Brooklyn >Bars & Clubs > The Gate
321 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121540.672605 -73.983357
Neighborhoods: Park Slope
Home, sweet, dark, beery home. – I've been a customer, client, and even resident at this fine Irish bar at the corner of 3rd St. and Fifth Avenue. The Gate is a dark, comfortable joint with wooden pews, high stools and a good beer selection. But what really makes it swing is the feeling of suds-soaked history in this dimly lit room, or the atmosphere of comfortable bonhomie on the roomy patio.
When I first moved back to this part of Brooklyn, the Gate was a long trip. Now, there are bars closer to my house, but I still go all the way to the Gate. What does that tell you?
bartenders are jerks – gross atmosphere, bartenders too cool for school, lame crowd
VERY COOL BAR – Just moved to the slope and found this bar to be like one from back home. I loved the outside part, and the owners are sweetharts. Looking forward to going every weekend in the summer. Great people watching.
A+ beer selection – great line of beers,special aged kegs,nice atmosphere & the jukebox kicks
Cool event coming up At THE GATE – Wednesday, October 29th
7pm - late
FREAKTOBERFEST... and so much more!
Shmaltz Brewing rolls out the entire line up, along with some special rare treats for what will be a true October classic.
Coney Island Craft Lagers on draft:
FREAKTOBERFEST - 6.66% Bl#od Red Lager (Seasonal)
Albino Python - White Lager with Spices
Sword Swallower - Steel Hop Lager
Coney Island Lager
* Barrel Aged Human Blockhead - 9% Strong Lager aged in a Jack Daniels Whiskey Barrel. ***LAST KEG EVER***
HE'BREW on draft:
Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA
Origin Pomegranate Ale
*Rejewvenator - last tastes of our Summer Seasonal Half Doppelbock, Half Belgian Dubbel with Figs!
*Barrel Aged Messiah Bold - Special one-time project: Messiah Bold aged for 3 months in Rittenhouse 100 Rye Whiskey Barrels
**INTRODUCING JEWBELATION 12** - First keg tapped in NY!! 12 Malts, 12 Hops, soaring to 12% Alc.
discriminatory, rude service – The same thing happened to my friends and I as what happened to moudro. my friend was eating a cupcake and offered to buy me a round. I said thanks and off he went. He came back and said that he needed my ID. My wife said that was weird and I gave him my ID. Two seconds later he came back to our outdoor table sans drink. He said he went to the bar, gave the bartender my ID and told the bartender that it was weird, in his opinion, that he was ID'd considering we were drinking there for a while before the shift of bartenders. The young, long bearded bartender said that his job was to check ID's and told my friend he would no longer be welcome at the bar. When my friend told me this, I thought it was weird so I went to check it out. "Jesse", the bartender said the same thing to me as what my friend said he was told. I shook my head walked back to my seat and not 3 seconds later, "Jesse" said we had to leave immediately. We left in complete shock and wondered if "Jesse" was a bigot as my friend and I were the only people of color there. I hope that's not the case in 2008, however, this was obviously not a one time thing as evinced by other reviews. The Gate will not see me or any of my other friends at that bar again.
leaving the gate for good – I am barred from writing my story by this site's guidelines, but ask that you do not patronize this establishment. My friends and I actually had to walk out of this bar -- leaving our drinks -due to the service.
Terrible, discriminatory, rude service – My friend was visiting me from Brussels and I decided to take her to The Gate because I liked the outdoor seating and the fact that they let you bring food from other restaurants to the bar. When we arrived my friend and i went to the bar she ordered a glass of wine and the barman carded her. She showed him her Belgian ID card and he gave her drink. I am 8 months pregnant so I ordered a seltzer water. The same barman asked for my id and I told him that i did not have my New York ID with me however I do have my European ID card with me. He told me that they did not accept foreign ID cards (even though he just accepted one 5 minutes before from my friend who he served alcohol to!!!). He then asked me to leave as I was not allowed in a bar without the proper identification even if i was only drinking water.
I don't know what his problem was but he was rude and inconsistent with his service. I will never go back there again even after I am able to drink alcohol.
Alfresco suds cool the Slope in the dog days of summer. – The Scene
Springtime comes, and young Brooklynites' thoughts turn to, well, getting it on with other young Brooklynites. Where better than the Gate to while away a balmy evening while chatting up other cute, genial dot-com casualties and sipping a microbrew under the stars? The eponymous gate surrounds a patron-packed patio with tables situated for intimate conversation or observing the endless 5th Avenue tank top and double stroller parade.
In chillier weather, the inside option isn't bad shakes either. The gladsome staff are well-versed in the minutiae of the astonishing, seasonal on-tap array and are eager to advise. Single-malt options are seemingly boundless, and the jukebox boasts a good selection of alt and rock classics. Pop in at happy hour, knock back an Old Speckled Hen and watch the world pass by.
a little dog-happy, but lovely – (Disclaimer: I am not a dog fan.) Let's see: reasonable prices, good pours on excellent scotches and tequilas, an interesting assortment of beers, and the ability to bring in food, or to sit and write for a couple of hours with good music playing. Both the jukebox and the staff's selections are always interesting. And the staff are friendly and knowledgable about their music and their liquor. You have to watch your feet, sometimes, because not all of the dogs (or dog owners) feel a need to stay out of the aisles, but otherwise it's a great place to hang out.
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