Freehold

Restaurants, Coffee shops Williamsburg
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Freehold
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Freehold Brooklyn

The grassy, spacious outdoor area of this bumping Williamsburg hangout is an apt setting for a cold Bud and a house burger, finished with pickled onions, American cheese and special sauce. Once you’ve had your fill, you can challenge your bargoing buds to a match of outdoor Ping-Pong.

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Venue name: Freehold
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Address: 45 S 3rd St
Brooklyn
11249
Cross street: between Kent and Wythe Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Wed, Sun 7am–2am; Thu–Sat 7am–4am
Price: Average main course: $22
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ssh2138
tastemaker

I can only speak to when the restaurant turns into a casual bar. I really loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. It was very spacious and accommodating. The DJ had good music in the beginning of the evening. It was really easy to order drinks and cocktails and their truffle fries and chicken strips were so good to munch on! I really recommend it for special occasions. 

lily r
tastemaker

I can't speak for the nightlife at Freehold, but the day hanging is pretty great here. The space is pretty huge, filled with good-looking people, games, an outdoor grassy yard (where they had a mini-flee market going on), a BBQ pit, indoor space with huge booths, more games... and rubber ducks. It pulls off this chic but chill thing that is super hard to do... it makes sense why people rave over it and why it pulls in such a cool crowd. Freehold seems to be the Cheers of Brooklyn, if Norm were replaced w scantily-clad bra-less beach babe, post-hipster, hipster types. I will definitely be heading back... and on a Sunday when wine bottles are 50% off ;)

mattscheetz
tastemaker

Freehold is the Superman of bars. Not to say it possesses super powers or anything like that. But around 7/8 o'clock every Thursday/Friday/Saturday evening, this unassuming coffee shop (the Clark Kent in this metaphor) enters an imaginary phone booth and instantly transforms into a rowdy night spot with people dancing on tables and birthday sparklers galore. 


That's what makes it such a quality spot and such a great utility player. How many places can you go to at noon, post up doing work on your laptop all day, and then pack it up when the sun goes down so you can get your drink on? 


Freehold just nails the vibe. Awesome happy hour (half off the whole bar 12-7), dollar oyster night (in addition to other food specials), and a patio that makes for the ultimate summer hang. Skee ball, ping pong, you name it. Bring a group, get there early to grab a table, and relax the day away. Bonus points for being allowed to keep your shorts on even after the scene takes a turn for the clubby.

Ashley B
tastemaker

Really enjoy going to Freehold! It has everything you could ever ask for, literally. I went for a friend's birthday on a warm Saturday toward the end of February. Freehold feels like venues within a venue. When I walked in, I found myself in a large form of a coffee shop. A large area with plenty of different options for seating, tables and chairs, etc. Lots of people on laptops, reading, it's really bright in the space with sky light windows. Very open and airy space - interesting and hard to come by in Williamsburg, Brooklyn! 


Toward the back of the space was a separate area - we spoke to a hostess who brought us through the bar area (another huge space) and then into a dining area (another separate room). We had a private table - more like 2 tables to accommodate the 15-20 people attending the birthday. Some people ordered food, some people drank, some people didn't order anything, people could come and go as they pleased and there were no minimums on the brunch (fab!). There was table service here too with a waiter. Also DJ playing so there was fun music all afternoon...


We stayed into the evening and the bar area got busier and busier. Lots of great music, fun dancing and overall a blast. There's lots of fun activities to do as well. There's a photo booth on premises and a huge outdoor deck and seating area for additional space and fun. I'll definitely be returning to Freehold ASAP for a fun night out in the summer. 

Jaime B

I've been to Freehold several times, but it wasn't until the last time I went that I realized what a diverse venue it is! I thought it was just a café, but then I met friends for brunch and discovered it has a whole restaurant in back. The place is HUGE. While we were there, a birthday party for toddlers was happening in an adjoining room separated by a thick curtain. The room had high ceilings, huge windows and lots of light. I ordered shrimp and grits, which was a great amount of food, and my friend ordered the lobster roll, which comes with fries. There were $5 Bloody Marys! The space had lots of tables for people with laptops, and apparently the whole place turns into a great bar at night when people dance on the tables. Amazing.

Lindsey W
Tastemaker

I've never been here but heard a lot about this place. I would love to come here during the summer because they have an enormous outdoor area. The inside is super large with 2 main dance areas and some weird VIP sofa table area as well. I give 4 stars only because it was little crowded but then again so are all bars. The music was great, which is all I really care about, and there was no line and no cover!

I will definitely be coming back here with a large group of people.

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