Commonwealth

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South Slope, Brooklyn
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  • Patrick S.
    Patrick SchlaferJune 17
    Been here 5+ times
    Great beer selection. Solid mixed drinks. Free popcorn with your choice of seasonings to chomp on. Wrap it all up with some pinball and jukebox and you'll have a good night. 😉
  • Gothamist
    GothamistNovember 15, 2016
    The hand-written list of available tracks is an indie-lover’s dream mix, featuring everything from The Stooges, Bowie and Patti Smith to Helium, Yo La Tengo and Archers of Loaf. Read more
  • Lindsey F.
    Lindsey FrancesOctober 4, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Free popcorn and a nice backyard, so my go to bar
  • Martha
    MarthaJuly 10, 2016
    great bar! nice bartenders and free popcorn. outdoor seating too.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel McDonoughMay 15, 2016
    Free popcorn with various seasonings to add 👍
  • Sam M.
    Sam McJibbersApril 2, 2016
    Best gay Santa in NY
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CJanuary 2, 2016
    There's more to this place than the free popcorn. Grab a drink from the great bartenders and post up in the backyard. With your free popcorn, of course.
  • Brook S.
    Brook ShelleyDecember 5, 2015
    Lovely, quieter bar. There is currently a large abominable snowman outside.
  • Tara D.
    Tara DeVincenzoSeptember 23, 2015
    place where you are encouraged to leave your mark in the bathroom.
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BushSeptember 16, 2015
    One of my Favorite places to write
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerSeptember 1, 2015
    Laid back bar with a friendly staff and low key scene.
  • Alexandra W.
    Alexandra WhiteJuly 21, 2015
    Fill up on popcorn and hope that there's space open in the backyard garden!
  • John W.
    John WoodsJune 21, 2015
    Changed a lot over the past decade, but still great.
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertJune 6, 2015
    nice backyard, but santa's there all up in your business
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LMay 12, 2015
    Pinball, backyard,and a vast craft beer selection. It's low-key, casual and relaxed.
  • Peter K.
    Peter KellyApril 12, 2015
    Fantastic park slope five with strong beer selection and free popcorn
  • eric b.
    eric bornemannMarch 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best juke boxes in all of Brooklyn
  • Gant P.
    Gant PowellFebruary 8, 2015
    It's a fun neighborhood bar. Good beers and popcorn!
  • Brian M.
    Brian MasefieldOctober 15, 2014
    Tons of seating. Friendly bartenders. Garden. Enjoy.
  • Spork T.
    Spork ThrowerSeptember 6, 2014
    Neighborhood dive bar. Meh.
  • Hana S.
    Hana SlevinApril 20, 2014
    Great patio when the weather is nice! Pinball machines & free popcorn! And a $7 Dark & Stormy. Not bad. :)
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SabaterApril 14, 2014
    Free delicious popcorn and an amazing dark and stormy!
  • Neel V.
    Neel VadoothkerMarch 1, 2014
    A good place to get a dub pie.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MonelloFebruary 17, 2014
    Friendly staff and pretty much the best jukebox in all of NYC. Television, New York Dolls, Stooges, MC5, Sabbath, Replacements, Bowie, etc. -- deep cuts, not the usual suspects.
  • christian svanes k.
    christian svanes koldingJanuary 25, 2014
    fresh free popcorn there for the snacking! bartender makes respectable old fashioneds: had one with templeton rye, and a second one with knob creek kentucky straight bourbon. he did them justice.
  • Electropass H.
    Electropass HDecember 19, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Love how Foursquare asked if I meant "coffee shop". No! I meant Commonwealth! Coffee... Bah.
  • The Brew Noob
    The Brew NoobAugust 29, 2013
    This neighborhood hangout always has solid draft beer options on tap, and house made Kentucky beer cheese!
  • Fletcher E.
    Fletcher ElkinsAugust 29, 2013
    Great music, tasty Moscow Mule
  • Vicki L.
    Vicki LoJune 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great chill bar! Stick with whisky or bourbon straight up
  • Peetah M.
    Peetah MartinezJune 2, 2013
    The Raspberry Vodka Lemonade is: On. Point.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PlunkettMay 23, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Pork Slap. On Tap.
  • Ingrid S.
    Ingrid StenquistApril 21, 2013
    Honestly, this bar is stellar in comparison to others on 5th ave in south slope. Also free pop corn and pork slap on tap! Personal fav kelso nut brown too!
  • Greg T.
    Greg ThomasApril 7, 2013
    Great Bloody Mary happy hour deal, killer jukebox, free popcorn and nice yard.
  • Amy P.
    Amy PlittMarch 9, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Best bar ever.
  • Jimmy L.
    Jimmy LathropFebruary 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Pinball machine ate my quarters. Lame.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PlunkettFebruary 23, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    45 feet from my apartment. Love this place, great staff, big selection & free popcorn. $3 high life, plenty of $5 options, best dive bar in the slope
  • Beau L.
    Beau LebensNovember 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Free popcorn. So good. Try it with the curry powder!
  • Kika G.
    Kika GOctober 31, 2012
    Get a Moscow Mule and play pinball.
  • Abe R.
    Abe RomanoOctober 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Real good people for real, good people.
  • Cynthia
    CynthiaSeptember 15, 2012
    Contribute to the wall in the "Some" bathroom.
  • Zachary M.
    Zachary MadereSeptember 8, 2012
    Something about a stool, free popcorn, were from Denver, so is the bartender...
  • ReALTO
    ReALTOAugust 20, 2012
    "With an outdoor seating area, it’s an ideal spot on a cool summer night...vintage pinball machines (right next to the serve-yourself popcorn)" Read more
  • Jhonn T.
    Jhonn ThomassenJuly 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great back patio, free popcorn, board games, and friendly bartenders. Laid back late 20's early 30's crowd.
  • Angela H.
    Angela HuJuly 4, 2012
    Chill, unpretentious with a great jukebox selection. re: Rushmore's Ohh La La; highly recommend to those looking for a low key night.
  • Mike C.
    Mike CilientoJune 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Serve yourself popcorn & great outdoor space
  • Anney B.
    Anney BeaughanMay 22, 2012
    Greatest non Internet jukebox on 5th avenue.
  • Ximena V.
    Ximena VApril 29, 2012
    Dog friendly!
  • David H.
    David HitchingsApril 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Play the "penis" game with the other patrons.
  • Rob H.
    Rob HarknessApril 28, 2012
    Try the Ginger Kamikaze!
  • Party Earth
    Party EarthApril 4, 2012
    “Nothing says drink up like $3 Miller Lights! Beers and cigs on the outdoor patio make for a kickass way to ring in the end of a work day.” More at http://www.partyearth.com/venues/commonwealth.
  • Per O.
    Per OhrstromApril 3, 2012
    Great juke box: 4 for a dollar!
  • Chris P.
    Chris PlunkettMarch 27, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Should be called "Bar of Horses" love how often they play Band of Horses in here
  • Alex V.
    Alex VazquezDecember 10, 2011
    This place was really good went you came we someone
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HannSeptember 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    6 Pt. Bengali IPA is delicious- and great company when you're locked out (the bartenders are good for that too!)
  • Samuel H.
    Samuel HerbigSeptember 3, 2011
    What does the 7, 6, 8 and 25 stand for?
  • Ariel H.
    Ariel HyatAugust 31, 2011
    Best jukebox in Brooklyn... and a nifty little stool next to it so you can sit and take in all the great titles while you DJ.
  • Nat G.
    Nat GuyAugust 18, 2011
    Good drinks, simple vibe, good jukebox.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkAugust 1, 2011
    This bar has a designated jukebox stool so you don’t throw your back out while choosing from its varied but consistently cool selections by the likes of Wire, Dinosaur Jr. and the Dead Boys. Read more
  • Lisa R.
    Lisa R.July 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Germain Threat is an amazing cocktail. I drank three. Kudos to the bartender!
  • Emily Y.
    Emily YeagerMay 31, 2011
    Amazing & cheap jukebox - $1 for 4 songs and a stool to sit down while you make your selections. Read more
  • danielle m.
    danielle mApril 27, 2011
    love this place. legit jukeox...but i miss the coffeboy shots.
  • Don P.
    Don PantsApril 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Sheila rocks!
  • Design*Sponge
    Design*SpongeMarch 28, 2011
    Amazing jukebox.
  • Eric S.
    Eric SneddonMarch 7, 2011
    They have a Theatre of Magic pinball machine!!! Old School awesomeness !!!!
  • Emily
    EmilyJanuary 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Drink up! The hot apple cider with burbon is warm and strong!
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HippDecember 10, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    If you're drunk and looking for a fight (there's always one guy like that that finds his way to Commonwealth every week), you're in the wrong bar.
  • Timothy A.
    Timothy AppnelJuly 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Have a Dark & Stormy. Don't forget to mix it. Tip Mario well.
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HippMay 13, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The more you drink, the more legible Ray's handwriting gets on the jukebox.
  • Mary B.
    Mary BApril 26, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Beer Cheese. Get it.
  • Drake N.
    Drake NixMarch 31, 2010
    Do many bourbons. Try the Blanton's. It's wonderfully smooth.
  • Andrea S.
    Andrea SavlovMarch 17, 2010
    Go when Mario is there. Cuz he is dope!
  • eric m.
    eric mortensenMarch 11, 2010
    They like to put ginger beer into drinks. This is a good thing. Take them up on it.
  • Justin D.
    Justin DayMarch 11, 2010
    Smells like cigarettes. I bet the ash trays come out late at night.
  • Sam H.
    Sam HorineJanuary 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    all hail the true mayor of commonwealth, KAREN I.
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HurstOctober 31, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Bourbon is good for you, at least if you ask the bartenders.
  • nick b.
    nick brandaSeptember 13, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    get plastered and be an asshole.
  • Matthew L.
    Matthew LuceroSeptember 5, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    Have a mint julip on derby day
  • Jacob H.
    Jacob HarrisAugust 5, 2009
    Cue up My Bloody Valentine from the jukebox. Because you can.
  • Sam H.
    Sam HorineMay 1, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    sit under brooklyn's largest umbrella in their backyard
  • Kari R.
    Kari RimellApril 11, 2009
    Check out this joint, rockin' staff, and fabulous jukebox.
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