Commonwealth

★★★★★
  • 497 5th Ave

    Brooklyn, NY 11215

    Cross street: at 12th St.

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  • 718-768-2040

About Commonwealth

Hours
Mon-Fri, 3pm-4am; Sat-Sun, 2pm-4am

Food

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The interior is nice, if a bit generic for Brooklyn bars, but the real draw for this place is its sizable patio, complete with a number of tables for gatherings of many sizes.

3
★★★★★

The interior is nice, if a bit generic for Brooklyn bars, but the real draw for this place is its sizable patio, complete with a number of tables for gatherings of many sizes.

Pros: Nice atmosphere, the large patio in back

Cons: Bigger beer selection would be nice

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this is by far my favorite bar in the slope, the only problem is that i can never seem to leave before 3!! great prices, the staff is lovely and there's even a patio out back for those lazy summer afternoons

5
★★★★★

this is by far my favorite bar in the slope, the only problem is that i can never seem to leave before 3!! great prices, the staff is lovely and there's even a patio out back for those lazy summer afternoons

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I like this place. It's not too fancy, not too trashy, not too hip, not too lame. It's just a comfortably place to have a few pints and listen to music off of one of the city's better jukeboxes. The bartenders are all friendly as well.

4
★★★★☆

I like this place. It's not too fancy, not too trashy, not too hip, not too lame. It's just a comfortably place to have a few pints and listen to music off of one of the city's better jukeboxes. The bartenders are all friendly as well.

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great neighborhood bar. just crowded enough, but you still have some room to breathe . friendly staff and reasonably priced drinks. they even have a decent wine selection which is a lot to ask for a neighborhood bar.

5
★★★★★

great neighborhood bar. just crowded enough, but you still have some room to breathe . friendly staff and reasonably priced drinks. they even have a decent wine selection which is a lot to ask for a neighborhood bar.

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This is a great place with an elcectic jukebox, a magnificent selection of bourbons, an entertaining assortment of regulars and a great patio during warm months. The crowd may be 30-something, but that just means they have had more time to

3
★★★★★

This is a great place with an elcectic jukebox, a magnificent selection of bourbons, an entertaining assortment of regulars and a great patio during warm months. The crowd may be 30-something, but that just means they have had more time to

Pros: regulars, staff, outdoor space

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went to commonwealth sunday afternoon and boy did it rock .new bartender brody had the place relly going,gouls and goblins aside i had a ball. thank you brody for introducing me to what i think is my future wife,we single guys need more

3
★★★★★

went to commonwealth sunday afternoon and boy did it rock .new bartender brody had the place relly going,gouls and goblins aside i had a ball. thank you brody for introducing me to what i think is my future wife,we single guys need more

Pros: great jukebox, comfortable, friendly

Cons: , more food needed

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Its just a good place to go after work or on the weekend. Juke Box is great. Charlene is a great bartender.

3
★★★★★

Its just a good place to go after work or on the weekend. Juke Box is great. Charlene is a great bartender.

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I've done a lot of drinking in my day, but nothing compares to Commonwealth in Brooklyn. Amazing Jukebox, great bartenders, great lighting, and fantastic customers. And it's cheap! Get thee there!

3
★★★★★

I've done a lot of drinking in my day, but nothing compares to Commonwealth in Brooklyn. Amazing Jukebox, great bartenders, great lighting, and fantastic customers. And it's cheap! Get thee there!

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I was in there the other night and I had a great time! Everyone was friendly. The jukebox was a little intimidating at first but you can't make a mistake. Every song is good and I like that there are no TVs. People talk to each other.

3
★★★★★

I was in there the other night and I had a great time! Everyone was friendly. The jukebox was a little intimidating at first but you can't make a mistake. Every song is good and I like that there are no TVs. People talk to each other.

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The jukebox is lovely to look at and has loads of my favorite indie rock as well as other sorts of rock I like to hear. I'm happy to feed it dollars, but if the other drinkers beat me to it, that's fine with me since, really, any song on

3
★★★★★

The jukebox is lovely to look at and has loads of my favorite indie rock as well as other sorts of rock I like to hear. I'm happy to feed it dollars, but if the other drinkers beat me to it, that's fine with me since, really, any song on

Pros: The chalkboard, outside, is funny

Cons: My boyfriend, stays there, too late

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If you are someone from the mid west looking for a beer then this is your placehowever if youve grown up in any sort of a city your better off passing it by. The decor is non-existent, the crowd is 20 somethings floating there way trying

3
★★★★★

If you are someone from the mid west looking for a beer then this is your placehowever if youve grown up in any sort of a city your better off passing it by. The decor is non-existent, the crowd is 20 somethings floating there way trying

Pros: you can get a beer

Cons: boring, boring, boring

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i'm sorry. though i know i should just stay in my own damn neighborhood, once the northwest corner of the 'lower east side,' now the center of the 'east village' on the island of manhattan. and i leave my neighborhood, but almost always on

3
★★★★★

i'm sorry. though i know i should just stay in my own damn neighborhood, once the northwest corner of the 'lower east side,' now the center of the 'east village' on the island of manhattan. and i leave my neighborhood, but almost always on

Pros: gunner, jager shots, motor away

Cons: iliveineastvillage

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The service was ok and the bartender was friendly but it is not what i expected. After reading some of the reviews i checked it out and found it a bit different from what i expected. For one, it is not a mix crowd. Also, the music seemed

3
★★★★★

The service was ok and the bartender was friendly but it is not what i expected. After reading some of the reviews i checked it out and found it a bit different from what i expected. For one, it is not a mix crowd. Also, the music seemed

Pros: bartender, service, inexpensive

Cons: not a mix crowd, music, a bit small

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I never thought I could drag myself off my barstool at the Royale, but Commonwealth is becoming my second home away from home. Killer juke, wonderful cheese and a very nice relaxed crowd/staff. A really wonderful addition to the

3
★★★★★

I never thought I could drag myself off my barstool at the Royale, but Commonwealth is becoming my second home away from home. Killer juke, wonderful cheese and a very nice relaxed crowd/staff. A really wonderful addition to the

Pros: Jukebox, Cheese, No attitude

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This bar is a perfect fit for those who grew up left of the dial; the jukebox is as comprehensive as you can get without resorting to mp3s. The staff is very friendly, the crowd is the definition of "mixed," it doesn't try to be a

3
★★★★★

This bar is a perfect fit for those who grew up left of the dial; the jukebox is as comprehensive as you can get without resorting to mp3s. The staff is very friendly, the crowd is the definition of "mixed," it doesn't try to be a

Pros: Jukebox, Snacks, Bartenders

Cons: no live music

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Great tunes. Great drinks. Good looking crowd. Clean. Warm. Good chesse platters. Abusive towell dispensers. Grafittit that mentions Voltaire. Sex is in the air. Go, go, go.

3
★★★★★

Great tunes. Great drinks. Good looking crowd. Clean. Warm. Good chesse platters. Abusive towell dispensers. Grafittit that mentions Voltaire. Sex is in the air. Go, go, go.

Pros: music, clean, sex

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My friends and I call it "The Clubhouse". We meet there before and after almost any evening activity, and frankly it usually is the evening activity. The staff are like pals, the decor is warm and tasteful and the bar itself is quite

3
★★★★★

My friends and I call it "The Clubhouse". We meet there before and after almost any evening activity, and frankly it usually is the evening activity. The staff are like pals, the decor is warm and tasteful and the bar itself is quite

Pros: Great bartenders, Great Juke, not a smelly dump!

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The bartender brought in his TV for election night, and despite the outcome it was a really good time. These folks are smart, and they care -- the bar was packed with hopeful liberals, and when Ohio went Bush some people cried; the

3
★★★★★

The bartender brought in his TV for election night, and despite the outcome it was a really good time. These folks are smart, and they care -- the bar was packed with hopeful liberals, and when Ohio went Bush some people cried; the

Pros: jukebox, chalkboard, cleanliness

Cons: , crowded, no vegan food

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The Scene
Dedicated south Slopers have been waiting for this bar a long time; so long, in fact, that most of them are in their 30s and have mellowed from the wild days of youth. Despite its clean-cut atmosphere--wooden bar, red…

 

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