The Brooklyn Inn

Bar · Boerum Hill
148 Hoyt St (at Bergen St), Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 5:00 PM–2:00 AM
Beer, Wine, Full Bar
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    Luise W.
    "Oldest and best bar in brooklyn."(5 Tips)
    Leonard G.
    "Great jukebox, seriously conversational and warm staff."(7 Tips)
    Angie S.
    "Definitely the best pool table in the neighborhood."(11 Tips)
    Boberto P.
    "A great local BK bar"(2 Tips)
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  • jukebox
  • pool tables
  • bar in brooklyn
  • cozy
  • beer
  • casual
  • good for dates
  • authentic
  • good for a late night
  • bk bar
  • unassuming bars
  • lively
  • high ceilings
  • good for singles
  • people watching
  • cheap drinks
  • martinis
  • wine
  • music
  • crowded
  • Esquire

    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. If they gentrified the old brick section of heaven, this place would be the neighborhood bar. Get a Brooklyn Lager and enjoy.

    Esquire · January 31, 2011
  • Fodor's Travel

    One of Brooklyn's oldest and most unassuming bars, the Brooklyn Inn doesn't rely on gimmicks: it just serves reasonably priced beer and mainstay cocktails. Read more

    Fodor's Travel · September 9, 2015
  • Gradie O.

    Great martinis and really nice place for an early evening or Saturday afternoon drink. Pretty space, high ceilings, nice light in the afternoon, great music

    Gradie Oakes · October 1, 2011
  • Nate S.

    Bring a date here. They'll think you're cool for knowing the best bar in the neighborhood isn't on Smith or Court streets. Have a beer at the bar.

    Nate Saete · August 5, 2014
  • Kyle Dean R.

    oldest bar in brooklyn, i believe. used to be a teahouse during prohibition and you would press a button if you wanted booze in your tea.

    Kyle Dean Reinford · April 6, 2013
  • Amanda P.

    Quaint place to hang for a beer if you don't want to go to crowded Smith St. Bartenders are always nice and the atmosphere is great.

    Amanda Ponzo · July 4, 2011
  • Adam S.

    A nice, unassuming bar with a great ambience. It was so chill, people didn't even make a big deal when Dan Cortese walked in.

    Adam Sigel · November 7, 2014
  • Katie K.

    Great bar. Perfect beers on tap. Historically good seating karma. Hot bros in interesting shirts. Wyatt Cenac sightings. Have fun.

    Katie Kalkstein · September 16, 2012
  • Steve

    Closed for "renovations?" The most beautiful bar in Brooklyn with just the right aged patina doesn't need any reservations at all. What's going on?

    Steve · April 12, 2013
  • Elena H.

    Cozy and sexy vibe with locals and newbies. Great place to grab a drink and get close in a corner.

    Elena Hood · January 4, 2015
  • Kate S.

    I recommend this old-fashioned yet spiffy bar. Plenty of space for larger gatherings in the back rooms, and great juke.

    Kate Silver · March 3, 2010
  • Sharon P.

    Nice old school feel with strong, cheap drinks. It's dark and there's pool, if you're into that kind of stuff.

    Sharon P. · December 1, 2014
  • Zac S.

    Cool, dark, bar with some history. Bartenders are some of the nicest in the city, that I've come across.

    Zac Snider · October 7, 2014
  • Matthew R.

    Bartender Jason has been around the block, and is probably one of the best in New York. Watch for him as "cop" on Law & Order.

    Matthew Rechs · January 27, 2010
  • Village Voice

    Back by popular demand after closing, The Brooklyn Inn has a sleek vintage decor and was mentioned in The Village Voice's top ten jukebox bars!

    Village Voice · September 9, 2013
  • Dana D.

    Know the history of the bar? Ask the bartender while you order up a pint. A little knowledge with your adult beverage.

    Dana D · June 3, 2010
  • Matt D.

    Place blows up on weekend but it's a good date place. Jonathan Ames and John Hodgeman supposedly come here a lot but I've never seen them.

    Matt Dorville · August 10, 2014
  • Liam K.

    Don't know much about up front but in back they've got a good pool table and a great juke box

    Liam K. · July 25, 2015
  • Madeleine D.

    i have no real useful tip other than go now and go often. lovely atmosphere, lovely guinness, lovely new favorite.

    Madeleine Di Gangi · January 3, 2010
  • Chris M.

    Just moved here from Australia. They do NOT have bars like this back home. So much wood, so many candles, so much class. So good for a local bar.

    Chris Mullins · September 17, 2014
  • James S.

    My girlfriend lost a light grey long cardigan here. Two years ago. If anyone has seen it, please email me at Social media at its best!!!

    James Stein · June 24, 2012
  • Ranu R.

    Feels like a classy dive and perfect on a chilly day. Cozy interior and a pool table in back.

    Ranu Rajkarnikar · October 23, 2014
  • Jake S.

    I try to find a seat in the back, or play pool. I don't find the bar stools comfortable.

    Jake Simms · September 6, 2015
  • Sahadeva H.

    Local place full of weirdos, writers, nerds, and hotties of all genders and persuasions. Sometimes funny stuff happens here.

    Sahadeva Hammari · August 27, 2014
  • Matt H.

    Pool isn't free, $1.50 a game. Cash only at this bar... there is an ATM though.

    Matt Hoffert · February 9, 2014
  • Tim T.

    Great local off the beaten track and one of the oldest. Great jukebox - explore!

    Tim Trevathan · June 1, 2013
  • Dan

    Come here on weeknights and avoid the crowds. Sunday night after 9 is soo chill.

    Dan · February 22, 2010
  • Erika M.

    Very attentive bartender. He will know you want another round the second you realize it.

    Erika Matthias · July 3, 2011
  • Marc M.

    If comfortable neighborhood bars are your thing, this could be your new favorite place.

    Marc Mayer · February 25
  • Katy K.

    Laid back, old school Brooklyn bar. Dark but not seedy. A little romance and little badass. Free pool

    Katy Kelley · March 13, 2010
  • Daniel

    Dark, good beers, good jukebox, not too crowded on a warm Friday night. A+

    Daniel · October 6, 2012
  • Suzi W.

    It's Tom that we should all be writing about. He's the boss. Forget all of those bullshit bars w suspenders and handlebars .. This guy is for reals.

    Suzi West · March 23, 2013
  • Sabrina M.

    Looks tiny at first, but this bar is really spacious! It's pretty easy to get a table on a weekend night.

    Sabrina Majeed · July 20, 2015
  • Vaughn A.

    My local. Great jukebox, pool table, oldest bar in Brooklyn, all around awesome.

    Vaughn Allen · April 8, 2009
  • Blake O.

    An old-fashioned neighborhood bar. Gruff regulars balance out the yuppie newcomers.

    Blake Olmstead · January 27
  • Charlie S.

    High ceilings, lots of wood, dark nooks, and big windows. Great space.

    Charlie Sneath · August 16, 2011
  • Brian M.

    It's a cool, dimly-lit place with big windows. Makes for fun people watching.

    Brian Masefield · December 30, 2011
  • Zack S.

    Great prices and good selection. Grab a Red Breast and play some pool.

    Zack Sheppard · November 9, 2014

    Bars are supposed to be dark. This place nails it with the street lights brightening the place more than the indoor flourescents. POW!

    DJ TREATS · August 14, 2010
  • Michelle Wendy

    Cash only but all the other features of this dive makes up for that.

    Michelle Wendy · December 27, 2012
  • Dave B.

    Cozy neighborhood bar with one mean Bloody Mary. You might even bump into Jason Schwatzman. Boom!

    Dave Brown · January 2, 2013
  • orla m.

    Love this bar so much, it's the perfect Friday evening wind from the week type of a bar..

    orla mcdonald · June 8, 2015
  • Alex M.

    "If they gentrified the old brick section of heaven, the Brooklyn Inn would be the neighborhood bar." Read more

    Alex Mizrahi · June 17, 2013
  • rogey_mac

    Awesome spot, great bar. Bartender could do with cheering up though!!

    rogey_mac · January 17, 2013
  • Lyndsey M.

    Favorite bar in the city. Good for dates, group gatherings, everything.

    Lyndsey Matthews · March 15, 2015
  • Brian M.

    Cool, chill, classic. Tucked away from Smith St. Love it.

    Brian Masefield · November 1, 2014
  • Sam S.

    Feels like a hidden secret. My whiskey and ginger was on the strong side, not that I'm complaining...

    Sam Starling · September 6, 2015
  • Madeline R.

    Cash only, bring quarters for the pool table in the back room.

    Madeline R · July 22, 2015
  • Jackie M.

    Pool table in the back - $1.25 per game in quarters.

    Jackie Mucilli · December 4, 2015
  • Suzi W.

    Fair thee be warned...CASH only. I did dishes for an hour ;)

    Suzi West · December 21, 2011

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