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January 24, 2010

8 neighborhood bars worth leaving your neighborhood for

A.V. Club

Freddy's is included in this listing of great neighborhood bars.

Freddy's Bar & Backroom (485 Dean St., 718-622-7035, Downtown Brooklyn)
It doesn't get more Brooklyn than it does at Freddy's, which is both basic and adorned with pretty much everything you could want in a neighborhood bar. The crowd is communal and social (if you want it to be), the decor is old and decidedly not fussed-over, and that elusive quality known as "vibe" abounds for whatever mysterious reason. Freddy's is kind of a hub for the whole "Develop Don't Destroy" Brooklyn movement, too, so there's something timely and charged to go with the timeless charm.

Freddy's Bar's political organization is taking the week off from saving the bar to continue to reverse the closing of the Pacific Dean family homeless shelter that was closed, unbelievably, on Martin Luther King's birthday. With an expected influx on Haitian refugees, and increased financial pressure on Haitians in the Brooklyn community re-opening the shelter, closed and scheduled to be torn down for a parking lot for Barclays Center has become their highest priority.

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Posted by steve at January 24, 2010 9:02 AM