High Dive

Dive Bar and Bar$$$$
North Slope, Brooklyn
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  • The popcorn at High Dive is a can't miss
  • Lisa L.
    "Vast beer selection, pinball, free popcorn and board games galore!"(23 Tips)
    Ashley S.
    "Beer, popcorn, a jukebox, and pinball?"(7 Tips)
    Steve C.
    "... legit Dark & Stormys, Board Games, constantly new eclectic beers on tap. YES!"(10 Tips)
    John K.
    "Free popcorn is the best I've had, beer selection amazing."(7 Tips)
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  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupDecember 5, 2013
    While this bar makes solid drinks, what keeps us coming back is the free popcorn covered in Old Bay. We can't help ourselves! While it's a decent walk from the Barclays Center, it's worth the trip.
  • Tee A.
    Tee AllenMay 1, 2015
    When I stay at my home away from home Hotel on Degraw and forth this is my home away from home bar I give it five stars it's in walking distance and everyone is always pleasant
  • Kimberly A.
    Kimberly AginDecember 30, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    It's a dive bar, but the greatest dive bar. Craft beer, free popcorn, savory pies for $6, wonderful staff that can still make a mean cocktail. It's my go to (and I'm here way too often).
  • Chelsea R.
    Chelsea RenaudMay 10, 2016
    The name pretty much says it all - if there is such thing as a high-end dive bar, this is it. High Dive’s main assets are free popcorn, a solid rotating beer selection, and a back patio.
  • Ty M.
    Ty McMahanMarch 31, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    It's taken a few years for the popcorn and whiskey sloshes to turn this place into a real dive. But, plenty of pluses: good drinks, staff, jukebox, patio. Love the "Greatest Show..." sign in back.
  • Steve C.
    Steve ColemanFebruary 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Free popcorn w Old Bay seasoning, rotating Pinball tables, Jukebox, legit Dark & Stormys, Board Games, constantly new eclectic beers on tap. YES!
  • Compass
    CompassMay 20, 2014
    A backyard patio, 90s rock posters, and fully functional (and free) vintage popcorn machine are among the local tap room’s most beloved quirks.
  • Alyssa D.
    Alyssa DiazNovember 2, 2010
    The new Green Flash IPA on draft is the brewery's best one yet, forgoes the trend of overwhelming hops for a succulent, surprisingly floral brew with a perfectly balanced body. Go get it
  • Benjamin H.
    Benjamin HaasJune 30, 2011
    Great summer place. Happy hour goes 'til 8pm, so grab a few pints and a couple bowls of free popcorn topped w/ Old Bay, and sit outside and enjoy.
  • ameera e.
    ameera elrasheedyJune 23, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    free popcorn, reasonably priced drinks, cool bartenders, and typically a decent crowd. best bar ever. well, best bar within 10 blocks of my house, at least.
  • CANDOR
    CANDORDecember 7, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    High Dive has a jukebox that rivals local bars Great Lakes and Black Sheep. Mini backyard, Sopranos pinball, free popcorn, rad happy hour, friendly bartenders... hell yes!
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SpechtApril 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Beer, popcorn, a jukebox, and pinball? Perfection. One of my all time favorite places. Always a great atmosphere.
  • Regina A.
    Regina AJune 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Do not only just play the Jenga, play it with the Truth/Dare option. For Mega Jenga: combine the 2-3 different Jenga sets together!
  • Alyxa L.
    Alyxa LeaseSeptember 19, 2014
    The porter stout is awesomely spicy and sweet, go before 8 for great happy hour deals too
  • Luna P.
    I've never been here without having a crazy time. The French bartender looks like this guy (see below foto). I spent Valentine's Day here '14 if that tells you how my year is going... ... ...
  • Megan G.
    Megan GilbrideDecember 16, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Good taps, growlers to go, juke box is outstanding, chill divey bar, pets allowed sometimes
  • Sylvia C.
    Sylvia ChristensenDecember 28, 2012
    Great beer, snacks, and bartenders. They even have a board game area and patio. Love it.
  • Silvie S.
    Silvie SenaukeMarch 12, 2015
    Friendly bartender, solid beer selection, plenty of seating, free popcorn with toppings, not too loud
  • Jamie
    JamieJanuary 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Looking for a quiet place on a Saturday afternoon, this is the place to be. Popcorn and friendly bartenders.
  • Just W.
    Just WhitkinSeptember 20, 2013
    Good beer, good people, good lighting. Old Bay with your popcorn is a must. Find it.
  • Tom T.
    Tom TrevelyanNovember 4, 2011
    fantastic bar - the range of beers is really good, and you can never go wrong with free wi-fi
  • Fai M.
    Fai M.RodriguezJune 5, 2016
    Free popcorn, a lot of kinds of beer, happy hours and games... Great option in Brooklyn
  • Paul C.
    Paul C.April 10, 2015
    Good beer, nice bartenders. Sit by the window facing the street or in the back patio.
  • Drinkopoly
    DrinkopolyNovember 11, 2011
    Drinkopoly is now ready for action at High Dive! Cory, the bartender is a great guy so make sure to tip him generously
  • alex r.
    alex rockMay 27, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The back yard is bigger than you'd expect. Also, great beers and staff!
  • Clarice M.
    Clarice MeadowsApril 20, 2016
    Good seating, interesting beer selection. Watch out for the popcorn as you may eat way too much.
  • John K.
    John KwiatkowskiNovember 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Free popcorn is the best I've had, beer selection amazing. Can't pass this place up.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RobertsonFebruary 26
    had a great time here--love the design and lighting!
    Upvoted Mar 5
  • Humberto M.
    Humberto MartinezMay 29, 2012
    Decent brews + cocktails, but also free popcorn, seasoned to your taste. Don't go overboard!
  • Scott S.
    Scott SolaryJuly 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    You cam overhear combos about the ChikFilA menu in the back yard.
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LApril 18, 2015
    Vast beer selection, pinball, free popcorn and board games galore!
  • Tee A.
    Tee AllenMay 1, 2015
    I stay at my home away from home hotel this is my home away from home bar five stars
  • Emily
    EmilyJuly 11, 2016
    Great little patio and awesome bartenders. Oh, and popcorn! 🍿
  • Natasha V.
    Natasha VoraMarch 3, 2013
    Great bartenders and a free popcorn machine with so many seasonings!!
  • Karl H.
    Karl HudsonApril 13, 2014
    Great little bar - Cory is the man however, the female bartenders can be outrageously rude and aggressive for no particular reason. Maybe bar tending isn't the right job for some people...
  • Kev S.
    Kev SkinnyAugust 28, 2014
    Dont sleep on the cocktails. Was crazy surprised by the old fashioned I had here.
  • Julia H.
    Julia HeardOctober 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great friends, great bar tenders, great neighbourhood. <3
  • Osiris E.
    Osiris EscobarNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    They have an awesome selection if beers. Ask for the beer menu!
  • Krissy W.
    Krissy WedoMay 11, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Go here in Monday nights for a very cute Australian bartender!
  • Ed
    EdApril 13, 2013
    Weekends, daytime: ask for Meghan! Great bartender, great music!!
  • Marianne N.
    Marianne NiemanDecember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    They have a popcorn maker and board games. This is a win-win situation.
  • eric b.
    eric bornemannNovember 24, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Great craft beer and free popcorn!
  • Nitzan B.
    Nitzan BSeptember 22, 2016
    Free popcorn and chalk board to write on in the restrooms
  • Joe G.
    Joe GruchaczNovember 15, 2011
    Nice, casual spot. Decently priced for the neighborhood. Read more
  • Christopher
    ChristopherMarch 9, 2014
    Come for free popcorn, pinball machines, and a really bitchy bartender who can suck it.
  • Justin M.
    Justin MooreSeptember 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the kelso st gowanus, tastes like a white ale with some pale ale, and a little bit of the canal in it
  • James C.
    James CFebruary 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the popcorn. Nice place for happy hour.
  • Adam S.
    Adam S.G.September 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    There's a great (if tiny) patio in the back that fills up pretty fast most warm nights.
  • Paul M. C.
    Paul M. CapobiancoMay 14, 2013
    http://books.google.com/books?id=nZ-MkQKTJwIC&pg=PA153&lpg=PA152&ots=nto66n2qaq&dq=robert+watson+%22high+dive%22&output=html_text
  • Adam V.
    Adam V.November 4, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    This place will kick your face off with awesomeness.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MasefieldNovember 4, 2015
    Ample seating & free popcorn!
  • Nitzan B.
    Nitzan BSeptember 22, 2016
    Get free popcorn and write the chalk board in the restrooms
  • Harris D.
    Harris DeckerApril 30, 2012
    Great bar with a great patio out back. Read more
  • Marc M.
    Marc MayerFebruary 2, 2016
    Not a bad spot to duck in for a couple early evening, pre-dinner drinks.
  • Ken A.
    Ken AndersenDecember 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Skip the Al Di La wine bar - grab a cocktail and wait for your table here
  • Mike L.
    Mike LAugust 20, 2010
    Jukebox is killer. Cool posters. The wallpaper made me feel like i was tripping balls. How'd you do that? Miller High Life. This place is dope.
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxDecember 15, 2015
    Add curry and cayenne to your popcorn for the CMSS special!
  • Kate F.
    Kate Findlay-ShirrasAugust 11, 2013
    Great patio- but bring bug spray!
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah L🍕May 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Ridiculously extensive selection. Fin du Monde bottles, Guinness on tap.. gotta love this place.
  • Pat S.
    Pat SajekFebruary 28, 2012
    Come for the beer, stay for the pinball
  • Eric S.
    Eric SaboDecember 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Not shabby. Popcorn, pinball, 2 good window seats. Perfect if Union Hall sounds shitty and if 4th ave sounds to far to walk
  • Neal
    NealFebruary 2, 2012
    Totally uncrowded, unlike the last time I was here. This is downright enjoyable
  • Paul L.
    Paul LauApril 18, 2016
    Free popcorn with a variety of seasonings.
  • Todd F.
    Todd FeilerJune 9, 2012
    Put Tabasco on the popcorn. Surprisingly delish!
  • Julius T.
    Julius TarngNovember 7, 2015
    The popcorn - with curry powder
  • Steve C.
    Steve ColemanFebruary 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They had Dogfish Head Noble Rot ON TAP when we were there!
  • Lindsay
    LindsayMarch 1, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The rad wallpaper is reason enough to go, not to mention reasonably priced booze, popcorn and toonz.
  • Steve C.
    Steve CaponeJune 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Always a good bourbon selection. Kirk rocks!
  • Sam H.
    Sam HowardMay 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Michigan beer on tap and in bottles. Color me in heaven.
  • Duann
    DuannJuly 11, 2013
    Two words. Pop Corn. And beers. Our new local.
  • Brad D.
    Brad DechterSeptember 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Have the Jenga. It's delicious.
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BourlandMarch 3, 2013
    Like Commonwealth but too lazy to walk a few blocks south? You're in luck!
  • Amber M.
    Amber MarlowMay 27, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Ask Tom to make you a cocktail.
  • Matt M.
    Matt MartinFebruary 2, 2013
    Free popcorn and good tunes.
  • Lara W.
    Lara WJanuary 21, 2012
    Free and delicious popcorn!!!!
  • San S.
    San SanJune 11, 2016
    Outdoor seating and games
  • Danielle S.
    Danielle SzethoNovember 30, 2012
    Don't put too much cayenne on your popcorn. Hilarity ensues.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KeimMay 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Old Bay Spice for the free popcorn: 'nuff said.
  • Campbell B.
    Campbell BirdJanuary 23
    They brought in 2017 by playing a bunch of early-00s alternative and I didn't hate it.
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GalloApril 13, 2014
    Wifi password is: 2hdrive4
  • Joe K.
    Joe KnouseSeptember 13, 2010
    Ask for Corey. Best Bartender in the Slope.
  • Julia Kwan
    Julia KwanJanuary 19, 2015
    Board games for a everyone!!!
  • p f.
    p frankMarch 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for Kirk. He's my favorite!!!
  • Matt R.
    Matt RaoulAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Small backyard, but popcorn!
  • Brigette K.
    Brigette K.May 9, 2014
    Lotsa beer and good music
  • Amanda D.
    Amanda DJanuary 13, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the beer.
  • Tim F.
    Tim FrietasDecember 22, 2015
    Amazing beer selection.
  • Sam G.
    Sam GimbelSeptember 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Popcorn is free!
  • Serge R.
    Serge RDecember 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Popcorn & Pass that Popcorn movie trivia game.
  • Timothy M.
    Timothy McCallumDecember 15, 2012
    Nice place popcorn
  • John N.
    John NiedermeyerOctober 5, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Wi-fi: bb56eaC789
  • Goodnitegraci
    GoodnitegraciFebruary 6, 2011
    Dark & Stormy is a must
  • Ro
    RoMay 28, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Best dive.
  • Kenny C.
    Kenny ChanFebruary 18, 2013
    Free popcorn and games!
  • justmush
    justmushMarch 27
    free popcorn!
  • Warren C.
    Warren CohenAugust 15, 2011
    My favorite named place
  • Mike P.
    Mike PAugust 7, 2014
    Chalkboards in the bathrooms rule.
  • TC K.
    TC KidaSeptember 28, 2011
    Board games and wifi!
  • Wendy W.
    Wendy WillisDecember 7, 2011
    Mad elf on,tap
  • Erin M.
    Erin MattsAugust 9, 2011
    Nicest bartenders.
  • Weston F.
    Weston FongerJuly 24, 2011
    Grab the raisin d'être on tap!
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