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Monday, March 1st, 2010—Bar 50

Day 50—Sunday, February 28
Dram Shop

One question I keep getting asked is, “Have you gone to any bars in Brooklyn?”
And I haven’t, so I look like some kind of a Manhattan snob. But I just don’t get out of Manhattan much because...well, because I’m a Manhattan snob. Har-dee-har-har!  But my friend Alex Tirpack (if you’ve been following 365 regularly, he was the bartender in the 2nd night’s episode right here: Alex at the Parkside Lounge, don't miss him on their Wednesday Trivia Night, one of the most fun bar night specials in the Lower East Side) has invited me out to Park Slope, Brooklyn where he lives, so I’m going to go. He’s going to be the co-host tonight and he’s picked a place called the Dram Shop to have the Sunday night feast and lots of drinks! So let us be on our way to Park Slope, Brooklyn!

We'll be taking the F train to Brooklyn.

Goodbye Manhattan...

Hello Brooklyn!

Here's the Dram Shop, just a short walk from the subway station.

Some of the specials of the night.

Wow, there's a massive wooden bar inside.

Like an idiot I forgot to write down this bartender's name, but he was very friendly and flashed the 365 card as he served me up a Budweiser.

And in honor of this being the 50th bar of the night, shots were poured and drank. Cheers!

Some of the draft beers available at Dram Shop.

Bartender Calvin serves up another in a long line of Budweisers for the evening.

It's Sunday night and the night for my weekly feast. Alex suggested the place because they specialize in cheeseburgers and he was right. It's one of the best I've ever had.

Here I am scarfing it down.

They have tons of board games here, so you'll never be bored.

Will and Clarissa were holding up the end of the bar and having a fun Sunday night at the Dram Shop.

The booths here are massive and can hold a large party unto themselves.

Here's Alvin, Katrina, Beth and Alex. Beth and Katrina were on duty and Alvin and Alex are brothers. Cheers!

There's a huge shuffleboard table at the bar.

Alex and Patrick are in the middle of a game and I probably threw them off with my flash.

The game's over and here's Alex and Patrick with their pal, Andy.

There's a lively game of pool happening in the back room of the bar.

Here's Jerry a true two-fisted quadrophenia drinker! Cheers, Jerry!

Here's bartender Brian, who it turns out spent five years of his childhood in my hometown of Peoria. As Steven Wright once said, "It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it."

And after 20 Budweisers my duty is done.

Okay, I found out that I can make movies with my camera and here's the first one. It's really dark and shitty, but I plan on getting a light for it so be patient. I'm just starting out with this shit. Here's the bonus video one.

Here I am waiting freezing my ass off waiting for the train back to Manhattan.

Hooray, the train finally shows up!

And ode to the sleeping man on the train. Goodnight everybody!


If you’re a sport’s fanatic, an old school game person, a specialty beer fanatic, a cheeseburger lover and a whiskey and scotch enthusiast then you’ve found the dream bar at the Dram Shop.

Walking in you’ll be floored by the giant wooden bar and the voluminous booths that are available for seating. There’s usually a good sized crowd filling up the space and the several high definition TV’s are all tuned into sports programs. The music is primarily old school MTV style ranging from Phil Collins to Night Ranger. There’s also a huge shuffleboard table, a pool table and board games ranging from Yahtzee, Chutes and Ladders, Sorry and many more to enjoy while seated at the massive booths and tables in the bar.

There’s a wide drink selection to be had at Dram Shop. They have a huge whiskey and scotch menu, there are microbrews available as well as a large selection of bottled beers including Corona, Lone Star, Pilsner Urquell and Sugar Bill Harlem.

The Dram Shop also has a full menu including Cobb Salad, Deep Fried Mac and Cheese and the specialty of the house, the Cheeseburger and Home Cut Fries. The Cheeseburger is one of the best in the Tri-State area and it’s got a history of it’s own that you can read about on the menu. There’s a little something for everyone and a friendly atmosphere at the Dram Shop and it’s well worth making the trip from Manhattan to Brooklyn to check it out and enjoy.

The Dram Shop
Park Slope, Brooklyn
339 9th St. (between 5th & 6th Ave)

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Reader Comments (8)

Wow! That looks like the happiest bar you've been to. Cheeseburger looks great and I love Yahtzee. I'm definitely adding this to my list of places to go!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

This place looks fun !!!

Hay welcome to the video world Marty !!!! I been making them with my camera & loving it , & will be getting a new camera in march which does HD Video .

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJHwang

This bar look so big !!
YEAH !!!!! I see you like your new option camera !!!!!! :D 4 great videos !!!! SO cooooool !!!!
Something I really liked in the NYC's Trains, that's the asshole voice of the guy saying "Stay clear to the cloooosing door peaaaase !!!" HAHA, so good to hear that again!!
Happy Zioum Zioum Today !

That cheeseburger looks fantastic! I managed to wipe the drool off my keyboard before shorting it out!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

Hey Jerry, save one of those Corona's for me!!

That looks like a really great bar Marty!! I liked it a lot.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTiki Bar Susie

Board Games IN A BAR? Best Idea EVER. And I *heart* cheeseburgers!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermeleah rebeccah

Nice looking cheeseburger! And I love the videos! Great new feature on your site!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarfly

Once you get the hang of your camera's video features something tells me this website's snazziness factor is going to increase about 500%. Go for it Marty!

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

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