The Crown Inn

The Crown Inn

Crown Heights, Brooklyn
  • Phil K.
    "Cozy spot with a great beer list"(5 Tips)
    Sandy V.
    "good selection on tap."(7 Tips)
    Julie M.
    "Cocktails (whisky recommended) are great, backyard is excellent."(7 Tips)
    "Drink here while you wait for a table at Chavela's."(2 Tips)
77 Tips and reviews
  • draft beer
  • whiskey
  • good for dates
  • lively
  • cozy
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  • Afi Y.
    Afi Yellow-DukeJuly 11, 2015
    Great selection of beer (lots of things you might not find elsewhere!) for solid prices. It's cozy and dark inside (clearly a great date spot), but there's also a big back patio for larger groups.
    Upvoted Jan 12
  • Michelle Wendy
    Michelle WendyAugust 2, 2013
    Visit the Black Tree sandwich guy in the back past the bar. They now reside in LES too but you better believe these seasonal/local produce gems got their start at The Crown Inn. They're phenomenal!!!
  • Madison G.
    Madison GouzieJune 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Like top shelf but hate top shelf prices? No worries, the bartenders are good and will make you the best well of your life--had the best non-Hendricks gimlet ever tonight. The key: fresh lime juice!
  • Hilda U.
    Hilda UraDecember 22, 2014
    Been here only three times. Had beers and cocktails (beers are better). They've seasonal beers on tap ranging from $4 - $9, friendly folks behind the bar, and non-rowdy crowd. Music: random
  • Sandy V.
    Sandy VaronaDecember 24, 2011
    Love the moody lighting, pretty decent prices and good selection on tap. Might be hanging more on Franklin because of this spot...and just a few doors down from Chavelas!!
  • EatMeDrinkMeNYC
    EatMeDrinkMeNYCAugust 27, 2012
    Not only can you have a great cocktail here, but they have partnered with Black Tree to offer some great eats like their spare rib, blue cheese sandwich.
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyJuly 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The bar has a killer soundtrack. Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, etc. Get a draft beer, let the music give you some mojo, and make new friends.
  • Julie M.
    Julie McMahonOctober 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Cocktails (whisky recommended) are great, backyard is excellent. Don't even look at the menu. Just go up and ask the sandwich man what to eat.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonJune 19, 2016
    The spicy watermelon margarita is the perfect summer drink—refreshing, not too sweet or too strong, and just the right amount of spice.
  • Monica B.
    Monica BrandesApril 21, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    I love this place! Great specialty drinks, lots of whisky varieties, and very good bartenders! Love Melissa and Chenya. My local bar!
  • Damian B.
    Damian BayonaNovember 3, 2015
    Friendly, neighborhood bar. Good selection of whiskeys / bourbons and local craft beers. Happy hour until 8pm - $2 off beers 🍻
  • Ashley A.
    Ashley Alvarez1 week ago
    Sweet and small with a variety of seating options and smart cocktails. Know what you're ordering though because the bartenders will quiz you.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RyanOctober 4, 2014
    Great backyard space. The burrata appetizer is amazing, but the food is a separate business so it's not always available.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    A generous Happy Hour offers $4 beers, $6 selected cocktails and $7 glasses of wine until 8 p.m., even on weekends. Read more
  • Alisha M.
    Alisha MirandaMarch 18, 2012
    Never a dull moment here as the spot-on playlist keeps the jams coming and the crowds sprinkle in all night ready to have a good time. When's food going to be available?
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GoodApril 14, 2014
    Outdoor patio in back, great spot for reasonable brews and easy vibe, a Crown Heights local gem
  • Hiroki M.
    Hiroki MurakamiMay 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you were in a sitcom based in Brooklyn this would be your TV show bar.
    Upvoted Jan 12
  • Chris M.
    Chris McnallyAugust 21, 2013
    The sandwiches here are the best food on Franklin Avenue, get a pork belly or short rib sandwich.
  • Melissa L.
    Melissa LonsdaleJanuary 4, 2015
    Love the backyard area. Bar area is really narrow and awkwardly placed. Bartenders are really nice.
  • Ishmael V.
    Ishmael VasquezJanuary 22, 2012
    Great new addition to the neighborhood from the folks at Franklin park. Get the gansett draft for $4
  • Teresa G.
    Teresa GreenleesSeptember 9, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The shady patio is an awesome place to work on the weekend. Artisinal sammies, rose for days and free wifis. #FTW
  • Leigh Anne Z.
    I was only here about 5 minutes saying hi to some friends but it was so cute! I'll be back for sure.
  • Robin F.
    Robin FullerNovember 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great backyard for smoking, lovely cocktails (Triple Crown and Rose-Colored Glasses). Loving it!
  • Ariane R.
    Ariane RinehartAugust 24, 2016
    Great prices and when the weather is nice, you can't beat the open back patio.
  • Nikki
    NikkiMarch 4, 2012
    Nice cozy spot. Great tap selection. Drink here while you wait for a table at Chavela's.
  • Erin G.
    Erin GoldMarch 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The drinks are priced well. Leather booths in the back are the new hotness. Try to get one!
  • Malcolm R.
    Malcolm RingMay 26, 2015
    Good draft beer selection, reasonably priced, nice bar that seems like it gets a crowd most nights.
  • Luke
    LukeSeptember 12, 2015
    Needless to say, the draft list is great, the bar is loud, and the backyard is key
  • Angela W.
    Angela WenDecember 5, 2014
    Potent and cheap drinks, super friendly bartenders. Awesome vibe.
  • Courtney O.
    Courtney OliveriNovember 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favorite local bars. Drinks are great. Bartenders are awesome.
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WantMarch 21, 2012
    Death's Door gin is the best. High on juniper notes, it's a great flavor.
  • Megan R.
    Megan RileyJanuary 20, 2014
    One of my favorite bars in Brooklyn, and it's so close to home too!
  • Gayle A.
    Gayle AlexanderJanuary 15
    Although delicious $12 cocktail mostly ice ..
  • Diana E.
    Diana EckerNovember 13, 2011
    They serve Root, a wonderful gem from Philadelphia. Get a glass of it on ice!!
  • Cros B.
    Cros BeeJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome lightbulbs. Look up. Reasonable priced beer. Drink up.
  • David A.
    David AlejandroFebruary 1, 2016
    A little pricey but the best date spot in Crown Heights.
  • James C.
    James CFebruary 18, 2016
    Nice bar. Atmosphere is laid back and relaxing.
  • Kate C.
    Kate CiurejMarch 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Lots of seating in their very well-kept back patio
  • Robert F.
    Robert FortierDecember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great new bar in prospect heights... Cute, clean, and good beer. 
  • James J.
    James JOctober 27, 2015
    Great whiskies. Get something Japanese.
  • Ben H.
    Ben HuffFebruary 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch out for Brian Huff always buying people mad drinks and then bumming cigarettes "because he is quitting"
  • Sam H.
    Sam HorineNovember 12, 2011
    Oysters, Sandwiches & Meat Hook charcuterie coming soon!
  • M M.
    M MAugust 31, 2013
    Black Tree Sandwich is closing their kitchen here permanently as of Sun, 9/1/13.
  • Lily M.
    Lily MMay 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is a hell of an awesome neighborhood bar. One more reason I'm happy to live in the Heights!
  • Michael G.
    Michael G.December 9, 2011
    I highly recommend you try the booze, in copious amounts.
  • Johann R.
    Johann R.August 13, 2012
    Love the decor and the outside seating area.
  • Susie S.
    Susie SchwarzOctober 11, 2014
    Love the backyard when I've weather's nice
  • Tony X.
    Tony XerrayFebruary 21, 2014
    Had a creepy experience at the bar when a guy wouldn't stop hitting on the bartender. Then he went on explaining to me that it's ok and they knew each other. Seriously dude? They sell Singlecut beer.
  • Rick A.
    Rick ApicellaJune 16, 2012
    Get the bloody Mary one of the best around.
  • Alex J.
    Alex JamesOctober 12, 2014
    Old fashioned is to die for (metaphorically)
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