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|
627 Fifth Ave
|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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Average User Rating
3.8 / 5
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- 4 star:1
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- 1 star:1
A great neighborhood bar that has it all -- friendly chill vibe, great drink prices, solid beer choices and super delicious bar food. There is always something cool happening in the backroom, be it live music from around the world or comedy nights (always free!!) and the front room has got an old-school bar charm you rarely see anymore, amazing eclectic decoration and very cool art videos are always playing too. Its the kind of place where if you're looking for a party you can probably find it, it's always been easy to meet people here if you care to, but it's also a super chill place to be left alone... The bartenders totally rock, as does the music.
Even though it's a bar, the family vibe in here is amazing. If you're ever in there, ask them if Donald (the owner) is available. He'll actually walk you down memory lane to the bar's early days. Turns out this place goes back to the 1950s. I love these guys and in an industry where bars are here today and gone tomorrow, Freddy's Bar has endured and is a place where people of all races, religions, and backgrounds can come together over drinks.
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.