The Johnson's

The Johnson's

Dive Bar$$$$
Bushwick, Brooklyn
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    Peter L.
    "Cheap drinks, great vibe, and now there's delicious food!!!"(7 Tips)
    Mary M.
    "$2 lions head but a $20 minimum."(3 Tips)
    Alyssa V.
    "Way better then the sister bar in the LES. the music and bar staff"(2 Tips)
    David L.
    "They have sofas and a pool table."(4 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon57 Tips and reviews
  • cheap drinks
  • good for groups
  • casual
  • 2 lions heads
  • beer
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  • Malcolm R.
    Malcolm RingApril 22, 2015
    You can rely on this place to have people on an off-night when other places may be empty. Cheap beer and a solid cocktail happy hour. Pool table in back, and chair-swing in front you should sit in.
  • Jessica J.heart icon on user image
    Jessica JonesJuly 13, 2017
    I love this place. Offers something a *little* different than other bars in the area- cool little seating area and delicious food.
  • Amanda
    AmandaApril 27, 2022
    Been here 5+ times
    Pre and post-pandemic, they continue to serve one of the best chicken sandwiches in the city. Maybe it's marinated in soy sauce and ginger? So juicy and full of unami.
  • Michael F.heart icon on user image
    Michael FernandezJuly 19, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    I used to go here a lot, I don't so much anymore but it's still a good place for drunken hangs.They pour strong drinks...order one of their boozy slushies! I always have a fun time at The Johnson's.
  • Mike N.heart icon on user image
    Mike NickersonApril 12, 2017
    Some of the cheapest drinks in NYC! Can't beat $2 beers. Love the chill vibe. Be sure to drink while swinging or lounging on the bed!
  • Larissa M.heart icon on user image
    Larissa MatteiDecember 29, 2019
    Love the vibe. It makes me feel in a old movie! Great songs, also. Cheap beer!
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    DoubleDeuceSeptember 7, 2023
    Divey in back like your 1980's Midwestern uncle's basement where he hungout with his union buddies talking shop but brighter up front where the women gossip and the food is made.
  • Melanie B.
    Melanie BouleyJanuary 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Long long happy hour (YAY) $2 lions heads, $5 cocktails until 9. Definitely nicer than Welcome to the Johnsons in LES. More of a retro vibe. Nice chairs to sit in at the enclosed outdoor space.
  • A B.
    A BCDAugust 5, 2015
    Sister bar in Bushwick to the Welcome to the Johnson's bar in the Lower East Side. Way less gritty, but nice!
  • Alyssa V.heart icon on user image
    Alyssa VansickelOctober 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Cheap drinks with a great crowd. Way better then the sister bar in the LES. the music and bar staff is above par.
  • Lauren F.heart icon on user image
    Lauren FMarch 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This place gets hated on real hard but there are adult swings, happy hour goes til 9, and you'll feel like you're on the set of any 1960's tv show.
  • Octane
    OctaneAugust 7, 2014
    This place is tiny like my great grandparent's living room and it gets really packed in here. You may run into Lady Gaga on occasion, though.
  • David L.heart icon on user image
    David LópezJune 19, 2015
    Pretty chill place. Perfect for a (2$! ) beer. They have sofas and a pool table. Nice.
  • Noëlle D.heart icon on user image
    Noëlle DevlinJanuary 11, 2014
    It reminds me of a friends parents fancy basement/garage bar. They had me at the hanging wicker chairs!
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    JohannaOctober 17, 2016
    The Painkillers are good, and $4. Have one... if you don't mind losing the rest of the day (and night).
  • Annaheart icon on user image
    AnnaOctober 8, 2015
    Neighborhood staple that is great to meet up and hang out with friends new and old
  • Jackson I.heart icon on user image
    Jackson IsaacsonOctober 12, 2015
    Fun young and hip. The only problem is that it's in Bushwick.
  • Alex R.heart icon on user image
    Alex RobertsonJanuary 21
    the peach habanero mezcalarita is sneaky good and they have $3 PBRs
  • Argelys O.heart icon on user image
    Argelys OriachJune 24, 2016
    The piña colada slushies are very good. Highly recommend.
  • Peter L.heart icon on user image
    Peter LokJuly 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheap drinks, great vibe, and now there's delicious food!!!
  • Tom M.heart icon on user image
    Tom MengJuly 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Hip little bar. It has a nice front outdoorish area.
  • Saarim Z.heart icon on user image
    Saarim ZamanAugust 23, 2015
    $2 lion's head is the move
  • Michæl S.
    Michæl StarkeyApril 6, 2014
    Great place to get a couple shots and a few beers and then drive home… to heaven.
  • Becca B.heart icon on user image
    Becca BaeMay 10, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Cheap drinks and a weird "my parents upgraded their patio" vibe in the entrance.
  • Hael F.heart icon on user image
    Hael FisherSeptember 16, 2015
    Cozy spot with great frozen drinks.
  • Ebby A.
    Ebby AmirSeptember 24, 2017
    Emergency exit is misleading. It's like they want you to die here.
  • Alicia S.
    Alicia SimmonsAugust 2, 2014
    The whitest bar I've ever been to.
  • Meganheart icon on user image
    MeganFebruary 15, 2015
    Really cool space, but turned weirdly clubby after 9 on a Friday.
  • Kristin P.heart icon on user image
    Kristin PDecember 17, 2020
    Good to-go frozens and the food from strange flavor is anything but strange.
  • Angela T.
    Angela TsaiAugust 9, 2014
    Piña coladas yum. Say hi to Sarah!
  • Nick F.
    Nick FodenJanuary 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    $2 Lionshead and $4 Wells. Uh oh.
  • Maxwell F.heart icon on user image
    Maxwell FoxmanDecember 9, 2015
    Love the fake living/bedroom area
  • Shalimarheart icon on user image
    ShalimarJune 13, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Cheapest drinks ever!!
  • Bridget B.heart icon on user image
    Bridget BadoreSeptember 26, 2014
    ❤️outdoor seating
  • Bienvenido C.heart icon on user image
    Bienvenido CruzAugust 19, 2015
    Watching awkward Tinder dates.
  • Tani Y.heart icon on user image
    Tani YeeMarch 5, 2015
    cheap drinks and a pool table
  • Tatyana C.
    Tatyana CooperJanuary 9, 2015
    Cheap drinks! Ask for Wilson...
  • Percy C.heart icon on user image
    Percy CockswainSeptember 14, 2015
    It lacks the grit and grime of the original.
  • Elysia M.heart icon on user image
    Elysia MannMay 22, 2017
    Beds! Outside! Amazing!
  • Brightyheart icon on user image
    BrightySeptember 23, 2017
    Ok if you're a kid
  • Bienvenido C.heart icon on user image
    Bienvenido CruzNovember 14, 2014
    There's a dude here who only has one ball.
  • morgan y.
    morgan youngFebruary 8, 2014
    20$ card minimum - a bit much boys.
  • Daniel S.heart icon on user image
    Daniel ShawMarch 15, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Depends on the playlist for the night.
  • Ashley Q.
    Ashley QuinnApril 6, 2014
    Love this place, but NOT a dive bar
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LokajMarch 23, 2014
    pool table, juke box
  • Bridget B.heart icon on user image
    Bridget BadoreSeptember 16, 2015
    Awesome swing
  • Gordon M.
    Gordon MeiMay 30, 2015
    Piña coladas and swing chairs.
  • Jesse B.heart icon on user image
    Jesse BagelsMarch 1, 2016
    V low key like
  • Mary M.heart icon on user image
    Mary MApril 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    $2 lions head but a $20 minimum. Why?
  • Nadav U.heart icon on user image
    Nadav UllmanFebruary 19, 2015
    $2 lions head
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