Don't call it a comeback: Freddy's Bar set to reopen in January

Owners Donald O'Finn and Matt Kimmett

Owners Donald O'Finn and Matt Kimmett

Fans of the late and great Freddy's Bar & Backroom can set mourning aside. The scrappy cult dive, which was evicted from Prospect Heights by the Atlantic Yards project last April, is making a comeback in early January. Donald O'Finn, Matt Kimmett and Matt Kuhn, bartenders at the old space, are resurrecting it in Sunset Park. The no-frills saloon will be 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). 627 Fifth Ave between 17th and 18th Sts, Sunset Park, Brooklyn (no phone yet)