Don Pedro

Dive Bar / Restaurant
Don Pedro Don Pedro in Williamsburg, New York is a great dive with cheap beer & bar food & regular bands & DJs. Save your pesos in NYC with Party Earth. New York United States 40.7054002078875 -73.9444899559021
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Don Pedro - Dive Bar | Restaurant in New York.
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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

  • Subway:

    J, M: Lorimer Street / Broadway; L: Montrose Avenue / Bushwick Avenue; G: Broadway / Union Avenue

  • Phone:

    347-689-3163

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    M–F 4pm–4am, Sa–Su noon–4am
    Kitchen closes at midnight M–Th, Su and 1am F–Sa

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Don Pedro Review

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Don Pedro in Williamsburg, New York is a great dive with cheap beer & bar food & regular bands & DJs. Save your pesos in NYC with Party Earth.

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.

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Tip from Jonah:

The kitchen stays open till midnight on weekdays and 1am on weekends, but keep in mind that on busy nights – like when a popular band is playing – this place gets packed. If you’re hungry, go early to avoid the wait, or risk missing out on food entirely.

  • Crowd

    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.

  • Entertainment / Music

    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.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Basic American bar food including burgers, wings, and mac and cheese balls. Happy Hour daily 4–9pm.

  • Prices

    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+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual: all the colors of the plaid rainbow, jeans, leather jackets, flannel, Salvation Army finds, DIY dresses, vintage ware, tank tops.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Friday and Saturday nights for live bands and a good crowd of music lovers.

  • Close By

    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.

Don Pedro User Reviews

Average rating:
Local favorite offers up live music and cheap swill
Krista B. Apr 25, 2013
As the quintessential dive bar, Don Pedro is located in an auspicious part of Williamsburg. The area is undergoing a push and pull of gentrification, but Don Pedro maintains an air of cool without being pretentious. One of the best happy hours around, you can get a cheap drink any night of the week. From 4-9PM daily, select beers are only $2.50. For the daring, try one of the spicy vodka shots. The front room is a laid back vibe with worn out tables and funky colorful couches. Walk past the obligatory skee-ball machine to the back room, which is an open space that offers up live music. At the time of this review, the kitchen is closed. It is unclear when it will reopen, so feel free to bring in takeout or order delivery for those long-drinking hauls.
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