Mary's Bar

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Mary's Bar The jury is still out on Mary's Bar, the place that might be a neighborhood dive cool enough to appeal to hipsters, or a hipster bar with enough local character to draw a crowd of happening Park Slope regulars. New York United States 40.660764 -73.994221
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Party Earth Review The jury is still out on Mary’s Bar, the place that might be a neighborhood dive cool enough to appeal to hipsters, or a hipster bar with enough local character to draw a crowd of happening Park Slope regulars. Either... ... read full review

  • Subway:

    D, N, R: 25th Street-4th Avenue

  • Phone:

    718-499-2175

  • Hours:

    Daily noon–4am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Mary's Bar Review

The Scene

The jury is still out on Mary's Bar, the place that might be a neighborhood dive cool enough to appeal to hipsters, or a hipster bar with enough local character to draw a crowd of happening Park Slope regulars.

The jury is still out on Mary’s Bar, the place that might be a neighborhood dive cool enough to appeal to hipsters, or a hipster bar with enough local character to draw a crowd of happening Park Slope regulars.

Either way, this plain venue, with its mismatched furniture, laid-back vibe, and sparse décor, manages to neatly straddle the line between unpretentious barroom and shabby chic watering hole.

Curiosity shop clutter and a pressed tin ceiling complete the rather nondescript look, which goes largely unnoticed by the trendy young patrons who belly up to the dark wood bar to swig everything from canned Tecate to Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale.

Although the drinking den prides itself on its no-frills, no-gimmicks approach, it does allow each of its barkeeps a chalkboard on which they can express serving preferences (“No mixed drinks!”) or personal opinions (“Smile – just because!”).

Groups of young partiers take over the rows of tables and banquettes to down cocktails and groove to iPod mixes that run the gamut from Tom Waits to Social Distortion, but as the night gets into full swing and the bar overflows, the open pool table area in back turns into a standing-room-only scene of chill rockers and seasoned barhoppers.

A place that never tries to impress but is unrelentingly cool, Mary’s Bar serves up the hipster aesthetic without the gnawing cynicism common among many of Brooklyn’s popular dives.

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Tip from Emma:

When these guys say their Happy Hour is $2 off all drafts and spirits, they mean all – even top-shelf liquor gets the two-buck cut! So don’t feel you have to stick to the well drinks – go ahead and sample some top-shelf booze.

  • Crowd

    Local professionals, grown-up hipsters, blue-collar artists, laid-back rockers, and barhoppers, 20s to 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    iPod mixes played over the sound system. Pool table, darts.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Happy Hour nightly 4–7pm.

  • Prices

    Beer $3–$6, wine $6–$9, cocktails $5–$12.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Trendy casual: t-shirts, jeans, vintage anything, flats, boots, designer jackets.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Fridays and Saturdays for the busiest crowds.

  • Close By

    Bar 718 (718 Fifth Avenue) is a tiny watering hole right down the street with a neighborhood vibe and friendly staff.

Mary's Bar User Reviews

Average rating:
A charming hangout
Chris K. Nov 16, 2012
What a charmer! With its junk shop decor, long and well-stocked bar, amazing drinks specials, and wonderful seating, Mary's Bar is a lovely revamp of an old Park Slope watering hole. Inside, you can sip happy hour specials and pumpkin ale while the cool edgy bartenders blast their favorite rock, indie, soul, and hip-hop off of their iPods. A pool table allows for a little mid-drink gaming, and a wide selection of spirits even results in the occasional well-crafted mixology cocktail. If you're in the neighborhood, take a moment to swing by and flirt with some of the laid-back and adorable patrons--just look for the sign reading 'BAR!'
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