Party Earth Review Far enough away from Williamsburg’s oversaturated bar scene to still claim some indie chic, Don Pedro is a no-frills bar that offers patrons budget-friendly bites and booze, and regular live entertainment that includes... ... read full review
90 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206
J, M: Lorimer Street / Broadway; L: Montrose Avenue / Bushwick Avenue; G: Broadway / Union Avenue
M–F 4pm–4am, Sa–Su noon–4am
Kitchen closes at midnight M–Th, Su and 1am F–Sa
WILLIAMSBURG, NEW YORK –
Far enough away from Williamsburg’s oversaturated bar scene to still claim some indie chic, Don Pedro is a no-frills bar that offers patrons budget-friendly bites and booze, and regular live entertainment that includes everything from bands and DJs to comedy shows.
The fluorescent orange façade is difficult to miss amid the drab surrounding storefronts, and once inside, patrons are greeted by a dim space with bright yellow walls adorned with an eclectic mix of album covers and music posters. The place is unmistakably grungy, though not so much as to scare away the more casual barhopper.
Though the basic beer and cocktails served at the barebones bar in the front room won’t win any mixology awards, they also won’t set anyone back more than a few bucks.
Despite the venue’s name, the food is predominantly American, perfect for the flannel-clad locals who tank up on cheeseburgers and mac and cheese balls before displaying their athletic prowess on the pair of Skeeball machines.
Regular sports on the TV attract a few chill neighborhood fans, who blend into the crowds of older rockers, punky types, and wandering packs of college kids that flood the rear dining area once it – and it’s tiny stage – are turned over to the near-nightly DJ sets, live bands, and occasional standup.
Promising a nice range of cheap fun, Don Pedro is the kind of dive that welcomes everyone – even if it does make it a little too easy to go off the deep end.
Veteran rockers, ironic-sters, punky girls, emo kids, casual sports fans, weekend barhoppers looking to get tanked on the cheap, mid-20s to mid-30s.
Varied schedule of live bands and DJs, and the occasional up-and-comer.
TV tuned to anything from sports to musicals.
Pair of Skeeball machines and pinball. Photo booth.
Basic American bar food including burgers, wings, and mac and cheese balls. Happy Hour daily 4–9pm.
Cover charge $0–$10 in back room only. See venue calendar. Grub $2.50–$8. Beer $3.50–$6+, cocktails and rails $4.50–$8.50+.
Casual: all the colors of the plaid rainbow, jeans, leather jackets, flannel, Salvation Army finds, DIY dresses, vintage ware, tank tops.
Friday and Saturday nights for live bands and a good crowd of music lovers.
duckduck (161 Montrose Avenue), a popular vintage-styled watering hole with less of a divey feel, also offers a solid Happy Hour and touts a larger selection of beer and craft cocktails.