly playing is AMAZING.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MizrahiJune 17, 2013
    "...where the taps work, and there's more than one grade of booze. By local standards, that makes it a palace--although if it were a real palace, its own inhabitants would be plotting its overthrow." Read more
  • Meg L.heart icon on user image
    Meg LewisAugust 25, 2014
    Incredibly crazy weird bar with strange memorabilia. You're gonna love it!
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    FunesAugust 16, 2015
    Freddy's is king of the dive bars. Great music, good vibe and flowing drinks.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistJune 6, 2012
    Freddy's wasn't always in this neighborhood, but it's an old favorite no matter where in Brooklyn. Pro tip: There's a backyard for private smoking. Check out their back room for musical performances.
  • Patrick H.heart icon on user image
    Patrick HippFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Get the hot dogs and beans and an order of tater tots. It's like middle school, but drunk.
  • Gus G.heart icon on user image
    Gus GusMarch 23, 2016
    Awesome staff, great vibe, strange jazz in the back room, great tasting food!
  • Emily W.heart icon on user image
    Emily WSeptember 30, 2016
    Cool music in back room, good vibe, prices are decent. Nice on weekday or weekend
  • Lauren
    LaurenJanuary 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The best x weirdest bar I've ever been to. The bizzare video loop alone is worth the trip.
  • Melissa Y.heart icon on user image
    Melissa YuApril 5, 2015
    Dive of dive bars. Love this place $3 PBR cans and a solid food menu that I'm looking forward to trying.
  • Andrew C.heart icon on user image
    Andrew COctober 13, 2015
    The perfect tater tots. Do whatever you must do get them.
  • Johann R.heart icon on user image
    Johann R.January 5, 2020
    Love this bar. Very quirky. And say hi to the ancient frog
  • Jillian S.heart icon on user image
    Jillian SwitzerMay 29, 2015
    No frills. Check out a concert in the side room or head to the patio out back.
  • Patrick H.heart icon on user image
    Patrick HippJuly 24, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The fries a la Freddy will kill you, but you will die happy.
  • Donald O.heart icon on user image
    Donald O'FinnJune 15, 2012
    Try the Moscow Mule! The B.L.A.T (Bacon, Lettuce. Avocado & Tomato Sandwich.)Plus NEW HAPPY HOUR! - ALL DRAFTS $3, & $1 off everything else.
  • Shahrzad S.heart icon on user image
    Shahrzad ShamsOctober 7, 2019
    A little secret muse in South Slope. A Lynchian dive worth the dip.
  • Bluepaw
    BluepawSeptember 9, 2011
    Come for the affordable beers, stay for the animals, history-scarred tables, and cat drinking milk.
  • Just W.
    Just WhitkinSeptember 1, 2013
    If Tobacco and Tom Waits opened a bar together, this would be it. Impossible to not love the atmosphere.
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkOctober 26, 2011
    Resurrected in Park Slope from its Prospect Heights ruins, Freddy’s famous, quirky décor — like a giant marlin and four-inch stiletto — has returned, along with much of its loyal clientele.
  • Christo d.
    Christo dKJanuary 19, 2014
    Bluegrass! Sunday at 3pm to 6pm in the back room. Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with a 3 buck pint.
  • Autumn R.heart icon on user image
    Autumn RayneMay 10, 2015
    Live music in a small room to the back. Drinks are reasonable and cool atmosphere
  • Donald O.heart icon on user image
    Donald O'FinnMarch 23, 2014
    Just saw Freddy's is Ranked 258th out of 4.342 Brklyn Restaurants. Pretty good for a Bar!!!!!
  • James C.heart icon on user image
    James CJune 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome happy hour for a bar so close to park slope. Cash only.
  • Stan K.
    Stan KillianJanuary 5, 2020
    Been here 100+ times
    Have a delicious Bloody Mary made by Tracey, the #BestBloodyMary in South Slope! #FreddysBar
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelSeptember 9, 2015
    The colorful watering hole stood in its previous home in Prospect Heights for almost a century but relocated when the Barclays Center took over the area. Read more
  • Wade V.heart icon on user image
    Wade VOctober 4, 2015
    Tots with gravy, cheese, bacon and scallions. Best tots of me loif.
  • Ethan A.heart icon on user image
    Ethan ANovember 25, 2017
    Dive-y but delightful. Chatty bartenders. Solid hot dogs. #
  • Luke
    LukeJune 18, 2016
    The friendliest frogs in town 🐸
  • Amy B.heart icon on user image
    Amy BilanciniMarch 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything about Freddy's is great! Great I say!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceOctober 25, 2012
    Readers' Poll winner of The Village Voice Best of NYC 2012 Best Dive Bar!
  • Chad B.
    Chad BurgessMay 7, 2012
    They have @oskarblues Dale's cans here, plus solid drafts - gocraftcans.com
  • Christina S.
    Christina SeeberSeptember 11, 2013
    Get the Tots a la Freddy!! There's gravy n shit on there!
  • Zack S.heart icon on user image
    Zack SheppardJanuary 16, 2020
    Been here 5+ times
    Dare I say it: best Reuben.
    Upvoted 6 days ago
  • Patrick H.heart icon on user image
    Patrick HippJanuary 10, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    You're not having a stroke: those are artificially piped-in cricket sounds in the backyard.
  • Benny W.
    Benny WongApril 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit at the bar, watch the tv, and happiness will descend upon you.
  • Amber G.heart icon on user image
    Amber GautreauDecember 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Fries. It's all about the fries.
  • Ingrid S.
    Ingrid StenquistApril 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Gothic hipster meets the addams family meets hilbilly meets rock meets punk meets haunted house meets the twilight zone. Where the hell am I?
  • Elysia M.
    Elysia MannJuly 11, 2014
    Monthly reading series! http://freddysbar.com/events/626/cringe-is-an-international-craze-and-monthly-reading-series/
  • Beau H.
    Beau HemianFebruary 17, 2012
    You must tip the milk lapping cat fur good luck.
  • Ian W.heart icon on user image
    Ian WestcottJanuary 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Patty melt, tots, Smutty IPA.
  • Nate F.heart icon on user image
    Nate FolkertFebruary 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    o'doul's premium bottles $4
  • Breanna P.
    Breanna PittaApril 13, 2019
    The Margarita Flatbread was good
  • Carmen N.heart icon on user image
    Carmen NSeptember 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Obsolete Cinema is super fun.
  • Mya S.heart icon on user image
    Mya SpalterAugust 8, 2013
    This place is cool...except for how it's all blurry.
  • Tim F.heart icon on user image
    Tim FrietasDecember 22, 2015
    Jazz is awesome there.
  • Cait S.
    Cait SmithSeptember 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Every time I am here they play a marching band version of "Sexual Healing." Every time
  • Danielle C.
    Danielle CarrickMarch 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome FREE comedy every other Monday.
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