"The Perfect Bar" says  The New York Times

"One of the Cities most popular Dive Bars" ~ Am NY

The NY POST says  "Check out the extensive calendar! "

"Freddy's hosts some of the city's most original readings & performances." ~ Village Voice

IMBIBE & DINE, Inside & Out!

Our kitchen features "Pan-Brooklyn"... a Freddy's-esque conglomeration of various "Big-Bites" and "Little Bites."

The History of Freddy's is the History of Brooklyn

Welcome to Freddy’s

This chill & comfortable neighborhood favorite hosts a welcome mix of locals & far-flung visitors, thanks to its beautiful decor, bustling vibe and charming staff. This Brooklyn institution carries a history stretching back to prohibition. We feature live music, cult video & art exhibits, late night food, great prices, multiple cozy rooms and comfy outdoor spaces. Not to forget, our African Albino Water Frogs, Bluto & Burley, and our Mascott Billy the Cat, that no-one can outdrink!


We do not take reservations. We are “First Come, First Seated.”

HAPPY HOUR: Mon -Fri. 12 noon – 7pm / 365.  $5 DRAFTS & WELL DRINKS

& the ever popular $6 DRAFT & DOG. 

KITCHEN serving noon til 1:30am

BAR OPEN noon til 4AM

Front Entrance


Outdoor Seating

Upcoming Events

“Freddy’s has been praised by the press as one of Brooklyn’s most important cultural hubs and an underground mecca for creativity. Each night, a rotating cast of musicians, comedians, film buffs, and assorted literary types fill the air with the kind of anything goes vibe that New York City used to be famous for.?” ~ Best Of- Brooklyn Paper

We have a suggested 2-drink minimum for  Backroom performances.


01jun7:30 pmWednesday8:45 pmComedy Open Mic/Dane CurleyEvery 1st & 3rd Wed. All welcome. 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

02jun8:30 pmThursdayThe CYRQUE REVUE ( Burlesque + More ) Kita St Cyr. 1st Thursday Monthly8:30pm Burlesque, Circus Side Show, Drag, Hoola-Hoop, + More! Host Kita St Cyr 8:30 pm

03jun8:00 pmFriday8:45 pmJimmy Rhinestones and His Silver Balloons Debut Show (Alex Fontini) Jimmy's band plays pared down rootsy tunes from the heart! 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm

03jun9:00 pmFriday9:45 pmFireDean's Brooklyn Garden Club (FireDean Schilling) 9pm Washington Post-" Maybe a genius...A genuine hair prickler...One of the best songwriters around."9:00 pm - 9:45 pm

03jun10:00 pmFriday10:45 pmRoots Family Band10pm from Roots Cafe on 5th Ave, Brklyn!!10:00 pm - 10:45 pm

03jun11:00 pmFriday11:45 pmROOTS {Set 2}11:00 pm - 11:45 pm

04jun8:00 pmSaturday9:00 pmBackroom Private!Backroom8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

04jun9:00 pmSaturday10:00 pmBackroom PrivateBackroom9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

04jun10:00 pmSaturday10:30 pmBackroom PRIVATE!Backroom10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

04jun11:00 pmSaturday11:45 pmSkeeter Shelton's Spectrum 3 (Joel Peterson) Incredible fire music from Detroit!: Spectrum 3, featuring saxophone titan Skeeter Shelton, Joel Peterson and James Baljo.11:00 pm - 11:45 pm

05jun12:00 pmSunday4:00 pmBoog music and literary fest12 noon - Performing The Lemonheads album "It's a Shame About Ray." Classic Albums Live series 30 years after.12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

05jun7:00 pmSunday9:30 pmKaraoke~Humans Against Music:1st & 3rd Sunday Monthly 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

07jun8:30 pmTuesdayLimited ResourcesEvery 1st Tuesday Monthly in the Backroom!8:30 pm

08jun7:30 pmWednesday8:30 pmFresh 15: Comedy~ Every 2nd & 4th Wed7:30- 8:30pm. Every 2nd & 4th Wed7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

08jun9:30 pmWednesdayAsif’s Comedy Open Mic: 2nd & 4th WedAll experience levels (of comics & customers) are welcome. 9:30 pm

09jun8:30 pmThursdayBudding Beauties Burlesque! Host Lucy Buttons.8pm A night for performances by burlesque's newest rising stars. 2nd Thursday Monthly! 8:30 pm

10jun8:00 pmFriday8:45 pmFleza Doza (Paul C DeCoster) 8 pm FLEZA DOZA8:00 pm - 8:45 pm

10jun9:00 pmFriday9:45 pmDEE WHO9pm9:00 pm - 9:45 pm

10jun10:00 pmFriday10:45 pmDECOSTER INDIE SHINDIG (Paul C DeCoster) 10pm DECOSTER: We have a brand of power pop that gets you moving, thinking, feeling, and being who you are. Featuring other local acts. 10:00 pm - 10:45 pm

10jun11:00 pmFriday11:45 pmMichael G Potter (Michael G Potter) 11pm 4 piece/2 guitars bass/drums. One lead/drummer. 11:00 pm - 11:45 pm

11jun5:00 pmSaturday5:45 pmBitter Pill: Two Shots And A Piece Of Cake.Peter Solomita reading and Q & A.5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

11jun7:00 pmSaturday8:15 pmYael Veitz presents Wilder Centuries (Yael Veitz) Poet Yael Veitz and special guests to celebrate the release of Wilder Centuries! 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

11jun9:00 pmSaturdayCait StarSinger/song writer 9:00 pm

11jun10:00 pmSaturday10:45 pmGabriel MayersSinger/songwriter! House Favorite.10:00 pm - 10:45 pm

11jun11:00 pmSaturday11:45 pmThe Henry Mena Ego Trip: Saturday Night’s Alright For Rockin’11pm Power pop. Indie rock. Americana/rock. 11:00 pm - 11:45 pm

12jun8:30 pmSundayCyclone Jack’s Black Mass 8:30pm Jack Sullivan ~ Coney Island freak show: Every 2nd Sun Backroom8:30 pm

13jun7:00 pmMonday8:15 pmSo What Happened Was (Special night in June)7pm Backroom Story telling7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

13jun9:00 pmMonday9:45 pm"Storyteller's Round-Up" 9pm Saudia Young / Andy Hainz (Saudia Young) 3 acts, 1 night, a whole lotta fun! 9:00 pm - 9:45 pm

14jun7:30 pmTuesdayHear Me Out: Comedy Showcase7:30pm 2nd and 4th Tuesday Monthly7:30 pm

14jun11:00 pmTuesday“Devil’s Hour” Talk ShowLate night talk show with Geoff, 11pm 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYS11:00 pm

15jun7:30 pmWednesday8:45 pmComedy Open Mic with Dane Curley7:30 Every 1st & 3rd Wed. Dane hosts an anything goes Comedy Open Mic. Free to perform or attend. Kick back, laugh, and get yourself a drink! No theme. No prerequisites. All are welcome. 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

16jun8:00 pmThursdayVenatrix presents Glamourmess { Burlesque } Every 3rd Thu!8pm Doors. $10~ A night of glam rock burlesque brought to you by one of the masterminds behind Last Chance Dancers.8:00 pm

17jun8:00 pmFriday8:45 pmHeatblush (Arath Corral) 8pm Punk Brazilian with the colorful aesthetic of 80s pop.8:00 pm - 8:45 pm

17jun10:00 pmFriday10:45 pmAtomic Eighty (Jason Wright) NYC-based 4-piece funk-rock jamband / energetic originals & covers.10:00 pm - 10:45 pm

17jun11:00 pmFriday11:45 pmOpen Question (Ayumi Ishito) 11pm Improvisational project by the legendary underground multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter and company.11:00 pm - 11:45 pm

18jun6:00 pmSaturday7:30 pmCasHank {3rd Sat, 6pm}6pm “convivial blur of expert fiddlers, plucky pluckers, & amateur crooners”~NY Mag Critic’s Pick. “acoustic classic country jam”~ Village Voice Best Of. 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

18jun8:00 pmSaturday8:30 pmHyllus and The Veligers8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

18jun9:00 pmSaturday9:45 pmDopamine Junkies (Tianyi Zhang) Indie pop with a hint of ghost pepper9:00 pm - 9:45 pm

18jun10:00 pmSaturday10:45 pmJackie Puppet (Jim Williams) 10pm Little bit country, a little bit rock & roll. a little bit stoned & a little bit drunk...10:00 pm - 10:45 pm

18jun11:00 pmSaturdaySystem Lord- NO Way- (Matt Proctor) 11pm System lord returns to one of our favorite rooms in nyc11:00 pm

19jun4:00 pmSunday6:45 pmMimsey Mack Hosts Open Mic (Backroom)1st & 3rd Sun Open Mic! Come on IN!4:00 pm - 6:45 pm

19jun7:00 pmSunday9:30 pmKaraoke~Humans Against Music:1st & 3rd Sunday Monthly 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

20jun6:30 pmMonday8:00 pmFun MicSee Poster for Details6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

20jun8:30 pmMondaySo What Happened Was8:30 Backroom Story telling- the 3rd Monday Monthly8:30 pm

21jun3:00 pmTuesdayLes Sans Culottes: Sean Kershaw Trio: Even Twice: The Placeholders: Michael G PotterLes Sans Culottes: Sean Kershaw Trio:  Even Twice: The Placeholders:3:00 pm

21jun8:00 pmTuesdayOpen Mic with Jonathan Pharis:8pm Sign-Up 8:30 Show / 3rd Tuesdays8:00 pm

22jun7:30 pmWednesday8:30 pmFresh 15: Comedy~ Every 2nd & 4th Wed7:30- 8:30pm. Every 2nd & 4th Wed7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

22jun9:30 pmWednesdayAsif’s Comedy Open Mic: 2nd & 4th WedAll experience levels (of comics & customers) are welcome. 9:30 pm

23jun8:00 pmThursdayGay Goth Gang8pm A Pride Show for the Dark at Heart!8:00 pm

24jun8:00 pmFriday8:45 pmMadeleine Woods8pm Singer-songwriter8:00 pm - 8:45 pm

24jun9:00 pmFriday9:45 pmDonut City (KIRSTEN S RILEY) 9pm Brooklyn, Punk Pop and Tongue in Cheek Rock. Jiggle and Wiggle.9:00 pm - 9:45 pm

24jun10:00 pmFriday10:45 pmThe Carvels NYC10:00 pm - 10:45 pm

24jun11:00 pmFriday11:45 pmBikini Carwash11:00 pm - 11:45 pm

25jun8:00 pmSaturday8:45 amSurf Rock Extravaganza8pm Drip 2.0 8:00 pm - 8:45 am

25jun9:00 pmSaturday9:45 pmSurf Extravaganza9pm   The Supertones: Surf Bands All Nite!9:00 pm - 9:45 pm

25jun10:00 pmSaturday10:45 pmSurf Extravaganza "Band of Others."10pm Raw power / hard-charging band of musical renegades. Surf Bands All Nite!10:00 pm - 10:45 pm

25jun11:00 pmSaturday11:45 pmSurf Extravaganza "Band Of Others" is Host!11pm The Wraycyclers  Surf Bands All Nite!11:00 pm - 11:45 pm

26jun3:00 pmSunday7:00 pmObsolete Cinema: VHS Masters of Schlock!3pm. The movies you think you remember on a format you can't forget. Plus beer. Free double features Here in the Backroom, every 4th Sun 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

26jun3:00 pmSunday7:00 pmOC Presents ‘The Tao of Steve’ 3pm. ALL OF ME (1984) / THE MAN w/TWO BRAINS (1983)3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

27jun7:00 pmMonday9:00 pmFun Mic!1st 2nd 4th & 5th Mon 7-9./ 3rd Mon 6:30-8 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

27jun11:00 pmMonday11:45 pmGUNNAR (Backroom)11pm11:00 pm - 11:45 pm

28jun7:30 pmTuesdayHear Me Out: Comedy Showcase2nd and 4th Tuesdays Monthly7:30 pm

28jun11:00 pmTuesday“Devil’s Hour” Talk ShowLate night talk show with Geoff, 11pm 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAYS11:00 pm

29jun7:30 pmWednesday8:30 pmFresh 15: Comedy~ Every 2nd & 4th Wed (and 5th)7:30- 8:30pm. Every 2nd & 4th & 5th Wed7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

30jun8:30 pmThursdayThe CYRQUE REVUE ( Burlesque + More ) Kita St Cyr.8:30pm Burlesque, Circus Side Show, Drag, Hoola-Hoop, + More! Host Kita St Cyr 8:30 pm

About us

“A quirky Brooklyn bar with over nine decades of experience serving its customers, Freddy’s is prized for divey vibes, eclectic decor, crazy video mash-ups, & live performances in the Backroom. The bar also features a wide draft beer selection and tasty food as well as a charming staff. It’s the place to go for an authentic Brooklyn bar experience that goes beyond the cliches and offers you the real deal in the borough. There’s nothing quite like it.” ~ Dime Bank -Best Of- Brooklyn Paper.


Truly one of the best bars in NYC. Old school vibe with experienced bartenders. Decor is quirky mix of kitch and classic NY bar. Great music, plus rotating DJs, bands, comedy and events. Love!
Amazing dance show every year. You must see this. Last year was amazing!
This place is unique, serves great bar food and music and fantastic drinks. Service was super friendly and definitely worthy of coming back to again and again.
Freddy’s is my favorite bar in Brooklyn! Amazing vibe and decor! Great happy hour and bar food with full kitchen. Open patio in the summer, frequent events from films to bands, etc. Incredible art and video collage on display. And the bartenders always have a great playlist. The best!
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