262 Taaffe Pl, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1120540.691305 -73.959628
FOOD WAS ON POINT !!!! GREAT SERVICE – I Filmed A Music Video There ( The DEY - I Need You ) I met the owner. Very cool dude. Cooks, hosts everybody. ALl nice people. Ordered A BUNCH of Heinekins, and a Gazillion different types of burgers, Our crew and talent didn't want to leave.
nice venue -- horrible staff – This place would be awesome... except the staff has a serious attitude problem.
If I wanted an attitude I would have stayed in Manhattan.
This review doesn't include the upstairs, which I didn't try but the food looked good.
Relaxed, fun, good eats – I've been goingto this place for 3 years now, feel badi havent written a review yet. they have somethign for everyone. Live music, art, hip hop, house, good drinks, good food, friendly neighborhood vibe. Big stars pass through too. going there tonight. LOL.
This Clinton Hill bar serves up art, literature, music, Greek food and, best of all, some room to breathe. – The Scene
This laid-back, 5,000-square-foot watering hole isn't meant to make Taaffe Place the next Bedford Avenue. The folks who work here are more interested in attracting the long-term residents of Clinton Hill than the transient Pratt set. But with cheap eats, gigantic margaritas and a tiny library, stocked with Kant, Chomsky and Nabokov, the art students can't stay away.
In the tremendous basement, mod furniture and groovy chandeliers conjure up a retro-futuristic look, perhaps inspired by the style that was considered space-age when Sputnik was launched in 1957. A large gallery space hosts shows from local artists, and a mid-sized stage features an array of live music (blues, funk, rock and hip-hop) and an occasional burlesque performance.
half lounge half divey sports bar – The editorial review calls it a 'chilled out lounge.' When Sputnik is at its best, it is that - a great space, quirky/hip decor, cheap eats and a mellow vibe can be found about HALF the time when I visit Sputnik. The other half of the time you'll either find
A. the music too loud and metal/thrasher rock oriented to really enjoy a conversation, beverage, snack, or even 10 minutes of lounging
or B. The giant projection screen usually used for background screening of art house movies being used as a giant TV to show a ball game, with sound at full blast.
If they could be consistent in their vibe, they'd get a consistent customer out of me!
Easy like Sunday morning – $11 gets you a generous portion of your favorite brunch fare plus a huge, spicey and delicious bloody mary (or a sparkling mimosa if you prefer). The laid back atmosphere lends well to a long game of Risk, perusing the Sunday Times, delving into a good book or just relaxing and listening to the DJ spin soft jazz. Expect to wait a bit for your food, but just relax and enjoy the friendly staff and the chill ambience. And don't forget to stop by the downstairs for art and music shows at night!
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