739 Franklin

Bars, Cocktail bars Crown Heights
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739 Franklin

More than 500 lightbulbs dangle from the ceiling of this airy Crown Heights drinkery. Sip seasonal cocktails, such as the jalapeño margarita and the watermelon mojito, or tip back one of the five local drafts (Kelso, Brooklyn Brewery). Small nibbles like bruschette, sliders and Parmesan-and-truffle-oil fries make up the bill of fare.


Venue name: 739 Franklin
Address: 739 Franklin Ave
New York
Cross street: between Park and Sterling Pls
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 4pm-2am, Fri 4pm-4am, Sat noon-4am, Sun 2pm-midnight
Transport: Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Franklin Ave
Price: Average cocktail: $8. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Average User Rating

4.4 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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Attended a birthday party here recently and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating. We took over the intimate back room so my friend could host a (free!) film screening and had a great time - the drinks are strong and reasonable, and the bar never got so noisy that we couldn't enjoy the film. A small spot, for sure, but just enough space for a private event. 

American Royalty

solid environment, family owned. It's definitely an up and coming spot. It could definitely use more interior decoration. Can't knock the hustle...


Not a big drinker- but good company resides here and bartenders (Ariel) who actually care about conversing with people other than their friends. Music is bit too loud from time to time and I question the selection every now and again. Maybe its that damn shuffle! Overall pretty chille d people and atmosphere for an after work drink. @ Edi, that lightbulb ceiling is pretty rad an d ToNY should have a photo of that!


Super cool venue, awesome DJ's spinning on Saturday's and very fun salsa party on Sunday's. I highly recommend 739 Lounge - great staff, drinks, decor, and vibe.


As the ladies said, great unique atmosphere, but that AC could blow a little harder in the back room... if you know what I mean. Sure, maybe I was dancing sexy spicy salsa for 3 hours. Sure, maybe it was one of those stiflingly hot nights where you sleep in the nude with a fan or man servant blowing on each body part. But are arctic temperatures too much to ask for to maintain my thermal comfort? Shout out to the cute bartender. Sorry I didn't give you my number. Didn't want to make the other patrons jealous.


I held a surprise party for my boyfriend at 739 a few weeks ago, and it was perfect! The staff was incredibly helpful throughout the whole process, and everyone had a great time. I highly recommend 739 to anyone looking to host an event -- you will not be disappointed!


739 is a cool neighborhood spot. I wish Timeout put up photographs of those bulbs! It's something that really sets the ambiance for the place. Great service and it never gets to over crowded, so I can mingle with friends without screaming my conversations. My only complain/request- I wish they stayed open longer and MORE veggie finger bites!!!!


Super lovely space! Ive attended a couple of events at the back, like the salsa party and the crown heights journal reading, which were great. The happy hour deals are the other thing thats attractive + the general friendly, cool atmosphere of the place! Definitely a great addition to Franklin Av.