The Brooklyn Inn

Bar · Boerum Hill
148 Hoyt St (at Bergen St), Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 5:00 PM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Beer, Wine, Full Bar
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Outdoor Seating:

Based on 349 votes

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    iselu w.
    "Oldest and best bar in brooklyn."(5 Tips)
    Tim T.
    "Great jukebox - explore!"(6 Tips)
    Angie S.
    "Definitely the best pool table in the neighborhood."(10 Tips)
    Boberto P.
    "A great local BK bar"(2 Tips)
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  • jukebox
  • bar in brooklyn
  • pool tables
  • cozy
  • beer
  • casual
  • good for dates
  • authentic
  • bk bar
  • unassuming bars
  • good for a late night
  • lively
  • high ceilings
  • good for singles
  • cheap drinks
  • martinis
  • people watching
  • wine
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  • Tomonari K.

    Take the beer quiz. Earn a $500 beer card! Read more

    Tomonari Kato · 1 week ago
  • 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
  • Saif D.

    Best bar in the area

    Saif Dia · September 8
  • 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
  • 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
  • Julius T.

    Nice cozy spots around inside. Standard old fashioned

    Julius Tarng · August 8
  • 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
  • Madeline R.

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

    Madeline R · July 22
  • 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
  • Frank D.

    most legit bar in brooklyn

    Frank Diebold · June 13
  • Steve M.

    Great neighborhood bar. Good beer selection and prices.

    Steve Malone · June 11
  • 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
  • Pete F.

    classic old BK bar w ice cold beers

    Pete Fehn · March 18
  • Lyndsey M.

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

    Lyndsey Matthews · March 15
  • Kerry R.

    Probably my favorite place to grab a pint

    Kerry Ryan · March 8
  • emily m.

    Loved the vibe - old New York at its finest.

    emily mcgill · February 24
  • Martha

    good beer. cash only. great historic location.

    Martha · January 11
  • Scott S.

    Chill, "fancy" dive bar tucked into the neighborhood. Pool table. V cozy.

    Scott Stemke · January 9
  • 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
  • Tim B.

    What a Great Bar. What a Great bartender

    Tim Boening · December 30, 2014
  • iselu w.

    Oldest and best bar in brooklyn. Best barkeeper. Wow, we're impressed

    iselu win · December 30, 2014
  • Sean L.

    Very dark but once your eyes adjust, cool as f.

    Sean Lynam · December 20, 2014
  • Charlie S.

    Grab a cozy spot in the back.

    Charlie Sneath · December 4, 2014
  • 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
  • Zack S.

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

    Zack Sheppard · November 9, 2014
  • 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
  • Brian M.

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

    Brian Masefield · November 1, 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Brooklyn Inn as seen on Best Bars in America Read more

    TV Food Maps · September 4, 2014
  • 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
  • Maria D.

    Girth is great

    Maria Dorta · August 18, 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • Compass

    Enjoy a game of pool under the newly renovated bar’s dim lights.

    Compass · April 21, 2014
  • Jay M.

    Fun, cheap, and pretentious.

    Jay Martin · April 5, 2014
  • P B.

    People seem a bit too up themselves here

    P B · March 29, 2014
  • Daisy L.

    No longer dog friendly as of October 2013 :(

    Daisy L · February 23, 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
  • Tara K.

    When making bets: No fireball and only jäger under duress.

    Tara Kahn · February 7, 2014
  • Dorothy L.

    Old School and Amazing. Go now and go often

    Dorothy Lê · January 6, 2014
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    Neal · January 4, 2014
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals

    Place to find and talk to locals.. Read more

  • 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
  • Ariadne E.

    This is my bar, not yours. Jk. Come have fun, but don't.

    Ariadne Eirene · July 4, 2013
  • 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
  • Tim T.

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

    Tim Trevathan · June 1, 2013
  • Jessica R.

    best classic bar

    Jessica Rae · May 30, 2013
  • 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

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