Freddy's Bar

Bars , Dive bars Greenwood
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Freddy's Bar
Freddy's Bar

Donald O'Finn, Matt Kimmett and Matt Kuhn, bartenders of the late Freddy's Bar & Backroom, resurrect the scrappy cult favorite, which was evicted from Prospect Heights by the Atlantic Yards project. The no-frills saloon—now located in Sunset Park—is retrofitted with booths, a 1940s red mahogany bar and the graffiti-etched bathroom walls salvaged from the original. Old regulars will find comfort in the eclectic live-music offerings and 75¢ beertinis (that's Budweiser in a martini glass with a pretzel garnish). Newer patrons should appreciate the expanded beer selection (12 taps instead of five) and pub-grub offerings (burgers, hot wings and kielbasa).

Venue name: Freddy's Bar
Address: 627 Fifth Ave
New York
Cross street: between 17th and 18th Sts
Opening hours: Daily 11am–4am
Transport: Subway: R to Prospect Ave
Price: Average drink: $5. Cash Only
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  • Trivia Until Thursday December 15 2016
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  • Performances Wednesday October 26 2016 - Wednesday December 28 2016
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  • Friday October 28 2016 - Friday December 23 2016
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  • Wednesday November 2 2016 - Wednesday December 7 2016
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  • Thursday November 10 2016 Free
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  • Quirky events Wednesday November 16 2016 - Thursday May 18 2017
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2.5 / 5

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A decent menu with a dive bar vibe. There's a performance space in the back room, which caters to performers, and there's a walk-up food window serving tator tots and falafel wraps at reasonable prices. Can get loud when there's a band performing, but not a bad starting spot for your evening.

Jane D

Rudest waitstaff I've ever experienced in any bar after 23 years in Nyc. Waitress actually called me an "entitled bitch" after she got my drink order wrong and I asked her for the beer I ordered. And then told me that she doesn't care if I leave the bar! Really terrible experience. Will NEVER return.