"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!

   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: $5 DRAFTS & WELL DRINKS & the ever popular $6 DRAFT & DOG. 12 – 7 pm/365. 

Open 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.


27sep3:00 pmMonday6:00 pmPrivate Backroom rehearsal / small play3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

27sep8:00 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

28sep1:00 pmTuesday6:00 pmPrivate Backroom rehearsal / small play1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

28sep8:30 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

29sep12:00 pmWednesday4:00 pmPrivate Backroom rehearsal / small play12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

29sep9:00 pmWednesdayNot Right Now: Comedy.9pm Every Wed 9:00 pm

30sep8:00 pmThursdayUncle Freak presents I Drag You Not: ( Burlesque )8pm A drag king variety show featuring the talents from NYC and beyond! We have trivia, BIPOC raffle prizes, games and more!8:00 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.


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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