5 Best Bars in Windsor Terrace, Greenwood Heights, and South Slope, New York City

Freddy's Bar and Backroom

Fodor's choice
We could tell you this place has history—Freddy's has been in South Slope since 2011, but it occupied its previous home in Prospect Heights for almost a century (relocating when the Barclays Center took over the area)—but what you really want to know is that Freddy's is a good time. There's pretty much always something going on, whether it's live music, comedy night, or live band karaoke. There's a full menu, too.

Greenwood Park

This former gas station and auto repair shop is now a vast indoor-outdoor beer garden with more than 60 taps dispensing local, domestic, and imported beer, as well as a full bar and a menu of satisfying burgers, salads, and bar snacks. The outside space has picnic tables and several boccie courts.

Sea Witch

As the name implies, the Sea Witch is nautically themed—with mermaid murals on the walls and a giant fish tank behind the bar. The back patio, though, with its wooden benches, miniwaterfall, and stone-lined stream, is the real gem. The casual bar fare includes a fillet of fish sandwich and a juicy burger.

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The epitome of a laid-back neighborhood bar, South is known for its friendly bartenders, free popcorn, and extra-long happy hours. Lingering is encouraged and easy to do, especially on a weekend afternoon outside on the patio. There are board games to borrow, too.
629 5th Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11215, USA

The Adirondack

It's just steps from the subway entrance, but the Adirondack feels more like an unpretentious bar somewhere upstate. New York State beer and cider are the specialties, but the friendly bartenders also know how to make good cocktails. The bar snacks are the perfect accompaniment—try the grilled cheese sandwich or a hot pretzel.