Duff's

(718) 599-2092 | View Website

168 Marcy Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions   11211

40.708824 -73.957779

Open Hours

Daily 6pm-4am

 
Bars & Clubs, Bars & Pubs, Biker Bars  more

More Categories: Dive Bars, Neighborhood Bars, Restaurants

Bar & Club Special Features: Late-Night Scene, Live Music, Outdoor Seating

Bar & Pub Special Features: Happy Hour, Jukebox

Payment Methods: Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Dress Code: Casual

Neighborhoods: Greenpoint

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Duff's

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over a year ago

Citysearch Editorial Review – New York's self-proclaimed metal mecca, Duff's is a loner in a part of Greenpoint still known primarily for its greasy takeout. The shadows of the elevated J-M-Z line make an authentic home for this dingy, red-lit basement bar swathed in hard rock nostalgia. The exterior consists only of a barred window that gives a dusty glimpse at what’s inside--for starters, one of the city's best jukeboxes (stocked with the likes of Iggy and the Stooges and the Ramones), a cat named Lemmy and a "wheel of misfortune," which determines whether you win a free beer or eat a dog biscuit. Under-the-radar metal groups rage on weekends (or whenever they're free), but even if there’s a live show, there's never a cover charge. Rock and roll, indeed.

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5.0
over a year ago

Getcha pull at the best dive bar in town ! – With dozens of Bay Ridge bars just steps from me, I log more hours commuting to and from Duff's than I do to work (true story)... It's like Drunkin' Donuts: It's worth the trip. Where else can you get top shelf drinks that aren't watered down, without taking out a mortgage? - Nowhere but Duff's Brooklyn! Where else can you find a staff to make you laugh, yet make you sweat ? (Owner excluded) -No place other than Duff's! It sports an ever changing butt-kicking jukebox selection, including the dash of fun for the occasional mood change. The outdoor deck when it's too loud or you need to BBQ something to keep your vodka company. This is the place to go in NYC - whether you're an aficionado of the beverage arts and/or a hard rock/metal fan. There's even an outhouse! I mean, if an outhouse doesn't say "Dive Bar To Party At", I don't know what does ~

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5.0
over a year ago

Effin GORGEOUS bartenders that literally spew fire - Rockin Metal on the Jukebox - This place is a guaranteed good time! – Duffs always has something fun to look forward to, whether it's watching Warriors on a small tv in the corner while rockin out to the jukebox, spinning the wheel to find out if you won a free beer or a free hand job (for the bouncer) or even sitting on the patio for an impromptu BBQ & checkin out the bikes and hearses. There's always something random to find in this hot spot.

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5.0
over a year ago

I'm hooked!! – My new favorite bar!! Sure its gross and it is def a divebar but where else do you get cheap beer, cheap whiskey and hot bartenders??!!!! Not only that ,they are friendly and attentive! I was wasted 30 minutes after I met tracey (?) last thursday. I stayed a while and had a damn good time. I'm definitely going back and I'm bringing metalheads with me!

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3.0
over a year ago

Inexpensive, Small, Quiet, Boring Dive Bar!! – I stopped in this place last weekend since it had some good reviews posted on here. Well, I guess I stopped by on an off night, because there was two other people in the place besides me (not an exageration). I cannot comment on the jukebox because they had it turned off and just had K Rock playing from the radio (lame). Drink prices were dirt cheap ($1 PBR cans, and this was AFTER happy hour was over). They also had some wierd, torture/porn video from the 1960's playing on the television screen. The bartender seemed very friendly and so did the the two other patrons there. They conversed with me and made me feel welcomed, which was a plus. This bar is extremely small and there's actually more room on the front patio of the bar than inside the bar itself, which is actually good news for smokers because you're allowed to take your drink outside with you while having a smoke. This place is definitely a place I would check out again and hope for a more energetic crowd. The bartender did tell me that on certain, random nights people do get up and dance on the small bar (more like a counter top) and it does draw a large crowd at times. I just didn't see that personally when I was there probably because it's located in a very remote area with nothing else around besides abandoned factories, however the area still seemed fairly safe. One block away (closer to Bedford Ave.) stands another dive called The Levee which seemed a lot more popular. So, it can definitely serve as a back-up if you're not feeling Duff's.

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5.0
over a year ago

2 years of Righteousness – I've been stopping by Duff's for 2 years now, sometimes 4 times a week, sometimes once a month. I can't say nothing's changed from the beginning. In fact, it's only gotten better! Hotter bartenders (love ya LA and Tracy), JD has grown 2 feet (ok, maybe not), and more people that like to rock have discovered Duffs.

One thing about this place that I tell anyone who will listen is that out of the probably 70 times I've been there never once have I seen a fight or had a problem with any patrons banging their heads to the hardest of tunes (and Johnny Cash and The Killers to mix it up a bit). I've shown up wearing anything from a tuxedo to Pantera t-shirts... it doesn't matter as long as you like to rock. The horrorshow gear covering every patch of space is must view for any fans of that film genre.

And Thank the Lord for the outdoor deck since even a Dr likes a smooth Marlboro with his ice-cold Pabst.

Go now and tell them the Doc sent ya.

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5.0
over a year ago

Okay, Okay, so I work here – Yes, y'all this is Tracy, part of the LaurieAnne/Tracy alcohol demolition crew. Judge me all you want for posting a review for my OWN place of employment, but having pride in what I do just goes to show how much Duffs rules! I've been bartending FOREVER, in very popular, busy establishments that I adore and am grateful to have been a part of. I adore Duffs. It's real. Jimmy Duff is grassroots. He's beeen part of the bar business for many years and instead of becoming a bar with no real definition to satifsyt the masses, he's held true to his vision. We may not be for everyone, but honestly, we ARE. We are not pretentious, we accept everyone, and we are all out to show everyone a good time. Come in and you are guaranteed a great conversation, a cold beer, a fab jameson shot (um, schhhhhyeah), and music that appeals to the most hardcore metalhead as well as a metal novice. JD, LA, Colin and myself will make it worth your while. Our welcome mat extends to all. Give us a try, trust me, you'll be hooked.

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5.0
over a year ago

NYC's Metal Capital resides on the Brooklyn waterfront – Duff's Brooklyn is the reincarnation of the old Bellevue on 9th Av. in Manhattan. Once again owner Jimmy Duff was ahead of the curve and brought a great bar to a rough looking neighborhood. If you're into Metal, especially 80's Metal, this is the greatest place in the world. The Juke has Priest, Maiden, Accept, and mainstream Metal selections from Ozzy and Skid Row.

You also never know when somebody from a great band like Maiden or Carnivore will just drop by!

The fact that it has Priest & Maiden on the Juke is worth the price of admission for any metalhead!! Service is always friendly. Jimmy hires great looking bartenders (Laurianne and Tracy) who look great & have zero attitude.

Drinks are dirt cheap if you want PBR and still pretty inexpensive if you drink imports (Beck's $4.00).

Rob Halford once said, "put on that jacket before you get too old let's rock & roll"

If you like Metal get down here NOW!

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5.0
over a year ago

The Homewrecker's Hangout – You ain't met Tracy yet?

NYC's Number 1 Kickass Bartender. A Class Act !! Hey Homewrecker, if you're reading this, love ya darlin. ***************************** ***************************** ************************ *************************** ***************************** ***************************** ****************************** *********************

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Duff's rules – Best bar period.

Great jukebox, ice cold Beck's!, excellent atmosphere,outside deck, an awesome owner ...J fukin D & the best bartender on the planet.......LA!!!!!!

There is no better place to hang if your a Metal Head.

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