Freddy's Bar

Freddy's Bar

Pub, Music Venue, and Bar
627 5th Ave (btwn 17th & 18th St), Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States
Hours:
Open until 4:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • Noon–4:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
No
Wi-Fi:
Free
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

"One of the BEST BARS IN AMERICA"-Esquire Mag: Great beer /cheep drinks & Food in comfortable, unique Bar setting with BACKYARD. Free LIVE music in backroom, Free Wi-Fi. Engrossing video collages by co-owner, Donald O’Finn (Village Voice "Best Video in a Bar&quo... (See all)

8.2/10

Based on 173 votes

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    Patrick H.
    The fries a la Freddy will kill you, but you will die happy.(2 Tips)
    Sheena M.
    Don't forget to say hello to Alby, the albino frog(2 Tips)
    Patrick H.
    Get the hot dogs and beans and an order of tater tots.(4 Tips)
    Autumn R.
    Live music in a small room to the back.(3 Tips)
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  • Jillian S.

    No frills. Check out a concert in the side room or head to the patio out back.

    Jillian Switzer · 4 days ago
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  • Autumn R.

    Live music in a small room to the back. Drinks are reasonable and cool atmosphere

    Autumn Rayne · 3 weeks ago
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  • Melissa Y.

    Dive of dive bars. Love this place $3 PBR cans and a solid food menu that I'm looking forward to trying.

    Melissa Yu · April 5
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  • Daniel M.

    Beer. Music. Madness.

    Daniel Meek · March 9
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  • Amanda T.

    cheap shows most nights

    Amanda Theiler · February 27
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  • Jonathan S.

    Great fish tacos

    Jonathan Shao · February 4
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  • Lauren

    The best x weirdest bar I've ever been to. The bizzare video loop alone is worth the trip.

    Lauren · January 1
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  • Sage

    A great dive bar. Always comfortable, with nice bartenders, good selection of beers and spirits, tasty bar food and live music.

    Sage · October 4, 2014
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  • Carmen N.

    Obsolete Cinema is super fun.

    Carmen N · September 14, 2014
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  • Bobby H.

    Charming dive with some great stuff happening in the back room. Check out "Whiskey + Coke" for the most unpretentious reading series in Brooklyn.

    Bobby Hankinson · September 9, 2014
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  • Meg L.

    Incredibly crazy weird bar with strange memorabilia. You're gonna love it!

    Meg Lewis · August 25, 2014
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  • Elysia M.

    Monthly reading series! http://freddysbar.com/events/626/cringe-is-an-international-craze-and-monthly-reading-series/

    Elysia Mann · July 11, 2014
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  • Donald O.

    Drink often and drink long

    Donald O'Finn · June 24, 2014
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  • Shannon E.

    This is the best bar EVER.

    Shannon Elk · June 1, 2014
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  • Donald O.

    Just saw Freddy's is Ranked 258th out of 4.342 Brklyn Restaurants. Pretty good for a Bar!!!!!

    Donald O'Finn · March 23, 2014
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  • Victor S.

    Fish tacos are delicious!

    Victor Santiago · March 8, 2014
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  • Christo d.

    Bluegrass! Sunday at 3pm to 6pm in the back room. Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with a 3 buck pint.

    Christo dK · January 19, 2014
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  • Ian W.

    Patty melt, tots, Smutty IPA.

    Ian Westcott · January 15, 2014
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  • Amber G.

    Fries. It's all about the fries.

    Amber Gautreau · December 10, 2013
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  • Terry T.

    Come get your face melted

    Terry Taylor · October 20, 2013
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  • Christina S.

    Get the Tots a la Freddy!! There's gravy n shit on there!

    Christina Seeber · September 11, 2013
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  • John C.

    Sternfeld is a no good bum! :D

    John Callous · September 5, 2013
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  • Just W.

    If Tobacco and Tom Waits opened a bar together, this would be it. Impossible to not love the atmosphere.

    Just Whitkin · September 1, 2013
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  • Mya S.

    This place is cool...except for how it's all blurry.

    Mya Spalter · August 8, 2013
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  • Alex M.

    "...where the taps work, and there's more than one grade of booze. By local standards, that makes it a palace--although if it were a real palace, its own inhabitants would be plotting its overthrow." Read more

    Alex Mizrahi · June 17, 2013
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  • Ingrid S.

    Gothic hipster meets the addams family meets hilbilly meets rock meets punk meets haunted house meets the twilight zone. Where the hell am I?

    Ingrid Stenquist · April 21, 2013
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  • Chris C.

    Find the kitty cam!

    Chris Cummings · April 14, 2013
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  • Benny W.

    Sit at the bar, watch the tv, and happiness will descend upon you.

    Benny Wong · April 7, 2013
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  • Danielle C.

    Awesome FREE comedy every other Monday.

    Danielle Carrick · March 19, 2013
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  • Amy B.

    Everything about Freddy's is great! Great I say!

    Amy Bilancini · March 16, 2013
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  • Michael S.

    Great place....

    Michael Shashoua · February 3, 2013
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  • Village Voice

    Readers' Poll winner of The Village Voice Best of NYC 2012 Best Dive Bar!

    Village Voice · October 25, 2012
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  • Cait S.

    Every time I am here they play a marching band version of "Sexual Healing." Every time

    Cait Smith · September 14, 2012
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  • Matt K.

    I have never, ever had a bad time at Freddy's

    Matt Korybski · July 27, 2012
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  • Patrick H.

    The fries a la Freddy will kill you, but you will die happy.

    Patrick Hipp · July 24, 2012
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  • James C.

    Awesome happy hour for a bar so close to park slope. Cash only.

    James C · June 15, 2012
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  • Donald O.

    Try the Moscow Mule! The B.L.A.T (Bacon, Lettuce. Avocado & Tomato Sandwich.)Plus NEW HAPPY HOUR! - ALL DRAFTS $3, & $1 off everything else.

    Donald O'Finn · June 15, 2012
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  • Gothamist

    Freddy's wasn't always in this neighborhood, but it's an old favorite no matter where in Brooklyn. Pro tip: There's a backyard for private smoking. Check out their back room for musical performances.

    Gothamist · June 6, 2012
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  • Chad B.

    They have @oskarblues Dale's cans here, plus solid drafts - gocraftcans.com

    Chad Burgess · May 7, 2012
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  • Kate G.

    Holy tater tots!

    Kate Guerin · April 22, 2012
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  • Lindsay D.

    CASH ONLY! Good draft selection, order your food from the window in the back, right.

    Lindsay Duggan · April 2, 2012
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  • Beau H.

    You must tip the milk lapping cat fur good luck.

    Beau Hemian · February 17, 2012
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  • Patrick H.

    Get the hot dogs and beans and an order of tater tots. It's like middle school, but drunk.

    Patrick Hipp · February 8, 2012
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  • Patrick H.

    You're not having a stroke: those are artificially piped-in cricket sounds in the backyard.

    Patrick Hipp · January 10, 2012
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  • amNewYork

    Resurrected in Park Slope from its Prospect Heights ruins, Freddy’s famous, quirky décor — like a giant marlin and four-inch stiletto — has returned, along with much of its loyal clientele.

    amNewYork · October 26, 2011
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  • Supa Dave A.

    Say hi to Eva she be awesomes XD

    Supa Dave Arcelay · September 16, 2011
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  • Dana V.

    African albino water frogs + 24\7 cat sippin from a saucer = bar success

    Dana V · September 9, 2011
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  • Bluepaw

    Free an African Water Frog and win both glory and karma.

    Bluepaw · September 9, 2011
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  • Bluepaw

    Come for the affordable beers, stay for the animals, history-scarred tables, and cat drinking milk.

    Bluepaw · September 9, 2011
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  • Tully D.

    Show some love to mike. He's awesome.

    Tully Danger · May 10, 2011
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