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20+ Best Bars in Park Slope (Park Slope Happy Hour Guide)

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Looking for a good watering hole in one of New York’s most desirable neighborhoods? Check out our guide to the best bars in Park Slope and our Happy Hour in Park Slope guide!

Whether you’re looking for your next spot for a pre or post-dinner drink with a hot date, a place to socialize and play board games with friends, or a lively sports bar, we’ve got you covered in our Park Slope bars guide.

Also, there are tons of great Park Slope happy hour options, save money on your next drink and appetizers! Cheers!

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1. Union Hall

One of the best places in Park Slope for nightlife is the event and entertainment venue, Union Hall. With all kinds of things going on here all the time you can find plenty of great options for things to do here.

Union Hall has two levels, the lower level has live music, dance floor, karaoke nights, and comedy shows. In the upper level of Union Hall, there’s a full bar with two bocce ball courts that’s the perfect hangout spot.

During the warmer season, there’s an outdoor bar and area to also hang out.

Hungry? There’s also food, be sure to check out their website for their latest events. And, if you want to throw your own party you can rent out the space.

Park Slope Happy Hour Spot

Mondays through Fridays from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm there are discounts on drinks.

2. Barbes

One of the most popular and best bars in Park Slope is Barbes, a cozy French bar, and venue for live music performances. They are most notably famous for their diverse and eclectic live performances in their small space back behind their bar.

In the front of Barbes, you can find a full bar for drinks pre or post-performance in this intimate, lively spot for music. You can find anything from indie rock, jazz, to music genres you may never knew existed.

Barbes is run by two French musicians who are long-time residents to Brooklyn and call themselves a neighborhood community center and gathering place.

Besides being a popular small music venue, you can also catch public readings and film screenings here from time to time, be sure to check out their events page to see what’s upcoming before your visit.

If you’re looking to try new things or experience something different, check out one of their live performances or showings here, it’s one of the most popular things to do in Park Slope.

Park Slope Happy Hour Spot

Mondays through Fridays from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm you can find a menu with a few dollar discounts on cocktails and drinks.

3. Montauk Club

Another Park Slope bar to check out is the historic Montauk Club. Located right by Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park, this amazing social club dates back to 1889 and it started as an exclusive men’s social club for the elite.

Today, the Montauk Club is used as a venue for various events in this one of a kind Venetial Gothic-style building designed by Francis Kimball.

This is also a great spot to host your own event or you can opt to join one of the events on their calendar from Book Club to 2 for 1 happy hour specials. Better yet, you don’t need a membership like the old days.

If you’re a fan of the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, they filmed scenes of the series right here in Brooklyn’s Montauk Club!

Park Slope Happy Hour Spot

Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:00 pm you can find two for one drink specials.

4. Skylark

This Park Slope bar has a fun retro feel and vibe to it and is a fun spot to grab a drink right on 5th Avenue. This 70s inspired bar offers great beer on draft and a full bar with a fun cocktail list as well as bar snacks and sandwiches.

Among the vintage furniture and dark ambiance here you’ll find fun games to enjoy from old pinball machines to games, and other fun retro furnishings that make you feel like you’re on That 70s Show.

This is one of the best bars in Park Slope if you’re looking or a laidback, easy-going, non-pretentious place to grab a drink with a homey feel to it.

Park Slope Happy Hour Spot

Happy Hour specials daily until 7:00 pm including discounts on drinks

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5. Owl Farm

beer at Owl Farm in Park Slope BrooklynOur next pick is this acclaimed beer and cider bar in Park Slope. This laid back hangout has 28 rotating draft lines as well as an outstanding selection of rare beer, cider, and spirits to choose from.

This is the perfect late-night hang out as they stay open until 4 am and even have a few pinball machines for any pinball wizards out there in the back.

This old school looking bar has a tavern feel to it with low light, long wooden bar and tables and exposed brick walls.

Park Slope Happy Hour Spot

Monday through Fridays you can find happy hour specials including $1 off most drinks and special $4 well drinks from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

6. Dram Shop

outside of Dram Shop in Park Slope BrooklynThis next fun Park Slope bar is not only a great watering hole but offers up a delicious menu if you get the drunk munchies especially for their burgers. If you’re a fan of fun drinking games like billiards, darts, shuffleboard, and other games you can find those here!

This bar has a sports bar vibe to it with televisions airing any big sports events or games going on. You can find a great selection of craft beer on draft and spirits at this lively neighborhood hang out.

Park Slope Happy Hour Spot

Mondays through Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm you can get 1/2 off draft beers, discounts on well drinks, $5 margaritas, and $2 off wine.

7. Monro Pub

Another great bar in Park Slope on 5th Avenue is Monro Pub. If you’re a soccer fan, this is your go-to sports bar. This dimly-lit British inspired pub, by a British local,  is where to go to see your favorite team’s soccer match or just to hang out for a drink in this low-key bar.

Things get loud and lively during soccer matches, which is fun to be around. But if you’re looking for a quiet place to take a date, you might want to pop in to make sure there aren’t any soccer matches going on otherwise it might be hard to hear each other as rowdy fans cheer on their favorite team.

Besides serving up imported draft beer, you can find a menu of small pub dishes to snack on.

Grab a pint and hang out among the British themed decor as well as their taxidermy collection on the walls and memorabilia from Britain.

In the warmer months, you can take advantage of their backyard seating area with picnic tables too.

Park Slope Happy Hour Spot

Happy Hour specials are from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm as well as late-night happy hour specials from 2:00 am to 4:00 am.

8. Blueprint

One of the best bars in Park Slope if you’re looking for cocktails or a great date spot is the swanky Blueprint bar on 5th Avenue.

They offer an incredible selection of specialty cocktails as well as some of the classics made with fresh ingredients and their own infusions. Besides amazing cocktails, you can find a great selection of wine and beer here as well along with small plates for the perfect drinking snacks and bites.

We love the warm setting in here with their retro decor and old-time cocktail bar feel to the entire place.In the summer months, you can also enjoy being seated outdoors at their cute patio.

Park Slope Happy Hour Spot

Mondays through Fridays from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm you can find specials under their ‘cocktail hour’ including special drinks and discounts on beer and wine.

9. Wolf & Deer

Another great Park Slope bar is this casual cocktail and wine bar on 5th Avenue near Barclays Center. Enjoy one of their specialty cocktails or glass of wine from their impressive selection paired with one of their cheese and charcuterie options.

This is a nice quiet spot for a date as well as you won’t find this to be where the rowdy crowd hangs out.

We particularly like the set up of this Park Slope nightlife spot. They have a nice U-shaped bar and exposed brick walls that make this a great place to have conversations over a drink and light snack.

Park Slope Happy Hour Spot

Daily from opening until 8:00 pm you can get $3 off drink specials as well as discounts on special food items off the menu.

10. 200 Fifth

200 Fifth in Park SlopeThis lively sports bar is a great hangout and Park Slope bar and Park Slope nightlife spot if you’re a sports fan looking for a great place to watch the game.

200 Fifth plays most major sporting events from UFC, soccer, football, and even the NFL games – even with multiple games being aired at once on their many TVs and screens all around the bar.

With over 40 taps, a full food menu, cocktail selection, and full bar, and pool tables here making it a fun and welcoming spot and favorite hang out for sports lovers.

Park Slope Happy Hour Spot

Find 1/2 draft beer, $4.50 bar drinks and wine on Mondays through Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and on Fridays from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

11. Mission Dolores

Another one of the best bars in Park Slope is the popular neighborhood hangout, Mission Dolores. Featuring 20 beers on tap, both domestic and imported this has become a popular spot to grab a beer in Park Slope.

In the summer and warmer months you can take advantage of their outdoor seating or enjoy the inside bar with pinball machines and other games.

This is one of those famous Park Slope bars that allows dogs so you can bring your four-legged friend with you for a brew or one of their seasonally rotating cocktails or selection of fine and artisanal spirits.

This industrial hang out spot is located in an old auto repair shop and has a cool vibe from the exposed brick walls to the cool wall decor.

Park Slope Happy Hour Spot

You can find this happy hour in Park Slope from Mondays through Fridays open until 7:00 pm. They offer $1 off beer, wine, and cocktails with select $4 well drinks.

12. High Dive

Another great spot for some Park Slope nightlife and best dive bar in Park Slope is High Dive. This is the type of friendly neighborhood bar you can come and play fun board games, grab a drink over some friendly chatter with the bartender, hangout with friends over a drink, or just come for this happy hour in Park Slope after work.

In the summer or warmer weather you can also take advantage of their intimate garden patio where you can enjoy the booze of your choice.

Inside, like many Park Slope bars, you’ll find pinball machines. One huge perk to this low-key spot would be the free popcorn!

While this is a curated dive bar experience, a higher-end dive bar that is, it’s still kept a non-pretentious vibe that people love about dive bars.

Enjoy their craft beers on draft, and even take your favorite home with you in growlers, or drinks made with their fully stocked bar.

Park Slope Happy Hour Spot

You can find their happy hour in Park Slope on Mondays through Fridays from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm offering $3 PBR, $4 select well drinks and $1 off most other drinks.

13. Freddy’s Bar

One of our favorite picks for best bars in Park Slope is Freddy’s Bar on 5th Avenue. This bar has even been called one of the best dive bars in all of Brooklyn and even one of the best bars in America by Esquire. Once you pop in for a drink you’ll see why.

This old school bar is iconic and even has history dating back to the prohibition. Besides being a full bar, you can find tons of amazing events from comedy shows to music performances in the back room.

There’s a welcoming almost “Cheers’ vibe to this place with the antique mahogany bar from the 1950s and old wooden stools, stain glass light fixtures, and old booths.

On the walls, you’ll find eclectic decor from taxidermy to a jackelope as well as a music video playlist in the main bar. Plus they have a unique tank with African albino water frogs here to check out.

This is your go-to Park Slope nightlife spot if you’re looking for a venue with something always going on and a comfortable, laid back bar. There are also some great choices for some late-night bites here as well.

Park Slope Happy Hour Spot

One of the few happy hours in Park Slope that offers deals 7 days a week. Offering daily happy hours from noon to 7:00 pm you can find deals like a Nathan’s hot dog and any draft beer fro $5, draft beer and shots for $4, and PBR and Highlife cans for $2.

14. Smith’s Tavern

This is one of those stop on your way home from work for a drink kind of Park Slope bars worth checking out. This classic bar even has a fully loaded jukebox full of different genres of music that you’d expect on a typical jukebox.

This is one of the more classic bars in Park Slope because it has pretty much stayed the same, or so we feel, since it opened in 1931.

This place will make you feel like you’re having a beer at grandpa’s old hangout spot and a good place to watch a local game over a beer or drink of your choice.

Don’t come here looking for specialty cocktails or a large wine selection, this unpretentious, laidback bar is exactly that to its core.

15. Ginger’s Bar

This low key lesbian bar in Park Slope is one of the best bars in Park Slope for a fun night out with fun music and a laid back vibe.

Decked with random decor like an old dentist chair, an ATM looking machine that’s actually a jukebox and photo booth, plus other fun quirky items to admire while you’re enjoying a drink at this Park Slope bar.

You’ll also find pool tables here and a great backyard in the warmer months.

Ginger’s Bar is famous for being inclusive and welcoming to anyone who comes in the door to hang out, listen to the jukebox, and enjoy a drink whether you’re a lesbian or not.

Ginger’s Bar is a cash-only establishment so come prepared!

Park Slope Happy Hour Spot

Ginger’s Bar is a fun spot for happy hour in Park Slope daily from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with 1/2 price domestic beer and select liquors as well as other drink specials on other days of the week.

16. Buttermilk Bar

pin ball machines in Owl Farm in Park Slope BrooklynAnother pick for best bars in Park Slope is Buttermilk Bar on  5th Avenue, surprise surprise as this is where many of our Park Slope bars on this list have been located.

This is another one of those low key hangout spots perfect for your next small social gathering over games. There are pinball machines, billiards, darts, and board games inside for their thirsty patrons as well as a juke box.

What’s even better is that they have inexpensive drinks whether you’re a beer drinker or mixed drinkster.

Park Slope Happy Hour Spot

This is another one of those rare happy hours in Park Slope that’s 7 days a week offering $3 select draft beers and well drinks from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

17. Commonwealth

Another fun bar in Park Slope to check out is Commonwealth on 5th Avenue. This laid back bar stays pretty quiet so it’s a great place to have drink with a chat with a friend or colleague.

The bar is reasonably priced with all kinds of boozy options to choose from like draft beer, spirits, liquors, and other fun drinks as well as a jukebox for tunes, pinball machine for those pinball wizards, and a nice outdoor patio during those warmer months.

This is also another Park Slope bar that hands out free popcorn to its patrons!

Park Slope Happy Hour Spot

This happy hour in Park Slope is on Mondays through Fridays from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm with $3 select draft beers, select $4 well drinks, $1 off other drinks, and food specials.

18. Greenwood Park

One of our favorite concepts for best bar in Park Slope is this old gas station turned pub. Greenwood Park on 7th Avenue is a giant space with bocce ball courts, pub grub, and 24 beer taps and a full bar.

This is popular with the summer crowds as there’s an entire outdoor section and patio that’s popular with weekenders. But, don’t let that persuade you from not visiting in the winter, there’s still some great drinking action happening in the inside of Greenwood Park during those chillier months.

This is a great meeting location for small birthday gatherings, groups of friends, and anyone who just wants to feel like they’re hanging out at a backyard barbeque.

Park Slope Happy Hour Spot

Greenwood Park has a fun Happy Hour in Park Slope on Mondays through Fridays from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm offering $2 off most draft beers, mixed drinks, cocktails, wine, and sangria. They also have Taco Tuesday and other weekly nightly specials!

19. BrookVin

We love this bar in Park Slope, Brookvin is a casual wine bar that’s great for date nights or just a casual drink and conversation.

Pair your perfect glass of wine, or cocktail, with a cheese or charcuterie board. They also have a nice selection of tapas and small bites.

In the warmer months, you can enjoy the quaint back garden with the perfect ambiance from their dangling lights. The rest of the year you’ll enjoy the seating inside with the romantic dimly lit intimate setting.

Park Slope Happy Hour Spot

This Happy Hour in Park Slope is on Mondays through Fridays from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm with discounts on beer, wine, and small bites.

20. Black Horse Pub

Another fun British pub and bar in Park Slope is the Black Horse Pub on 5th Avenue. If you want to feel like you’ve traveled across the Atlantic this is a fun place for that NYC escapism.

Decked out like a British pub covered with British pop icons this is the perfect place for a pint or to watch a soccer match for fans.

You can find a full bar and beer on draft both domestic craft breweries and imported. If you’re hungry, there’s a pub grub menu as well.

21. The Double Windsor

This bar in Park Slope is a popular watering hole for beer lovers. In the evenings you’ll find the communal tables full of beer lovers.

The Double Windsor is located in Prospect Park West and has rotating craft brews on draft as well as a food menu featuring all sorts of dishes and comfort food like mac n cheese and fried chicken sandwiches.

This local hangout is where you can find a fun adults only hangout in Park Slope, they were one of the firsts to ban children after 5:00 pm, which if you’re not aware Park Slope has a stroller problem popping up in bars that’s been quite controversial over the years and they’re known as the Park Slope Stroller Mafia.

Park Slope Happy Hour Spot

Happy Hour is on Mondays through Fridays from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm offering discounts on their food and drinks.

22. Parish Cocktail Bar

This refined cocktail bar in Park Slope is another great date spot for a specialty cocktail, wine, or fine beer from their selection of drinks. Located on 7th Avenue you can find an inviting, romantic ambiance in here that’s a great meeting place for friends or as mentioned above, the perfect date spot for pre or post-dinner drinks.

They also have some light bites and snacks on their menu to pair with your drink like charcuterie and cheeses.

You’ll love the cool swanky vibe in here, your table feels intimate with the dim lighting and cozy tables.

Park Slope Happy Hour Spot

Happy Hour is on weekdays until 7:00 pm with discounted cocktails and beers to choose from.

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23. Park Slope Ale House

Park Slope Ale House in BrooklynAnother one of the best Park Slope bars if you’re looking for a friendly neighborhood hang out with pub grub and drinks is the Park Slope Ale House on 6th Avenue.

They have 20 rotating beer taps and a fully stocked bar with great reviews on their food items. There is plenty of seating here and a low key enough vibe that this is a great place to hang out and chat with friends over drinks.

There’s also a pool table and in the warmer months you can take advantage of sitting at the outdoor patio.

This is a popular gathering spot on football Sundays because of their wing and drink specials!

Park Slope Happy Hour Spot

This Happy Hour in Park Slope takes place Mondays through Fridays from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm offering $6 drafts and appetizer specials. There are also other specials like on Wednesdays they offer happy hour appetizer pricing all night and Sundays they have wing specials for football enthusiasts.

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24. The Sackett

Another great cozy and intimate Park Slope bar for a new spin on classic cocktails and creations as well as some beers on draft.

As you sip on one of their takes on a classic cocktail you’re surrounded by a warm dim ambiance with antiques around and other curious decor including a mounted goat head.

This is an awesome place to play games as well, they keep a nice stash of some classic games on hand here or you can bring your own or join their trivia nights on Tuesdays.

Park Slope Happy Hour Spot

The Sackett is another spot for Happy Hour in Park Slope daily from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm and again from 12:00 am to close where you can get discounted drinks!

25. The Gate

Last but surely not least, one of the best bars in Park Slope is The Gate on 5th Avenue. This favorite neighborhood bar has a dark divey vibe going on that you just like hanging out in.

The dimly lit bar is unpretentious and where you can find hard to find and unusual beers on draft along with a few of the classics.

This is one of those bars in Park Slope you take a friend who is a beer geek or to try something you won’t find at any other Park Slope bar.

Also, in the warmer months, you can get some sunlight or fresh air with your beer on their outdoor patio. Also, check out their weekly trivia nights.

Park Slope Happy Hour Spot

You better believe The Gate is one great place for Happy Hour in Park Slope on Mondays through Fridays from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm offering $1 off most drinks and .$50 on others.


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