The Charleston

★★★★★
The Charleston is a mixed bag of a bar. After changing owners, it has transformed from a complete dive into an ironic dive. It's hard to find a night where the place isn't pervaded by the smell of the bathroom cleaning supplies�or the bathroom itself, sadly�and the place seems to be kept in purposeful disrepair. Upstairs, you can find free pizzas dotting the long wooden bar that are surprisingly tasty, if thin, and pretty comfortable booths lining the far wall, although they come out a little too far into the limited walking space. The back of the bar, which formerly served as the performance space for bands, now seems like it's sadly waiting for the next Wii Night to resurrect itself. This has to be counterpointed with the downstairs situation, where an unfinished basement is intended to hold live music, with the bands set up directly in front of the crowd with no stage whatsoever (the low ceilings wouldn't allow such a construct). The sound isn't poorly mixed but, because of the space, is necessarily and oppressively loud. One of the big features, however, of the Charleston is that a small, enclosed space in front of the bar lets smokers sit in the open air with their drinks while having a much needed smoke. The Charleston is a great bar for a drink and a pizza, but proves itself to be severely inadequate for live music.
  • 174 Bedford Ave

    Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Cross street: Between N 7th Street and N 8th Street

    Map & Directions
  • 718-782-8717

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the spot to stop for pizza and pop!

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★★★★★

the spot to stop for pizza and pop!

Pros: Comfortable, good service, good people

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This place is alright. The pizza is mediocre (until you consider it's free!!). Drinks are pretty reasonably priced, nothing below $5 though. The only problem with this place is the waitstaff. There are maybe 2 nice bartenders in the

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★★★★★

This place is alright. The pizza is mediocre (until you consider it's free!!). Drinks are pretty reasonably priced, nothing below $5 though. The only problem with this place is the waitstaff. There are maybe 2 nice bartenders in the

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Can't wait to hear SHINY SHOES @ The Charleston on June 6, 2008 @ 10pm - Great space for live shows @ SHINY SHOES ROCKS!

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Can't wait to hear SHINY SHOES @ The Charleston on June 6, 2008 @ 10pm - Great space for live shows @ SHINY SHOES ROCKS!

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During the week, every time i've been there it always good times. Around 25 to 40 people at it's peek, which i think is a good vibe. i can always get a drink within 2 mins of my glass being empty.On sunday nights you'll find a very

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During the week, every time i've been there it always good times. Around 25 to 40 people at it's peek, which i think is a good vibe. i can always get a drink within 2 mins of my glass being empty.On sunday nights you'll find a very

Pros: good and cheap drinks/ nice dim lighting/ good people / the food is really good( for a bar) friendly bartenders

Cons: they serve food till 330!!!!! witch is really good.......but is it?.......don't want to get fat

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Fridays are the best. It gets going around 8:00. The drinks are cheap and the locals are really friendly. Good for hearing some NYC area bands but not overdoing it on Friday night.

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Fridays are the best. It gets going around 8:00. The drinks are cheap and the locals are really friendly. Good for hearing some NYC area bands but not overdoing it on Friday night.

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The Charleston is a warm and comfy Williamsburg bar, right off the L subway at Bedofrd St. Its doors are open to all who might stumble in, as there is usually no cover. Fridays are especially fun at The Charleston, with cool and upcoming

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The Charleston is a warm and comfy Williamsburg bar, right off the L subway at Bedofrd St. Its doors are open to all who might stumble in, as there is usually no cover. Fridays are especially fun at The Charleston, with cool and upcoming

Pros: Friendly, Unpretentious, Long bar

 

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