Hump Day Happy Hour: Mary’s Bar

Staying close to home with a bar in my neighborhood in the no-name zone between Park Slope & Sunset Park, Brooklyn:

Mary's Bar mosaic
1. Mary’s Bar, 2. Mary’s Bar Happy Hour board, 3. Mary’s Bar draft list, 4. Mary’s Bar snack mix

The Deal:

$2 off drafts, spirits and $5 house wines until 8 pm Monday-Saturday and until midnight on Sunday.  

What We Drank & Ate:

Beers, normally $6, were $4 each.  All beers were served in American pint glasses.  Mary’s doesn’t have a food menu, but offers “the best bar snack mix in the world”, according to our bartender.  I would agree – as pictured above, this is a mix of cheese doodles, pretzels, popcorn, cheese tortilla chips.

Mary's Bar guest checkfaux receipt by mylifeoncraft


The bartender: congenial

The music: low volume mix of all kinds of stuff

The crowd/atmosphere: Pretty empty when we rolled in on a Tuesday just after 7 pm.  It was more inhabited but not crowded with a diverse, chill group when we left around 8:30.  Great feeling to the room – tin ceiling, lots of dark wood, wood floor, mismatched chairs, vintage-y lighting with a dart board and a pool table. Retro and homey.

Overall:  The draft list typically contains ten craft beers that don’t rotate often (see the draft board in the pic at the top of this post).  But for $4 a pint, you have a solid list to choose from.  Add in a charming atmosphere and a killer free bar snack mix and you’ve got one sweet craft happy hour.

Mary’s Bar

708 5th Ave at 22nd St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Mon-Fri: 2 pm-4 am
Saturday and Sunday: noon-4 AM
nearest subway: R to 25th St

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