Party Earth Review Named after the Norse god of mischief, Loki Lounge embraces the duplicitous nature of its namesake by combining a decent local bar with an elegant lounge popular with an after-work crowd. The front area looks much like... ... read full review
304 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
D, F, G, M, N, R: 4th Avenue-9th Street; R: Union Street-4th Avenue
M–F 3pm–4am, Sa–Su 1pm–4am
PARK SLOPE, NEW YORK –
Named after the Norse god of mischief, Loki Lounge embraces the duplicitous nature of its namesake by combining a decent local bar with an elegant lounge popular with an after-work crowd.
The front area looks much like any other tavern with the requisite exposed brick walls dotted with sports jerseys and liquor advertisements, a pool table, and a lacquered wood bar where finance types and local office workers gather to have a couple beers, shoot some pool, toss darts, watch the game, or play something chill on the jukebox.
Just past the red curtain divide, however, patrons will find a high-ceilinged brick chamber where flirtatious young groups of clubbed-out guys and sultry-eyed party girls sprawl on beautifully upholstered chaises fit for Versailles, dance casually with a new acquaintance, or sip cocktails beneath the steeple-like skylight.
In the summer, those in need of fresh air can pop out to the smoking area in back, where wrought-iron picnic tables offer a quieter place to chat and chill out.
Though distinctly divided between bar and lounge, Loki manages to maintain a unified atmosphere helped along by a sexy soundtrack of classic rock and an outgoing crowd of young professionals looking for a laid-back evening of dancing and mingling over cocktails.
Post-work partiers, finance types, local office workers, and sports fans, mostly 20s and 30s.
Jukebox features classic dark rock. Pool table and darts. Flat-screen TVs.
Customers can bring in outside food. Happy Hour M–F 3–7pm.
Beer $4+, wine $6+, cocktails $6+. One drink minimum.
After-work casual: button-downs, polos, Ed Hardy, Affliction, cargo pants, sneakers, skirts and blouses, jackets.
Saturday nights for the biggest crowds, and Fridays for a good weekend starter.
A few blocks over on Fifth is High Dive (243 Fifth Avenue), a classy yet rambunctious rock bar with a mix tape-loaded jukebox.