The Charleston

(718) 782-8717 | View Website

174 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions   11211

40.718173 -73.957690

Open Hours

Mon-Sat 3:30pm-2am

Nightclubs, Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Music Events, Bars & Clubs  more

More Categories: Bars & Pubs, Neighborhood Bars, Taverns

Bar & Club Special Features: Live Music, Open Mic

Bar & Club Type of Music: Alternative Rock, Folk & Bluegrass

Cuisine: Southern

Neighborhoods: Greenpoint


From The Owners of The Charleston

The Charleston is a mixed bag of a bar. After changing owners, it has transformed from a complete dive into an ironic dive. It's hard to…

Off All Draft Beers, Off Well Drinks, Shot & Beer, Free Personal Pizza... more

Reviews for The Charleston

over a year ago

Perfect Spot With Friends – the spot to stop for pizza and pop!

over a year ago

So - So times at the Charleston – This place is alright. The pizza is mediocre (until you consider it's free!!). Drinks are pretty reasonably priced, nothing below $5 though. The only problem with this place is the waitstaff. There are maybe 2 nice bartenders in the whole place. The rest are pretentious and judgmental. I've walked in here and turned on a dime because I've recognized a particularly rude server from previous visits. Don't even bother trying to place an order unless you're clad from head to toe in the latest from American Apparel or Urban outfitters. There are way friendlier places to head to in this part of town.

over a year ago

Can't wait to hear SHINY SHOES @ The Charleston on June 6, 2008 @ 10pm - Great space for live shows @ SHINY SHOES ROCKS!

over a year ago

THE NEW BARTENDERS RULE! !! MONTANA IS ONE OF THE BEST AND FUNNIES BARTENDERS ON BEDFORD AVE!!! – During the week, every time i've been there it always good times. Around 25 to 40 people at it's peek, which i think is a good vibe. i can always get a drink within 2 mins of my glass being empty.On sunday nights you'll find a very select scene of: smart ,older punkrockers listening to Erik (Golden Error) Dj. RAD.

over a year ago

Fridays do rock – Fridays are the best. It gets going around 8:00. The drinks are cheap and the locals are really friendly. Good for hearing some NYC area bands but not overdoing it on Friday night.

over a year ago

A vastly charming spot that hangs on to Williamsburg's old-school glory. – The Setting
The Charleston is a tackily appealing, dimly lit room. The ancient bar stretches down the side, and is usually manned by Benny, the proprietor for uncounted decades. A room in the back is cozy, with semicircular booths and soft red lighting. Music from Sinatra's day through the '70s is covered on a jukebox whose seriously old speakers make everything sound a little bit better for being a little bit worse. Benny owns the pizza kitchen next door as well, in case you need something with your beer.

The Scene
Even as Bedford Avenue has become the new Champs-Elysees, the Charleston still holds onto an interesting mix of hip kids and some of the neighborhood's old guard, by which we mean, like, 70-year-old Polish guys. A stage in the back room also plays home to local bands, who have made the Charleston something of a hip venue for up-and-coming art rockers.

over a year ago

Friday nights rock! – The Charleston is a warm and comfy Williamsburg bar, right off the L subway at Bedofrd St. Its doors are open to all who might stumble in, as there is usually no cover. Fridays are especially fun at The Charleston, with cool and upcoming NYC area bands playing live in the back.

The pizza slices in the Charleston's adjoining kitchen are totally yummy and help to take the beer edge off a notch or two. nights are great because they have bands


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