Brooklyn Social

(718) 858-7758 | View Website

335 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions   11231

40.680599 -73.994479

Open Hours

Sun-Thu, 5pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 5pm-4am

 
Bars & Pubs, Bars & Clubs, Neighborhood Bars  more

More Categories: Singles Bars, Restaurants

Bar & Club Special Features: Specialty Cocktails

Bar & Pub Special Features: Bar Food

Payment Methods: Cash

Neighborhoods: Carroll Gardens

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Reviews for Brooklyn Social

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Jake LaMotta was here with Rocky Graziano.... – I was recommended to take the trip to Brooklyn and it was well worth it. It is a former Italian Gentleman's Club and it balances the best of both new and old. The decor and lay out are original. The barmen look great and classy but the place has a rough and tumble vibe. Really fine cocktails (at decent prices- not the cheapest but not Manhattan prices either...) and your basic beer and liquor. Not 500 kinds of flavored vodka. Just the straight necessities. Dressed up and messed up. It rocks. The music is fantastic! Rare cuts. From jump blues and crazy jazz to old soul classics and 1970's reggae. It is Old School in the best sort of way. The crowd is really pleasant. All types. Uptown meets downtown. Warning: Don't spread the word far enough to ruin this hideaway.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great bar...cocktails & vibe! – Love the classic cocktails, especially the old fashioned. bartenders in ties and white aprons. tuesday nights are great when Ivan's behind the bar. The other night the music ranged from Duke Ellington to some scratchy old Italian opera. old school w/o being pretentious. love it! we just moved to the hood...this is our new spot.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Of two minds – I don't know about this place. On the one hand, I was not allowed in such places earlier in my life (in my family girls and "nice" women were prohibited), so it's fascinating for me to actually be able to go into one. The memorabilia brings back happy memories of my older relatives, and the juke box has Neapolitan song and Italian American standards. On the other hand, as the night goes on it gets jammed with hipsters and the use of my ethnic heritage to create a little theme park for them becomes kind of appalling (and what is it with these male hipsters and the stupid-looking knit hats they're all using to express their idiosyncratic countercultural genius this month?). Go early, on a night when bartender Ivan is around.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Decent, but not memorable – The space is small, crowded, dark, and while that might sound good for a bar I mostly found it too cramped for comfort. Good thing is music is not blaring out of control so you can hear the people next to you. There are also working bathrooms. Drinks were good but expensive at $8 a pop, and some were larger/smaller yet the price was the same.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Lemomcello!! – Great place - try the Lemoncello Cocktails.

PLUS - this place has a working restroom!

It's a fun place for a few drinks after work or on a Friday or Saturday night. The bartenders mix a good drink.

it's alittle rpciey, but good for a night out. {You could walk over to teh next block & buy a btoole of Lemoncello - but it's NOT the same}

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great Drinks and Close to Home. – This place is homey and trendy all at the same time. Its friendly and snobby all at the same time. The drinks are great and traditional but also very old-school. Basically is a great place, just what brooklyn is and is not.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

it's my fave – I love this place. There's really nothing bad about it. Great staff, nice decorations, awesome juke box, the drinks aren't bad either. They have a great cocktail list and can make ANYTHING you ask for. They have rye, for crying out loud. It's great for that 1940's girl in you. Give me a boibon, Johnny.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Brooklyn's Best – Best cocktail bar in Brooklyn with a nod to the classic drinks, but innovative enough to create some of their own that hope to be classics some day. The bartenders are professional, dressed in ties. Not overly friendly, but do give you your own space to chat with friends you came with without being intrusive. A quaint, warm space to feel like you could be doing something no one else knows about, but it's already too late for that when you realize how quickly the bar begins to fill up as the night progresses.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

There's no place like home – I love the no glitz glamour of this old fashioned european den. The garden and pool table are natural allures but the warm lighting and friendly staff will bring me in any day

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Brooklyn's new blood parties like the Rat Pack at this social club-gone-public. – The Scene
Brooklyn's members-only establishments--hidden in the windowless ground floors of brownstones and marked only by neighborhood patriarchs smoking cigars out front--are a subject of intrigue. Brooklyn Social caters to this curiosity. In this dark watering hole, the former home of a real Italian social club, vintage-chic regulars grab bar stools, shoot pool, smoke cigarettes on the back porch and soak in the nostalgic decor. A pressed-tin ceiling and long stately bar add to the ambience.

The Draw
Classic cocktails match the old-school environs. Bunches of fresh mint and rosemary, ready to be muddled into mojitos and specialty Riposto cocktails, embellish the bar, and dapper bartenders hand over the martini list with a snappy "What can I fix for ya, sister?" The Ginger old-fashioned, made with sugar and maraschino cherries, satisfies a sweet tooth. Tough guys opt for the Brooklyn martini, straight-up rye with a hint of orange brandy.

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