The Brooklyn Inn

Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
  • Luise W.
    "Oldest and best bar in brooklyn."(5 Tips)
    Angie S.
    "Definitely the best pool table in the neighborhood."(13 Tips)
    Leonard G.
    "Great jukebox, seriously conversational and warm staff."(8 Tips)
    Boberto P.
    "A great local BK bar"(2 Tips)
105 Tips and reviews
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  • Nate S.
    Nate SaeteAugust 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Esquire
    EsquireJanuary 31, 2011
    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.
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelSeptember 9, 2015
    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
  • Gradie O.
    Gradie OakesOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    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
  • Adam S.
    Adam SigelNovember 7, 2014
    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.
  • Elena H.
    Elena HoodJanuary 4, 2015
    Cozy and sexy vibe with locals and newbies. Great place to grab a drink and get close in a corner.
  • Kyle Dean R.
    Kyle Dean ReinfordApril 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Katie K.
    Katie KalksteinSeptember 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great bar. Perfect beers on tap. Historically good seating karma. Hot bros in interesting shirts. Wyatt Cenac sightings. Have fun.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MullinsSeptember 17, 2014
    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.
  • Zac S.
    Zac SniderOctober 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cool, dark, bar with some history. Bartenders are some of the nicest in the city, that I've come across.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceSeptember 9, 2013
    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!
  • Amanda P.
    Amanda PonzoJuly 4, 2011
    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.
  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarOctober 23, 2014
    Feels like a classy dive and perfect on a chilly day. Cozy interior and a pool table in back.
  • Sharon P.
    Sharon P.December 1, 2014
    Nice old school feel with strong, cheap drinks. It's dark and there's pool, if you're into that kind of stuff.
  • Liam K.
    Liam K.July 25, 2015
    Don't know much about up front but in back they've got a good pool table and a great juke box
  • Tim T.
    Tim TrevathanJune 1, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Great local off the beaten track and one of the oldest. Great jukebox - explore!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SimmsSeptember 6, 2015
    I try to find a seat in the back, or play pool. I don't find the bar stools comfortable.
  • Sahadeva H.
    Sahadeva HammariAugust 27, 2014
    Local place full of weirdos, writers, nerds, and hotties of all genders and persuasions. Sometimes funny stuff happens here.
  • orla m.
    orla mcdonaldJune 8, 2015
    Love this bar so much, it's the perfect Friday evening wind from the week type of a bar..
  • Daniel
    DanielOctober 6, 2012
    Dark, good beers, good jukebox, not too crowded on a warm Friday night. A+
  • Lyndsey M.
    Lyndsey MatthewsMarch 15, 2015
    Favorite bar in the city. Good for dates, group gatherings, everything.
  • Dave B.
    Dave BrownJanuary 2, 2013
    Cozy neighborhood bar with one mean Bloody Mary. You might even bump into Jason Schwatzman. Boom!
  • James S.
    James SteinJune 24, 2012
    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!!!
  • Steve
    SteveApril 12, 2013
    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?
  • Alex M.
    Alex MizrahiJune 17, 2013
    "If they gentrified the old brick section of heaven, the Brooklyn Inn would be the neighborhood bar." Read more
  • Matt D.
    Matt DorvilleAugust 10, 2014
    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.
  • Blake O.
    Blake OlmsteadJanuary 27, 2016
    An old-fashioned neighborhood bar. Gruff regulars balance out the yuppie newcomers.
  • Sabrina M.
    Sabrina MajeedJuly 20, 2015
    Looks tiny at first, but this bar is really spacious! It's pretty easy to get a table on a weekend night.
  • rogey_mac
    rogey_macJanuary 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome spot, great bar. Bartender could do with cheering up though!!
  • Marc M.
    Marc MayerFebruary 25, 2016
    If comfortable neighborhood bars are your thing, this could be your new favorite place.
  • Sam S.
    Sam StarlingSeptember 6, 2015
    Feels like a hidden secret. My whiskey and ginger was on the strong side, not that I'm complaining...
  • Angie S.
    Angie SandersOctober 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Definitely the best pool table in the neighborhood. I would know!
  • Brian M.
    Brian MasefieldNovember 1, 2014
    Cool, chill, classic. Tucked away from Smith St. Love it.
  • Charlie S.
    Charlie SneathAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    High ceilings, lots of wood, dark nooks, and big windows. Great space.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MasefieldDecember 30, 2011
    It's a cool, dimly-lit place with big windows. Makes for fun people watching.
  • Michelle Wendy
    Michelle WendyDecember 27, 2012
    Cash only but all the other features of this dive makes up for that.
  • Erika M.
    Erika MatthiasJuly 3, 2011
    Very attentive bartender. He will know you want another round the second you realize it.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HoffertFebruary 9, 2014
    Pool isn't free, $1.50 a game. Cash only at this bar... there is an ATM though.
  • Luise W.
    Luise WinDecember 30, 2014
    Oldest and best bar in brooklyn. Best barkeeper. Wow, we're impressed
  • Dana D.
    Dana DJune 3, 2010
    Know the history of the bar? Ask the bartender while you order up a pint. A little knowledge with your adult beverage.
  • Madeline R.
    Madeline RJuly 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Cash only, bring quarters for the pool table in the back room.
  • Scott S.
    Scott StemkeJanuary 9, 2015
    Chill, "fancy" dive bar tucked into the neighborhood. Pool table. V cozy.
  • Jackie M.
    Jackie MucilliDecember 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Pool table in the back - $1.25 per game in quarters.
  • Kate S.
    Kate SilverMarch 3, 2010
    I recommend this old-fashioned yet spiffy bar. Plenty of space for larger gatherings in the back rooms, and great juke.
  • Dorothy L.
    Dorothy LêJanuary 6, 2014
    Old School and Amazing. Go now and go often
  • Wade V.
    Wade VetiverAugust 24, 2016
    The brothel/inn-like environment was awesome. Pool table.
  • Zack S.
    Zack SheppardNovember 9, 2014
    Great prices and good selection. Grab a Red Breast and play some pool.
  • alex r.
    alex rockApril 22, 2016
    Great whisky pours!
    Upvoted Jul 20
  • Martha
    MarthaJanuary 11, 2015
    good beer. cash only. great historic location.
  • Compass
    CompassApril 21, 2014
    Enjoy a game of pool under the newly renovated bar’s dim lights.
  • Steve
    SteveMarch 29, 2013
    Love this place. Coolest old Brooklyn hang in whole borough.
  • Dave B.
    Dave BrownOctober 29, 2011
    The bloody mary is off the chart delicious. And spicy.
  • Steve M.
    Steve MaloneJune 11, 2015
    Great neighborhood bar. Good beer selection and prices.
  • Matthew R.
    Matthew RechsJanuary 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Madeleine D.
    Madeleine Di GangiJanuary 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    i have no real useful tip other than go now and go often. lovely atmosphere, lovely guinness, lovely new favorite.
  • Leonard G.
    Leonard GillespieApril 16, 2016
    Great jukebox, seriously conversational and warm staff.
  • Suzi W.
    Suzi WestDecember 21, 2011
    Fair thee be warned...CASH only. I did dishes for an hour ;)
  • Suzi W.
    Suzi WestMarch 23, 2013
    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.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CMay 27
    A very cozy spot to hunker down with some pals.
  • Kerry R.
    Kerry RyanMarch 8, 2015
    Probably my favorite place to grab a pint
  • Julius T.
    Julius TarngAugust 8, 2015
    Nice cozy spots around inside. Standard old fashioned
  • Brian S.
    Brian ShapiroNovember 18, 2011
    Definitely play a game of pool in the back.
  • Katy K.
    Katy KelleyMarch 13, 2010
    Laid back, old school Brooklyn bar. Dark but not seedy. A little romance and little badass. Free pool
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 4, 2014
    Check out Brooklyn Inn as seen on Best Bars in America Read more
  • Charlie S.
    Charlie SneathDecember 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab a cozy spot in the back.
  • WillMcD
    WillMcDOctober 5, 2012
    There is just something about corner bars. Call me if you are going.
  • Tara K.
    Tara KahnFebruary 7, 2014
    When making bets: No fireball and only jäger under duress.
  • Dan
    DanFebruary 22, 2010
    Come here on weeknights and avoid the crowds. Sunday night after 9 is soo chill.
  • Pete F.
    Pete FehnMarch 18, 2015
    classic old BK bar w ice cold beers
  • Christine B.
    Christine BrumbackSeptember 2, 2010
    Neighborhood gem. Good beer selection including locals, old speckled hen and Guinness
  • Ariadne E.
    Ariadne EireneJuly 4, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    This is my bar, not yours. Jk. Come have fun, but don't.
  • Jay M.
    Jay MartinApril 5, 2014
    Fun, cheap, and pretentious.
  • Barrett S.
    Barrett SheridanJanuary 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Jukebox and pool table and old Brooklyn charm.
  • Frank D.
    Frank DieboldJune 13, 2015
    most legit bar in brooklyn
    DJ TREATSAugust 14, 2010
    Bars are supposed to be dark. This place nails it with the street lights brightening the place more than the indoor flourescents. POW!
  • Matthew R.
    Matthew RathboneFebruary 23, 2011
    Good ale and generous wine portions
  • Sean L.
    Sean LynamDecember 20, 2014
    Very dark but once your eyes adjust, cool as f.
  • emily m.
    emily mcgillFebruary 24, 2015
    Loved the vibe - old New York at its finest.
  • Chrissy K.
    Chrissy KJuly 4, 2016
    Cash only. They do have an atm
  • Christine B.
    Christine BrumbackSeptember 2, 2010
    You can bring a well behaved dog (on leash)
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaSeptember 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best bar in the area
  • Karen M.
    Karen MendoliaJune 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Make friends with the mayor. She's badass.
  • Isaac O.
    Isaac OatesMarch 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best. Bar. Ever.
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RaeMay 30, 2013
    best classic bar
  • Jolina H.
    Jolina HoangNovember 27, 2011
    This is Tony's favorite bar!
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    Place to find and talk to locals.. Read more
  • Teddy
    TeddyNovember 17, 2016
    pool table in the back
  • Maria D.
    Maria DortaAugust 18, 2014
    Girth is great
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BallingerJune 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They're dog friendly!
  • Golda
    GoldaMarch 4, 2016
    Beer and Pool
  • Meghan R.
    Meghan RagnarDecember 21, 2011
    Love the bklyn inn.
  • Plwm B.
    Plwm BwmMarch 29, 2014
    People seem a bit too up themselves here
  • Chris H.
    Chris HolmesJanuary 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Maude and Morty own the pool table!
  • Daisy L.
    Daisy LFebruary 23, 2014
    No longer dog friendly as of October 2013 :(
  • Nikki
    NikkiNovember 24, 2016
    jukebox + popcorn
  • Vaughn A.
    Vaughn AllenApril 8, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    My local. Great jukebox, pool table, oldest bar in Brooklyn, all around awesome.
  • Eleonora Z.
    Eleonora ZorziDecember 12, 2015
    The place is beautiful, but the service is a bit rude.
  • michael b.
    michael bourkeMay 20, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    now with premium likker!
  • Kaycee O.
    Kaycee OakesOctober 23, 2011
    This joint smells like a boat. I find that a redeeming quality.
  • Teresa L.
    Teresa LinNovember 28, 2010
    This bar is pretty white. Like Chicago bro stylze
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