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Park Slope Bars You Should Visit For A Drink

Where to grab a drink around the area.

Park Slope is a trendy and stylish neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. It is always busy and filled with upscale dining, hip bars, and excellent local shopping. You’ll find the local scene is filled with artists, creatives, and young professionals.

friends toasting at a bar in park slope brooklyn

When visiting Park Slope, you’ll find plenty to see and do. From pop-up designer clothing sales to some of the best dining in NYC, Park Slope should always be on your list of must-see neighborhoods in New York. 

Park Slope is a tight-knit neighborhood, and you’ll find that almost every bar on this list is centrally located around 5th Avenue in Brooklyn. This makes them easy to find and walk to once you’re in town. Check out my list of the 15 best bars in Park Slope Brooklyn.

Best Bars in Park Slope 

  1. Union Hall
  2. Blueprint
  3. High Dive
  4. Skylark
  5. Brookvin
  6. Ginger’s Bar
  7. Park Slope Ale House
  8. The Owl Farm
  9. The Sackett
  10. The Double Windsor
  11. The Gate
  12. Greenwood Park
  13. Black Horse Pub
  14. Dram Shop
  15. Barbès

Union Hall 

702 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: 718-638-4400
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Union Hall is a 5,000 square foot bar, restaurant, and live event venue. Situated in the heart of Park Slope, Union Hall offers a unique decor that combines the look of a hunting lodge and a library.

The venue showcases live bands, karaoke, and comedy performances in their large basement. Upstairs you’ll find dining, a cozy bar, and first-come-first-serve indoor bocce courts. The menu consists of traditional bar fare, while the bar menu offers a wide range of house cocktails and craft beers. 

Union hall is ideal for sipping on a spicy margarita or enjoying a bar pizza while playing a game of bocce with your friends. 


Blueprint

196 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: 718-622-6644
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Whether you are on a first date or looking for a cozy happy hour spot, Blueprint is an ideal candidate. You’ll find Blueprint on 5th Ave nestled in between many other fine dining restaurants and bars in Blueprint. Inside you can enjoy a quaint atmosphere or spend time on their backyard patio during the summer.

Blueprint offers a “farm-to-table” approach to their dishes, and everything on the menu is fantastic. Some of the standout dishes include the Blueprint duck club sandwich accompanied by the trio of mushrooms salad. You’ll also find some of the best artisan cocktails in NY being served at Blueprint. I’d suggest a Never Rosa, a lemon, vanilla gin soda. It’s fantastic.


High Dive

243 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: 718-788-0401
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If you’re looking for one of the best taprooms in Brooklyn, don’t hesitate to head over to High Dive. This bar is centrally located on 5th Ave and is directly in the heart of Park Slope’s nightlife area. The bar’s decor will bring you back to the ‘90s and features a wide range of vintage rock posters from the area. 

High Dive features 18 rotating beers on tap from local NY breweries and international brewers. Keeping with the bar theme, you’ll find classic pinball machines and various board games you can play with your friends. If you’re hungry, High Dive has plenty of bar food, including hot dogs, Jamaican patties, and popcorn to curb your appetite. 


Skylark

477 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: 347-227-8196
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If you’re nostalgic for a bygone area, Skylark has you covered. This centrally located bar will transport you back to the 60s and 70s with its fantastic decor. From the flower-patterned sofas to the yellow velour chairs, you’ll feel like you stepped right into your mom’s living room once you enter Skylark’s entrance.

Pull up a barstool and enjoy some of the best craft cocktails Brooklyn has to offer. I’m partial to the beer and shot specials. If you like bourbon, don’t hesitate to order a Bonny & Clyde, a Belgian IPA, followed by a shot of Heaven Hill Bourbon. There are also plenty of bar snacks available on the menu if you’re hungry.


Brookvin

381 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: 718-768-9463
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Located two blocks from 5th Ave, you’ll find a fantastic selection of wines and small plate dishes at Brookvin. This small wine bar features quaint indoor seating and a selection of outdoor patio seating. 

The wine list is extensive at Brookvin and can be pretty daunting if you’re a wine novice. I always let the servers help me choose the perfect bottle or glass. They are incredibly knowledgeable and can make choosing a wine much more accessible. Brookvin also has an excellent small plate selection and a choose-your-own charcuterie board.


Ginger’s Bar

363 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
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This LGBTQ-friendly bar is Brooklyn’s only remaining lesbian bar. It is centrally located on 5th Ave in the heart of Park Slope and has a neighborly feel and vibe. Inside you’ll find a local dive bar atmosphere, and the bar serves a range of beer and cocktails. There is also a lovely outdoor patio and seating area during the summer. 

For years, Ginger’s Bar has been a focal point of the LGBTQ community and is a must-visit if you are visiting Park Slope. Don’t forget to stop at the ATM before visiting Gingers since the bar is cash only.


Park Slope Ale House

356 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215, United States
Phone: 718-788-1756
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Over on 6th ave, you’ll find some of the best sandwiches in Park Slope. This hidden gem is a local favorite and a must-visit if you are in Brooklyn

The bar always has a wide range of rotating beers on tap to satisfy any beer aficionado’s taste buds. Of course, they also offer fantastic artisan cocktails like my favorite, fire and ice cider. While here don’t forget to eat. I’m partial to the sandwiches on the menu and can’t wait to eat another buttermilk fried chicken sandwich again when I visit Park Slope. 


The Owl Farm

297 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: 718-499-4988
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Another contender for the best taproom in Park Slope, The Owl Farm, features 28 select draft lines that are constantly rotated from some of the best beers in the world. While this bar may be off the beaten path in Park Slope, it’s a local favorite due to its vibe, service, and selection. Inside the bar, you’ll find a rustic aesthetic as well as many classic pinball games.

Beer and cider is the main focus of The Owl Farm’s menu, and you won’t be disappointed by the selection. If you’re a cider fan, I’d suggest a pint of Farnum Hill Dooryard Cider to start the evening. 


The Sackett

661 Sackett St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: 718-622-0437
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The Sackett is your traditional, no-frills Brooklyn bar. Slightly hidden away off the 5th Ave and the crowds, you’ll find this speakeasy-style pub on Sackett St. The Sackett is a great place to stop in for a happy hour dring and stay for a game of Jenga or Connect Four while visiting Park Slope. 

Inside you’ll find a cozy bar with vintage charm. The drinks are expertly crafted and served, and you can choose your favorite tunes from the jukebox hidden in the corner. The Sackett is the ideal bar for happy hour after a tough day at work or to get away from the hustle of 5th Avenue.


The Double Windsor

210 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: 347-725-3479
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You’ll find The Double Windsor located close to Prospect Park. This neighborhood bar has been serving some of the best beers and dishes in town since 2009. The interior and vibe are straight out of an Irish pub, and you’ll always find a selection of quality craft brews on tap all year long.

The Double Windsor is also known for its delectable pub fare. Everything on the menus is locally sourced, and dishes are changed seasonally. If you find yourself over in Prospect Park West and are looking for a great pub, look no further than The Double Windsor.


The Gate

321 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: 718-768-4329 
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Since 1997, The Gate has been serving craft beer to locals and visitors in Park Slope. You’ll find The Gate centrally located right on 5th Ave in the heart of the bar and restaurant district in Park Slope and right across from Washington Park. The gate is a low-key craft beer bar but can get extremely lively late at night when it fills with locals.

While visiting The Gate, don’t hesitate to try one or two craft beers on the menu. New beers are on the menu daily as they rotate through local and international breweries, including Dogfish Head, Central Waters, Left Hand, and Revision.  


Greenwood Park

555 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: 718-499-7999
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Greenwood Park is a massive 13,000 square foot beer garden in Park Slope. The venue was built from an old mechanic shop and features indoor and outdoor bars, bocce courts, live events, DJ dance parties, and more. 

I hope you’re thirsty cause Greenwood Park features over 60 beers on tap. They also have plenty of cans and bottles to choose from as well. As for food, you’ll find some of the best sandwiches, snacks, and pizza in town at Greenwood Park. The venue is ideal for large gatherings of friends like a birthday party or a night on the town. 


Black Horse Pub

568 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: 718-788-1975
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The self-proclaimed “Bar with a British Accent,” The Black Horse Pub is your best bet in Brooklyn for a great English Pub. This sports pub features live English football matches and is always packed during the matches.

Dinner at The Black Horse Pub is a must if you are visiting. You’ll find traditional English fares like bangers and mash and cottage pie on the menu. The sausage on a roll is also an excellent option for brunch or after a hard night on the town. 


Dram Shop

339 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: 718-788-1444
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Over on 9th Street, you’ll find the Dram Shop Bar. This quaint bar and restaurant is home to some of the best burgers in Brooklyn. While waiting for dinner, you can sit back and enjoy a craft beer or try your skills at darts, pool, and other games.

The family behind Dram Shop has been serving burgers for over 60 years in Texas, and they have brought their recipe to Park Slope. The burgers are massive and come with a wide range of toppings that can match your taste buds. There is also plenty of local pub fare rounding out the menu, including chopped cheese, chicken wings, and nachos. 


Barbès

376 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: 347-422-0248
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This speakeasy-style bar offers some of the best music and live entertainment Brooklyn has to offer. For over 19 years, Barbès has served the best drinks and entertainers in Park Slope.

The cash-only bar has a vintage vibe and gives you a true feeling of what it is like to be an NYer. Beers and craft cocktails are the menu’s focus, and you shouldn’t have a problem finding the perfect cocktail. If you’re not sure what to order, I suggest trying the local favorite, The Barbès.


Final Thoughts

There are countless amazing bars and restaurants to get a drink at in Park Slope, Brooklyn. You’ll find some really amazing pubs, taverns, clubs, and so much more, so don’t wait, go ahead and find your new favorite watering hole this weekend!

If you’re heading to Prospect Heights nearby, you may want to check out these brunch spots for a delicious midday meal.  

Did we leave a restaurant out of this list? Make sure you leave us a comment, and we’ll check it out!

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Written by Ryan F.

Ryan is a local foodie who enjoys checking out the area's restaurant scene every chance he can. Ryan also enjoys traveling and checking out local eateries in every city he visits.