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“Excellent drinks”
Review of Brooklyn Inn

Brooklyn Inn
Ranked #1,050 of 5,844 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Bar
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

My cousin, Claudine, said this is her favorite local bar. Now I know why. Everyone's drinks were on point. The interior is classic old bar. Reminded me of an Olde English bar. Check it out.

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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Yes the bar's architecture and ambiance are great, however, and I am talking from years of experience trying to like this bar; the barmaid is absolutely the worst. She is nasty, rude, mean, unfriendly, belligerent and dishonest. I cant imagine a bar owner permitting her to act the way she does at this bar, she steals from customers and she doesn't follow the New York Liquor Laws; so we are reporting the bar and staff because of that. I have watched her serve drunken customers (friends) while completely ignoring other paying customers who are sober and just trying to get a beer, she does not like outsiders. You will be told the bar is closed while she continues to serve friends even after hours. If you don't mind paying prices for incorrectly-poured drinks or things you did not order (then being treated like its your fault and you won't get more drinks from barmaid because of this), than consider yourself welcome; however if you want to order something, get what you ordered and pay what the menu states it cost, well than you better go somewhere else; because on top of the rudeness from the staff, that is the other problem with the bar, belligerent attitudes from staff who try to upsell you, but call it a mistake, or replacing a cheaper liquor or beer for a more expensive liquor or beer and then when you disagree- you basically are refused any more service at the bar, its really pretty unbelievable that they have not gotten shut down yet over their shenanigans such as mischarging for drinks, improperly refusing service, and my favorite just plain being rude, unfriendly and mean. Do yourself a favor, don't go here you will not enjoy it, its the worst experience because of the nasty barmaid behind the bar. Go to Smith St. Court St. or a really nice bar called the Owl Barn, all of the aforementioned bars have nice bartenders, great environments and they wont try to steal from you; plus they are simply friendly; something that the Brooklyn Inn has no idea about. Consider yourself warned about this dumpy bar, its not a nice place to go.

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Thank harryp401
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

Has a great old-time (or so I imagine!) bar vibe, with dim lighting and solid darks wood throughout no TV, and cash-only. Several nooks and crannies with tucked-away seating, aside from the bar, window seating, and a pool table in the back. Great spot hidden in the neighborhood!

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Thank Dave S
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

We stayed in Brooklyn for 4 nights and came here every night because it is a really lovely looking pub, no TV's, nice dark and mellow vibe inside. However the beer can be really awful, it wasn't good most nights, but the last night the bartender blatantly served me slops from the wrong beer, I mean apart from looking awful it wasn't even remotely the same colour as the previous beer I'd bought - we just walked out. Such a shame that you get people basically trying to steal money from you in such a lovely pub. Oh well!

Worth visiting to see, but maybe buy a bottle or something where they can't try and defraud you.

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Thank JohnB1051
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Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

A few reviews refer to this place as the nearest thing to an English pub in NYC. That would be true if those pubs were run by an irrationally negative, unhelpful and unfriendly barman (I'm sure some pubs fit that criteria in UK but I'm yet to meet as toxic a bar person as the one we encountered here).

Every question asked was batted back with a scolding and a determination to make the customer feel like an inconvenience.

Asked for advice on the beers, as I didn't recognise most, a scrap of paper with the names was slapped onto the bar in front of me with no descriptions.

No wifi password, a bizarre refusal to accept dimes, an astonishing lack of ability at talking to people, all added to a dour atmosphere.

Far better bars in the area, would avoid.

Thank Tina C
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