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Top 13 Bars in Park Slope That You Should Check Out

Brooklyn has become a gentrified hipster haven, and Park Slope is one of Brooklyn’s most sought-after neighborhoods.

holding multicolored drinks at bars in Park Slope

Its laid-back vibe, tree-covered avenues, and restored brownstones attract young families, while its boutiques and easy-going bar and restaurant scene attract young professionals.

My most recent trip to Park Slope was full of casual cocktails and cozy hangouts as I bar-hopped from tavern to cocktail bar to gastropub.

Read on to explore my top picks for the best bars in Park Slope.

Union Hall

702 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: (718) 638-4400
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Union Hall is a hip, industrial-chic music venue, cocktail bar, and gastropub in a large industrial-chic space a quick walk from Thomas Greene Playground.

They offer an extensive list of spirits, craft cocktails, wine, and beer to accompany tasty American bar fare. I went for a comedy show and a pint, choosing from one of their 12 beers on tap.


196 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: (718) 622-6644
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Located one block from Park Slope Playground, Blueprint is a classy yet cozy kitchen and bar with a romantic atmosphere.

The marble, candle-lit tables in the dimly lit dining space offer a romantic setting to grab a high-end cocktail or bottle of wine with a sophisticated dinner.

I loved their espresso martini and delicious house cheese and charcuterie board.

High Dive

243 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: (718) 788-0401
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High Dive is a funky and casual dive bar with a cute backyard patio lined with hanging plants. Located a block from the Union St. Metro, High Dive may have a dive-bar feel, but its 19-beer tap list is the height of sophistication.

I had a great night at High Dive, savoring a local sour ale and free self-serve buttery popcorn to accompany a few rounds of pinball.


477 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: (347) 227-8196
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Skylark embodies the laid-back, casual feel of Park Slope with its wooden floors, mismatched lounge furniture, quirky art pieces, and miniature arcade.

Skylark is South Slope’s favorite local hangout for budget-friendly beers and cocktails, tasty bar fare, and a welcoming atmosphere.

I recommend their fresh street-style tacos in thick flour tortillas to soak up a mojito.


381 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: (718) 768-9463
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Brookvin is an elegant, urban-chic wine bar in a beautifully designed space with exposed brick walls, bright blue accent walls, industrial light fixtures, and a charming outdoor patio surrounded by greenery.

Located in the heart of South Slope, Brookvin has received OpenTable’s diner’s choice award. Their perfectly curated wine list features bottles and by-the-glass pours from around the globe to pair with gourmet old-world bar fare.

I had a glass of rosé with homemade ricotta tartine.

Park Slope Ale House

356 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: (718) 788-1756
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Park Slope Ale House is a lively, urban-chic ale house and gastropub a few blocks from the beautiful Prospect Park.

Park Slope Ale House is family-friendly, serving amazing American pub fare and mocktails for the kids and cocktails and craft beers for the adults.

Park Slope Ale House has a rotating tap list of 12 beers and ciders, and a creative cocktail list with novel takes on the classics.

The Sackett

661 Sackett St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: (718) 622-0437
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Teetering between Prospect Park and Gowanus, The Sackett is a comfortable pub with live music, a vintage jukebox, and a warm, chilled-out vibe.

Their tap list changes seasonally, offering local craft brews to accompany a tasty sandwich or bar snack. I especially loved the jukebox’s amazing music list.

Every song was a hit and created a fun, nostalgic atmosphere.

Greenwood Park

555 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: (718) 499-7999
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Greenwood Park is a large indoor and outdoor beer garden overlooking the massive Greenwood Cemetery.

Greenwood Park boasts numerous flat-screen TVs to watch your favorite sports games, a huge tee-light-lined patio, and a family-friendly kitchen for lunch and early dinners.

The tap list features 60 beers, not to mention a full cocktail bar and a seasonal food menu with everything from salads to sandwiches.

Black Horse

568 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: (718) 788-1975
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Black Horse is a friendly South Slope neighborhood pub with a local vibe, its various exposed brick walls sporting flags from around the world and TVs broadcasting global sports games.

They serve extravagant global bar fare along with a tap list of international beers and cocktails. I was especially impressed by the food.

Whether you want pulled pork empanadas or fish and chips, every culture’s pub fare is in attendance!

Ginger’s Bar

363 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Located a block from Washington Park and Old Stone House, Ginger’s Bar is a colorful, all-welcoming LGBTQ bar with friendly service and a high-energy atmosphere.

Ginger’s Bar is an Irish and Queer-owned bar that’s been a Park Slope favorite for all sexualities since 2000. I went for a hilarious Trivia Night hosted by stand-up comedian duos.

I’ll be going back for the weekend dance party!

The Dram Shop Bar

339 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: (718) 788-1444
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The Dram Shop Bar is a family-friendly Park Slope sports bar owned by a Texas native whose menu honors the famed family recipes served at the family’s Dallas, Texas, grocery store over 60 years ago.

TimeOut and New York Magazine have lauded The Dram Shop Bar’s burger as one of the Best in New York. That’s no small feat!

I went for Caribbean Music Night on Wednesdays to serenade an award-winning burger and margarita with tropical music. It’s also the perfect night to go if you’re craving a hurricane cocktail.


376 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: (347) 422-0248
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Teetering between South Slope and Park Slope, Barbes is a longstanding artsy space and bar founded by two French expats.

The bar has evolved from a community art and performance space to one of Brooklyn’s coolest music venues. They even have their own record label!

Whatever music you’re into, you’ll surely find a show that fits your taste at Barbes. They also have a bottle shop to stock up on all your favorite French wines.

The Owl Farm

297 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: (718) 499-4988
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The Owl Farm is a high-end, edgy beer bar a block from the 4th av-9th street metro stop. Their minimalist, urban atmosphere and impressive beer list have won The Owl Farm praise from Village Voice, L Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, and Thrillist.

They are a brewery offering a unique tap list of European-style brews and ciders, plus a list of domestic bottles and cans.

Final Thoughts

No trip to NYC is complete without spending some time in Park Slope, Brooklyn. You can grab a casual beer, a classy bottle of wine, or a family-friendly meal from a diverse range of bars, pubs, and kitchens.

After exploring the great options on my list of the best bars in Park Slope, let me know which one you liked the best in the comments below!

Best Bars in Park Slope, Brooklyn

  1. Union Hall
  2. Blueprint
  3. High Dive
  4. Skylark
  5. Brookvin
  6. Park Slope Ale House
  7. The Sackett
  8. Greenwood Park
  9. Black Horse
  10. Ginger’s Bar
  11. The Dram Shop Bar
  12. Barbès
  13. The Owl Farm
Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

Written by Paul Kushner

I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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