Ask the Drunken Guest: Best (and Worst!) Bars in Park Slope

Hey! Original Drunken Guest is back with, well, another round of bar crawling advice for Park Slopers. Here are some excerpts:

Great Lakes — it is not the best bar in Park Slope… it’s just not, so get over it. It’s small, dark and crowded…

Sheep Station (4th Ave and about Sackett or so) — A really nice new place with limited Austrialian-esque menu. Lesbian-owned and friendly to all. A bunch of beer and a big back area.

Brooklyn Inn Not in Park Slope, but for a $7 cab ride, it’s worth the money you’ll save on drinks. $5 Jamesons, nuff said.

Patio — pretty good place. Sangria, if you like that shit… nice bartenders and a decent crowd.

Total Wine Bar first let me say Sample on Smith Street is where you really wanted to go … As for Total – it can be pricey, however … I like the 30 and over crowd for a change of pace, and the mac and cheese is amazing. And I don’t even like mac and cheese …

That pool hall place — A real gem. 5th ave and 13 or 14th… 8 ball over the door… downstairs opens into a huge, HUGE pool hall… over 20 pool tables and two ping pong tables…. a ten-seat full bar in front with an old school TV…. a barely dressed 18 year old Latina woman waiting the (pool) tables… great crowd, tons of seating for non pool players… the most welcoming pool hall around… Best example is when I saw a foursome of gay hispanic guys there… nobody looked twice or cared… the place leans slightly ghetto but is in no way feux ghetto fabulous.

BAR CRAWL: Read more about Buttermilk, Bar 4, 12th Street, Loki, Puppet Jazz, Lighthouse, Living Room, Commonwealth, Catty Shack, Blue Ribbon, Barbes, The Gate, Bar BQ, Union Hall, and more in the Park Slope Message Boards

Oh, and FYI — Maria’s Mexican Restaurant now has a bar…

3 Replies to “Ask the Drunken Guest: Best (and Worst!) Bars in Park Slope”

  1. Pool hall place? Do you mean the one by Flatbush and 7th? I live right on 13th and fifth and have no idea what you’re talking about. Details!

  2. Abomination!

    …for neglecting to mention The Old Carriage Inn … that place rocks!

    (…and pool is free on Sunday nights…)

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