"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
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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!

   Due to the current city and state mandates, Freddy’s Bar will only serve vaccinated patrons. Proof of vaccination (vax card or vax pass) must be shown before service. Please wear a mask until your vaccination status is verified.
   Freddy’s Bar & Backroom is for “Vaccinated People Only!” IT IS THE LAW!
If you have no proof of Vaccination, you’ll be asked to leave!
 

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

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.?” ~ Dime Bank -Best Of- Brooklyn Paper
 

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

october

16oct1:00 pmSaturday7:00 pmAnnual memorial for all the musicians who have died.Annual memorial for all the musicians who have died. 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

16oct8:00 pmSaturday8:45 pmThe Missouri Pacific8pm Harkens back to an era famous for its experimentation, risk, surprise, and revolt in movement and music, melodic, sincere, unconventional and ever-evolving.8:00 pm - 8:45 pm

16oct9:00 pmSaturday9:45 pmMike GolubImprovised music on Guitar9:00 pm - 9:45 pm

16oct10:30 pmSaturdayApache Brown (The Apache Brown Band) Mississippi Hill Country, Delta, and Chicago Blues 10:30pm til Late. Every 3rd Sat. 10:30 pm

16oct11:15 pmSaturdayThe Apache Brown Band: {Second Set} (The Apache Brown Band) 10:30pm til Late. Every 3rd Sat. 11:15 pm

17oct3:30 pmSunday5:30 amFaculty Reading / Rutgers: Creative Writing Faculty Reading3:30 pm - 5:30 am

17oct4:00 pmSundayOn Piano, Country Blues and Customer Requests: {Frontroom:}Richard The Human Juke Box.4:00 pm

17oct7:00 pmSunday9:30 pmKaraoke~Humans Against Music:1st & 3rd Sunday Monthly 7- 9:30pm7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

18oct8:30 pmMondayPalmyra8:30pm Backroom Boston-based folk trio8:30 pm

19oct8:00 pmTuesdayLit Up TriviaThe trivia night where everyone gets ‘lit up’! Even your host - Craig Reid!8:00 pm

19oct8:30 pmTuesdayTuesday Bluesday (Freddy Deboe.) 8:30pm Frontroom ~ Freddy DeBoe: Soulful Sax -Traveled the world with Daptone Recording Artists Charles Bradley, Sharon Jones, and the James Hunter Six, as well as Lee Fields, Nicole Wray, Binky Griptite, producers Gabe Roth, Mark Ronson & many others. You can expect plenty of feel good music made for dancing & good times! Every Tue w special guests.8:30 pm

20oct7:30 pmWednesday8:45 pmComedy Open Mic with Dane Curley7:30 Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday. 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. Which means you tolerate bits and views you disagree with and treat people respectfully. Nice and easy!7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

20oct9:00 pmWednesdayNot Right Now: Comedy.9pm Every Wed 9:00 pm

21oct8:00 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

22oct8:00 pmFriday8:45 pmSet-up & Sound Check (Chris LiButti) Event to run 9pm til 12am (at least)8:00 pm - 8:45 pm

22oct9:00 pmFriday9:45 pmBands (Host Chris LiButti) (Chris LiButti) Jazz/improvisation. 9:00 pm - 9:45 pm

22oct10:00 pmFriday10:45 pmBands (Host Chris LiButti) (Chris LiButti) Jazz/improvisation. 10:00 pm - 10:45 pm

22oct11:00 pmFriday11:45 pmBands (Host Chris LiButti) (Chris LiButti) Jazz/improvisation. 11:00 pm - 11:45 pm

23oct8:00 pmSaturday8:45 amDJ C-prod-G Set-upEntertainer Extraordinaire. If you want to hear music that makes your body move, welcome to the party!!8:00 pm - 8:45 am

23oct9:00 pmSaturday9:45 amDJ C-prod-GEntertainer Extraordinaire. If you want to hear music that makes your body move, welcome to the party!!9:00 pm - 9:45 am

23oct10:00 pmSaturday10:45 amDJ C-prod-GEntertainer Extraordinaire. If you want to hear music that makes your body move, welcome to the party!!10:00 pm - 10:45 am

23oct11:00 pmSaturday11:45 amDJ C-prod-GEntertainer Extraordinaire. If you want to hear music that makes your body move, welcome to the party!!11:00 pm - 11:45 am

24oct3:00 pmSunday7:00 pmObsolete Cinema: Candyman (1992) & Jason Takes Manhattan.Urban Hellscape: Candyman (1992) & Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

24oct4:00 pmSundayOn Piano, Country Blues and Customer Requests: {Frontroom:}Richard The Human Juke Box.4:00 pm

24oct7:30 pmSunday9:00 pmCool Baby NYC (Cool Baby NYC) COMEDY- Every 4th Sunday Monthly.7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST

24oct10:00 pmSundayBad Brujixe’s Only Mixer & CabaretCabaret and Mixer:10:00 pm

25oct8:00 pmMondayCasHank {4th Mon Monthly}“Highfalutin country…a convivial blur of expert fiddlers, plucky pluckers, & amateur crooners …”~NY Mag. Critic’s Pick. “an acoustic classic country jam”~ Village Voice. Best Of. Performing the music of Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Senior and other classic country music. “Johnny Cash and Hank Williams are the stars of the playlist. A stringent four-chord rule holds sway so joining the session can be as simple as singing/playing from your seat, or if you’re a more seasoned instrumentalist, jumping onstage behind host Alex Battle. It all adds up to a convivial blur of expert fiddlers, plucky pluckers, and amateur crooners reprising “Ring of Fire” or “On the Road Again.” Should you feel compelled to request something other than Cash or Hank, please stick to old standbys like “You Are My Sunshine” lest you be run outta town.~Critic’s Pick. NY Mag.  Lindsey Weber”8:00 pm

26oct8:00 pmTuesdayLit Up TriviaThe trivia night where everyone gets ‘lit up’! Even your host - Craig Reid!8:00 pm

26oct8:30 pmTuesdayTuesday Bluesday (Freddy Deboe.) 8:30pm Frontroom ~ Freddy DeBoe: Soulful Sax -Traveled the world with Daptone Recording Artists Charles Bradley, Sharon Jones, and the James Hunter Six, as well as Lee Fields, Nicole Wray, Binky Griptite, producers Gabe Roth, Mark Ronson & many others. You can expect plenty of feel good music made for dancing & good times! Every Tue w special guests.8:30 pm

27oct7:30 pmWednesday8:30 pmFresh 15: Comedy~ Every 2nd & 4th Wed7:30- 8:30pm. Every 2nd & 4th Wed7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

27oct9:00 pmWednesdayNot Right Now: Comedy.9pm Every Wed 9:00 pm

28oct8:00 pmThursdayUncle Freak presents I Drag You Not: ( Burlesque )8pm Every 4th Thu. A drag king variety show featuring the talents from NYC and beyond! We have trivia, BIPOC raffle prizes, games and more!8:00 pm

29oct6:00 pmFriday7:00 pmJoe Beef6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

29oct7:00 pmFriday8:00 pmJoePlasticBeef7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

29oct7:00 pmFriday8:00 pmJoe Plastic7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

29oct8:00 pmFriday8:45 pmKilldeer~All-female guitar-driven rock. (Jacqueline Champe) NYC all-female guitar-driven rock and roll band.8:00 pm - 8:45 pm

29oct9:00 pmFriday9:45 pmMy Little Eye (Jeannie Fry) Gowanus based Indie Rock quartet formed right before the pandemic started and are ready to ROCK!9:00 pm - 9:45 pm

29oct11:00 pmFriday11:45 pmPASS THE POI (stephen bombardiere) 11pm PASS THE POI brings their special brand of surfy garage rock to Freddy's in Brooklyn for a night of beach party vibes 11:00 pm - 11:45 pm

30oct8:00 pmSaturday8:45 pmFreddy's Annual Halloween Party with Evil D and DJ Ben the BeyonderDetails 2 come8:00 pm - 8:45 pm

30oct9:00 pmSaturday9:45 pmFreddy's Annual Halloween Party with Evil D and DJ Ben the BeyonderDetails 2 come9:00 pm - 9:45 pm

30oct10:00 pmSaturday10:45 pmFreddy's Annual Halloween Party with Evil D and DJ Ben the Beyonder!Details 2 come10:00 pm - 10:45 pm

30oct11:00 pmSaturdayFreddy's Annual Halloween Party with Evil D and DJ Ben the BeyonderDetails 2 come11:00 pm

31oct4:00 pmSundayOn Piano, Country Blues and Customer Requests: {Frontroom:}Richard The Human Juke Box.4:00 pm

31oct8:00 pmSundayHalloween Coven with Wild Woman Lee Taylor featuring Noe Socha, steve wood, & josh DavisWild Woman Lee Taylor featuring Noe Socha, steve wood, & josh Davis8:00 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.

Testimonials

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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!
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Amazing dance show every year. You must see this. Last year was amazing!
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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.
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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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