The New York Times: Perfect  Bar. “

    Time Out NY: Perfect  Saloon              

L Magazine: Brooklyn’s most   eclectic,  smarty-pants  &  resilient  bar.

above: 200 YEAR OLD WOOD STOREFRONT, Custom Awnings & the BOOZE HOUND Freddy’s CREST.  BELOW: Take a VIDEO TOUR …..

    Brokelyn Mag: ” One of  the best bars  in the country… boasts both cult  celebrity & a history  stretching back  to  Prohibition.

              New York Mag: “ Greatness  lies behind these  doors.”

Village Voice NYC Guide: “Freddy’s hosts some of  the city’s most  original  readings  and performances.”

                           Village Voice: BEST OFBEST BAR VIDEO ART: “Donald O’Finn’s  feverishly edited & encyclopedically  strange  video collages…” http://freddysbar.com/category/video/

ABOVE: OVER $100,000.00 RAISED FOR CHARITY by the BARMEN’S Fund: Raising a toast @ anniversary party held @ Fred’s.

The Wall Street Journal: ” Freddy’s…endured as a bar for over seven decades … (now) the  inmates  are running  the  asylum.”


Brooklyn Paper:  One of Brooklyn’s 200  MOST  INFLUENCIAL  INSTITUTIONS.


                  Curbed NY: #1 Moment From (Doc Film) “Battle for Brooklyn.” Freddy’s co-owner Donald  O’Finn  being  a  BADASS.

       ABOVE: Antique Red Mahogany Bar, Captain’s chairs, Hollywood regency lamps, Tin ceiling, & Hard-Wood floor.



New  York Mag:  ( Best  Of )   “The  great Freddy’s… seems  to  sizzle  with  life.”


BRAVO TV  Night life  Guide: When  God created  the  bar,  he named it  Freddy’s.”

ABOVE: Follow The Light: Freddy’s Introduces New Outdoor Projections of their cult Videos.


NYC Gothamist:  Best Five Barkeeps In NYC. “Donald O’Finn at Freddy’s”

NY Metro Mix:  10 Best Bartenders in NYC.  “Donald O’Finn at Freddy’s”


Hurricane Irene, Hurricane Sandy, a Government & a Millionaire Developer couldn’t close Freddy’s doors: Freddy’s stays OPEN come Hell or High-water - Literally: - Brooklyn Vegan:

 The N.Y. City’s Tourist Board lists FREDDY’S as a MUST SEE LOCATION

Live Music nightly. Drinks til 4am, Food til 2am. OPEN EVERY DAY 365.

If Hurricanes can’t shut our doors, we certainly won’t!

           Knotmag.com:  “A Mecca  for artists and writers with no stomach  for hipster poseurs or overpriced  drinks.”

Bavatuesdays.com:This  storied  speak easy represents  the  best  combination of  dive bar and  underground  cultural  Mecca.”

Busy Night pictured above

NYC.com - Best Literary Bars: “Co-owner Donald O’Finn’s visual art – check out the mesmerizing mix…” “..musicians of all stripes, and…a meeting place for artists.”

WNYC:  “(Freddy’s) has a cat that you can’t  out-drink, the best  fish-tank in  NYC.  It’s  an Amazing  Bar.”

Freddy's Bar Owners

Perfect TRIFECTA: Freddy’s Bar owners Donald O’Finn, Matt Kuhn, and Matt Kimmett.

         AM NY:  “ One of  the Cities  most  popular Dive Bars” 

The Brooklynite: “Freddy’s  is one of  the  borough’s  most  vital  Cultural  Hubs.”                                       

NY  Drinker: “..Eclectic art .. trademark energy  with  their  familiar  activist-minded crowd  &  happily  dancing  bartenders.

 YELP: 5 Stars. “This  is  the  best goddamn bar  you will ever need  to build  a decent buzz – the  bartenders  take care of  you,  the  tunes  are awesome,  the bands  are  better,  the  ambiance is  like  a Mae West’s  boudoir  on  acid & the videos  will  reassess  your take  on  reality.”

                    (Above) Freddy’s Family Crest. The Double Drinking Booze Hounds with Winged Bottle.

Local Bozo:  “In our ever changing and yuppified city, we need places like Freddy’s to thrive. Being original and respected is not easy to come by. Too many of our city’s watering holes and sports bars appear seriously prepackaged and have no soul to them. When I go sit down at a bar for a pint or even a shot,     I want to feel like I am at a place…where I can call home.”

Jose Cuervo Cereal – New for Kids!

Short Doc by Peg Byron on Fred’s NEAR THE END of the old place!

Trailer from another Documentary “Freddys Barhttp://freddysbar.com/2010/06/01/freddys-bar-documentary/  by Vicente Rodriguez Ortega
Film synopsis from BROOKLYN FILM FESTIVAL:
This documentary chronicles the diverse set of characters in Freddy’s community – the bartenders, the regulars, the artists and the musicians. Through their barside reflections, both hilarious and poignant, we see the true importance of this Brooklyn institution. Beyond the late nights and naked Mondays, Freddy’s was a vital part of the neighborhood.

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