Buttermilk Bar

★★★★☆

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Like any busy and popular bar, Buttermilk has its crowding issues, but this should not dissuade anyone from the happy insanity of the CasHank Hootenanny Jamboree. Last Thursday of every month, Buttermilk hosts the open country jam where all pickers and singers can rock out to their favorite Cash / Hank / Willie / Merle / Loretty / etc / etc / etc stompers. Unmissable.

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★★★★☆

Like any busy and popular bar, Buttermilk has its crowding issues, but this should not dissuade anyone from the happy insanity of the CasHank Hootenanny Jamboree. Last Thursday of every month, Buttermilk hosts the open country jam where all pickers and singers can rock out to their favorite Cash / Hank / Willie / Merle / Loretty / etc / etc / etc stompers. Unmissable.

Pros: CasHank Hootenanny Jamboree, Budweiser, whisky

Cons: Crowds, Not enough CasHank Hootenanny Jamboree

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The latest review is right. Cashank has gone down hill. It's a mob scene and the musicians, most of whom aren't paid a dime, are finding less and less a reason to come. The place is kind of a dump. And the barkeep, who makes money off the talents of the musicians, has a penchant for tacky behavior. He's been known to ignore customers so he can make out with his girlfriend over the bar. The bartender before him was a lot more professional.

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★★★☆☆

The latest review is right. Cashank has gone down hill. It's a mob scene and the musicians, most of whom aren't paid a dime, are finding less and less a reason to come. The place is kind of a dump. And the barkeep, who makes money off the talents of the musicians, has a penchant for tacky behavior. He's been known to ignore customers so he can make out with his girlfriend over the bar. The bartender before him was a lot more professional.

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Well, the only reason why I go to the Buttermilk is for the Country Music Live Performance that takes place the LAST Thursday of every month. This peformance was once a lot of fun/energetic. However, now instead of just doing Johnny Cash/Hank Williams cover songs as advertised, they now started doing cover songs by other artists as well. It has really gone down hill. However, it just keeps getting more and more crowded and claustrophobic for some strange reason. OH yeah, forget about going to the bathroom if you don't want someone taking your seat. The patrons that frequent this bar are those who tend to have $$ and little respect for others. This is probably why a few people actually said this bar serves cheap drinks. Try again! For those who think this bar serves cheap drinks, compare the prices to the other bars along 5th Avenue and see for yourself how Buttermilk likes to rip you off. Bartender service is fairly good considering how crowded it can get just on a weeknight alone. There are so many better/cheaper bars in the area, so I don't understand why so many are drawn to this dump. When the live band is performing, the patrons don't even seem to respect them and continue to be loud, which drowns out the music. Also, Buttermilk does NOT have PBR (this is a no no for a Brooklyn bar) and don't even serve pitchers!! What kind of bar doesn't serve pitchers!! I really don't recommend this place at all, unless you're stopping by quickly to catch your favorite band.

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★★☆☆☆

Well, the only reason why I go to the Buttermilk is for the Country Music Live Performance that takes place the LAST Thursday of every month. This peformance was once a lot of fun/energetic. However, now instead of just doing Johnny Cash/Hank Williams cover songs as advertised, they now started doing cover songs by other artists as well. It has really gone down hill. However, it just keeps getting more and more crowded and claustrophobic for some strange reason. OH yeah, forget about going to the bathroom if you don't want someone taking your seat. The patrons that frequent this bar are those who tend to have $$ and little respect for others. This is probably why a few people actually said this bar serves cheap drinks. Try again! For those who think this bar serves cheap drinks, compare the prices to the other bars along 5th Avenue and see for yourself how Buttermilk likes to rip you off. Bartender service is fairly good considering how crowded it can get just on a weeknight alone. There are so many better/cheaper bars in the area, so I don't understand why so many are drawn to this dump. When the live band is performing, the patrons don't even seem to respect them and continue to be loud, which drowns out the music. Also, Buttermilk does NOT have PBR (this is a no no for a Brooklyn bar) and don't even serve pitchers!! What kind of bar doesn't serve pitchers!! I really don't recommend this place at all, unless you're stopping by quickly to catch your favorite band.

Pros: LIve Country Music The Last Thursday of Each Month

Cons: expensive drinks compared to other bars in the area, clicky, too crowded, no pitchters, no PBR!!

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Spacious. diverse in every way...never too young or too stoopid..LOVE this bar. Easy to get used to!!

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★★★★★

Spacious. diverse in every way...never too young or too stoopid..LOVE this bar. Easy to get used to!!

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great bar for those that live on the south side of the slope or below. the huge table in the front is perfect for large congregations of friends and uno tournaments. never really found the place to be too pretentious.

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★★★★☆

great bar for those that live on the south side of the slope or below. the huge table in the front is perfect for large congregations of friends and uno tournaments. never really found the place to be too pretentious.

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Avoid on weekends. You might as well be in Williamsburg with all the irony and scowls dripping from the faces. Everyone is in uniform on a Saturday night, as their anthems blare from the jukebox. Even the bartendress scowls ... much better on a tuesday or wednesday, not as crowded, better service and there's no feeling of having entered hostile territory. South Slope bars should be a bit more unpretensious than this place.

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★★★★☆

Avoid on weekends. You might as well be in Williamsburg with all the irony and scowls dripping from the faces. Everyone is in uniform on a Saturday night, as their anthems blare from the jukebox. Even the bartendress scowls ... much better on a tuesday or wednesday, not as crowded, better service and there's no feeling of having entered hostile territory. South Slope bars should be a bit more unpretensious than this place.

Pros: weeknight atmosphere, prices, close to home!

Cons: weekend atmosphere

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The word around 5th avenue bars is that the owners lost yet another of their finest bartenders, and this one was a partner, no less! Now they've raised the prices ($5 for a beer and $6 for a Jameson in South Slope, really?) It still has a pretty stellar cast of pourers, though, and the jukebox still flourishes although there are some signs of laziness in that department. Last time I was there half the lights in the place weren't working, suggesting that some of the love has gone. That's too bad, but I'll still drink there when I can afford it.

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★★★★☆

The word around 5th avenue bars is that the owners lost yet another of their finest bartenders, and this one was a partner, no less! Now they've raised the prices ($5 for a beer and $6 for a Jameson in South Slope, really?) It still has a pretty stellar cast of pourers, though, and the jukebox still flourishes although there are some signs of laziness in that department. Last time I was there half the lights in the place weren't working, suggesting that some of the love has gone. That's too bad, but I'll still drink there when I can afford it.

Pros: staff, jukebox

Cons: expensive, run down, dark

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This bar is absolutely perfect. Great bartenders, great music, great atmosphere, and a great neighborhood vibe. i live pretty far but I would actually travel there on a weekend because i like it so much. Also, beers are $4 and they've got board games such as Connect 4! Fun Environment. It's always a blast when I come down here.

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★★★★☆

This bar is absolutely perfect. Great bartenders, great music, great atmosphere, and a great neighborhood vibe. i live pretty far but I would actually travel there on a weekend because i like it so much. Also, beers are $4 and they've got board games such as Connect 4! Fun Environment. It's always a blast when I come down here.

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Buttermilk is one of the better bars I've been to in New York. They love nerds (they have plenty of board games including the deluxe version of Boggle). Beer, drinks, etc., are up to par. It's the extra perks that make this bar great. The bartenders are all very nice, and it draws a great crowd. ask for the Bourbon and Apple cider--It's delicious.

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★★★★★

Buttermilk is one of the better bars I've been to in New York. They love nerds (they have plenty of board games including the deluxe version of Boggle). Beer, drinks, etc., are up to par. It's the extra perks that make this bar great. The bartenders are all very nice, and it draws a great crowd. ask for the Bourbon and Apple cider--It's delicious.

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this bar is absolutely perfect. great bartenders, great music & atmosphere, and a great neighborhood vibe. i live pretty close to it but would actually travel to it on a weekend because i like it so much. also, beers are $4 and they've got board games! connect 4!!!

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★★★★★

this bar is absolutely perfect. great bartenders, great music & atmosphere, and a great neighborhood vibe. i live pretty close to it but would actually travel to it on a weekend because i like it so much. also, beers are $4 and they've got board games! connect 4!!!

Pros: great music, great bartenders, great vibe

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This is definitely the best bar in the south slope. Friendly bartenders, good strong cocktails and a great jukebox. The best of Great Lakes but no frat boys.

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★★★★★

This is definitely the best bar in the south slope. Friendly bartenders, good strong cocktails and a great jukebox. The best of Great Lakes but no frat boys.

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i love this bar so much. the jukebox is incredible, the crowd is very cool without being pretentiously hipster, and drinks aren't too expensive.

no more constant trekking to and from the LES bars in the middle of the night! i'm completely thrilled that i found an awesome, comfortable place to hang out only six tiny blocks from my front door.

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★★★★★

i love this bar so much. the jukebox is incredible, the crowd is very cool without being pretentiously hipster, and drinks aren't too expensive.

no more constant trekking to and from the LES bars in the middle of the night! i'm completely thrilled that i found an awesome, comfortable place to hang out only six tiny blocks from my front door.

Pros: music, atmosphere, clean bathrooms

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Great place. Drinks are inexpensive, the atmosphere is chill, and the juke box is damn near perfect. seriously.

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★★★★★

Great place. Drinks are inexpensive, the atmosphere is chill, and the juke box is damn near perfect. seriously.

Pros: music, drink prices, cool crowd

Cons: location

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This is one of my favorite bars in New York. Great music, relaxed atmosphere, a colorful lake mural on the wall and super nice bartenders. Plus they have free pizza once a week. How can you argue with a place like that?

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★★★★★

This is one of my favorite bars in New York. Great music, relaxed atmosphere, a colorful lake mural on the wall and super nice bartenders. Plus they have free pizza once a week. How can you argue with a place like that?

Pros: Friendly Bartenders, Great Music, Lots of Space

Cons: Slighty too trendy

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Great looking bar, cheap drinks, but what is with all the Williamsburg nancies going here? This bar is chock full of wanky peeps coming in from other neighborhoods, and does not mesh well with the Park Slope vibe. Best to go on weeknights, on weekends the place gets invaded by the soulless fashion-sluts of Bedford Ave.

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★★★★☆

Great looking bar, cheap drinks, but what is with all the Williamsburg nancies going here? This bar is chock full of wanky peeps coming in from other neighborhoods, and does not mesh well with the Park Slope vibe. Best to go on weeknights, on weekends the place gets invaded by the soulless fashion-sluts of Bedford Ave.

Pros: Cool place

Cons: "Cool" people

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This place could be pretty cool actually. Fun Jukebox, pretty interesting people, and not even in a weird way. But why, for god's sakes, is everything BROWN?? I think a new coat of paint in there, and they could have themselves a hot spot, but until then I don't think I can stomach hanging out there.

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★★★☆☆

This place could be pretty cool actually. Fun Jukebox, pretty interesting people, and not even in a weird way. But why, for god's sakes, is everything BROWN?? I think a new coat of paint in there, and they could have themselves a hot spot, but until then I don't think I can stomach hanging out there.

Pros: Cheap, Good Music

Cons: All Brown

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cute, unpretentious bartenders, some of whom wear cuter pants, keep things flowing and bearable even when there is no more seating to be located. besides the almost excellent jukebox (it could use more pixies albums), this place attracts a nice mix of people, from your typical indie-type from the other side of 5th avenue to your high school lab partner's grandma (seriously, some old dames were out one night!). prices are in line with other area bars, but the atmosphere is much more chill and inviting. if daisey's diner was across the street, a trip to buttermilk would be heavenly.

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★★★★★

cute, unpretentious bartenders, some of whom wear cuter pants, keep things flowing and bearable even when there is no more seating to be located. besides the almost excellent jukebox (it could use more pixies albums), this place attracts a nice mix of people, from your typical indie-type from the other side of 5th avenue to your high school lab partner's grandma (seriously, some old dames were out one night!). prices are in line with other area bars, but the atmosphere is much more chill and inviting. if daisey's diner was across the street, a trip to buttermilk would be heavenly.

Pros: jukebox, price, lighting

Cons: seating

 

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